Have you always wanted to learn how to sew garments?
This is a four-part advanced beginner sewing course that will help get you going. Repetition is important in building on new skills, so practicing your sewing four weeks in a row will help to cement what you learn and open new doors to making your own clothes!
You will have the opportunity to make one garment with woven (not-stretchy) fabric in this class. We have a selection of garment patterns to choose from. See 'Patterns' section below.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
A couple of our 'Learn to Sew' classes, 'Home Sewing Boot Camp' OR basic sewing experience (knowing how to thread and use a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, construct simple seams, and be familiar with sewing terminology such as "right sides of fabric together" and "seam allowance").
Must be aged 16+
In this workshop you will learn:
- New sewing vocabulary
- Basic fabric knowledge
- How to read and work with garment patterns
- Proper body measurements
- Marking & sewing darts
- Seam finishing
- Applying bias binding and facings
Week 1– Taking body measurements, pattern prep, cutting and marking
Week 2- Prep garment for construction and start sewing garment
Week 3– Garment construction cont.
Week 4– Garment construction & finishing
What We Provide:
- Equipment: sewing machines and all tools
What You Provide:
Pattern: We have many pattern options for this workshop! You can view our recommended patterns here.
Woven fabric (see your pattern for fabric suggestions)
Any other notions noted on your pattern (e.g. elastic, buttons, etc.)
**Please buy your fabric and supplies in advance. We strongly recommend you wash and dry your fabric in the same way that you will wash and dry your garment to pre-shrink your fabric.
We offer a 20% student discount on all your supplies. You can use this on-line and in-store. You will be sent a code to use online once you've registered for your class!
You are more than welcome to call or come by the shop to discuss your pattern and fabric choices with us!
Group size: Maximum 6 guests to keep our classes cozy and fun!