Beginner Sewing Level 3 - Sam Apron
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Beginner Sewing Level 3 - Sam Apron

Class Duration: 3.5 Hours

Students Bring: Your cut out fabric pieces, thread, the printed pattern pieces, your scrap fabric (you will receive an instructional video on how to cut out your pieces upon registration)

Materials Required: Fabric, coordinating thread, and cotton webbing for the straps in a color of your choosing

Suggested Fabric: This pattern is for woven fabrics. It can be made with a variety of fabrics from quilting cotton to denim, depending on how heavy duty you would like your apron to be. For this class, choose a mid weight woven (3 to 7 oz) such as our Essex Yarn Dyed Linen/Cotton or Ruby Star Society Canvas. You can also use a heavy weight woven like denim.

Materials Included with registration: Instruction of how to sew the Sam Apron and use of all needed tools including sewing machine, seam ripper, iron, etc. Students will need to get the pattern from Helen's Closet by signing up for their email listThe Sam Apron is a free pattern. *we do offer pattern printing services. We can print the A0 size of the pattern for you for an additional $5

You will leave with: A finished Sam Apron, and the knowledge and confidence to begin making your own clothes!

Skill Level: Beginner Level 3

Skill Details:

  • Students should have made 3-5 projects on their own, and they should be comfortable operating and troubleshooting a sewing machine, maintaining a specified seam allowance from 1/8” to 3/8”, pivoting at corners, and pressing hems.
  • We highly recommend having completed Intro to Garment Making or being familiar with garment sewing terminology such as RST, WST, edge stitching, etc.

Age Range: Adults and Teens 18+


This class is for confident beginners who want to get started with garment sewing and need a place to start with all the techniques they need to learn. The Sam Apron is a perfect stepping stone into garment making, with minimal fitting required. This pattern is versatile for all gender expressions and can be made to fit teens or adults. This is a fun, skill-building pattern that you will enjoy wearing, and it makes a great gift for loved ones!

The beauty of an apron is that the fit is very forgiving and totally wearable without any fit adjustments. You won’t need to do a muslin or toile for this one! We’ll make View B using webbing for the straps to keep it simple and save some sewing time.

You’ll receive information for downloading the Sam Apron pattern instructions, as well as a video guide for:

  • Choosing a size
  • Prepping your fabric and pattern
  • Cutting your pieces and transferring markings
  • Preparing your single-fold bias tape

Please come to class with your cut out pattern pieces, scrap fabric, notions, and instruction booklet.

You'll need to order or buy fabric at least 1 week prior to class to allow time for washing and other prep. You'll arrive at class in the store with your fabric already cut out and bias tape prepared.

In this course you will get hands-on experience with:

  • How to work from a printed pattern
  • Sewing curves
  • Grading seams
  • Patch pocket placement and attachment
  • Hemming and finishing, including bias facing
  • Under stitching and topstitching
At the end of class, you’ll leave with a complete or nearly-complete apron ready for wearing or gifting just like the ones below!


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.