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Wednesday January 14th and 27th, 6 – 9pmWeekly on Wednesday, 2 times
Interested in learning how to sew clothes, but unsure where to start? Look no further! The Seamwork Bo is the perfect beginner project for someone who is brand new to the world of garment sewing. This top is a wide woven tee that acts as a perfect blank canvas for light to midweight fabrics, such as linen or viscose blends. It features a round neckline finished with bias tape, sleeve cuffs, and a hem that hits at the high hip.
In this beginner garment workshop, participants will learn common sewing concepts and techniques used when sewing clothes, such as:
- How to read a pattern, take measurements and select an appropriate size
- Cutting and marking fabric
- Stay stitching, edge stitching, understitching, clipping curves
- Making and applying a bias binding
- Pressing and hemming
- Seam finishing
Level: Beginner garment sewing. Students must have working knowledge on how to use a domestic sewing machine. If you have no experience using a machine or need a refresher, please enroll in our one-session Sewing Machine Basics class.
Length: 6 hours (2x 3hr sessions)
Instructor: Liz Simpson, Anna Dalton, Emma Moeller
Materials: Class fee includes the PDF + printed copyshop pattern and in-store use of sewing machines and notions. Students are required to supply their own fabric and thread (available to purchase at Needlework with class discount applied). See the supply list here.
Updated May 2023
GENERAL CLASS POLICIES
All sewing machine-based workshops are limited to 5 participants. A minimum age of 17 is required for all classes unless otherwise stated. Students must have completed the Sewing Basics 1 class or have equivalent experience to participate in workshops that require the use of a sewing machine.
PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION
Due to the limited number of seats in our workshops, we require full payment of class fees at the time of registration. You may register for a class online via our website, in person, or over the phone (905-667-5663) with Visa or Mastercard.
Class fees are 100% non-refundable, though store credit will be issued if given adequate notice of changes or withdrawals. See below for our store credit guidelines.
For single-session workshops, store credit will be issued for changes or withdrawals made 72 hours prior to the start of the class. Changes/withdrawals within 72 hours of the class result in a forfeit of fees, though registrants are permitted to transfer their spot to another person if they cannot attend, pending approval.
For multi-session workshops, store credit will be issued for changes or withdrawals made one week prior to the start of the class. Changes/withdrawals within one week result in a forfeit of class fees, though registrants are permitted to transfer their spot to another person if they cannot attend, pending approval.
Please ensure your availability before registration, and provide ample notice of changes or withdrawals to avoid the loss of registration fees.
As of May 2023, masks are no longer mandatory to attend our workshops. We reserve the right to amend this policy at any given time.