GREENPOINT WORKSHOP: Sew a Zip-Up Hoodie
Build your sewing skills and make a classic wardrobe staple: a zip-up hoodie!
This workshop will be a hybrid virtual/ in-person format. All of the sewing will take place at our shop-- no worries if you don't have a machine at home or if you can't make it to the live virtual session! Here's how the schedule will look:
Tuesday 1/25 at 6:30pm-7:30pm - This will be a virtual info session taking place on Zoom. Your instructor will discuss pattern details and demonstrate how to cut your fabric. Your homework will be to complete all of the fabric cutting/ prep before we meet in person. The Zoom will be recorded, so you'll be able to access the video if you can't attend live or if you need to reference it while you're cutting fabric!
Sunday 1/30 at 11am-6pm - This part will take place at our Greenpoint shop! During this time we will cover all of the hoodie construction. All fabric must be cut and ready to sew upon arrival.
In this hybrid virtual/ in-person workshop, we'll be working with the Halifax Hoodie from Hey June Handmade. You'll learn how to:
- Follow best practices for using a commercial sewing pattern, including size selection, cutting from pattern pieces, and more
- Sew heavier weight stretchy knit fabrics on a standard sewing machine (not a serger)
- Install a separating zipper in a garment
- Insert a drawstring
- Please note: We will be making View C only in the workshop.
Fabric and other supplies will be available for purchase in our retail shop & on our website at a 10% discount to students. The PDF pattern can be purchased here! We'll cover printing/assembling the pattern in the virtual session, but as an alternative, we highly recommend having the pattern printed by our friends at Brooklyn Motif!
**Save 10% on supplies purchased from Brooklyn Craft Company with code HALIFAX10** Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about materials!
- Halifax Hoodie PDF Pattern - Purchase here!
- 2 yards Fleece, sweatshirt fleece, interlock, french terry, and other heavier weight knit fabrics at least 55” wide
- Separating Zipper - See size chart in photos to determine length needed
- 2 yards of 1-inch twill tape
- 1 spool of all-purpose sewing thread
- 1/2" twill tape or other cording for the drawstring
- Fabric Scissors
- All other tools needed for construction will be available for use at our shop the day of class.
This is a confident beginner garment sewing workshop; you must have basic machine-sewing skills and have sewn projects in the recent past. Our Sewing 101 class (or equivalent) is a minimum 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: 1/25 at 6:30pm Zoom session & 1/30 at 11am-6pm in-person workshop
Location: Virtual info session via Zoom + In-person at Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here's where we're located)
Cost: $145 includes top pattern, 7+ hours of instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines. Does NOT include pattern, fabric or notions-- All required materials will be available for purchase at a 10% discount.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 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 applique), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads