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Tue, Dec 07


Hello Stitch Studio

IN STUDIO: Learn to Sew Garments: Shirt No. 1

Get started on making your own clothes and learn to sew the simple & versatile Shirt No. 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing. Join Nancy Williams to learn everything you need to know to make your own custom shirt and the ability to make dozens more! 2 session class: Thursday, December 7&9, 6pm - 9pm.

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IN STUDIO: Learn to Sew Garments: Shirt No. 1
IN STUDIO: Learn to Sew Garments: Shirt No. 1

Time & Location

Dec 07, 2021, 6:00 PM PST – Dec 09, 2021, 9:00 PM PST

Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA

About the Event

**This is a 2 session class: Tuesday & Thursday, December 7 & 9, 6pm - 9pm**

Interested in learning how to sew your own clothes? You've come to the right place! At Hello Stitch, we have everything you'll need to give garment sewing a try without having to invest big $$ in tools and equipment. In this 2-session, in person course, you will learn how to make the 100 Acts of Sewing’s Shirt No. 1.  This is a simple, loose fitting top with short sleeves that is easy to wear and makes a great layering piece. The neck is finished with bias tape facing.

Class 1: Understanding and cutting out your pattern

December 7, 6-9pm

Learn how to:

  • Read a sewing pattern
  • Measure yourself and choose your pattern size
  • Make simple pattern adjustments
  • Layout the fabric and pin the pattern pieces
  • Cut out and mark your fabric

Class 2: Make the Shirt No 1

December 9, 6-9pm

  • Thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin
  • Sew with a proper seam allowance
  • Sewing and pressing techniques

Skill level: ✂️

You've seen a sewing machine before, but you've never played with one, or if you have given it a try, you'd really love a little extra help to make sure you're doing it correctly.

Supply List: The Shirt No 1 pattern is not included in the cost of this class, but is available for purchase at Stone Mountain and Daughter in Berkeley.  We will send you a complete supply list, including fabric recommendations (and a Stonemountain & Daughter discount coupon!) once you've registered for class.

You may not finish your project during class time, but don’t fret! Included with this class, you also get a free day pass to Hello Stitch that is valid for one month.

About the instructor: 

Nancy Williams has been sewing for longer than she cares to say - clothing for the kids and grands; wedding dresses; tailoring and for herself.  In addition to garment making, she began piecing quilts about 30 years ago and mostly quilting them on her domestic machine.  After renting time on long arm quilting machines and liking it (a lot), she decided to purchase her own. And so, her studio, A Quilting Fool Longarm Studio, began!

Cancellation Policy:

Class fees are transferable to another class or to studio credit if cancellation is made at least 72 hours before class. If cancellations are made after the 72 hour advance window has passed, we will not be able to issue refunds or studio credits. You can, however transfer the class to a friend. Read all of our studio policies HERE.

Age Policy:

Youth age 14 and up may register for adult classes. In order to participate in class, all minors will need a signed parental consent form. If you will not be dropping your student off at the first session of class, please contact us and we will email you a form to fill out and send with your child.

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