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Independent Design College (IDC)

For 30 years, since Oct 1st 1991, IDC (Independent Design College) has offered state of the art sewing, dressmaking and tailoring courses and training, fully accredited by City & Guilds. 

Whatever your experience, we have the course for you. And we can tailor each qualification to match your needs and interests exactly!

Our students are trained to the highest standard and our top students have the opportunity to compete against Savile Row Tailors in the prestigious Golden Shears Competition.

Our tutors are all qualified, professional practitioners.  So, between us we cover every skillset, guaranteeing you expert tuition in every aspect of tailoring, dressmaking, sewing, textiles and embroidery. Whatever your skill level, we can realise your potential!

Have you got what it takes to bring the heritage skills of tailoring out of London?


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Our monthly 'Sew Happy'

Project Packs' begin Oct 1st!

Our City & Guilds courses

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Sewing Machine

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Fashion Wear

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Craft Skills for
Creative Industries

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Pattern Cutting

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Theatre Costume

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IDC offers:

  • Haberdashery shop

  • JANOME specialist supplier

  • Young Designer Sewing Club

IDC was founded by Brenda Killigrew, whose previous websites can be found here:

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