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Tailoring Classes


These custom tailoring classes are perfect for those interested in learning how to do basic clothing repairs and clothing alterations. Students will learn very practical and useful skills to fix and alter clothing which could save money, enable a better fit and allow you to repurpose clothing items. By utilizing sewing machines and hand sewing techniques students will learn things like, weight loss wardrobe adjustment, weight gain wardrobe adjustment, hemming pants, hemming dresses and skirts, sew on a button, some basic fashion design and clothing design tips, and so much more! If you are interested in sewing your own clothing visit our Clothing Classes  page.

This is a custom tailoring course that asks you to submit two to four things you are most interested in learning. At checkout please add these requests in the Add a note to your order  section under the pink Check Out  box. These items can be from the list below or you can suggest other topics that interest you. The tailoring classes will be created to suit everyone’s needs and a course outline will be sent a week before the start date. It is encouraged to bring items into class to work on and learn from. Some items will be supplied for demo purposes.

Some Examples Of Tailoring Class Topics: 

  • Basic clothing repairs and clothing alterations
  • Hem pants, skirts or skirts
  • Sew on a button
  • Weight loss wardrobe adjustment
  • Weight gain wardrobe adjustment
  • Take in or let out clothing
  • Repair basic tears in clothing
  • Shorten tank top straps
  • Make ruffles and box pleats
  • Do basic hand sewing techniques
  • Adjust the tension on sewing machines
  • Introduction to some basic sewing tools
  • Work with adding or fixing elastic in clothing 
  • Basic fashion design and clothing design tips

Leave With:
  • At least a few repaired garments
  • List of over 50 local fabric stores
  • Handouts on various kinds of sewing needles and when to use them

Course Cost: $135. Feel free to bring your own sewing machine or borrow one from the studio for a onetime $5 fee. 

Prerequisite: Sewing 100  or equivalent experience 

Facebook   View our Be Your Own Tailor Course  Facebook album here to see what other students have created!

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