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Sewing Classes

About our sewing classes

E1S1 thinks a relaxed, organic approach is better for the creative process. While we offer private instruction (individual and group), our E1S1 curriculum consists of project-based courses where each student may work at his/her own pace, therefore,

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY FOR ANY OF OUR WORKSHOPS OR CLASSES.

About Our Classes: During these classes, students will work from a pattern but will learn how to customize that pattern to their size, shape and style preference. Most class session are 2 hours long and each class meets once or twice a week for anywhere from three to five weeks (depending on the class). Please check the calendar for courses that include holiday dates as end dates may be extended to accommodate holiday closings. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR ADULT CLASSES ARE RUN ON A ROLLING ADMISSIONS BASIS AND YOU MAY ENROLL IN ANY CLASS AT ANY TIME. Ideally, you should plan to take all sessions without interruption but if you miss a class, you may make it up at your convenience, during a regularly scheduled session for that class.

Private Lessons

About our Private Lessons

E1S1 offers both individual and group private instruction. The length and scheduling is customized to your preferences. Our pricing is:Individual private instruction: $25 per hour(2 hour minimum) Group private instruction: $15 per hour, per person (minimum 5 people)Call us to day to schedule your private sessions.

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Corsets

This corset making class offers beginners the opportunity over six classes to create a corset to their own measurements that will transform the figure into a shape you didn't realize you had! The course is aimed at both those looking to gain new skills in garment making as well as fashionistas looking to create an original piece of vintage inspired lingerie.Price includes all specialty corsetry materials and findings including cotton fabric, spiral boning, busks, eyelets, lacing and sewing thread.

Price $145

(6 sessions) Tuesdays 10AM - 12PM or 6PM - 8PM

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Tailored Pants

Sewing is one of the most rewarding tasks where you get to customize and shape fabric into a flattering shapely garment. Custom Fit Pants class brings into play your skill as a stitcher and creative dynamo. The course includes drafting a personal pattern (sloper), creating up to 3 different pant designs with several tailoring and finishing techniques, Course includes fabric, zippers, buttons, hooks & eyes.

Price $145

(6 sessions) Wednesdays 10AM - 12PM or 6PM - 8PM

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Skirts

Learn to make a skirt that fits YOU! In this four-session class, you will create a custom-made muslin pattern for a simple skirt (either pencil or A-line) that can be used again and again to make many skirts. Next you will use the pattern to make a skirt out of a fabric of your choice, and learn key sewing techniques like applying an invisible zipper and accurate hemming. This class is very beginner friendly, but is also great for those who have some sewing know-how and want to learn a few fundamentals of patternmaking and accurate fitting.

Price $145

(6 sessions) Thursdays 10AM - 12PM or 6PM - 8PM

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Dresses

This is a great class for a beginner dressmaker. Learn how draft your own pattern, finish seams, find a hem leagth , Your sewing level This is a beginner's dressmaking class so no experience of dressmaking is required but you do need to know how to use a sewing machine.

Price $145

(6 sessions) Saturdays 10AM - 12PM

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Shirts/Blouses

Creating a custom made shirt is an excellent way to increase your sewing skills. There are many different tailoring techniques that are used, including sewing on buttons and making button-holes. In this course you will make a custom collared muslin shirt that is tailored to your measurements. You will then create the shirt in the fabric of your choice, choose buttons and learn the importance of interfacing...!

Price $145

(6 sessions) Fridays 10AM - 12PM or 6PM - 8PM

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Coats/Jackets

Coats and jackets are a challenge at times. One of the most important things to remember is ease. Make sure you have enough room to go over other clothing and still look flattering and pleasing to the eye. Styling and a good eye on the construction is key as is picking the correct outer fabric, lining and interfacing,

In this class you will learn to make a smart, well -constructed coat or jacket. You will learn the most about tailoring techniques compared to the other classes.

Price $145

(6 sessions) Sunday 12pm - 2pm

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