Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy
Give pleating a go!
Discover the magic behind the pleats in a kilt.
Learn how to recognise tartan 'setts' and how to achieve different pleating styles. Practice hand sewing a pleat then make a fun-sized concept kilt ideal for a teddy bear. A fun introduction to some of the skills needed in kiltmaking.
Become a Qualified Handmade Kiltmaker
Over 26 weeks, 22 classroom learning days.
One day per week in class tuition | 15-30 hours of homework per week.
Create One Kilt for You or a Loved One
9 days in class – (the first Friday will be a work at home day)
Learn how to assess kilts for alteration and undertake a kilt shortening, apron adjustment or swap, or a complete kilt remake
Military Roll Pleat
Learn how to create a military roll pleat handsewn kilt and get to grips with the differences between military and knife pleat kiltmaking