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Beginning Garment Sewing

  • Uncommon Threads 87 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC, 29401 United States (map)

If you’ve always wanted to learn to make your own clothes, here is a great place to start! During this four-week class, we will learn how to read a pattern, select and cut pattern pieces, construct the garment, finish the garment, and if necessary, how to make adjustments to the final product for a great fit. Instead of being limited to a single pattern, you may choose a commercial or independent pattern that strikes your fancy! Simple dresses, shirts, and skirts are recommended for this beginner class.

Provided: Cutting tools, sewing machines, serger machines, necessary sewing tools

What you need to bring: pattern, fabric, notions (notions are things like buttons, thread, closures, etc) The recommended fabric yardage and type and what notions are needed will be listed on the back of your pattern.

Where to find these things:

Five Eighth Seams is an excellent local sewing shop that carries many independent patterns and some beautiful fabrics.

Jo-Ann Fabrics is a national store that carries commercial patterns and a decent selection of apparel fabrics. (Make sure you print out coupons from the website before your visit!)

There are of course many online fabric and pattern retailers. The disadvantage to this route is that you can’t feel the fabric before you buy it! If you are unfamiliar with different types of fabric and how they behave, I recommend shopping locally to gain understanding of all the different fabrics available to you.

Classes will be Monday evenings; April 8, 15, 22, 29, from 6-8pm. Space will be limited to 3 students.

Register here!


Earlier Event: April 5
Open House
Later Event: April 13
Drop-In Mending Clinic