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Learn to Sew Clothes FIVE WEEKS in FEB / March - MONDAYS series!

Learn to Sew Clothes FIVE WEEKS in FEB / March - MONDAYS series!

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It's a new year and a new you--a you who is ready to learn to sew clothes! Let's do it together!

In this 5 week series each Wednesday evening in March we will cover learning to sew and learning to sew clothes from scratch (starts on Feb 26th). Starting with learning the parts of the machine and how to use it, to learning about sewing tools, to learning to read a sewing pattern, tracing, marking and cutting patterns and fabrics, and we will make two garments--our popular Essential Shirt and a pair of elastic waist pants. We will use Sew House Seven Free Range Slacks Pattern for the bottoms. You can choose to get a materials kit or supply your own fabrics. If you would like a kit, add the Learn to Sew Clothes series kit at check out. You will get all materials at the first class!

Guys are welcome to sign up too! For guys we use slightly different patterns covering the same skills. 

This series is for anyone who is ready to learn to sew and wants to learn to sew clothes. At then end you will have a great foundation of skills under your belt and will be ready to branch out to more intermediate patterns and projects. Each session is every Monday in March 6-8:30 (and the first sessions starting the last week of Feb, on Feb 26th) - if we need more time, we may go till 9 some nights. 

All the details!👇

Week 1 - Monday, Feb 26th 6-8:30pm

  • Learn the parts of the sewing machine and how to use it
  • Learn about essential garment sewing tools
  • Learn the basics of garment sewing patterns (we will get into this more in week 3)
  • Learn how to pin and cut fabric
  • Learn to measure yourself and choose your size for the Essential Shirt
  • Get started sewing the Essential Shirt

Week 2 - Monday, March 4th 6-8:30pm

  • Learn to sew the Essential shirt step by step
  • Learn the concept of seam allowance
  • Learn to make and sew bias binding
  • Learn to sew curves and corners
  • Learn to finish seams
  • Learn to press and hem

Leave with a finished shirt you made with your own two hands! 🙌

Week 3 - Monday, March 11th 6-8:30pm

  • A deeper dive into learning to understand sewing patterns
  • Learn the differences between PDF print at home, copyshop and paper packed patterns
  • Learn to assemble a PDF pattern
  • Learn the anatomy of a pattern
  • Learn how to choose your size
  • Troubleshoot / tips for choosing your size when between sizes
  • Assemble and cut out your PJ pants pattern and fabric

Week 4 - Monday, March 18th 6-8:30pm

  • Learn to sew elastic waist pants step by step
  • Learn to sew a waistband
  • Learn to insert elastic 
  • Learn to sew pockets
  • Learn to hem pants

Week 5 - Monday, March 25th 6-8:30pm

  • Finish our pants if we need more time
  • Then dive into 3 seam finishing techniques beyond what we used for our shirt and pants such as the serger, french seams, and more info on bias bound seams
  • Learn to sew a zipper 2 ways, a standard zipper and invisible zipper

Leave with finished pants you made with your own two hands! 🙌

With each session you'll successively build your skills and confidence and you will also leave with a number of helpful resources after each class. 

BONUS! 🔑 Those who sign up will also receive a 30 day free trial to our online community Topstitch Makers, which has a virtual vault of sewing class recordings, talks with special guests and much more. 

 

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