Sewing 201 // 4 Weeks // Starts Sept 24, Oct 2, Oct 30 or Nov 3
MAKE. YOUR. OWN. CLOTHES. Hey, we know you can do it. We demystify the garment making process through the construction of a satisfyingly simple women's dress or top. You'll learn how to read and follow a pattern and develop the skills you need to move on to more complicated pieces.
- Introduction to patterns, woven apparel fabrics, body measurements and size charts
- Pattern layout and cutting fabric on-grain
- Seam finishes (you will develop a portfolio of seam finishes)
- Neckline finishing
- Darts for shaping
- In-seam pockets
- Sewing curves and hems
Pattern Used: Terrace Dress by Liesl & Co. This is a beginner-friendly pullover dress with scoop neck, center back seam, bust darts, slightly flared hem, in-seam pockets, two sleeve options, and an optional fabric belt for shaping. Can be made into a top, tunic, or maxi length dress. Even if this dress is not your ideal style, you will learn all the necessary foundational techniques to move onto to other garments that suit you better!
Skill Level: Beginner. You should feel comfortable threading a sewing machine and sewing straight seams, but are new to using patterns or making clothing.
Materials not included. You do not need to bring any materials to the first class. The instructor will go over everything you need for the second session.
4 Weeks; 12 Course Hours
Please refer to our registration policies before signing up for a class. Note that we have TWO studio locations. Each section below will list its location so make sure you choose the one you prefer, and mark it on your calendar and GPS so you arrive at the correct studio on the first day of class!
[sold out] Section 1 (1912 South St): 4 Sundays 2-5pm on Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6 & Oct 13
Section 2 (800 S 8th St): 4 Tuesdays 6-9pm on Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8 & Oct 15
[sold out] Section 3 (1912 South St): 4 Wednesdays 6-9pm on Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 16 & Oct 23
[sold out] Section 4 (1912 South St): 4 Saturdays 12-3pm on Oct 5, Oct 19, Oct 26 & Nov 2. Please note this section skips Oct 12 due to a workshop event.
Section 5 (800 S 8th St): 4 Wednesdays 6-9pm on Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13 & Nov 20
Section 6 (800 S 8th St): 4 Sundays 1:30-4:30pm on Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17 & Nov 24