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Tue, Sep 26



ONLINE: Intro to Tailoring - Make Your Own Blazer

Take your sewing skills to the next level in this Intro to Tailoring class with our jacket master, Beth Galvin. Beth has sewn countless jackets for herself and others and will teach you everything you need to know to sew your very own classic blazer.

This class is SOLD OUT! Please contact us if you would like to be put on the waitlist.
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ONLINE: Intro to Tailoring - Make Your Own Blazer
ONLINE: Intro to Tailoring - Make Your Own Blazer

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2023, 6:30 PM PDT – Nov 14, 2023, 8:00 PM PST


About the Event

September 26 - November 14

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8pm PDT 

Meets 6 times:

  • September 26
  • October 3, 10 and 24
  • November 7 and 14

Make your very own gorgeously tailored jacket! We've taken Beth Galvin's popular, 3 day Intro to Tailoring workshop and moved it online so that you can join us from the comfort of your sewing table!  Beth has sewn countless jackets for herself and others and will teach you everything you need to know to sew your very own classic blazer. She'll demonstrate her favorite modern techniques and how she saves time with streamlined construction. These skills translate to many types of garments.

In this workshop, you can work on the blazer pattern of your choice. Some of our favorite patterns include the Jasika Blazer by Closet Case, the Heather Blazer by Friday Pattern Company, and the Butterick B6862 Misses' Jacket. If you wish to sew a men's blazer, you might want to use Vogue V9262 or Burda Style 6871.

With this course, you'll get 9 hours of in person instruction and many hours of detailed techniqe videos. The workshop will cover:

  • Choosing the correct size pattern
  • Where to use interfacings and which ones to choose
  • How to sew a crisp collar and smooth pockets
  • Two different ways to sew a lining
  • Seam grading to give your jacket a polished look
  • How to set a perfect sleeve
  • How to make beautiful buttonholes & smooth hems,
  • Tips and tricks for fast sewing with a professional finish

Complimentary access to Beth's online course, Making a Test Garment

As a member of this Intro to Tailoring class with Beth Galvin, we are offering you free, complimentary access to Beth's online course, Making a Test Garment. 

Making a test garment is a useful step in creating a beautifully tailored jacket. In this workshop, expert seamstress Beth Galvin will walk you through each of the steps required to sew a muslin test garment. She will show you what to look for to achieve a flattering fit and walk you through a few simple adjustments. Finally, she will show you how to take your test garment adjustments and transfer them back to your paper pattern.

Skills covered in this online course:

  • How to transfer pattern markings to your muslin
  • The most efficient way to sew a test garment
  • What to look for in a well-fitted test garment
  • How to apply fit adjustments to the paper pattern

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: Pattern will need to be purchased separately. We will send you a complete supply list, including fabric recommendations once you've registered for 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!

Cancelation Policy:

Class fees are non-refundable. However you may transfer the class to a friend if you let us know in advance.


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