Sew Pajama Shorts Workshop
Get ready for summer relaxation by sewing your your own boxer-style pajama shorts! In this fun, advanced-beginner workshop, you'll learn to sew a pair of elastic-waist shorts from start to finish!
The workshop will include a pattern with sizes to fit women, men, and children, so you can make pj's for yourself, for someone special... or just go ahead and make a matching set for the whole family!
You'll leave class with one finished pair of boxer-style shorts, a pattern that is yours to keep, and the know-how to sew more garments on your own.
We'll have cute, colorful cotton fabric available purchase -- students will pick any print they like for custom results! Pom-pom trim hem is optional.
In this class, you'll learn how to:
- Sew a simple garment from a commercial pattern
- 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
- Understand how to construct pants, plus how to make a waistband and hem.
The shorts pattern will be provided in class and is yours to keep!
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. If you're unsure whether you have enough sewing experience for this class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you decide if this class is for you.
Date: select date above
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Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $75 includes pattern 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
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