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Clothing Construction for Quilters Class

This class will meet once a week for 4 weeks, starting Tuesday, Feb 19, 1:00-3:30 pm. The first meeting will provide an introduction to clothing construction, lecture style, including: 

1. How to choose a pattern 

2. How to interpret information on pattern envelope 

3. Understanding terminology needed for pattern use 

4. Fabric choices (woven vs knit) and preparation before cutting out garments 

5. Understanding layout diagrams and what all the printing on a pattern piece means 

6. Understanding directions for construction 

7. Different techniques needed for clothing construction vs quilting, i.e. seam allowances, on-grain cutting, and fitting 

This class is for people with an understanding of sewing techniques. The 3 following classes will be a support group setting, where you can bring your project to work on and have questions answered. Class limit: 6 people.



Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner
Requirements: Students must have knowledge of how to use their sewing machines. The first class is a lecture and you do not bring your sewing machine or project to first class.
Instructor: Cheryl Mills
Instructor Bio: Cheryl has been hand sewing since the age of 3, and began sewing on her mom?s machine at 8. As a 4-H member, she helped others learn to sew. In high school, she was a teacher?s aid to the middle school Home Ec. teacher. In college, she majored in Clothing/Textiles at CA State University, Fresno. Over the years, Cheryl has sewn for others, taught various sewing classes, and is now an avid quilter while continuing to make clothing projects for family members.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.