Sew Like a Pro
This ongoing class is an opportunity for those interested in sewing and designing their own wardrobe to quench their curiosity and try it out.
18 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 58 learners
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year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
30 minutes per class
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Staring your sewing journey can feel daunting, but don't overthink it. Trust me, nothing is as hard as you think it is. Not even zippers. I've been in the design/sewing business for five years and made just about every mistake you can possibly make. Sometimes trial and error is the best teacher, and since I've already tried and erred, you don't have to! This class will be an informal club-style setting where we sew together and I share trade secrets and demonstrate skills from threading a...
Students will have the ability to take a garment from concept to completion. Students will learn how to source fabric responsibly and inexpensively. Students will be able to draft their own patterns. Students will feel confident putting in a zipper, adding pockets, and finishing seams.
- An open mind, lots of patience, and a good measure of creativity! - Something to draw with/on (a pencil stub and notebook paper work just as well as colored pencils or fancy watercolors) - Pattern paper, or some sort of big paper (Newspaper, poster board works great, it's $0.50 at Dollar Tree, even a bunch of computer paper taped together is fine) - Scrap fabric, probably not more than 2 yards (Usually muslin, but anything works. Sheets from the thrift store are fantastic for this, usually around $3) - Fabric (I usually browse the thrift store curtains first ($3-$7 for more than you need) but we'll talk about fabric stores and how to get what we need for each specific design, and the benefits of designing around a fabric you got for $2 at the thrift store. Fabric at JoAnn's can range from $7-$30 a yard depending on what type, but I encourage upcycling.) - Thread (matching your fabric, $2-$4) - Tailor's chalk or colored pencil - Pins - Hand sewing needles - Measuring tape - Straight-edge ruler/yardstick - Fabric Scissors (or very sharp normal scissors) - Functional Sewing Machine (unless you want to do this by hand, but I promise it will be a lot harder and take A LOT longer) - Closures (buttons, zippers, etc. Depends on the design. Zippers range $3-$5, buttons and snaps can be $2-$5) OPTIONAL - Any patches/trims/embellishments (we can look at this on a case-by-case basis and figure out how to get the best price.) - Rotary cutter/cutting mats (not necessary, but will make your life easier)
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Sewing machines are potentially dangerous equipment and should be handled with care. Sewing involves the use of sharp objects like needles, pins, scissors, and rotary cutter blades.
Artist, Writer, Costume Designer
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
18 total reviews
30 completed classes
Hello! I am a writer and artist. The subjects I'm most passionate about are Digital Art, Costume Design, and Creative Writing. I've worked on independent films as a wardrobe coordinator/costume designer and won amateur awards for my artwork and...