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Garment Sewing Bootcamp

Sewing Boot camp - Skill building for Garment making 

Are you ready to build on your beginner sewing skills? We offer a 4 part Sewing Boot Camp - Skill building for Garment making, that will help you build on what you have already learned in other foundational sewing classes. Skill building is all what this class is about. In each session you will learn techniques that you will later apply to a project of your choice in the last class.

In each session you will have the opportunity to make a sample of each technique that you will be able to take home with you as reference!

Skill Level: Advanced beginner 

Skill requirements: 

If you have ever taken any of The Makehouse's 'Learn to Sew' series classes, Home Sewing Boot Camp (All under Beginner Sewing Workshops) OR if you have basic sewing experience such as knowing how to thread and use a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, construct simple seams, and be familiar with sewing terminology such as "right sides of fabric together" and "seam allowance." 

Must be aged 16+

In this workshop you will learn:

• New sewing vocabulary
• Skill building tools you’ll need to sew at home
• Introduction to different presser feet (zipper foot etc)
• Learning how apply zippers (regular and invisible)
• Introduction to different stitches on the machines (blind hem stitch etc)
• Building skills on different types of hems
• Learn about different types of seam finishes (serge, french seam etc)
• Learn how to build on your finishing skills

Week 1 – Zippers - Regular and invisible

Week 2 – Hems and Seam finishing

Week 3 – Finishing skills - necklines, bias tape etc

Week 4 – Choose your own Adventure - a project of your choice that involves one or all the above skills. (This project will be discussed in weeks 1-3 so you have plenty of time to decide)

**Please note, depending on what project you decide on, you may not finish in class time, but with your new found skills will be able to take it home to finish! **

Materials needed: 9" regular nylon zipper, 9" invisible zipper, 1 pack of bias Tape (Extra wide double fold),  and practice fabric (at least 20" square). ** You can bring fabric from home or purchase fabric from us. We have clearance fat quarters for purchase if you forget your fabric. 

Equipment requirements: We highly encourage you to bring your own sewing machine, however if you don't own a machine, one will be provided for you. If you’d like to bring your home machine, please remember to bring the manual (and foot pedal/power cord) and arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time. 

Group size: Maximum 5 guests to keep our classes cozy and fun! 

Skill Details:
Advanced Beginner
Instructor Name:
Tanya from The Makehouse

Garment Sewing Bootcamp

$ 250.00

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About The Green Thimble

We are a sewing store dedicated to making sewing as sustainable as possible. We offer sewing machines, supplies, and accessories for sewing enthusiasts, both new and recirculated. With a passion for creativity and craftsmanship, we strive to inspire and support sewists of all levels, offering a diverse range of products and expert guidance.