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All About Patterns Summer Session

Reading and cutting patterns are intended to be easy but can be intimidating!  

In this class we will take the mystery out of store bought patterns and give you the skills and tools to read and cut with ease and confidence both craft and garment patterns.  Get tips and tricks to select a size that actually fits. Find out some of the best places to buy sewing patterns - in stores and on the web.

This class is designed for all levels - from confident beginners to intermediate sewers looking to learn some great tips and tricks for reading sewing patterns.  Learn to read sewing patterns for all types of garment & crafts so you can get started making your own hand bags, clothes, costumes, and more. You will learn basic concepts on how to alter and size patterns for different sizes & shapes but note this class is not for more advanced pattern alteration & grading. 

Lecture followed by a hands-on workshop.  Bring a pattern or buy one (& fabric) from the shop to practice skills and tools to read & cut patterns with ease and confidence.  We will read & cut a pattern together!  

The lecture is followed by a hands-on workshop where we will work together on a project of choice or purchased pattern & knit from the shop (at a 15% discount).  There is no assigned class project for this class - students bring their own!  Consult with us beforehand for recommended patterns and fabrics.  Other supplies needed include:

- Pattern & Fabric (or purchase from us at 15% discount)
- Pins
- Fabric shears or Rotary
- Sewing Gauge & Tape Measure
- Fabric marker or chalk
- Sewing Machine (if we get through cutting during our workshop!), or rent from us for an additional $35 for use during class.

Minimum Class Size:  We reserve the right to cancel class if there is less than two students signed up.  We will let you know 24 hours in advance if we do not have enough students and will give you an opportunity to sign up for an alternative class.  This class is for intended for 18 years or older; please contact the shop if you'd like an exception. 

You may cancel class up to 24 hrs in advance of your class start time; after which you will forfeit your class fee unless we can fill your spot from the waiting list, or you can send a friend.  We appreciate your understanding on this - as a small business, we are fortunate enough to have only the best instructors and they need to be paid  All cancellations must be received in writing,  Sorry, no exceptions.     


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Students must be confident beginners to take this class (with some experience).
Instructor: Clare Markovits
Instructor Bio: Shop Owner, lifetime seamstress & stitcher and fellow creative!
Price includes class fee. Pattern & fabric for your project and machine rental is extra.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.