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Sewing Fundamentals - Friday, June 28 - 6-8pm


Sewing Fundamentals

For beginners to sewing or anyone interested to learn more.

This workshop introduces the overall sewing process, reading and working with patterns, and understanding fabric. There is no sewing in this class but instead focuses on the many other important elements that go into a sewing project.

  • Learn the sewing process and break down the steps involved
  • Interact with different fabrics and understand how to select the right one for different sewing projects
  • Pattern resources, translating measurements, adjustment basics, understand pattern terms and markings, managing printed vs PDF versions

Examples of topics covered:

  • Knits vs woven fabrics
  • Fabric material, weave, weight, drape
  • Swatch books
  • Interpreting measurements and other items on pattern packages
  • Reading and working with the pattern instructions, paper and layout, as well as the markings and terms
  • Working with digital (PDF) patterns
  • Tracing, cutting, interfacing, notions
  • Seam finishes
  • Ironing vs pressing
  • Storage and organization
  • Resources and more!