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Garment Sewing


Some beginner classes rush you through a couple of simple projects. When you then try to do it on your own, you're lost. At Sew Right we've been teaching beginners for years and have developed the right format so that you'll understand it and can go home and do it on your own. Ruth has been teaching people to sew for over 30 years! Here's a chance for a beginning sewer to kick things up a notch! Start with a super simple design and learn how to combine a variety of fabrics to create a patchwork jacket and/or use those decorative machine stitches with fancy thread or trims for a custom design with bling! (Soft fabrics with drape will work best).

Cost: $ 195.00
Fit is the Holy Grail of garment sewing-all the fine sewing in the world will not save a badly fitted garment. There is precious little information out there on fitting and this class aims to address that lack of good information. This fitting clinic will perform two functions: to explain and demonstrate how to fit garments and to create a pattern of a favorite garment that actually fits. The student will bring in a muslin mock-up of a garment that they want adjusted to fit them properly. In class, they will learn how to adjust the garment for a proper fit. A pattern will be created based on the adjustments according to the information provided in the re-fitted muslin. At the end of class, along with a well-fitting pattern, the students will gain an understanding of the procedure and principles of how to "fit" so they can apply these skills to future garments. Seating is limited to insure everybody gets personal attention. *This class is for intermediate and advanced sewers.

Cost: $ 89.00
If you've taken a class with Ruth before you know that it is equivalent to taking a professional class at FIT or better! A basic dress is a classic staple for every wardrobe. In this class, you'll learn how to select a dress pattern style that will work with your body type as well as one that offers features that permit easier fit. Ruth will focus on bodice-fitting as that is crucial to the look of your garment. It's time to work with necklines, armholes, facings, and darts. Ruth will share her years of teaching experience in helping you create a stunning simple dress.

Cost: $ 175.00