Meet your instructor
Happy to make your acquaintance and help you learn either how to use your machine,
how to find the right fabric for your project, or how to copy your favorite garment from start to finish!
learn how to ...
Take classes 1-4 in order, or jump around depending on your skill level.
Each session is 60€/3h and can be taken once a week, or all in one week depending on availability.
... sew from A-Z
8. BYO PROJECT
It depends on the project! Get in contact <3
The projects must be textile based, however, the sky is the limit, get in contact and we can figure out the right way to tackle the project together.
... sew advanced techniques
Courses 5-8 are for more experienced sewists who'd like to take their projects to the next level.
Four available courses 60€/3h sessions, can be mixed and matched according to your learning and project needs.
Finish a project you've started or a project you have in a pile waiting for you.
- Define assembly plan
- Completely assemble a garment
- Quality control and finish
4. Assembly and finishing
In the final session, you will clearly define your assembly plan. Start sewing and plan out the finishing touches. This may sound too little, but in fact, finishing a garment is the most time-consuming part! It's what differentiates a novice from an expert! We will go over quality control and modification of the final garment for fitting.
3. Placement and cutting
In session 3, we will continue learning about fabric. What is the straight grain of the material? You will learn to identify the
front and back of your fabric and pattern markings & notes. We will
go over how to best place your pattern pieces to waste less, how to cut
your pieces, and finally how to figure out what supplies, tips, and
tricks you'll need to start sewing!
- Understand straight grain
- Cut Fabric
- Set up a machine with your personal configuration
- Test sewing and test garment
7. FINISHING & MODIFICATION
There are many ways we can modify existing garments or combine two
garments to make a new one. In this course, we will learn tips and
tricks to modify boring clothing into pieces you love! This course is
also for those wanting to learn how to modify clothing to fit them
Learn different finishing techniques, hemming and stitches for different materials.
- Take measurements correctly
- Understand a pattern
- Pattern modification
- Set up a pattern for cutting
2. Form & Pattern making
In session two, we will learn how to take body measurements, how to adapt modifications
to a basic pattern based on those measurements, how to plan your
project cutting and sewing step by step, and what sewing allowance is
good for. At the end of this course, you will be able to say you can
read a pattern and know how to go from flat 2-dimensional paper
shapes to 3-dimensional worn clothing.
6. PATTERN EXTRACTION
Extract a pattern from an existing garment without destroying or seam ripping. This will help you recreate your favorite garment from scratch (almost) multiple times.
You can pair this class with 2. Form & Pattern Making or with 7. Finishing & Modification
Copy an existing garment
1. Introduction to sewing
this course, you will define your sewing project, desires, and needs
according to your skill level. We will learn to choose suitable
materials for your project and learn how to use a sewing machine. Never
learned to thread a machine? or to make a bobbin? No problem! Once we
learn the basics, we will practice stitching and setting the right
tension on a sewing machine. At the end of this session, you will be
comfortable sewing straight and curved lines, and how to properly start a
stitch so that your project doesn't fall apart.
- Clearly define your project
- Define a step by step plan
- Identify a supply list
- Understand the different parts of a machine and to learn how to thread a machine.
What can I reuse? Where do I start? Learn garment construction in reverse.
Bring your own garment.
This is a good preparatory class for the 6. Pattern Extraction
Deconstructing a garment for maximum material reuse.