Paula Duncan Bespoke Kilt Making

Learn the craft of traditional, heritage kilt making

Abstract tartan pattern in grey on a dark blue background, below the words Paula Duncan Bespoke Kilt Making in capital letters
A blue and green tartan kilt with the inside panel with a Japanese inspired print
An orange, yellow and green tartan kilt, the inside panel with a Pacman design
A red, blue, yellow, orange and green kilt, the photo taken showing off the pleats of the skirt

Paula Duncan has been training the next generation of kilt makers for many years and offers studio and online courses. Enjoy Paula's relaxed teaching methods as she shares her expertise, knowledge and secrets of kilt making with you.

Stitch the Basics digital course

To find out whether kilt making is the right course for you, and to familiarise yourself with the stitches and techniques used to make kilts, you can buy Paula's Stitch the Basics digital course and complete it at your own pace from home.

The course covers needle positions for right- and left-handed students, with video demonstrations for each stitch. 

Start to Stitch the Basics here
A close up of a blue, green, red and orange kilt, showcasing the lining

Studio kilt-making classes

Paula runs 12-day kilt-making courses at her studio in Lhanbryde, Scotland, with accommodation available in nearby hotels,  B&Bs and self-catering cottages. 

  • Learn how to mould 8m of tartan to your own body shape.
  • Create pleats that will keep their shape for years to come.
  • Learn about linings, aprons and the double-layer front.
  • Learn the secrets of this fascinating heritage craft.
  • Train to make one kilt, or continue with further training to pursue a kilting career.
Find your next class here
Two hands hold a piece of tartan fabric over the main section of the kilt which has thread and needle markings.

Complete kilt online course

Learn to make your own kilt with Paula from anywhere in the world with video classes and Zoom meetups.

Join the waiting list for the next available course

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