VIRTUAL SEWING COURSE: Burnside Bibs
Learn to sew your own Burnside Bibs in this virtual sewing course!
Under the guidance of teacher Christine Haynes in this 5-part course, you'll learn the how to make chic, modern overalls as you master several garment-sewing essentials.
Burnside Bibs patternThe Burnside Bibs are not your traditional work overalls. Yes they are comfortable and easy to wear, yet they are much more stylish and feminine than traditional versions. The straps that transition to narrower ties offer many options for how they can be tied. And...like so many sewing patterns, we as sewists are able to influence how casual or dressed up they become simply by fabric choice. Choose a fabric with some drape such as Tencel and pair them with a silk blouse and some heels for a dressed up look. Use a more traditional denim or linen and wear them with a tee shirt, sneakers or clogs and take a more casual approach.
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 paper pattern pieces, and more
- Understand garment sewing basics such as proper fabric prep, pinning, cutting, ironing and troubleshooting
- Become familiar with sewing jargon commonly found in commercial patterns
- How to sew a waistband with a gathered back, belt loops, cross back straps that transition to waist ties, and a bib with a straight or scoop neck
- How to sew an invisible zipper and back waist darts
- We will be covering version #1 only
This is a 5-part course being held on the following dates:
(Opening for registration 3/10 at 4pm EST)
Tuesday 5/10 at 6:30pm-7:30pm EST - This is an introductory info session to kick off the workshop and discuss sizing, fabric prep, pattern cutting, etc. Students will be tasked with washing/pressing their fabric + cutting out their patterns and fabric at their own pace before the first session of sewing. For the remainder of the course, students will sew along with the instructor as they demonstrate each step. Homework may be assigned between sessions.
Thursday 5/12 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
Tuesday 5/17 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
Thursday 5/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
Tuesday 5/24 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
**Each session will be recorded and access links are sent by 11:30am EST the morning following class. If you can't make a session, no sweat! Use the recording to catch up.**
Please note this is an intermediate-level workshop. Students must have machine sewing knowledge and be confident using a sewing machine independently. Previous & recent garment sewing experience is necessary to enjoy success in this workshop.
Materials + Tools Required
**Save 10% on workshop supplies purchased at Brooklyn Craft Co. with code BURNSIDE10**
- Burnside Bibs Pattern by Sew House 7 -- Purchase the printed pattern here!
- 2.5 - 4.5 yards (depending on size, fabric width, and length-- see charts above in photos). For a more utilitarian and casual look use fabrics such as denim, canvas, stiff linen or cotton twill. For a dressy, flowy version use light to mid-weight woven fabrics that are not too stuff and preferably with some drape such as chambray, linen, wool gaberdine, or sandwashed silk.
- 7-9" invisible zipper
- 1 spool of all-purpose sewing thread
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine -- please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop :)
- Iron and ironing board or mat
Date & Time: Five evenings-- see dates above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of five parts for this workshop.
Location: Anywhere! This workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom! Details will be emailed after you register
Max # of students: 8
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Christine Haynes is a Brooklyn-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer. Christine grew up in Saugatuck, MI, a small beach community on the southwestern coast of Lake Michigan, where the arts were part of her daily life. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the department of Film, Video, and New Media.
Her mother taught her to sew around the age of 10, and it grew from a personal hobby, until it became her main artistic outlet. After selling ready-to-wear garments for many years, Christine turned her focus to teaching others to experience the joy of making clothing for themselves through her patterns, books, and workshops.