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Focus Pack Sewist Series- Individual classes may be taken as stand alone at regular class fee

Sewing I

This introductory class is designed for the individual with little to no sewing experience. By the end of the two day session students will recognize and understand sewing terminology, the purpose of notions, have basic fabric knowledge, demonstrate the ability to use basic techniques needed to construct garments such as cutting, pinning, tracing and sewing darts.


Sewing 2

Students strengthen learned skills in the Basic Sewing Introductory class by constructing a full size straight skirt with a zip back closure, two darts, a buttonhole, and a basic waistband. An introduction to inner construction materials is utilized to complete the class project taking the learner through a sewing order of operation which is essential to understanding when constructing garments. Students should complete the project by the end of the class. We will provide the pattern.


Sewing 3

This class offers an opportunity to prepare for spring/summer looks. Students will continue strengthening their sewing skills by constructing a pair of pull-on Capri pants. An introduction to applying elastic is introduced during this class. We will provide the pattern.


Working with Easy Patterns

If you are ready to finally understand how to read and interpret patterns like Simplicity, Vogue, etc. this is the class for you. We explore the writing of Easy patterns in this class and discuss how to ensure the pattern fits you perfectly.


Finishing Techniques

This class is devoted to construction detailing. Students learn seam finishing techniques such as French Seams, seam binding, applying piping, pocket detailing and more.

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