Class Schedule

GC101:  Garment Construction I

            Sew your first garment in just three classes.  You will develop basic sewing techniques by learning sizing, fabric, patterns, and machine operation in this enjoyable class.



November 6, 13, 20                                                            10-12:30pm

December 4, 11, 18                                                             10-12:30pm


GC102:  Garment Construction II


            Enhance your sewing techniques by learning to put in zippers, sleeves, and buttonholes.



November 6, 13, 20                                                            10-12:30pm

December 4, 11, 18                                                             10-12:30pm





            We will teach you all about operating your serger.  You will learn how it works, how to thread it, how to change threads and more. 





            Learn the basics of machine embroidery, using hoop and which stabilizers to use for each projects. 




MW101:  Beginners & Intermediate- Introduction to Menswear Construction


This course introduces first time sewing students who haven’t sewn in awhile, to the many processes involved in creating a garment.  Professional standards of construction are emphasized throughout the course as students learn cutting, pattern layout, how to take proper measurements and construction of classic menswear.

Special machine methods and technical aspects of seam finish and detail are studied.  Students will be taught fundamental sewing skills; sewing machine operation, machine stitching, hemming, sewing buttons, buttonholes, and coordinating pattern w/ fabric & notions.

Basic standards of construction are stressed and practiced, enabling the student to make a finished garment.  Students will practice machine stitching on fabrics…

Once the course is completed students will possess the basic knowledge of constructing a garment from beginning to end.



October 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13                                                             10-12:30pm


MW301:     Intermediate II –  Menswear Tailored Construction


            Students learn how to layout, cut, sew all of the details associated with the classically tailored trouser.  Special emphasis is given to the fly, tailored pockets, and waistband. Details specific to the jacket and appropriate finishes for a high-end tailored garment are covered throughout the course.  Students construct a dress shirt or a pair of pants


                10-12:30pm                                                                         Saturday

                Nov 20, Dec 2, 9, 16                                                           $150.00


MW401:        Fashion Designer Studies Menswear/ Womenwear


            This course is for fashion designers and those who have the talent (but no formal training).  The course studies, collection development, patternmaking, draping, fabric& textiles, technique, and construction.  If you’re currently, creating a collection or want to create a collection, working on samples or need clarity about your design concepts then this course is for you.  Students research, sketch and design a collection, inspired by their original design. Original designs can be tested in muslin, constructed in fabrics, and analyzed in terms of taste, fabric selection and properties, design principles, and fashion interest.  Students learn about the importance of the market, branding, trends, and the structure of the design house.  Students are encouraged to create, inquiry, and grow as a designer.

                Designers will leave this course with a better understanding of creating a collection, along with the knowledge of how to process what’s in their heads, to pattern, to fabric, to garment.              


                1-3:30pm                                                                                              Saturday

                November 20, Dec 2, 9, 16                                                                $300.00



Students may bring their sewing machine or use one of ours.

All courses students are responsible for their fabrics and supplies.

Class Policies:

 Please pre-register for classes. All classes require full payment two weeks prior to class. We accept cash, check, or credit cards (Credit card payments can be made over the phone). Credit for cancelled classes will only be given if we are notified one week in advance of the class. If you are unable to bring in your machine for a class, we will be happy to provide one for you! Let us know when you register. Stop in our store classroom and preview samples of some of our class projects. Most notions for classes (scissors, fray check, thread, etc.) are available at our store. Please come a little early to make purchases at 10% savings. We reserve the right to cancel classes that do not reach minimum enrollment. If a course you registered for is cancelled, you will be notified. You will have the option of receiving a full refund or of applying your fee to another class. We look forward to having you here! Inclement Weather Policy: If class is cancelled due to severe weather, we will make every attempt to reschedule. Basic supplies include scissors, pins, tape measure, fray check, seam ripper, fabric marker, note pad and pencil, and sewing machine bobbins (if you bring your machine). All day and Saturday classes will break for lunch. Email us at or call (404) 752-7817 for class schedule and registration.

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