July is dress making month for teens and tweens (ages 11-18) on Fridays in July 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 4-5:30pm; $175.  This class will be limited to six students. They will finish with a summery cotton dress that will fit, flatter and of course look incredibly fashionable!  All supplies and use of equipment included.  

Classwork includes:

  • How to take measurements to determine your pattern size.
  • How to prep, cut, pin and mark fabric.
  • Specialty stitches, seams, and hem stitches for sewing clothing.
  • How to sew a curved seam.
  • How to work with bias tape.
  • How to read and follow a sewing pattern.
  • Elastic application.

Tuition includes:

  • Use of studio equipment and tools. If you prefer to work on your own sewing machine, you are welcome to bring it. 
  • All fabric, notions and findings

Skills needed to take this class include:

  • This class is designed for a beginner to intermediate level sewer.

Are you an absolute beginner who is interested in taking this class? We’d love to have you! Please email me hilarie@littlestitchstudionorfolk.com for more information on how you can take this class.

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I am offering a swimwear design and construction intensive course for teens on Fridays in June 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 4:15-5:30pm; $175.  This class will be limited to six students. They will finish with a bikini or tankini (of course!) that they will be proud to wear and of course look great in!

Classwork includes:

  • How to prep, cut, and mark stretch fabrics.
  • Specialty stitches, seams, and edge finishes for sewing swimwear.
  • How to handle stretch fabrics to ensure they keep their shape while you’re sewing.
  • Elastic application.

Tuition includes:

  • Use of studio equipment and tools. If you prefer to work on your own sewing machine, you are welcome to bring it. 
  • All fabric, notions and findings

Skills needed to take this class include:

  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting sewing machines.
  • Experience sewing straight seams. Experience sewing curved seams is helpful.
  • A general understanding of sewing patterns.
  • This class is designed for an advanced-beginner to intermediate level sewer.

Are you an absolute beginner who is interested in taking this class? We’d love to have you! Please email me hilarie@littlestitchstudionorfolk.com for more information on how you can take this class.