Terms & Conditions

Our online booking process is secure and accepts payment by credit or debit card. 

If you wish to book please ensure you read carefully our booking terms & conditions and in particular note the main points below, and please note that by booking online you are therefore acknowledging you have read and accept the booking terms & conditions.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Please check the dates carefully prior to booking.
Once made a booking cannot be transferred to an alternative date. If for any reason you are unable to attend please feel free to send a substitute. If you book a class for several days duration please make sure you can attend all days.
All Courses must be paid for in full prior to the start date. Payment can be made by cash, cheque (made payable to "Southside Sewing School"), Paypal or credit/debit card. Promotional Discounts are for a limited time only and only in relation to "New Dates" added to the website for booking, promotional discounts are not available on pre existing bookings or given retrospectively.  Student discount of 10% is available to all students who book an additional course after having completed either a Full Day Basic Introduction Class or any other subsequent Course.

Deposits
When a deposit is charged to secure a course an invoice is issued for the balance approximately two weeks prior to the start date.  Deposits and class/workshop payments are non refudable.
For Workshops there must be a minimum of three students booked on the course for courses to run. In the event this number is not reached students can either be refunded in full or swithch to an alternative available date.

Cancellations By you:
Refunds less deposit will only be given for Courses that have been paid for in full, and will be issued on the following basis.

28 days or more before date of Course

100%

27-15 days before date of Course

50%

14 days before date of Course

25%

Cancellations By us:
If a cancellation is unavoidable a full refund or an alternative date will be given.

Class Sizes:
Classes are restricted to a maximum of four students per class.The minimum class size required for classes to run is, two students. In the event that the minimum enrolement is not met the class will be cancelled  and an alternative date offered or payment refunded in full.  For Workshops. see "Deposits" above.

Pattern:
Standard patterns supplied by the School are to fit UK sizes 4 (bust 32" waist 25" and hip 35")  to  20  (bust 46", waist 38" and hip 48") US sizes 2-16/18  should students require a pattern size outwith this, please contact the school two weeks prior to the start of the course with a note of your measurements, whereupon the school shall order a pattern for you comparible to the pattern utilised by the other students. 

Personal Sewing Machines:
Please note that due to Health and Safety requirements the use of a Students own sewing machine in the school is not permitted.  All School sewing machines have passed stringent safety electrical tests and approved by a Registered Electrician.

Student Requirements
All courses and classes have an element of both hand and close machine sewing which require a degree of dexterity, accuracy and good eyesight. Where a student's eyesight is corrected by the wearing of eye glasses then these must be brought to the school and to every class. Tutors are not required to complete students work/projects due to a students poor eyesight.

Access:
Please contact the school if you have any special requirements prior to the course start.