Intro to Garment Making
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Intro to Garment Making

This workshop is the perfect place start if you've been wanting to sew your own clothes! We'll use a few different patterns to cover everything you need to know before you work on your first garment. We'll go over:

Paper vs PDF patterns
Printing PDF patterns and assembling them
Measuring yourself to determine size
Grading between sizes
Best practices for prepping and cutting fabric
How to transfer markings
What different markings mean
Terminology overview of pattern instructions like edge stitching, matching notches, attaching facings etc.
Different options for seam finishes.

While we won't do any sewing in this class, you will leave class with the knowledge needed to start your garment project at home.

We will have a class hand out for everyone that includes terminology definitions and bullet points of what we'll go over. Students are encouraged to bring their own notebook and pen for taking notes.

This is an information heavy class, please come ready to listen and ask lots of questions!

At this time we are asking that all students wear a mask for the duration of class.

*Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advanced. Late cancellations or no shows will forfeit the class fee. 

*If our classes are not financially affordable for you we invite you to apply for our scholarship program! Details can be found here.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No previous experience necessary
Instructor: Katie Lewandowski
Instructor Bio: For ten years Katie was a middle school Art Educator before transitioning into making full time. Everything she makes currently is fibered based, and she loves experimenting with new way to manipulate and alter fabrics. In addition to fiber arts, Katie explores printmaking, fabric painting, marbling, quilting, natural dying with mushrooms, weaving, and embroidery! ⁠

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