Intermediate Sewing Circle (fall)

Intermediate Sewing Circle (fall)


**Prerequisite: beginner sewing class or equivalent experience on a sewing machine. If you’ve never used a sewing machine this class will be too advanced. Please contact the instructor if you’re not sure if you’re ready for this class:

This class is ideal for those that can want to work on their own project but need assistance and guidance to make it to the finish line. You will learn how to work from a store-bought pattern as you work through creating a garment in the pattern and fabric of your choice. Students will receive plenty of individual attention tailored to their skill level and chosen project and will move at their own pace. For those who want to continue on their project at home in between classes that will be an option.

You will also learn a variety of seam types and seam finishing techniques and we’ll discuss which are best used for various fabrics. 

No materials are required for the first class. We will discuss what to buy for the second class and that will include ordering a pattern online and purchasing yardage of an appropriate fabric for that garment and for your skill level (i.e. students who are still new to sewing will be encouraged to stay away from silk and “slippery” fabrics). Instructor: Jane Kennedy

Tuesdays, October 8th - November 12th, 7pm-9pm

Jane has been sewing professionally for nearly 20 years. Her widely varied job experience, as well as many years spent as a patternmaker, gives her a broad knowledge of garment creation.  Her experience ranges from making custom wedding gowns, to tailoring Chanel suits for the editor of Vogue, to making body armor for the US Military, to sewing lingerie for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. 

While her background is in couture sewing techniques, her practical approach to teaching sewing makes it accessible and fun for everyone. 

 “If you want to be fussy and perfect, that’s great. If you want to just get through it and prove to yourself you can make something with your own hands, I’m down with that too. And if you want to ask a million questions, I applaud your thirst for knowledge and will happily answer them.”

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