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Sun, Feb 16


Hello Stitch Studio

Intro to Tailoring: Cape Workshop

Capes aren't just for superheroes! A lined cape is the perfect lightweight jacket alternative for our variable Bay Area weather. You get to pick your favorite cape pattern and spend the day with our jacket expert, Beth Galvin constructing your new favorite outerwear!

This class is SOLD OUT! Please contact us if you would like to be put on the waitlist.
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Intro to Tailoring: Cape Workshop
Intro to Tailoring: Cape Workshop

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

About the Event

Dive into outerwear the easy way by sewing a cape. A lined cape might be the perfect lightweight jacket alternative for our variable Bay Area weather.  Sewing a cape eases you into sewing with wool or other coating fabrics while sidestepping most of the tricky fit issues of a jacket.

In this class we will cover:

-where to use interfacings and which ones to choose

-how pressing is so much more than ironing, and how it will make your garment look great

-how to sew in a lining

-seam grading and trimming for a crisp finish

-hemming a lined garment

*This class comes with extra lab time and you can stay and work on your garment with the help of Hello Stitch Staff until we close at 8pm.

Skill level: ✂️✂️✂️

You've got it down! You've been sewing for awhile and you have a pretty good handle on the basics. You're looking to delve into more advanced techniques and work on advancing your skill set.

Supply List: You choose your pattern. There are lots of great cape patterns out there now and vintage patterns are a good option, too! You can see our Pinterest board of cape patterns to get some ideas. Other details will be sent upon registration.

The cape in this photo was made using New Look 6396.

About the instructor: 

Beth Galvin started sewing at age 7 and can sew everything from casual knit tops to tailored jackets to over the top party dresses. She has a popular sewing blog, Sunnygal Studio where she shares her tips and tricks and she also blogs for Craftsy. Beth loves to help people get the pattern they love to fit the way they want. She is brilliant at adding stylish little details that make your projects look professional and special, but what's even better is that she has figured out how to make it easier! One of her favorite things is to teach you the tips and shortcuts that will make your sewing faster and also more fun. Sign up for one of Beth's classes and let her teach you how satisfying it can be to sew great clothes that make you look great!

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.

Members use the coupon code IMAMEMBER at checkout to get a 15% off of the class cost. Interested in becoming a member? Find out more HERE!


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