Fair Fit is a private studio in Mid City that offers sewing classes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Welcome to Fair Fit Baton Rouge Sewing Classes! Thanks for stopping by :) Below is our current class schedule and the courses that are open for registration.
Our classes are designed for adult learning styles. You are welcome to register your children over age 15, but if you are seeking to register a person under age 15, you must contact me first.
If our group classes do not work for your schedule, or you need individualized attention and the ability to work at your own pace, private lessons are also available. And if you are looking for more in-depth courses in fashion design,
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Better Sewing Class - Refine and Improve Your Sewing Skills
Better Sewing Class - Refine and Improve Your Sewing Skills
Please note: You don't need a machine to take this course, we can provide an in studio machine for you to use if you need one.
This course is 2 classes, held on Thursday, July 27th and August 3rd
6:30 to 8:30 PM
Are you a beginning sewist? Do you know how to use your machine, but need help with construction and improving the accuracy of your sewing? This class is designed to help you learn the necessary construction and intermediate techniques to improve your sewing and make items you can use. In our first class, you will learn more about seams, finishing, machine functions, special stitches and their parts and how they help you. You will definitely be surprised at how much your equipment is designed to help you overcome common sewing errors.
In this class I will share with you some of the tips and tricks that I learned from accomplished seamstresses and professional tailors. If you have taken Beginner's Sewing and How to Make Clothing this class is a great next step.
In the second class you will learn how to sewing machine and serger together as a team. Don’t worry, you can use my in studio sergers so you don’t have to have one to take the class. I’ll demonstrate more sewing finishes and details to really help you refine your sewing, using the serger to aid in your accuracy to construct better seams, hems, and finishings shown on garments you buy in the store. You’ll learn new kinds of stitches that the serger does besides just basic finishing and other techniques by changing the tension, needles, and threading.
By the end of this class, you will leave a better sewist. You will have a new and improved, more robust skill set to help you sew better clothing that looks refined instead of homemade.
Please note, by registering for this class, you agree to our cancellation policy. Because of our small class size and limited availability of spots, refunds and exchanges will only be made 2 weeks before class begins. Please mark your calendars and save the dates for class.
4 Important class FAQ’s
1. I signed up for a Fair Fit Class- What can I expect?
You can expect a small class, in a private studio- we aren't a commercial location, with fun people and a teacher who loves sewing and will show you how to work it into your life.When you sign up, I send you a welcome email with location, time, my cell for emergency texts, and instructions for the class. Our materials list goes out a couple weeks before the class so that you have time to shop for what you need. Often since classes are for beginners, I don’t require you to bring much, usually its just fabric and a pattern. For the special workshops, you will be sent info on supplies. If you need a machine, you can reserve one of ours. You can also learn on your own machine and I encourage that because I can help you with any problems you are having with it. Classes start on time, so if you are going to be late, please text me. You are welcome to come 5 to 7 minutes before class and get set up and comfortable. But since I do private lessons before class or am setting up the classroom for you before you come, if you make it any earlier, please text me. If I don’t answer, then we are finishing up a private lesson and will be ready in 5 minutes.
What can I learn from you that I can’t learn on YouTube?
I do get asked this, and its good. You can learn a lot from YouTube and I know people who learn how to sew by following online tutorials and I think that's awesome! I do believe class is helpful when you are trying to learn the process of sewing. Yes, you can google almost any sewing technique, but do you know when to use it, and in what order in the construction process? A lot of what I know about sewing is the way you use your hands. Its truly fabric manipulation- some of the best things I have learned is from watching expert seamstress and tailors is how they touch the fabric and work it with their fingers. In class, if you have coordination issues, I can stop you, help, and show you a way to correct. Also, I’m there to support you as a resource and you can ask any question. I see some people freeze on tutorials because of the commitment of cutting fabric, and I don't blame them, who wants to waste materials and money? Its nice to see the process, mimic it, and practice it with help. Pattern manipulation is often an individualized topic too- though there are rules, they are applied to unique situations dependent on the individual. Being in class is really fun too and you get to meet new people who share your interest.
Do you teach kids?
I do, and have taught all ages. Our group classes are designed for adult learning styles, so I do not allow individuals under age 15 to take the class unless they have taken private lessons with me and can implement and practice what I am teaching. If I see that after a few private lessons that they can take a class and get a lot out of it, I email the parent and let them know their child’s progress. Honestly, I have met some young sewing enthusiasts who can beat the adults, and I love their enthusiasm and fearless approach to the process. For some people who really want to take the group class, they register themselves and their child under the agreement that they help their younger one with any extra assistance or questions. I encourage you to email me, so that we can discuss the best option so your child can start sewing.
I can’t make class, what’s your cancellation policy?
Okay, here comes my teacher tone. I do want you to commit to the class, and write it on your calendar and make arrangements with your family to accommodate your attendance. We keep our class sizes super small, and they aren’t offered all the time, so when you reserve a spot, another student can’t take the class who really wants to learn how to sew too. To receive a refund, I need you to let me know 2 FULL WEEKS prior to the start date of the class that you can’t make it, and are subject to a 10% administrative fee to cover all the credit card transactions and admin work. Transfers and refund requests will not be accepted after this deadline, unless it is a medical emergency, death in the family, or a dangerous weather event.