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Learn To Sew

Beginner level, garment construction course.

  • Ended
  • 395.50 Canadian dollars
  • Online Session

Service Description

* 7 or 8 classes * $350 + HST * 20 hours total * Level 1 Want to learn how to make your own clothes? Join us for our comprehensive beginner course! Learn how to sew while exploring the world of fabric, commercial patterns, alterations, and garment construction. You'll make a skirt fit for YOU and a cute tote bag too! Skills taught: - how to use a sewing machine - fabric basics (getting your fabric 'on grain', how to select the right fabric for your projects) - how to take proper measurements - how to work with commercial patterns (and how to pick the pattern that best compliments you!) - sewing techniques (pleats, darts, basting, and more!) - installing an invisible zipper - altering your skirt for that custom fit Our projects: - tote bag - skirt NOTE: Supplies not included. Here's a list of the items you will need: - sewing machine - iron and ironing board - basic sewing kit - commercial pattern - fabric and notions for your projects (specific details to be discussed in class) - the appropriate invisible zipper foot for your sewing machine (specific details to be discussed in class) If you would like to pick up supplies at our studio, just email to place your order! We carry: - a large selection of notions (thread, chalk, pins, zippers, interfacing, hook and eyes, rulers, pressing tools, and so much more) - commercial patterns (Vogue, Butterick, McCall's) - sewing kits Here's a list of the items in our sewing kit ($42 + HST): - a spool of thread (100% polyester, all purpose thread) - pins - pin cushion - scissors - flexible measuring tape - sewing gauge - seam ripper - tailor's chalk - tracing wheel - tracing/transfer paper - hand-sewing needles There will be fun homework in this course (purchasing fabric for your projects, washing it, cutting it out) but this takes time. Please be prepared to do your homework outside of class. NOTE: Project supplies (i.e. fabric, commercial patterns, etc.) are NOT required for the first class, and it is advisable to wait to purchase your project supplies until we have discussed all requirements in class.


CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY ​ ALL COURSE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Please make sure that you are certain of your availability prior to registering/processing payment. If your schedule changes and you provide 5 days notice or more, only then can we offer you a credit to be used towards a future course or workshop. If we need to cancel a class for any reason, your class fee will be fully refunded in this case only. ​ ​ ATTENDANCE POLICY ​ It is your responsibility to attend your classes and arrive on time. If you need to miss a class, please notify your instructor as soon as you can. If there's another suitable class available for you to join, you're welcome to attend one make-up class. If a suitable make-up option is not available, you can schedule a private or semi-private lesson at your convenience. Please see our Private Lessons page for details. ​ NOTE: All make-ups and private lessons are subject to availability/not guaranteed and must take place in the same week as the missed class. ​ ONLINE PURCHASES ​ While we appreciate class registration and interest, there may be times that we will need to cancel, correct, or decline class purchases, and we reserve the right to do so at any time. An opportunity for a full refund will be provided in this case.