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Understanding & Fitting Sewing Patterns, 2 Sessions:
Wednesdays, Dec. 7th & 14
Appropriate for beginner sewists. $45 per person.
Come learn the beginning steps in garment making. In this class you will learn how to read a pattern, take your body measurements, and you will learn some basic ideas on how to fit patterns to your body as well. You will also get a quick guide to fabric choices, level of difficulty, pattern transfers and how pattern pieces fit together. This is a mostly demo class that will leave you confident in beginning garment making.
Session 1 – Understanding Sewing Patterns
Overview of garment styles (choosing a pattern/different levels of sewing)
What do all those marks mean? Decoding markings; reading a pattern; understanding fabric/notion requirements, terminology, etc.
Taking basic body measurements
Session 2* –Transferring & Fitting Your Pattern
Taking more in-depth body measurements
Methods of copying/transferring a pattern versus straight cut
Basic alterations to make before cutting your fabric
Overview on how pieces fit together (instructor will give demonstration)
Choosing a garment pattern
*Materials List for Session 2:
1. Simple (or Beginner) pattern
2. Measuring tape
3. 18” clear sewing ruler (or equivalent)
4. Fabric or muslin (amount required by your pattern)
5. Straight pins (or quilting pins)
You will sew your project outside of class, either at home or at Uptown Needle & CraftWorks (if you do not have a machine yet).
“After this class I have found that most of my students feel confident enough, given they have chosen a simple pattern, to start and finish their project at home. I am always available to students via email if they have any problems.” - Shannon Faulstick
Class attendees receive a 15% discount on all day-of-class purchases!
As with all our classes, you may register online through Eventbrite, or in person in our shop. If you prefer to pay the class fee on the day of class, you must call the shop to reserve your space 504-302-9434. Please read our class policies here. We set minimums on most of our classes. If for some reason a class does not “make”, you will be notified and will receive a full refund.
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Uptown Needle & CraftWorks
4610 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70115 * 504-302-9434
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NOTE: You may register for classes in person in our shop, or through Eventbrite. For private sewing lessons, please see our website.
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