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 September 2014:

Tips-and-tricks

Tips & Tricks for Professional Looking Projects – this class entails 1 session, FREE
Dates & Times: September 16 @ 6pm – 7pm
Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Emily Woods
Do you ever make something and wonder why your seams don’t look right?  Have you recently started sewing and have questions about sewing in general?  Come enjoy a free one hour class where we go over various tips and tricks to creating professional looking items.  Topics will include grading seams, correct pressing methods, uses for various types of interfacing and a few other time saving tips and tricks.  No supplies needed.  Lecture based class but make sure you sign up because space is limited.
Materials to bring:
A notebook for taking notes

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Pattern-Manipulation

Basics of Pattern Drafting – this class entails 1 session, $50
Dates & Times: September 13 @ 10am – 12pm
Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Instructor: Emily Woods
This class will teach you basic pattern drafting techniques.  Topics include truing darts, dart manipulation and adding fullness or gathers.  This class is a great one to take if you have a set of slopers and don’t know where to go next.  We will be working in half scale creating paper patterns, using techniques you can then apply at home.

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Drafting & Sewing a Maxi Skirt – this class entails 1 session, $50
Dates & Times: September 24 @ 6pm – 8pm
Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Instructor: Miriam Tribe
Learn to draft and sew the easy, versatile and comfortable fashion staple! This class will cover the basics of sewing with knits, and you’ll come away a perfect fitting a-line skirt with a yoga style waistband of any length. You’ll also learn tips for several different variations for waistbands and style lines, and a custom pattern so you can whip one out whenever you fancy!
Materials to bring: 2-3 yards 55”-60” knit fabric. If you’re a XS-S get 2 yards, M-L get 2.5 yards, and XL+ get 3 yards. If you’re unsure get 3!

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Personal-Sloper-Class

Personal Sloper Private Lessons, $50 per lesson, $42 for textbook
Dates & Times Available: 2 hour slots, September 9, 16, 23, 30; 1pm – 5pm
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?  These lessons will be geared to teaching you how to draft a basic set of slopers that you can design any number of perfectly fitting patterns from.  Please wear tighter clothing to first class to aid in easy measuring.
Materials to bring: Muslin fabric for a test garment.

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