Learn some advanced beginniner to intermediate sewing skills in just a few (super fun) weeks!
Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills to create 2-3 articles of clothing that actually actually fit your body. We’ve designed a 15 hour sewing class that will take your skills to the next level.
This is a sewing course is designed for the sewing student who’s had some basic experience. The course is 15 hours in total divided up between 5-6 weekly classes, depending on the schedule – details below.
As with all our sewing classes, all students work at their own pace and focus on learning new skills based on the skills they come to class with.
How many garments you make in the class will depend on:
How much experience you come to class with.
How much work you do at home and in open lab.
The pace you work.
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Taking your own body measurements.
Review of Seam Allowance and why is it important?
Review of threading & operating the sewing machine.
Learning basic clothing construction.
How to read a sewing pattern.
Which patterns are right for me?
What adjustments do I need to make?
How do I take things in and let them out.
How can I make this fit better?
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Projects in this Class:
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This includes unlimited Open Lab Time while your session is running (normally $10/hour). This does not include fabric. See below for more details regarding fabric needed.
Small, Personal Classes | There are only 8 spots per session.
Please note: If you are registering for Saturday morning class, each class is 3 hours and meets for 5 weeks. If you are registering for a weeknight class, each class is 2.5 hours and meets for 6 Weeks.
Please note: Fabric is NOT included in the price of the class. Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $12 per yard. We have a variety of types, colors & prints, but keep in mind we are not a fabric store. Students also have the option of purchasing fabrics elsewhere before the class. Details & amounts are below.
Top: Fabric can be any lightweight woven fabrics, such as cotton, cotton voile, lawn, rayon, linen, or cotton blends. There are plenty of choices for this project sold by the yard ($12/yard) that can be purchase in our studio on your first night of class.
Fitted Trouser Pants: Fabric should be medium weight woven fabrics with some stretch, such as stretch cotton twill, poplin, suiting, gabardine, pique, wool blends. We do not have as many of this type of fabric for sale in the studio. There are some suggestions below for fabrics that can be purchased online that work well for this project
45″ Wide Fabric will require 3 yards
60″ Wide Fabric will require 2.5 yards
Unlined Jacket: Fabric should be medium weight woven fabrics, such as suiting, cotton, linen and linen blends, poplin, twill, silk dupioni, wool challis, gabardine, crepe.
Quick note about buying fabric – If you have no experience purchasing fabric, don’t worry about buying any before the first class. We have plenty of selection for the first project that we sell for $12/yard. The instructor will go over what type of fabric for the following projects.
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