** 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 1-part intensive sewing class from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday April 8th. There will be a break for lunch; feel free to bring something (a fridge and microwave are available) or get something delivered!
This course is for beginners who have completed at least one sewing project. You can either take the Sewing Machine Basics at Seattle Makers or have previous experience elsewhere. The instructor will reach out to ensure you have the necessary background before the class starts.
You will be able to chose between two patterns: Hudson Pants or Jackson Joggers. You will learn how to make a garment from knit fabric from start to finish: Putting together a PDF pattern, deciphering the pattern, cutting the pattern to fit you, and finally garment construction. Some of the skills you will learn along the way include working with knit fabrics, elastic/drawstring waistband, bound pockets, serging.
What you get to take home: Your custom made garment!
Whom it’s for: Anyone aged 15+ (youth 15-16 must have a guardian present).
What we’ll provide: Sewing pattern, sewing machines, pins, scissors, iron, ironing board.
What to bring: Enough pre-washed fabric for your chosen pattern, matching thread, required notions.
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.
OPTIONAL TRIP TO THE FABRIC STORE: If you do not feel comfortable sourcing all the materials on your own, there will be an optional trip to the Ballard JOANN Fabrics with Olivia on Wednesday April 5th at 6 pm. We will measure ourselves, and source fabric and notions. Please sign up for this trip here: Fabric Sourcing Trip.
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