Monday, January 21, 2008

patternmaking class @ etsy labs in february

we've added a new session of patternmaking at the Etsy Labs. if you've been wanting to learn to make your own sewing patterns, here's your chance:

date: Fridays in February 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, & 2/22 (4 weekly classes)
time: 6:00-8:00 each class
location: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

if you love to sew, but are frustrated by the patterns you find in stores, this is the class for you. here you will learn the basic principles of flat patternmaking, and start having fun designing the clothes you picture in your mind! you will draft patterns for a t-shirt and an A-line skirt based on your own measurements. then we will manipulate these patterns into other style variations. we will also cover how to 'rub off' a pattern from a pre-existing garment. basic sewing experience is helpful to benefit from this class.

students are required to bring the following materials to the class:

* a roll or pad of newsprint, drawing paper or patternmaking paper, at least 14" wide
* see-through 18" ruler
* tape measure
* pencil and sharpener (or mechanical pencil)
* eraser
* scissors (for paper)
* 1 yard of muslin or similar inexpensive woven fabric
* 1 and a 1/2 yds of t-shirt jersey or similar knit

class fee is $180.00.

this class will be led by Cal Patch. she has been a clothing designer in NYC for 16 years. she designed the Free People label for Urban Outfitters, and owned PATCH 155, an indie boutique on the lower east side. her line of one-off handmade clothes and accessories, hodge podge, can be found in shops in Brooklyn and Manhattan. check out her work at

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