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Garment Foundations Series

  • 215 US dollars
  • Park Road

Service Description

Learning to sew your own clothes is incredibly empowering! We will be sewing 100 Acts of Sewing Shirt No.1 Pattern ( included with the class registration). Skills learned: -Taking measurements -Choosing the correct pattern size -Reading a pattern -Choosing fabric -Fabric prep, layout and cutting -Seam finishes -Staystitching -Understitching -Bias binding -Basic hemming Skill Level: Beginner: You are comfortable with a straight stitch! Time and Date: Evening Session: Tuesday, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm; Instructor: Leah Varrell Morning Session: Friday, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 from 9:30am - 11:30am; Instructor: Laura Kasowitz Ages: 16+, 13+ with paying adult Equipment Needed: We have sewing machines and tool kits available for your use. If you would like to bring your machine you are welcome to! Materials Needed: Pattern included with registration! Student responsible 2 - 2.5 yards of light to light midweight woven fabric such as cotton, silk, lawn, voile, (depending on your pattern size). Stripes, plaids and one way designs not recommended for class. We will discuss measurements and fabric in the first class if you want to wait to purchase. Please also provide coordinating thread. Frequently Asked Questions What measurements fit this pattern? This pattern is graded for bust measurements 32" - 56". What if my bust is smaller than 32" or larger than 56"? Contact us before registering. We may be able to alter the pattern to fit your size. What if I don't finish? Everyone should be able to finish in 4 weeks, however if you don't-- and everyone sews at different speeds so it's possible!-- you are welcome to attend an Open Workshop to finish up. Will we cover tailoring so this garment fits perfectly? No, we won't. This class is focused on learning how to read a pattern and construction. Fitting a garment requires you to make several versions of a garment and we don't have time for that in this class. At the end of class we can make suggestions to pattern alterations that will help make the fit better for the next time!

Cancellation Policy

-A minimum enrollment must be met by 48 hours prior to the workshop or the workshop may be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund. -You may cancel for a refund or transfer your registration up to 1 week before a one-time workshop, 2 weeks before a Foundations or After School series and 4 weeks before a camp. After this date there will be no refunds or transfers unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist. -Hartford Stitch reserves the right to cancel a class at any time. Should we do so you will receive a full refund. -No shows forfeit any refund or transfers. -Hartford Stitch reserves the right to substitute teachers either for a single class or the entire session if necessary.

Contact Details

  • Hartford Stitch, 207 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, USA

    + 1 8607853093