This course includes How to Read Patterns, Cutting your Fabric, Buttonholes 101, and a two hour assembly session!
We'll address some neat tricks, how get get buttons placed perfectly for your body type, and steer your through the "problem" areas of sleeve insertion, cuffs, and collars. This course will be offered via 5 classes in succession.
It is beneficial if you have a sewing machine at home, as this class does encourage students to sew in-between classes. If you do not have a machine, please contact us to discuss options. If you are a slow sewer you may need to purchase additional class time to complete your shirt.
Make a Buttondown Shirt
Please take How to Read & Use Patterns and Cutting your Pattern from Fabric BEFORE signing up for this course!
Not sure what to get someone for a holiday or birthday? Make them a comfy robe! You choose the fabric, and in the 3 part class assemble a super soft robe that fancy hotels would envy! We'll discuss tricks to working with knits and terry, and steer your through the "problem" areas of sleeve insertion, cuffs, and collars. This course will be offered via 3 classes in succession.
You will need to sign up for all 3 robe classes on the calendar in order to complete the robe! Also, it is beneficial if you have a sewing machine at home, as this class does encourage students to sew in-between classes. If you do not have a machine, please contact us to discuss options. If you are a slow sewer you may need to purchase additional class time to complete your robe.
Make a Comfy Robe
This course includes How to Read Patterns, Cutting your Fabric, Knit Wits, and a two hour assembly session!
Scared a bit of knits, but want to learn and make something that fits great? This 5 part course will guide you though the assembly process, so you feel comfortable sewing knits and learn some handy techniques.
Also, it is beneficial if you have a sewing machine at home, as this session does encourage students to sew in-between classes. If you do not have a machine, please contact us to discuss options. If you are a slow sewer you may need to purchase additional class time to complete your shirt or dress.
Make Knit Leggings
Learn some very basic alterations, including hemming a skirt or dress pants, hemming jeans, and shortening cuffs on a dress shirt or blouse.
If you have a skirt or pair of pants you need guidance on, please bring them along to discuss!
Basic Alterations #1
So shortening your pants or skirt is a breeze, but what if the waist is too wide? Or that blouse is a bit too roomy? Join us for this class and add some class to your wardrobe with these easy tailoring tricks.
If you have a shirt or skirt you'd like some guidance on,
bring it along!
Basic Alterations #2
Do you have FOK....Fear of Knits? Knits don't have to be hard, difficult, or scary, they just need a few special tricks that are easy to master! Increase your knit know-how with the techniques in this loopy lesson! Learn how to use special stitches to prevent unwanted mishaping, figuring proper ease, and how to identify which knit is right for your project!
So you know how do make great basic seams, but you want to take your techniques to the next level...this is the class for you! Learn french seams, flat felled (jeans) seams, and a decorative seam or two! Perfect for those dressier projects!
Simple Seams 102
Learn how to insert the tricky lapped zipper, and an easy trick for installing zippers in pants with a fly in this toothy tutorial
We HIGHLY recommend taking zippers 101
before taking this class
Patch pockets and side seam pockets are useful, but welted and zippered pockets are BEAUTIFUL! Learn how to make a single or double welted pocket, and how to make a zippered pocket opening.
We HIGHLY recommend taking zippers 101
before taking this class
So, you know how to assemble a pattern, and your technique and sewing skills are good but the final fit of your patterns is off. Learn how to properly measure yourself, apply these measurements to selecting and adjusting printed patterns, and a few tricks for spotting & correcting fitting problems without any tantrums!
Have you ever wondered what all those weird feet are for your sewing machine? Want to unlock expert results and simplify your techniques? Then you need to join us for our Happy Feet class! We'll discuss many of the "standard" extra feet that come with sewing machines, and some specialty feet and how to locate them for your specific model. You'll be dancing with joy and ideas after this class!
Interfacing and facings are a common occurrence in sewing, and proper facing execution will give your garments a crisp and professional finish. Interfacing is crucial to giving your garment shape and form, even though you don't see it. Learn about the different forms of interfacing, how to apply them, how to understitch a seam, and how to sew a great facing every time!
What You Don't See
The big 3 for shaping your sewing projects are pleats, darts & gathers. Learn how to properly execute each of the big 3, and how they apply to your body and fitting of your project.
Pleats, Darts & Gathers
Two of the most popular finishes for home decor items, both bias tape and piping are easy and fun to add to almost any project! Learn how to properly apply bias tape for the best finish, sew mitered corners, and choose the right size for your project. Piping adds a great embellishment to your seams, and is simpler to apply than you think!
Bias Tape BONANZA
& Piping Too
We recommend that you've taken Zippers 101 for the best outcome of your project!
But if you are feeling adventurous, sign up!
Make a pillow cover with an invisible zipper opening, and finished edges of piping! Be sure to bring the square pillow you are making the cover for, so we can measure it for fit!
Pillow with Zipper
Tired of the typical "make an apron" class that really doesn't teach you how to sew? Don't need another tote bag, but you'd like to sew something fun and make a difference? We think that you can change the world one project at a time, so we've teamed up with the Aurora Animal Shelter to make a difference in the lives of kitties who need homes!
Sewing to Save Lives Kitty Socialization Bag
Make this neat bag that keeps your sewing tools at your fingertips and also reinforces your bias tape and piping skills! Fits conveniently under your sewing machine so you don't need clips or screws, and your bag can travel with you and your machine!
Sewing Tool Bag
PO Box 151320 • Denver, Colorado • 80215 • HISSstudio @ gmail.com
Classes are Sundays 12-6pm