Cal Patch

Class List

Hand Sewing 101 for Garments

Hand Sewing 101 for Garments

A virtual class with Cal Patch July 10, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT We will work up a sampler of basic hand-sewing techniques: how to sew seams, finish necklines and hem edges, using only your hands and a needle and thread.
Visible Mending: Patching and Darning

Visible Mending: Patching and Darning

An in-person class with Cal Patch Nov 10, 9:00am-12:00pm PST Cal will show you 2 different ways to patch a hole in woven garments: Overlay and Reverse Applique, various stitches that work for each method, and when to use them. Then we will mend a hole in a knitted/crocheted garment with traditional darning.
Hand-Stitching 101 for Garments

Hand-Stitching 101 for Garments

An in-person class with Cal Patch Nov 10, 1:30-4:30pm PST Learn several ways to sew seams, finish necklines, and hem edges, with just a needle and thread and your hands! Now you can make clothes whenever and wherever you have a bit of time, and create moments of calm with your new hand-stitching practice.
Boxy Tee/Drapy Tunic

Boxy Tee/Drapy Tunic

An in-person class with Cal Patch Nov 11, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm PST We’ll begin by drafting the basic pattern to your measurements, then cut + sew a quick muslin (fit sample) to check fit, and tweak the pattern if necessary. Next you’ll either continue by turning your sample into a *wearable muslin*, or cut a new one, perhaps adding extra seams or pockets.
Sew a Hand-stitched Shirt

Sew a Hand-stitched Shirt

An in-person class with Cal Patch Nov 12, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm PST Learn how to stitch a shirt completely by hand. This simple approach makes sewing as portable as your knitting or crochet! Adding hand-sewing to your skill set will enhance your wardrobe and your life!

About Cal Patch

Cal Patch has been making, designing, and teaching all things textile-related since 1991. She sews, crochets, embroiders, spins, prints, knits, dyes, and more. In 2009 Cal relocated to upstate New York to become a crafty farmer and grow her handmade wardrobe. She is the author of Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified. She designed clothing for Urban Outfitters, Free People, Gap, and Old Navy before developing her own line of one-off pieces called “hodge podge”, currently sold in her Etsy shop and at craft fairs. She offers classes in the Hudson Valley, and teaches at Squam Art Workshops, and the Makerie. She contributes to books and magazines such as Stitch N' Bitch: The Happy Hooker, Mend It Better, Applique Your Way, Made by Hand, Crochet Today, and Sew Stylish. For more about Cal, go to calpatch.com