Sewing Class Descriptions

Starting January 10, 2022, I will be opening the studio to fully vaccinated students only and face covering will be required. We'll ease back into it with private classes, and returning students will receive a 10% discount. Both beginners and experienced sewers are welcome. In addition to the typical eight week sessions that I've always offered, I'm including an hourly option for those of you who just need a refresher or have a particular problem to solve.
Fees for 2022:
Private classes: $35.00 per hour/$550 for full eight week session


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.

Jackets

Discover the secrets of producing a beautifully fitting jacket from woven fabric. Fashion design elements such as darts lapels and pockets are options. Your jacket can be lined or unlined.

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.

Blouse

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.

Beginning Clothing - Skirts

Are you looking for some variety in your wardrobe of pants and jeans? A skirt is the answer. Whether pencil or full 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.

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.


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

"Hi, I am Nikeeta. I am a textile designer with a masters' degree and I always wanted to Learn to Sew. So I got a pleasant opportunity to be one of the students of Kathie's for 2 years. I took classes from "sewing for beginners" to "clothing" along with "how to work with knits." It was an immensed pleasure to learn this Art from Kathie. She is the most precised, helpful, patient and experienced teacher with a beautiful working studio. Kathie taught me the importance of proper fittings, numerous sewing techniques, sewing supplies, gave me helpful tips and many tricks. I also bought my first sewing machine with her guidance. She helped me grow an eye for this Art. All I can say, I love sewing and it's only because I had a great teacher!! KATHIE Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!"
- Nikeeta.