Sewing Class Descriptions

All classes are two hours long and run eight weeks. Group sessions are limited to four, so that I can give you individual attention. Private classes are by arrangement. Workshops run four hours, with a break for lunch.
Fees for 2016:
Group classes $275.00
Private classes: $300.00
Workshops: $60.00

BEGINNER
If you're new to sewing or want to brush up on your skills, this sewing class is the place to start. Fundamentals of machine operation, buttonholes and zipper insertion are covered. We'll explore fabrics and tools,and cover classic hand stitching and the basic machine utility stitches.
SKIRTS
Are you looking for some variety in your wardrobe of pants and jeans? A skirt is the answer. Whether pencil or full, long or short, skirts are the ultimate in comfort and bring a fresh look paired with your tops and jackets.This is the perfect class for someone new to sewing apparel. Its a fun first venture into learning about creating clothing. Discover the techniques and develop the skills you need to produce a fashionable, well-fitting skirt. Beginning sewing skills required.
PANTS
Are you frustrated with poor-quality retail pants or jeans cut for teenagers? This class will guide you through producing a fashionably designed pair of pants. You'll learn how to obtain an accurate set of measurements and other secrets to producing a custom fit. Beginner sewing skills required.
BLOUSES
You can never have enough of this wardrobe staple. Learn the techniques for making the perfect pairing for your pants and skirts. Whether your taste is classic button-front or flowy tunic, this sewing class will guide you through fitting the upper body and creating your ideal top in woven fabric. Beginner sewing skills required.
KNITS
Explore the other branch of the fabric family tree in this introduction to knits. Discover the wide variety of choices in this indispensable fabric.Learn professional tips from selecting the right knit to sewing and finishing that will make your project a success.
JACKETS
Discover the secrets of producing a beautifully fitting jacket from woven fabric. Fashion design elements such as darts, collars, lapels and pockets are options. Your jacket can be lined or unlined. Beginner sewing skills are required.
PRIVATE
Private lessons are available for any skill level.

Fall 2017

BEGINNER
Monday
September 11 - October 30
10am ~ 12noon
SKIRTS
Tuesday
September 12-October 31
1:00PM-3:00PM
PANTS
Thursday
September 28-November 2
1:00-3:00PM
BLOUSES
TBA
KNITS
TBA
JACKETS
TBA
PRIVATE
By arrangement

Here's what students say about Kathie's classes:

Class Action"Kathie has taught me the importance of proper fit of clothing. The principles that Kathie has taught me of how to construct a garment so it fits properly has carried over to when I buy ready made clothes. Now I know why I don't like the way a garment fits me! Kathie has also taught me the small tricks of the trade for proper use of sewing notions and techniques to use while sewing."
- Jane Lechner

"I took a one day knit workshop with Kathie, and I feel I learned so many sewing skills and techniques that go beyond sewing with knits. Kathie is very detail oriented and precise in a way that makes you strive to improve, but is also very patient. Kathie is very generous with feedback and her time, and as this was a one day workshop I received a lot of hands-on attention. I learn best by doing myself, and found this class to be an excellent investment of my time and money. I learned many new techniques and the logic and rationale behind them, and I know how to make better use of techniques I was already using. I highly recommend Kathie as an instructor. If you want to take your sewing skills up several notches, Kathie is the instructor to get you moving."
- Nicole

"I have been taking sewing classes from Kathie for over eight years. Even though I consider myself a relatively proficient seamstress, I learn something new with each class Kathie teaches. Not only is she an expert with sewing techniques, but she is also highly skilled with tailoring, which is an area that many home sewers could benefit from. I know that the clothes I make with Kathie's oversight fit better and make me, in turn, look better."
- Diane Lindsay

"My husband got me a new sewing machine several years ago, but I didn't know how to use it. I hadn't sewn in a long time, so I thought I'd give Kathie's class a try. Well, not only did I learn how to use my machine, but her class rekindled my enjoyment of sewing! I've taken classes from Kathie ever since, and look forward to learning new sewing techniques, and creating new, original pieces of clothing to wear. I recommend Kathie's classes to anyone!"
- Marilyn Andrachick