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Careers Bespoke Tailoring Courses

Bespoke Tailoring Courses

A world class bespoke tailoring course for students looking to learn the craft of traditional bespoke tailoring. A course covering both cutting and making, previous course attendees have gained full time employment in Savile Row tailoring houses.

If you are considering a career as a bespoke tailor, my bespoke tailoring course is the best place to start. Unlike a university, you’ll be learning and studying full-time in our workroom alongside Desmond Merrion where you’ll gain an invaluable and technical insight into this profession. Desmond is a fully time served and well regarded bespoke tailor with 35 years experience within bespoke tailoring. You’ll be learning a wide variety of traditional bespoke tailoring and cutting techniques for trousers, waist coats and men’s coats. Previous course attendees have gained full time employment in Savile Row tailoring houses, others have gone on to establish their own successful bespoke tailoring businesses throughout the world in Sweden, Canada and South Africa.


The following essential key elements crucial to successful bespoke tailoring will be covered:

  • Sewing Machine Operation
  • Marking In-Cutting Out
  • Under Pressing
  • Waistcoat Making
  • Out Pressing
  • Canvas Construction
  • Hand stitching
  • Coat Making
  • Pocket Making
  • Garment Basting
  • Block Patterns
  • Hand Button Holes
  • Trouser Making


This is a full-time course over 36 weeks per year Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm. Friday 9am-1pm.

Students will also be allowed to use the workroom unsupervised until 6pm on evenings and Saturdays 10am-1pm.


  • UK & EC Residents £10,000 per full year
  • Non-UK/EC Residents £12,000 per full year

A maximum of three students per year will only be admitted.

Students are required to pay the entire course fee in full within one month of acceptance. In exceptional circumstances three instalments may be considered.

Students who voluntarily withdraw from the course after fees are paid are not entitled to a refund.


These will be provided to all students.

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