Pop-On Pinafore


Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 11/29/22. There is a $18 kit fee which will be collected during class.

An in-person class with Sonya Philip

Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm

Learn to sew your own clothes, starting with this versatile pinafore dress. Wear it on its own or layer it with a tee, top, or a cardigan; it will become a wardrobe staple and most likely the beginning of a series of self-sewn dresses.

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Make a dress to wear with everything! Using the Dress no. 1 pattern from 100 Acts of Sewing, students will learn how to modify the pattern to create a deeper hem and finish the neckline and armholes with facings. The size-inclusive pattern runs from XS to 4X. This simple sleeveless pinafore is perfect for layering or on its own in warmer weather.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
While this is a beginning sewing class, previous experience using a sewing machine is necessary.

A $18 kit fee will be collected by your instructor during class. Correct change is appreciated. 
The kit includes the dress pattern and supplemental pattern piece.

Supply List
• 3 – 3.5 yards of mid-weight woven fabric (corduroy, twill, or denim are great)
• Buttons
• Matching thread
• Tailor’s chalk
• Iron
• Ruler
• Tracing paper
• Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins

• Fusible interfacing (optional)
• Contrasting fabric for pockets (optional)

Required equipment 
• Sewing machine. Bring your own OR a limited number of machines are available to rent from Sonya for in-class use for $15. You must reserve the machine in advance. Follow the link in the order receipt to reserve your machine.

Limited pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Lauren D.
Sonya is the best!

I had so much fun with this Pop-on pinafore class. It was a great experience to sew in community with others. Sonya holds a great class space, balancing helpful instruction with a fun, social atmosphere. I would take any class that Sonya teaches in the future!

Klara E.
Absolutely worthwhile!

I LOVED this class. I wondered when I signed up for this class if it would be too basic for me. It was not! Sonya took us through the process, showed us how to alter a pattern, how to adapt a basic pattern to make uddles of variations. I can't wait to take another class from Sonya next year!

Lisanne B.
Sonya Philip popover pinafore

Kindly, generous and encouraging, makes it all seem easy. Good beginner methods, plus some more unusual ones which make things easier. An excellent teacher, with many extra tips in the answers to questions. I'm a slow sewer so I didn't make a garment in 8 hours, but many people made it look perfectly possible 😀 (I would have liked the videos to be available for longer.)

Awesome and fun sewing class

Excellent class. This was my first Stitches event and I selected a good one! I've sewed off and on for over 50 years and picked up so many good sewing tips. I liked the pace and size of the class. Sonya included all of us in the discussions. Will definitely take another class with Sonya. The whole experience was happy.

Dixie F.
Top Machine Sewing Project

This class was spectacular in a number of ways. First of all, 8 hours is exactly what was needed to cover all the material without rushing and leaving students behind. Secondly, a number of great tips and techniques were covered in-depth for modifying different aspects of a pattern, something I will use in future. Lastly, the instructor was not only very knowledgeable, but always upbeat, and always ready to help, as well as being generous and precise in her explanations and demonstrations. I will look for her for more project classes.