Classes

BEGINNER BASICS  you haven't sewn before or you did eons ago and want to start  up again, this class is for you. We’ll start by getting to know how sewing machines work and then get comfortable actually using them. All supplies and fabric are included. Only one piece of advice, DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER: Only four (3) stations are available in order to give you maximum attention. By the end of the 10 hours of lessons, over a four week period, you will appreciate why digging deep into the basics is so very important when producing professional looking garments. This very informative class will make you fall in love with the art of sewing, while preparing you for bigger and better things to come in Beyond the Basics.

 

BEYOND THE BASICS  (requirement - Beginner Basics or equivalent) 

A natural progression from the beginner basics class, or if you are a sewer, just rusty or need motivation to get back into sewing, this is the class for you. A pattern is provided along with fabric, selected from the studio stash.  The focus on the most important part of every sewing project, the pattern itself. From deciphering the envelope and instructions to laying out and cutting the pattern and material. Mastering this is the first step toward the completion of a well made garment. Four lessons over 4 weeks, 2.5 hours per week.  From here you will be confident enough to take on the challenges the Intermediate class has to offer. 

INTERMEDIATE - (requirement - Beyond the Basics or equivalent) 

Here is where trickier steps come into play. Pattern and fabric are again included in the registration fee, or come with your own.  More intricate details are dealt with like how to get the profession versus home-made look to your garments. At this stage in your sewing abilities the sky is the limit and upon completion of these 4 weeks of instruction your confidence soars.  You'll love it!

 

FINAL TOUCHES

This exciting class stands on it's own but is also the fourth class in the Sewer's Series.  You will learn all the techniques needed to make your projects beautifully "Handmade", versus just home-made.  You will practice all different zipper insertions, applying ribbed cuffs, even French Trim on knits. It is two sessions of 2 hours. This class can be booked for one sewer only or up to three.  Call to reserve a time.

ADVANCED FITTING

You set out to sew the perfect outfit with gorgeous material, sew each step with precision then find it doesn't fit right.  With each adjustment you make, something else goes askew.  During this class, we concentrate on getting the project you bring fit just right and everything you make from here on in using the Palmer/Pletsch tissue fitting method. We will customize your pattern to your body type without making a muslin or recording miles of measurements.  If you are generally 'hard to fit', you won't be after this course. Only three sewers participate in these sessions that are chock-full of instruction, action and fun. You will learn how to make every pattern fit to give your outfits the 'professional' look you deserve.  The class is available to one or two sewers at a time and is booked on request (two 2.5 hour sessions).  Times are reserved on request.