About the course




This skill building course takes approximately 16 weeks to complete. The course teaches quality invisible hand-stitching, how to plan a kilt, correct depth and number of pleats, shaping in the back, and the use of quality canvas and linings.

The total cost of the course is £1200*

Our course is currently led by Emma.


What's involved the course 

The students will be required to a MINIMUM of 6 kilts using different weights of tartan and different pleatings. We have significantly raised the standard of the existing course with emphasis on hand stitching. This takes us back to the traditional standard of kilt making. More information about the curriculum can be found here.

This is a candidate led course. 

So far, we have had 57 students complete the course. This includes 9 kilt makers from other stores in Edinburgh who joined EKA to achieve the highest standard of kilt making. We have also had a student join us who has been kiltmaking for years, who saw EKA as an opportunity to retrain after a life-time of experience. 

During your time with us you will learn all about the highland wear industry with the opportunity of work at the end, whether it be through self-employment or with the Academy.

Join our 2018 Courses:

If you wish to apply to the course please contact us directly: 

Application forms can be downloaded here. 





*The classes running in 2017 are the last classes priced at £920. As of 2018 the total price of the course will rise to £1200.