Intro to Garment Sewing
Ready to take your sewing skills to the next level? Learn to sew garments from a pattern in this advanced-beginner workshop!
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 Sunday intensive workshop, you'll gain an understanding of sewing from a purchased pattern, AND you'll sew a super-cute tank, custom made to fit your body. You'll leave this class with the skills and confidence to tackle more garment sewing on your own.
This is an all-day workshop, including a midday lunch break. 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
- Cut fabric and assemble a garment the right way
- Sew darts, sew a hem, create a faced neckline, and more.
The tank pattern will be provided in class and is yours to keep! We'll be working with the Willow Tank pattern from Grainline Studios in this class. This pattern also includes instructions for a dress, which you will be capable of making on your own after completing your class. :)
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. (The next sessions of Sewing 101 are being offered several times May-July; you can register here.) If you're unsure whether you have enough sewing experience for this class, please send a brief email summarizing your sewing experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date & Time: Select start date and time above.
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company’s NEW LOCATION, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $125 includes dress pattern, 6+ hours of instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines. Does NOT include fabric-- All required materials will be available for purchase during class at a 10% discount.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructor
Joey Casey is a fashion and textile designer and teacher based in New York City. After studying fashion design at Parsons School of Design, Joey went on to work for many young designer collections. His love of aiding small and up-and-coming designers allows him to apply his skills to many aspects of designing a collection. He has worked in design, production, pattern making, sample making, and most currently tailoring; he frequently teaches textile design and garment construction throughout New York.
Joey is also an avid knitter, working in both hand knitting and machine knitting. He has created pieces for commercial advertisements and art installations and has also worked with fashion brands to develop editorial knits, samples and small production.
His continued enthusiasm for fashion and textiles keeps every day full of exploration, problem solving, and most of all fun!