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Please Note:

Due to Covid19 Restrictions EKA has taken the decision to postpone all Short Courses in 2021.

Dates for 2022 short courses will be considered during the early months of 2022 -

please get in touch to register your interest.

Full Course dates for 2021 will be released in due course, in accordance with the developing Covid19 guidance.


EKA aims to have a course to suit everyone! We appreciate that everyone's situation is different and offer a range of courses of different intensities and timescales. 

Full CourseBecome a Qualified Handmade Kiltmaker 

- 26 week long course

- One teaching day per week

- Upwards of 15 hours per week homework including sewing and creating a technical folder of your notes and progress

- Both practical and written theory work required

- Make Six kilts: Childs, Gents, Ladies and Plain Tweed in varying difficulties of tartans

- Measuring and history of kilts classes

- Previous sewing experience is essential

Total Cost - £1495 (2021) - 2021 Course Dates Available Here

Introductory Course - Create One Kilt for You or a Loved One

Hand make one kilt over the course of two weeks

- 10 days of full day teaching

- This does not qualify you as a kiltmaker, it's an introduction

- Discounts for those who wish to then join the Full Course

- Previous sewing experience is essential

Total Cost - £750 (2022) - Intensive Courses available in 2022

We also host a number of other courses throughout the year for people visiting Edinburgh or who can't find time during the week.

Introductory Weekend Course - Make One Full Gents Kilt 

- Over the course of four weekends, make one gents kilt from start to finish

- Eight full days of teaching

- This course is ideal for those with lots of sewing/tailoring experience

Total Cost - £700 (2022) - Weekend Courses available in 2022

One Day Course - Make a Wee Teddy Kilt

- Make a tiny handmade kilt ideal for a teddy bear (or a wine bottle) 

- One full day of teaching

- Ideal for visiting/corporate/craft groups or those with only a little sewing experience

- Some sewing experiences preferred

Total Cost - £150 (2022) - One Day Courses available in 2022

Advanced Courses - Advanced Course For Qualified Kiltmakers

Military Box Pleat:

- Learn how to create a military box pleat handsewn kilt and get to grips with the differences between military and knife pleat kiltmaking

- An advanced course for already qualified kiltmakers to expand their skills

- Runs over three weekends - six full days of teaching

Total Cost - £495 + Fabric cost, which can be purchased from EKA (2022) - Advanced Courses available in 2022


- Learn how to assess kilts for alterations and undertake a kilt shortening, apron adjustment or swap, or a complete kilt remake

- EKA can provide kilts for alterations or you can supply your own

Total Cost - £495 (2022) - Advanced Courses available in 2022


Course fees listed, subject to change depending on year*