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Sewing Patterns 101

Sewing Patterns 101


Whether you've recently completed our Sewing 100 Course  or are coming in with previous sewing experience this dynamic introductory patterns course is great for those who want to learn to work with store bought patterns! This course will provide a solid foundation with reading and cutting sewing patterns as well as understanding the terminology and symbols used.  

By utilizing Simplicity and McCall’s patterns students will choose one of six different accessory or craft projects to sew. Projects range from knitting needle and crochet hook cases to aprons, handbags to ties and more! Depending on what project you pick students may also learn tops stitching, how to work with fusibles, padding and apply bias tape.  With several patterns to choose from you can take this course over and over to gain more confidence and try working with different patterns. 

Goals Of This Beginner Sewing Patterns Course:

  • Learn how to select store bought patterns
  • Learn to sew store bought patterns
  • Discuss language, symbols and how to read sewing patterns
  • Learn about the grain of the fabric and technique for cutting sewing patterns
  • Discuss symbols and shapes on patterns in relation to putting pattern pieces together
  • Learn about different types of fabric that would be best for your projects
  • Discuss thread, needles and pins in relation to your project and fabric
  • Learn more about stitch length, machine tension and different kinds of needles
  • Will learn several tips that will make the whole sewing process much easier

Leave With:

  • A pattern
  • Project to take home
  • List of sewing terminology
  • List of over 50 local fabric stores
  • Information and visuals regarding different needles and when to use them
  • General information on basic sewing supplies and sewing machines

Class Cost: $160 + $15 pattern fee. It does not cover the cost of fabric or notions. In our first class we will discuss what fabric and notions you will need to bring to your second class. Feel free to bring your own sewing machine or borrow one from the studio for a onetime $10 fee. 

Depending on the pattern you choose there may be some out of class work needed.

Prerequisite: Sewing 100  or equivalent experience

Facebook    View our Sewing Patterns 101 Course Facebook album here to see what other students have created! 

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