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Fashion Sewing Classes in Pasadena, Beginners Sewing, LA Fashion Sketching Instruction
Classes

Classes - Intro-to-Sewing

INTRO-to-SEWING CLASSES

Our introductory sewing classes are for beginners and is required before you can take any of our other classes.  The classes listed below are offered by public demand. Please note, a pattern must be purchased in the studio for your class.

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The Tote Bag

What's in this CLASS for you?

In this class you will make this trendy tote inspired by the popular Lotta Jansdotter bag, in the fabric of your choice. This tote is big and billowing just like a trusty tote should be, and will soon become one of your favorites. This is our most popular class, so please be aware of limited space!


Everything you always wanted to LEARN in a beginner's sewing class:

  • Sewing-machine fundamentals
  • The names and uses of common sewing tools
  • How to sew a straight line to create a seam
  • How to create pleats
  • How to find the grainline of the fabric
  • The names and uses of 3 different kinds stitches to complete your bag
  • How to layout, mark and cut out a pattern correctly and much more...

The Classic Shift Dress

What's in this CLASS for you?

The must-have item of the moment is the metropolitan shift dress that every"body" can wear.  A beginner such as yourself, will create this simple, stylish dress inspired by American designer Jill Sanders. Variations of this dress have been seen on fashion runways around the world. You can decide to make one to wear to work or to a party in your favorite color.

   

Everything you always wanted to LEARN in a beginner's sewing class:

  • Sewing-machine fundamentals
  • The names and uses of common sewing tools
  • How to sew a straight and curved seams
  • How to take your measurements
  • How to lay, mark, and cut fabric
  • How to use 4 different kinds of stitches to complete your dress
  • How easy it is to hem your dress using a seam guide
  • How to read and alter a commercial pattern for a perfect fit and much more...

   


The Tiered Skirt

What's in this CLASS for you?

The extremely easy pattern was inspired by this trend-on fun and flirty tiered ruffled skirt by Finland designer Leifsdottir. This skirt is a new favorite and you are sure to love wearing it all year long in sunny southern California. We suggest making the skirt in a cotton Chambray or light weight denim.

Everything you always wanted to LEARN in a beginner's sewing class:

  • How to read and understand a easy commercial patterns
  • How to thread and operate a sewing machine
  • How to measure yourself correctly for a perfect fit
  • Layout, mark and cut your fabric
  • Creating casting for a drawstring waist.
  • How to make buttonholes.
  • How to make ruffles.
  • How to create a machine hem.
  • How to adjust a pattern to add length or shorten...well maybe not shorter!


The Easy Pants


What's in this CLASS for you?


Using a pattern selected for this class, you'll make a fabulous pair of easy bohemian styled pants inspired by these found in Anthropologie. You will look and feel great wearing them with your favorite sweater or denim shirt. Make several pair in any color or fun print and we will help you get started. That is what's great about making you own clothes.

Everything you always wanted to LEARN in a beginner's sewing class:


  • How to layout, mark and cut out fabric using a simple pattern.
  • Properly measuring yourself for a great fit.
  • Create a waistband to add structure.
  • The names and uses of 3 different kinds stitches to make your pants.
  • How to hem a pair of pants using the machine or hand-stitch method.

Simple Boxy Top

What's in this CLASS for you?

One of this seasons top trends is this comfortable top shown here in recycled denim. You will love learning just how easy it is to make your own in a fabric of your choice. The pattern selected for this class is easy and simple to follow.

Create this top that is flattering and look best paired with tailored skirts (pleated or pencil) or narrow trousers.


Everything you always wanted to LEARN in a beginner's sewing class:

  • Sewing-machine fundamentals.
  • The names and uses of common sewing tools.
  • How to sew a straight and curved seams.
  • How to take your measurements.
  • How to lay, mark, and cut fabric.
  • How to cut material on the bias.
  • The easy way to create sleeves.
  • How easy it is to hem your blouse using a seam guide.
  • Simple top-stitching techniques
  • How to read and alter a commercial pattern for a perfect fit and much more..

What you want to know:

COST LENGTH OF CLASS
PREREQUISITE      SCHEDULE
 $175.
2 1/2 hours once a week for four weeks


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CANCELLATION POLICY
In the event that a class cancellation is made by the Studio, the students registered will be transferred into another Intro-to-Sewing class or refunded the amount paid for the class. Unfortunately, missed classes cannot be refunded or transferred to a future program. We have a 48-hour cancellation notice or your payment is forfeited.