This class is intended for both home stitchers and fashion design students. Over the course of this class, you will create a reference binder of sewn mock-ups representing different techniques used in garment making. We will dissect garments and talk about why certain techniques cost more than others to produce. Seam finishes, hems, neckline finishes, bias facing, bias binding, darts, casings, cuffs, zippers, elastic applications, pockets, plackets, collars, and pleats are some of the things that will be covered. This is a good way to build a portfolio for a job interview and may help students design with better details in mind.
Juki industrial straight stitch machines will be provided to use in class, but if you do not know how to use an industrial machine, you may rent/bring a home sewing machine.
Must have some sewing experience.
Length of class: 4 weeks (8 sessions of 3 Hrs, plus optional Lab time on Sundays)
Price: $500 (Payment plans available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Max #: 6 students
Tuesdays & Thursdays, with optional Sundays, May 15-June 7, 6:30-9:30pm
Bring with you to class:
- 3-ring binder
- Clear plastic sleeves to store mock-ups
- A cone of 100% polyester thread, such as serger thread
- Notebook to write notes
- 2” x 24” grid see-thru ruler
- 2 yards of muslin
- Fabric scissors/rotary cutter
- Tape measure
- Dressmaker straight pins