Stitch-Style-Create- 5 week Sewing Series

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Stitch-Style-Create- 5 week Sewing Series


This Series includes: 15 hours of classroom lecture and sewing, hands-on projects, a binder of patterns with detailed instructions, fabric/tool resources, and tips on how to confidently create your own clothing.

Classes meet weekly (5 weeks) for three hours, excluding Holidays.

You will learn:

How to set up threads and wind a bobbin

  • Basic machine settings

  • What you should have in your sewing kit

  • Getting the right fabric

  • Stitch selections and their purposes

  • How to sew straight seams, turn corners and sewing on a curve

  • Sewing terms

  • Caring for your machine

  • Cutting Fabric using A Pattern

  • Creating a Drawstring and Drawstring Channel

  • Sewing in a Lining

  • Mixing Fabrics in Design

  • Top Stitching Techniques

  • Creating pleats, mitering and darts for dimension

  • Adding fusible interlining

  • Interlining 411, knowing the differences

  • Zipper application for standard and invisible zippers

  • Body measuring for selecting the right fabric quantity

  • Hemming techniques

  • Beginning level seam finishing

  • Making buttonholes

  • Altering a pattern length

  • Marking for precision

  • Pressing tools

  • Choosing and preparing various fabric types

  • Fabric glossary

  • Size charts vs garment sizes

  • Flats vs. photo images

  • Grainline importance and bias cutting

  • Marks and notches

  • Tailor’s tacks for precision

  • Proper tools for pinning, stitching and cutting

  • French curves and rulers in grading a pattern

  • Finding good online patterns

  • Easy PDF printing

Instructor: Jamie Hevener

Cost for series: $200

No skills required, ages 16 and up.

Class Date:
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Weekly Supply List

Your sewing machine and sewing tools: scissors, pins, rulers, markers, etc. Be sure you machine is in working order. We have a few machines that you can rent for $10/session.

Week 1: Pillowcase Project

1 yard of medium weight non-stretch cotton for pillowcase and a spool of all-purpose thread.

Week 2: Drawstring Bag Project

2 fat quarters of coordinating quilting cotton for the exterior

1 fat quarter of quilting cotton for the interior

Matching all-purpose thread

Week 3: Zipper Bag Project

1/2 yard canvas weight fabric for exterior

1/2 yard medium weight cotton for interior

1 yard fusible fleece

12" standard zipper and 12" Invisible zipper

zipper tassel (optional)

Week 4: PJ Pants Project

Pre-laundered medium weight cotton, flannel or cotton-blend stretch jersey:

For 44” wide fabric, 3 yards for sizes xxs-xl or 3 ¼ y for xxl-xxxl

For 60” wide fabric, 1 ⅔ yards for sizes xxs-s or 2 ⅔ y for m or 3 y for l-xl or 3 ¼ y for xxxl

Matching all-purpose thread

½” wide cotton twill drawstring + ¾ y extra

1 ½ yards tracing pattern paper

Week 5: Using Commercial and PDF Patterns Discussion

No supplies needed. Just bring questions.