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Beginning Garment Sewing





You will learn about pattern and fabric selection, cutting out your fabric, sewing machine basics, and beginning techniques for garment construction. We will cover fitting/alteration basics to be sure the finished garment is flattering on you. After this 3-session class, you will feel confident tackling garment construction and will want to learn more! 

Fabric for your top (purchased separately from the Stitchery) will include a linen/cotton solid off- white/beige neutral fabric (about 2.5 yards needed) , and you can customize your top with sleeve bands and a back tie in a contrasting fabric(s) if desired from our wide selection of fun prints (1/4 yd or 2 fat quarters will do). However, PLEASE do not purchase your fabric from the Stitchery until the first class after we discuss sizing and options for this garment. Time will be allotted during class for you to purchase your fabric.

Class level:
 Beginning garment sewer and up
If interested in taking the class, please purchase Simplicity pattern 8657 ASAP while it is available. You can find it online or in stores. It is a multi-size pattern, (XXS-2X) and we will use your bust measurement to choose the size to cut. If you need a size larger than 2X, please contact the Stitchery, and we can draft a pattern for you up to 4X if we have 2 weeks’ notice of this before the first class.

Supplies to bring:

-Basic sewing machine, power cord/pedal, bobbins, and manual, or rent a machine from the Stitcheryfor $25 for the class.
-Universal sewing machine needles, size 80 or 90
-Basic sewing supplies, including scissors, pins, fabric marking pen, ruler, etc.
-Polyester or cotton thread, 50 weight or so, in a neutral off-white/beige color to match the base fabric
-Simplicity 8657 pattern
-Bring a top in woven fabric (not knit) that fits you nicely through the bust and waist so that we can tailor your garment to your figure.
-Also: Be prepared to purchase fabric(s) for your top during the first day’s class after some explanation
from the teacher. Teacher will provide the bias tape for the neckline.

Instructor
: Lorie


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: If interested in taking the class, please purchase Simplicity pattern 8657 ASAP while it is available. You can find it online or in stores. It is a multi-size pattern, (XXS-2X) and we will use your bust measurement to choose the size to cut. If you need a size larger than 2X, please contact the Stitchery, and we can draft a pattern for you up to 4X if we have 2 weeks? notice of this before the first class.
Materials Included: 3 Classes - kit will be purchased separately
Requirements: Supplies to bring: -Basic sewing machine, power cord/pedal, bobbins, and manual, or rent a machine from the Stitchery for $25 for the class. -Universal sewing machine needles, size 80 or 90 -Basic sewing supplies, including scissors, pins, fabric marking pen, ruler, etc. -Polyester or cotton thread, 50 weight or so, in a neutral off-white/beige color to match the base fabric -Simplicity 8657 pattern -Bring a top in woven fabric (not knit) that fits you nicely through the bust and waist so that we can tailor your garment to your figure -Also: Be prepared to purchase fabric(s) for your top during the first day's class after some explanation from the teacher. Teacher will provide the bias tape for the neckline. Instructor: Lorie
Instructor: Lorie
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includes 3 classes on how to create a garment from beginning to end

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.