Garment Sewing Techniques Series

Garment Sewing Techniques Series

Take just one session or all 3. Each session will $40 and they are 2 hours long each session. We will be making samples. Maximum class size is 5: minimum of 2 participants to hold a class.

4/6 Zippers 

Will cover different zipper insertions

  • Center Back zipper
  • Lapped zipper
  • Invisible zipper

Tools and material required:

  • Pen and paper write notes with
  • A sewing machine is in working condition
  • Narrow zipper foot and invisible zipper foot
  • Half yard of cotton or cotton blend material (can be purchased at JoAnn)
  • 1/4 yard of fusible knit interfacing (can be purchased at JoAnn)
  • Two 7 to 9 inches closed bottom garment sewing zipper
  • One 9 inches invisible zipper
  • Seam Ripper
  • 50 wt. poly threads
  • Thread trimmer
  • Marking tools

5/2, Elastic Waistband

Will cover a non-traditional elastic insertion for waistband to create a seamless and professional looking garment

Tools and material required:

  • Pen and paper to write notes with
  • A sewing machine is in working condition
  • 1/2 yard of flannel or medium knit materials (can be purchased at JoAnn)
  • 1 yard of 1 inch or 1.5 inch wide elastic (can be purchased at JoAnn)
  • 1 yard of  1 inch grosgrain ribbon (can be purchased at JoAnn)
  • Size 14/90 Ball point needle
  • Seam ripper
  • 50 wt. poly threads
  • Thread trimmer
  • Marking tools

6/1, Seam Finishes 

All about raw seam finishing. Will compare overlock stitches in sewing machines vs. sergers, and will discuss what stitches would be appropriate to use for light / medium / heavy weight materials.

Tools and material required: 

  • Pen and paper to write notes with
  • A sewing machines is in working condition
  • Participants to bring a 1/4 yard of each type of materials ( light/ medium/ heavy weight) to class and we will make samples
  • Size 80/12 or 90/14 microtex needle
  • Seam ripper
  • 50 wt. poly threads
  • Thread Trimmer
  • Marking Tools

Question regarding classes should be directed to jackie@sewingmachineshop.com

Dates: 4/6,  5/2,  6/1   

Time: 1 – 3 pm