Are you looking for a beginner sewing class, but not interested in making an apron? Please check out our Shirt no. 1 class, which also offers beginning sewing instruction for making a basic shirt.
Saturday, April 6, 2–5 PM
This class walks you through the process for making a practical unisex Makers Apron that can be used from the kitchen to the craft room and beyond! This simple pattern makes for the perfect skill-building first project, with wrap-around ties and a front pocket that can be divided in custom-sized sections. The finished apron measures 14.5” long by 39” wide and the waist ties are approximately 64” long, so the apron can work for a wide range of sizes. You'll leave the class with the perfect accessory for all your future sewing endeavors!
For reference, in the picture, Jessamy and Jacqui are both wearing the same apron — Jessamy ties it in front and Jacqui ties it in back. Jessamy's hip measurement is 37" and Jacqui's is 52".
This class has a prerequisite:
- Completion of our Machine Basics class
- OR basic knowledge of AND some experience using a sewing machine
What you'll learn:
- Layout and cut a pattern from your fabric
- Maintain an even seam allowance while sewing
- Proper pressing techniques for sewing
- Turning corners on the machine
- Tips and tricks for even top stitching
- 1 1/2 yards fabric (pre-washed & pressed)
- 1/4 yards contrasting fabric for pocket (if desired)
- Coordinating thread
- sewing machine needle (appropriate type and size for fabric) — no need to bring your own machine, we will use the Janome machines in our sewing studio
Suggested Fabrics- Mid-weight wovens such as quilting cotton, canvas, or linen. Samples were made using Robert Kaufman Essex Linen in Natural.
*Students receive 10% off any supplies purchased for the class.
Pre-wash, dry, and press your fabric as needed before class.
Please familiarize yourself with our class policies before enrolling.