• Intro to Garment Sewing (September)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing (September)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing (September)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing (September)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing (September)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing (September)

Intro to Garment Sewing (September)




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 two-evening intensive workshop, you'll gain an understanding of sewing from a purchased pattern, AND you'll sew a super-cute top or dress, custom made to fit your body. 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, create a faced neckline, and more. 

The dress pattern will be provided in class and is yours to keep! We'll be working with the Stevie Dress Pattern from Tilly and the Buttons 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. :)

This is a two-evening workshop being held on Wednesday 9/12 and Wednesday 9/19 6:30-9:30pm. 

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



Class Details

Date & Time: This workshop is taking place over two Wednesday evenings-- 9/12 and 9/19, 6:30-9:30pm. Students must be available to attend both sessions.

Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 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 or notions-- 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.



Katie Whittle is a sewing and craft educator based in Brooklyn, NY with over ten years of experience in the home sewing industry. After studying professional sewing, patternmaking, and alterations at Emily Griffith Technical College, Katie went on to work as an Instructional Producer for Craftsy and the much-loved Colette Patterns. Most recently, Katie has moved to the BK to study Technical Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and is currently developing a gender non-specific sewing pattern line. 
Katie loves how sewing helps each of us present the way we want and gives us the opportunity to build new skills continually. She also has some hobbies such as eating avocados, dancing on roller skates, being enthusiastic about pressure cooking, and talking about feelings.




Special Thanks...

Thank you to BERNINA for furnishing Brooklyn Craft Company's sewing machines. Visit BERNINA online at

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