Skill Level: No prior sewing experience required, appropriate for total beginners.
Schedule: 3 hours of instruction
Class description: In this class you'll bring a basic pattern and fabric, and learn to cut it out the RIGHT way! We'll first show you how to take your measurements correctly to determine which size and length of pattern to cut out. Then we'll go over those obscure sewing terms like selvedge, nap, and grainline; show you best-practice pinning & cutting techniques and the easiest way to transfer markings to the pattern. You'll learn to decipher those confusing layout diagrams, and we'll give you pro tips to save you time and effort! Time permitting, we may go over basic pattern alterations depending on your garment.
Want to also learn to sew the garment together? Sign up for our Beginning Garments: Pajamas or Skirt class instead! Please note: I do have cats at my studio, and I make sure to vacuum before classes, but you may want to take allergy medicine if you are allergic.Please read my rescheduling/refund policies before registering for class.