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Beginner Garment Sewing: Shirt

  • Studio How-To 1799 Coventry Road Cleveland Heights, OH, 44118 United States (map)
Beginner Shirt Sewing: Shirt No. 1

When: Saturday, July 27, 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Ready to start sewing your own clothes using a commercial pattern? Kind of want to make your own simple modifications to patterns, too? Try this 3 hour workshop and sew the simple, fun Shirt No.1 from 100 Acts of Sewing. This is a very beginner level garment sewing workshop, but it is a great pattern for simple modifications that even a beginner can manage. This means previous sewing machine experience is required, but you don’t have to be an expert. We'll review the sewing machine at the beginning to cover the bits relevant to this workshop, but you should be comfortable threading the machine and sewing a straight line.

In this workshop you'll learn:

  • Garment sewing terminology

  • How to use a commercial pattern, including how to measure your body and determine proper sizing.

  • How to choose and prepare fabrics

  • How to use all the tools, cutting, pinning, ironing

  • How to sew a hem and apply a bias facing

  • How to make simple modifications to a shirt pattern (lengthen, shorten, add color/fabric blocks, customize your neckline)

I'll walk you through each step of the pattern and stitching up your shirt.

You'll leave with an awesome new shirt made by you, and the knowledge and confidence to tackle new garment sewing projects on your own. 

Price: Includes hands-on instruction, opportunity for lots of questions, all use of sewing machines, tools, thread, etc.

You will need to purchase the pattern and approximately 1.5 yards of fabric for the class (students receive a 10% discount on the purchase of any supplies for the class).

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Earlier Event: July 29
Beginner Sewing with Liz Sabo
Later Event: August 5
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