Sewing 101

In the Sewing 101 course students will learn the essential skills of sewing: how to use a sewing machine, basic pattern reading and sewing construction while creating a simple project, such as a fully lined tote or a simple A line tank top or dress.

 

Sewing 101 is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Sewing 102: Dresses

Have you taken Sewing 101 or have experience sewing and are ready for a new challenge? In this class, students will go deeper into construction techniques and patterns, and through creating a dress. Students will chose from 3 different dress patterns, with slightly different silhouettes for various body types, but all exploring similar techniques. Some of the techniques taught include zippers and darts. 

 

Pre-requesite: Sewing 101 or basic sewing experience.

 

Sewing 102 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Sewing 103: Design a Bag

Do you find yourself admiring the items you can really use in life? That great duffle bag that holds all of your stuff or a sturdy backpack you can throw on and take to the beach or just a really nice tote made to withstand the everyday trudging through the streets of NYC? In this class you can design your very own and learn how to make it!
 
We will be learning about how to select the correct fabric, produce strong seams, make awesome pockets and also set in zippers. This class allows students to explore the more utilitarian side of sewing and culminates in producing a uniquely designed piece. Some sewing experience necessary
 
Pre-Requisite: Sewing 101 or equivalent sewing experience (sewing machine + basic construction knowledge)

 

Sewing 103 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

 

Sewing 201: Draping

In this class, students will advance their skills by learning to drape their own clothing over a dress form. Students will learn the fundamentals of fashion draping, including understanding grainline, draping on the bias, and using styling tape. The instructor will work with each student to develop a final design project which will then be turned into a sewing pattern.This class will focus on the dress form, and students will make a sample draped blouse or skirt.

 

Pre Requisite: Sewing 101 or solid knowledge of sewing construction techniques.

 

Sewing 201 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

 

Sewing 202: Pattern Making

Do you know the basics of draping and construction? Now it's time for the next step. In this 12 hour class, students will learn how to draft a basic one-dart skirt sloper - a wardrobe essential - using your their own measurements. Students will sew a mock-up of their design in muslin and learn how to make fit adjustments. The instructor will also cover how to create an A-line skirt pattern variation based on your original sloper. 

 

Prerequisite: Sewing 101, 201: Draping or equivalent experience.

 

Sewing 202 is offered in 4 - week and Weekend Intensives formats. Both feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class.

Sewing After Workshops

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Sewing:

 

SEW A TOTE BAG

Always wanted to know how to sew but have been afraid to try? This is the perfect class for you. In this after workshop, students will get introduced to sewing on a sewing machine, through constructing a fully reversible tote bag.