Sun, Jan 12|
Hello Stitch Studio
Learn to Sew Garments 101: Make the Wiksten Shift - Afternoon Session
Interested in learning how to sew your own clothes? You've come to the right place! In this 3-course series, you will learn everything you need to know to get started on your handmade wardrobe adventure!
Time & Location
Jan 12, 2020, 2:00 PM – Jan 26, 2020, 7:00 PM
Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA
About the Event
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 3-course series, you will learn everything you need to know to get started on your handmade wardrobe adventure!
Class 1: How to Read a Sewing Pattern
January 12, 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to:
- read a sewing pattern, decoding the info on the pattern envelope
- measure yourself and choosing pattern size
- understand the symbols and information printed on the pattern pieces
- choose the right fabric for a pattern
Class 2: Cut Out Your Pattern
January 19, 2:00 am -5:00 pm
Learn how to:
- cut out a pattern
- make simple pattern adjustments
- lay out the fabric
- properly pin the pattern pieces
- cut out and mark your fabric
Class 3: Make a the Wiksten Shift Dress, Top, or Tunic
January 26, 3:00 am - 7:00 pm
Make the Wiksten Shift. You choose which style you prefe: cropped top, above-the-knee dress, or calf-length dress with side slits. Learn how to:
- thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin
- sew with a proper seam allowance
- tips and tricks for better and faster sewing
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 Wiksten Shift pattern is not included in the cost of this class and will need to be purchased separately. We will send you a complete supply list, including fabric recommendations 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 2 free day passes to Hello Stitch that can be used any time we are open, Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 8pm and are valid for one month after the date of your last class.
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!
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.
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!