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Think SpringLearn. Create. Sew!




Want to learn to sew? Want to brush up some old skills or learn some new ones? Just Make it Sew offers a number of classes and workshops just for you!

Below is what we have currently scheduled. But, if you don't see something you'd like to learn... just call us. We'd be happy to try and fit something in so you can --
Make it. Wear it. AND Look your Best!

Current Classes and Workshops:


The Women's Maker Series

Frances Tobin - The Makers AtlierWe're all about "Me Made" clothing. In this Women's Maker series, we are taking classic items and re-imagining them for today's fashion conscious woman.

We're also are taking inspiration from the Blog by Alyson Walsh, "That's Not My Age" and Frances Tobin from The Maker's Atlier (pictured right.) Frances Tobin states, "The immediate benefit of sewing your own clothing is the sense of achievement that comes with creating a garment, in a fabric of your choice... In the longer term, we have a different relationship with clothes we have made for ourselves. The garments have more intrinsic value and they are less disposable." In this series we are using "more challenging" fabric and we "dress-up" these classic styles. Make a point today to sign up for one -- or all -- of these classes.


Tie Neck BlouseThe Fashion Tote -- Saturday, March 14th from 9:00 am to Noon.

In this workshop you will make your own fashion accessory. Large enough for your Saturday shopping and fashionable enough to take with you for a night out! What a great way to reduce your single use plastic bags without looking like your bringing home the entire grocery store. Sewing experience is not required.

Skills learned include mitering corners, top stitching and machine stitching. It's made with a more challenging fabric, can be made with a faux leather and includes more detail. As usual, space is limited and these classes can fill up quickly. Appropriate for beginning to advanced sewists, ages 16 and above. We recommend you guarantee your spot by signing up now before its too late! This class is being offered on Saturday morning, March 14th, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Follow this link.


Pencil SkirtThe Pencil Skirt -- Saturday, March 28th from 9:00 am to Noon.

For this Women's Maker Class we're updating the classic pencil skirt for today's fashion conscious woman. This is a more tapered version of a wardrobe staple, making it more of a fashion statement!

In this workshop you will make your own stylish pencil skirt. This skirt will be sewn with 4 panels instead of 2 with detailed style lines that flatter our curves. Allow for up to 3 hours to complete this project. Appropriate for beginning to advanced sewists.

Skills learned include hemming, sewing in an elastic waist, sewing straight, sewing with knits, and more. As usual, space is limited and these classes can fill up quickly. Appropriate for beginning to advanced sewists, ages 16 and above. We recommend you guarantee your spot by signing up now before its too late! This class is being offered on Saturday morning, March 28th, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Click here to sign up for this class.


Front Tie BlouseThe Front Tie Blouse -- Sunday, April 19th from 10:00 am to 3:30 p.m.

For the Women's Maker Series this is a modern interpretation of a classic blouse pattern from Maker's Atlier. It can be dressed up or down. It will be made with buttons down the front. It can also be made with wider tie to form more of a bow.


In this workshop you will make your own reimagined blouse -- just in time for spring! This Blouse will take the skills you have learned in the previous Women's Maker Series and expand on what you've learned. Appropriate for those who have sewn with us before. Must have taken one of the other classes in the series or our Intro to Sewing class. Skills learned include making button holes and sewing on buttons, hemming, setting in a sleeve, sewing on a curve and more.

As usual, space is limited and these classes can fill up quickly. Appropriate for beginner sewers ages 16 and above. We recommend you guarantee your spot by signing up now before its too late! This class is being offered on Sunday morning, April 19th, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Follow this link to sign up for this class.


Additional Classes:


Introduction to Sewing (and Fashion). The first in our Sewing Basics sewing series.

This is a true beginner class where you will learn all about your sewing machine and finish your first project. Appropriate for any age from 7 to adult.
Click here for a full list of current dates and a full description.


Skill Builder - Series

Once you've taken the Introduction to Sewing Class, you may want to expand your sewing skills. The Skill Builder - Series is a project series geared towards teaching you the additional skills you need to continue your sewing journey.

In the Skill Builder series, you choose from a variety of projects and sign up for blocks of hours to continue learning and advancing your sewing skills. The projects shown below are a sample of some of the projects you can choose from...



The beret pictured above is a good skill builder project. In this project, you'll learn to make your own pattern, sew curves and mold the beret to your head. A JMIS exclusive project, it was inspired by a recent trip to Paris and is similar to one shown in Dior's fall ready-to-wear collection. Allow approx. 2 to 2.5 hours to complete this project.


Make a pattern using your own measurements and make this reverse applique skirt. Besides learning reverse applique techniques, in this project you'll learn to work with knits, learn to use a fold-over elastic to make a waist band, hemming, and more. Allow approx. 2.5 to 3 hours to complete this project.


The third item pictured above is a sweater based on a "Named" pattern. In this project, you'll learn to "recycle" a sweater or sweatshirt or make it "fresh" as a new article. It would be a great way to update an article of clothing. In this project you'll learn how to follow a pattern, finish off edges using a bias binding, etc. This is a fun and not-to-difficult pattern that is a season-less style. Allow approx. 2 to 2.5 hours to complete this project.


The last of the item pictured above is fabulous jacket. A slightly more advanced project, it would be a great first jacket to make. Flattering on most figures, you'll learn how to sew a two-piece collar, set in a sleeve, create a back pleat, do button holes and more. While you will need to allow approx. 6 hours or more to complete this project some of this work can be done on your own or at home.


You'll love making and wearing these projects and best of all, when people ask you where you bought it you can say, "I made it myself!". Click here for more information.


The Sewing Basic series is designed as an individual lesson series. Projects/Lessons are scheduled and paid for as individual lessons. For your best value, we recommend purchasing a block of hours. Call us to schedule your date today!