If you are in the middle of a complex project, want to start a new garment, challenge yourself by learning some new skills or just use the huge cutting tables and equipment at the studio, these booking sessions are for you.
These open studio sessions are not individual teaching sessions. They are simply designed to give you a little help, advice or support as you work at your own pace. While a highly experienced teacher is always in the studio at these times for any questions, it is not possible to sit and work through an entire project one on one with a single student.
LEVEL: We ask that you are at a confident beginner level and have made a simple garment before booking or that you have attended one of our beginner classes.
Duration: Bookings available in one hour increments running weekly from 10am to 6pm / Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday.
Muslin, pattern paper and basting threads
Use of all studio sewing & serger machines, irons, pressing tools, scissors, and more
Complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day
Tailoring Canvas, sleeve heads, interfacings, twill tape.
What level should I be sewing at to take this class?
This class is an advanced beginner/ intermediate class, you should be a confident sewer and have a little hand sewing experience if possible.
How many students are there per class?
The studio is equipped to hold 16 students comfortably, but due to the current circumstances we have a cap at 8 students for the safety of our staff and students.
How much 1-1 time will I get?
Each students will get as much time - both as a group and individually - as they need in order to construct their garment. The aim is for each student to complete their garment having fully understood each step, so they can build off their new skillset for future individual projects.
Can I bring my own sewing machine and/or notions?
Yes! If you have a sewing machine you love to use, you are welcome to bring it. If you have a machine that you do not use often and need help with, then please plan on using the studio machines.
Scissors, pins, threads, etc are all supplied but if you have your own favorites, then of course, bring those! We just ask that you label them and take full responsibility for your items while in class.
Will I finish my garment in class?
We try to make sure all projects can be completed in the time allotted unless otherwise stated when booking.
Some of the ongoing classes and workshops may have the potential for some voluntary homework or the option for extra learning but it cannot be guaranteed that any garment, item, or project will be completed in its entirety during the physical time spent in the studio.
What refreshments and snacks will be available?
Local treats, king cakes, bagels for breakfast, coffee and tea throughout the day... and a BYOB if you feel like celebrating at the end of a fun class. There is a small fridge, a Keurig, water cooler, microwave, and toaster in the studio and these can be used throughout the day.
As we are in the Quarter, there are lots of food options as well as delivery, so we will make a list of those available to you before lunchtime rolls around.
You are also welcome to bring snacks and lunch to eat at the studio if you prefer.