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Skill Level: Intermediate – please see pre-requisites; ages 14 and up

What you will learn:

This class meets once a week for 7 weeks, 2.5 hours per session. Topics will cover fitting your pattern; lengthening and shortening a pattern; pattern layout; following pattern instructions; and using interfacing. Construction techniques you will learn include staystitching, top stitching, understitching, grading seams, adding darts, inserting a zipper, pockets, yokes, using tailor tacks, hand-hemming and other skills specific to the designated project. Please plan to arrive 15 min early to set up, so we can start on time. Students will have weekly assignments and must make time at home in order to finish this class.

Prerequisites: Completion of “Intro to Sewing” at Berger’s which includes having a good comfort level with knowing how to use your machine, adjusting stitch settings, troubleshooting errors, winding bobbins, switching presser feet, reading a pattern, fabric selection, following pattern instructions, cutting with shears, stitching a consistent seam allowance, pressing, and cleaning your machine.  

What you need to bring (supply list):

Click here to view supply list.

Meet your instructor: 

Christina Harrigan - Click here to read bio. ● (703) 368-7169

Class registration ends 3 days prior to the class for teacher preparation.  A minimum of 2 participants is required for the class to be held.  If there are not enough people registered, a credit will be given. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. Contact the shop or instructor for any questions regarding registration.


$ 240.00
PayPal account is not required to sign up. All major credit cards accepted through the link below.