Beginner Sewing Level 3 - The Envelope Dress
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Beginner Sewing Level 3 - The Envelope Dress

Description: In our beginner garment making class we will walk you through the process of making your own Envelope dress! This pattern by Cris Wood Sews is size inclusive and leaves almost zero waste! We’ll go over reading patterns, how to finish seams without a serger, and a few tips for getting a great fit.

Class Duration:
 3.5 hours

Students Bring: Fabric and coordinating thread for your dress, scrap fabric, and your pattern. Students will need to purchase the PDF pattern directly from Cris Woods here.

Fabric Required: You will need 1.75 yds for sizes up to 14. For larger sizes to determine your needed yardage take your hip measurement and add 16” this equals the total length of fabric that you need. Lightweight wovens like linen and cotton work best for this pattern. For fabric we recommend a lightweight woven, Double Gauze, or Viscose. Fabric needs to be a woven and ideally not see through as the dress does not have any lining. You'll also need coordinating thread. 

Skill Level: Confident Beginner Garment Sewist/Intermediate Sewist

Skill Details: Students should have some sewing experience and have completed 5 or so independent sewing projects. Students should be able to maintain a consistent seam allowance, understand the right side vs wrong side of fabric, and overall feel comfortable operating a sewing machine.

Age Range: 18+

You will leave with: After this class you’ll leave with a new dress and the confidence to dive into more complicated patterns!

In this course we'll go over:

  •        Reading the pattern
  •        How to finish the seams without a serger
  •        Tips for getting a great fit
Our classes are priced on a sliding scale.

Use your annual household income to choose your adjusted price. Use the corresponding coupon code at checkout.  The income levels provided are just a guideline. Ultimately you know your budget best, please pay what is affordable for you. 

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0-60K Per Year $60 CLASSES45
60K - 90K Per Year $75 CLASSES30
90K - 125K Per Year $90 CLASSES15
125K+ Per Year $105
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If our classes are not financially affordable for you we invite you to apply for our scholarship program! Details can be found here.


  • By registering for this class you agree to all terms. 
  • Cancellation Notice: Makers are kindly requested to provide a minimum of 72 hours' notice in the event of needing to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This advance notice allows us to accommodate other makers and make any necessary adjustments to our schedule.

    Refunds: Any class cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will receive either a full refund on a gift card, or a full refund minus a $5 card processing fee to the card used for registration. This fee accounts for the costs associated with the transaction and ensures a smooth and secure refund process.

    Late Cancellations: Cancellations made less than 72 hours before and no shows will forfeit the registration fee.

    Contact Information: To request a cancellation or reschedule, please email or call us at 425-291-7452

Class Full? Registration for additional classes open the first Saturday of each month at Noon PST. Other questions? Email

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Kael Zayas

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