Kilt Making Level 1 (Intermediate)

1. Overview

This course offers students the opportunity to learn the craft of traditional menswear kilt making.

Students will receive practical advice and instruction on this specialist skill and learn how to sew and complete their first kilt.

2. What you will study

Course content will include assembly of a sampler miniature kilt to experience all the techniques required before progressing onto making a full sized menswear kilt.  Due to the time consuming nature of traditional kiltmaking, students will be required to continue working on their kilts outwith class time to complete this course.  

Students will be provided with a starter pack that will include fabric for their sampler kilt and all the components for the sampler and full sized kilts, however they will be responsible for providing their own fabric scissors and financing tartan and thread for their full sized kilt, the cost of which is dependant on the tartan chosen but can range from £120 - £250.

3. Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students with an existing knowledge of hand sewing techniques.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £325

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray’s School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional information

Please note: Students are responsible for providing their own fabric scissors and financing the tartan and thread for their full sized kilt, the cost of which is dependant on the tartan chosen but can range from £120 - £250.

View the Intermediate Kilt Making Materials List (PDF 132KB)

A complete health and safety induction with take place on commencement of the course.

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Start Date

Semester One: 2 Oct - 20 Nov 2018
Semester Two: 8 Jan - 26 Feb 2019

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

Academic School
Gray's School of Art