Sewing Classes

If you don’t know – and you live in Salt Lake City, Utah!! - A Fashionable Stitch is not just a blog and online shop (curated by the one and only Miss Sunni Standing) its also a brick and mortar fabric store! Holy cow! What’s that? Oh yes, we are a bona-fide real deal business! Yikes! In addition to this brick and mortar, we offer a community of sorts where we teach sewing classes to the locals. And its f.u.n. So if you’re a Salt Lake City local or thereabouts, or you’re in town for a visit, do stop in, say hello and sign up for a class. We would love to meet you!

Here is what’s on the docket for August 2014:

Personal-Sloper-Class

Personal Sloper Class – this class entails 4 sessions, $235
Dates & Times: August 12, 19, 26 & September 2 @ 1pm – 3pm
Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Instructor: Emily Woods
Have you ever wanted to learn to make a set of slopers that are custom fitted to your body measurements?  This class will teach you how to draft a basic slopers or “blocks” that you can design any number of perfectly fitting patterns from.  Class price includes the book “Pattern by Measurement” by Signe Jacobsen.  (Will have a bodice, skirt, sleeve and pant sloper when done.)
Materials to bring: Muslin fabric for a test garment, not needed the first week.

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All-About-Knits

All About Knits – this class entails 1 session, $50
Dates & Times: August 6 @ 6pm – 8pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Miriam Tribe
Whether it’s taking your sewing projects from boring to bangarang, or personalizing something with your very own flare, hand printing is hot right now–and a fantastic way to add depth, design, texture, print and general awesomeness to your garment sewing or quilting projects.  This hands-on class will overview various hand printing tools and materials, cover printing techniques, tips and pattern design, and finally give you application ideas on a large and small scale. We’ll begin carving and printing in class!
Materials to bring:
-Linoleum cutter, available at A Fashionable Stitch
-Carving Block, available at A Fashionable Stitch
-Block printing Ink, available at A Fashionable Stitch
-brayer (I love this fuzzy pink roller from Home Depot, but any dense foam brayer will work)
-fabric to print. You can print anything, but I prefer solid colored wovens or knits with a smooth tight weave, and generally steer clear of synthetics). Any RTW item will work, but it’s easier to print flat fabric than three-dimensional clothing.

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Drafting and Sewing a Knit Tee—this class entails three sessions, $150
Dates & Times: August 14, 20 & 27; 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate

Instructor: Miriam Tribe
There’s nothing more well-loved than a perfectly fitting tee, and nothing that works harder in your wardrobe!  In this three session class, we’ll walk through simple pattern drafting together to create a custom tee pattern based off your own unique measurements and preferences, and then sew it up while learning basic knit-sewing and finishing techniques. Additionally, we’ll discuss tee variations as well as simple slash and spread techniques to create your own custom t-shirts at home. This is a great skill building class—come away with confidence working with knits, a custom tee pattern and the perfect tee!
Materials needed: 2 yards 60″ wide or 45″ wide knit fabric and matching/coordinating thread. Please pre-shrink fabric before attending class.

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Interested in taking any of these classes? Contact us!
A Fashionable Stitch
(formerly Yellow Bird Fabrics)
 988 East 3300 South
(801) 466-3110