The How to Make Clothing Program

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The How to Make Clothing Program

197.00

The How to Make Clothing Program: A six week course designed to teach you the process of sewing basic garment construction, and how to use, read, and understand a sewing pattern. 

One of the most critical skills you need to know and understand when it comes to sewing your own clothing is the ability to read, understand, and use a sewing pattern effectively. In fact, in garment construction, half the work you do is sewing, and the other half is using the pattern and knowing how it relates to your body, sense of style, and the process of sewing a garment.

And this course is designed to walk your through that process step by step.

The How to Make Clothing Program is part of the new Fair Fit Fundamentals curriculum and it is a mixture of online and offline learning designed to set you up with an actual practice of sewing your own clothing, so that when you leave class you have the confidence to tackle your sewing projects at home on your own.  

I want my students to have tools to keep learning as they grow in their sewing, so over the past year, I have been developing and implementing mixtures of online and offline learning. Because sewing, especially sewing your own clothing is a complex topic, I have found that having videos of what we cover in class helps you to be able to revisit the lessons as needed- you don't have to worry about forgetting what you learned in class, rather, you will have a set of video lessons you can reference as often as needed, at your own time, and on your own pace for as long as you need them.

This course is 6 weeks, however, its designed to accommodate busy summer schedules. The program officially begins June 20, and the advantage is that a lot of the work for the course is completed through weekly video lessons and homework that you can complete before our in person class on July 18th. Please see below for the class syllabus and outline to see the schedule and confirm your availability. 

To participate in this course, you will need to be able to access a computer and internet to watch the video modules. You will also need to buy 2 yards of fabric and a sewing pattern.

Please see my video below for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. I can't wait to help you get started sewing your own clothing. 

You can register below - Please note, registration for this course closes on Monday, June 12th with no exceptions.

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Here's how it works! Each week I will check in with you and send you weekly video lessons to watch and a short homework lesson to complete. It will take about an hour of your time and you have a week to complete each module. The first part of the course is best taught on video, so you have it to reference for all of your future projects, and is designed to teach you all that you need to know about a sewing pattern, how to read and use it, and how to prepare your fabric for cutting out your garment.

We will meet for our in person class on July 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. We will sew our garment together, teaching you the process and and order in which a garment is sewn. You will learn essential garment construction methods for beginners that apply to most garments, and Ill walk you through your project from start to finish.

And after that, our final module is designed to set you up with next steps so that you can practice on your own before moving on to our more advanced garment construction classes. I want you to know how to practice on your own, and I have a proven methodology to share with you to make sure you practice and implement the investment that you have made to learn how to sew. 

THE HOW TO MAKE CLOTHING PROGRAM - CLASS SYLLABUS AND SCHEDULE

Please note: the dates indicate the week you will have to watch your videos and complete homework, each video is approximately 5 minutes, and weekly modules should take 30 to 45 minutes to complete. 

WEEK 1: HOW TO PLAN A CLOTHING PROJECT - June 20 through June 29th
               Video Lesson 1: Four resources to find great patterns
               Video Lesson 2: How to choose the right pattern for your project
               Video Lesson 3: Selecting fabric and notions for your project
               Homework: Complete the lesson worksheet for lessons 1-3 due June 29th

WEEK 2: UNDERSTANDING YOUR SEWING PATTERN - June 29th through July 3rd
               Video Lesson 4: How to read a pattern
               Video Lesson 5: How to cut out your pattern to size
               Video Lesson 6: Pattern symbols and what they mean
               Homework: Complete the lesson worksheet for lessons 4-6 by July 3rd

WEEK 3: PREPARING YOUR CLOTH FOR CUTTING - July 5th through July 11th
               Video Lesson 7: Prewashing and Pressing
               Video Lesson 8: Understanding Fold and Selvedge
               Video Lesson 9: Matching Selvedges Demo
               Video Lesson 10: Grain of the Cloth
               Homework: Go buy your fabric, wash it, and purchase your pattern.

WEEK 4: HOW TO LAY OUT YOUR PATTERN FOR CUTTING - July 11th through July 18th
               Video Lesson 11: Grainline and Foldline
               Video Lesson 12: Pattern Layouts
               Video Lesson 13: Pinning the pattern to the cloth and pinning for beginners
               Video Lesson 14: Placing the pattern on grain
               Homework: Pin your pattern and have it checked by Andrea

WEEK 5: MEET AT FAIR FIT STUDIO FOR SEWING THE SHIRT CLASS - JULY 18TH 6:30 PM
               Sew the project with me from start to finish, learning the process of garment               construction, sewn details, and question and answer session.

WEEK 6: PRACTICE PLANS FOR YOUR FUTURE SEWING - JULY 19TH - JULY 25TH
               Video Bonus Lesson: Check Fit
               Video Bonus Lesson: Pattern fit and alterations
               Practice plans and resources