A virtual class with Cal Patch Jan 13, 10:00am-12:00pm CST Learn the basics of garment-pattern making by drafting a simple custom shirt based on your own unique measurements. Get the fit just the way you like it!
A virtual class with Cal Patch Jan 14, 10:00am-12:00pm and Jan 15, 10:00am-12:00pm CST Sew a simple top and demystify the process of sewing clothing by machine as you learn a few basic skills.
A virtual class with Cal Patch Jan 15, 2:00-4:00pm CST Learn 3 ways to mend holes in garments with fabric patches.
An in-person class with Cal Patch Mar 2, 1:30-4:30pm Mending is an essential part of maintaining your handmade or Slow-Fashion wardrobe, and patching and darning are your key techniques. Cal shows you how.
An in-person class with Cal Patch Mar 3, 9:00am-12:00pm Learn several ways to sew seams, finish necklines, and hem edges using just a needle and thread and your hands! Make clothes whenever and wherever you have a bit of time while creating moments of calm with your new hand-stitching practice.
An in-person class with Cal Patch Mar 3, 2:00-5:00pm Learn how to properly take your measurements and use them to draft a sloper (simple pattern) for your personal fit profile.
An in-person class with Cal Patch Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm 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!
An in-person class with Cal Patch Mar 5, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm Learn how to take a simple pattern and adjust every design element to make different styles of garments.
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