Intro to Garment Sewing - Free Range Slacks (Weekend Intensive, 2 parts)
Please note: All class registrations are final; please view our Cancellation Policy and Covid-19 Policy for more information. By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to abide by these policies. Thank you for supporting our small business!
Skill level requirement: this is NOT a learn to sew class; you must have sewn in the recent past, and be confident operating a sewing machine independently. See below for more info. If you're a total beginner, check out our Sewing 101 Workshops.
If you want to learn to sew from a pattern, gain an understanding of garment construction, and begin sewing your own clothes, this is the workshop for you!
In this two-part weekend workshop, you'll sew a super-cute pair of Free Range Slacks, custom made to fit your body. These slacks feature an elastic waist (a must for pants these days, amirite?), front pockets, and either a tapered or wide leg-- you choose! You'll leave this class with the skills and confidence to tackle more garment sewing on your own.
You'll learn how to:
- Measure the body accurately to create a perfect fit
- Work from a commercial pattern, including size selection, deciphering instructions, cutting from tissue paper pattern pieces, and more
- Understand garment sewing basics such as proper fabric prep, pinning, cutting, ironing and trouble shooting
- Become familiar with sewing jargon commonly found in commercial patterns
- Cut fabric and assemble a garment the right way
- Sew a hem, wide elastic waistband, front slash pockets, a tapered or straight leg (you choose!)
- Please note: Depending on sewing speed, we may not be able to construct the back pocket during class, but you'll be well-prepared to do so on your own!
The pattern is available in two size ranges: 00-20 and Curvy Fit 18-34. Using the size charts in photos above, please determine the size range that best suits you. When you register, please leave a note indicating your decision so we can reserve the correct pattern for you. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
This is a two-part workshop taking place on the following dates:
Saturday 1/27 at 3:30 pm-6:30 pm and Sunday 1/28 at 11am-6pm
Skill requirements: This is a beginner garment sewing workshop; you do not need to have any experience sewing clothing, but you must have basic machine-sewing skills. Our Sewing 101 class (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this class. (You can register for one of our upcoming Sewing 101 workshops here.) If you're unsure whether you have enough sewing experience for this class, please send a brief email summarizing your sewing experience to email@example.com.
Date & Time: Select date above (Date selected is the first of two parts)
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $185 includes 10 hours of instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines + tools. Does NOT include pattern, fabric or notions-- All required materials will be available for purchase at our shop at a 10% discount. Feel free to drop by our shop anytime before your workshop, or purchase materials the day of class!
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in NYC. Since earning a BFA in apparel design from FIT, she has enjoyed a varied creative career including fashion designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. The ‘common thread’ among all these endeavors is sewing. Diana currently teaches weekly sewing classes to children and adults, covering everything from clothing to accessories to quilts. When not teaching, she creates sewn illustrations (or appliqué), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads
Hillary O'Dell is a creative Jane-of-All Trades. She flexes her multitude of skills in Art and Design by: styling, teaching lessons in fashion and sewing, creating commissioned pieces from furniture to clothing, and brand identity consulting. You can find this work on instagram @EclecticEdit
Hillary is the founder and designer for Hilandel, a design label based in New York City, specializing in custom bridal as well as offering a collection of limited-edition ready to wear pieces. Check it out on instagram at @hil.an.del and at hilandel.com