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All classes held at the Better Living Through Sewing studio in North Oakland @ 40th and Broadway.

The Ins and Outs of Commercial Patterns
Four class series limited to 3 students.

Wednesdays, July 8-29, 6 to 9 pm

Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner (description)

Cost: $140 ($150 if you use my machine)

To register: Email or call 510-985-0997.

Class description: This class is perfect for total beginners or those needing a brush-up. First, we'll go over the attachments and tools used in sewing, how to sew a straight seam, backstitch and turn corners, and machine tension and troubleshooting. From there you'll go on to take your measurements and purchase fabric and a pattern. Then you'll cut, construct and alter a simple skirt or pair of pants, install a zipper and create a rolled hem. You'll leave with a completed garment and the skills to make more!

Pattern Ins and Outs
Commercial Patterns: Shirts and Dresses
Revamped, Re-used and Recycled
Perfect Pants
Sunday Sewing Lab
Jeans Hacking
Introduction to your Machine
Buttons, Zippers, Hooks and Eyes, Oh My!