The Basic Sewing program emphasizes classic garment construction. Learn to sew from the beginning or fine tune your skills as you create your Basic Sewing Workbook. Studies and sewing samples will include: seams and seam finishes, darts, gathering and easing and zippers. Practice workbook techniques and learn sleeve construction, interfacings, and facings in a blouse and a shirt sample. Students should bring a 2” 3-ring binder with 50 sheet protectors, paper and a pencil to the first class. Some basic sewing tools are also required and will be discussed in the first class. Fabric kit fee - $ 25
Part II: Advanced Basic Sewing
Pre-requisite: Basic Sewing, with completed samples.
Continue to increase your sewing skills as you complete your blouse and shirt samples with collars and cuffs, and practice samples of various curved seaming methods. Learn how to apply a waistband and invisible zipper while creating a lined skirt sample. You will also learn a few basic hand stitches as well as some hemming techniques. Fabric kit fee - $ 25
Part III: Hand Stitching & Finishing
Suggested pre-requisites: Basic Sewing, Advanced Basic Sewing with completed samples.
Finish your garments professionally. Learn many basic hand stitches and how to apply them. Practice hand-made closures including hand-stitched zippers, hand-made buttonholes and covered snaps. Learn the professional way to sew on buttons, snaps, hooks and eyes. Make perfect welt pockets and learn many uses for bias. Students should bring basic sewing tools and a notebook to class. A supply list will be given at the first class. Fabric kit fee - $ 25
Part IV: Classic Details
Suggested pre-requisites: Basic Sewing, Advanced Basic Sewing
Continue to build your sewing skills as you learn professional sewing techniques for several neck treatments....a convertible collar, mandarin collar, wing collar, a keyhole neck facing and tiny piped edge. Also learn several sleeve and armhole treatments as well as designer hems. Fabric kit fee - $ 25