** Note: this event will be held in person at the makerspace. Read our Covid-19 requirements for attendees here.
Interested in learning how to sew clothing for yourself? Join us for an introduction to sewing clothing for the human form. People of ALL sizes are welcome! This is a 4-part sewing class:
Note: If you plan to take the class, please make sure to register for EACH session in the series.
You will learn how to make a pair of pajama pants from start to finish: Finding a pattern, deciphering the pattern, choosing the right fabric and notions, cutting the pattern to fit you, and finally garment construction. Zippers will not be covered in this course, but elastic waistbands will be. We will also cover different types of seam finishes and you will be able to use the serger to finish your garment. If you don’t already know how to operate a sewing machine, that’s ok! You will learn how to operate the machines here at Seattle Makers.
The first session we will meet at Seattle Makers, measure ourselves, and then we will make our way to the Ballard Joann Fabric Store to source a pattern, fabric, and notions. If you don’t have your own car/bike, we will split the cost of a Lyft between those who want to travel together. The second session will be cutting out patterns and fabrics, getting to know the sewing machines, with the following two sessions for completing your garment.
What you get to take home: Your custom made pajama pants!
Whom it’s for: Anyone aged 15+ (youth 15-16 must have a guardian present). No experience necessary. New sewers welcome!
What we’ll provide: Sewing machines, pins, scissors, iron, ironing board.
What to bring: A can-do attitude!
Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance. To check availability within 24 hours of this event’s start time, call 833-2-MAKE-IT.
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