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
This class teaches you about the fundamentals of working with knits. Never worked with knits before? Consider this class a primer in getting your feet wet on how to pick the best knit fabrics for the right projects, what spandex is, double knits vs. jersey knits, how to sew knits with a sewing machine and hemming and finishing techniques for knit projects.
Materials to bring:
A notebook for taking notes
1 yard knit fabric

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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