Brooklyn Stitchery offers sewing workshops taught by professionals who are experts in their fields. Other creative events are also hosted at Brooklyn Stitchery. If you have a creative event or workshop idea call Catherine at 718-833-1996.

We are currently offering knitting and crochet classes for beginners through intermediates!

Learn how to make your own clothing patterns in our Pattern Drafting Open Level!

 

 

Knitting and Crochet Open Level:

In true Brooklyn Stitchery style, we are offering an open level class so that you work at your own pace and choose the projects that you want to work on. You will need to bring your own supplies for the projects. If you need to start from scratch, we have the Beginner Knitting and Crochet classes listed below to start you off. Once you have completed those classes and mastered the stitches, you can learn how to put them together using some of Karen’s projects (listed below) that are perfect for a beginner knitter or crocheter. Just like our Open Level sewing, you can pick the dates that work for you and purchase the classes in packages.

THURSDAY EVENINGS: 

Sept. 20th & 27th

Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

6:30 – 8:30

FRIDAY MORNINGS: 

Sept. 21st

Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

11:00 – 1:00

 

SATURDAY MORNINGS:

October 27th

December 8th

10:00 – 12:00

 

COST:

$40 per class / $150 for a package of 4 classes / $290 for a package of 8 classes (+ supplies needed for your project)

 

 

Beginner Knitting and Crochet Classes:

Knitting 101 – Beginner:

In this workshop, you will learn how to cast on, focus on the knit stitch, and bind off. You will have time to practice the stitches. Perfect for beginners or as a refresher for those who haven’t picked up their needles in a long time. Supplies needed are included in the cost of the workshop. See cost below.

Dates and times listed above in Knitting and Crochet Open Level

COST: $50 for one workshop / $90 if you register for both Knitting 101 & Knitting 102

 

 

Knitting 102 – How to Purl:

In this workshop we will learn how to cast on, purl, and bind off. Perfect for beginners or those who haven’t picked up their needles in a long time. Supplies included. 2 hours.

Dates and times listed above in Knitting and Crochet Open Level

COST:

$50 for one workshop / $90 if you register for both Knitting 101 & Knitting 102

 

Beginner Crochet:

You will learn the basics of crochet such as creating a chain, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet and treble crochet. Perfect for beginners or as a refresher if you haven’t crocheted in awhile! All supplies are included.  2 hours.

Dates and times listed above in Knitting and Crochet Open Level

COST:

$50 for one workshop

 

 

Beginner Crochet & Knitting for Children and Teens:

Check out our children and teen’s workshop schedules here.

 

Project Ideas for Crocheting:

 

Two Color Coasters:

Level: Beginner

Quick and easy to make, these coasters can be made in a multitude of color combinations. Practice and learn how to crochet circles, increase stitches and HDC.

Supplies:

100% cotton worsted weight (you will use less than one ball of each color you choose).

Hook: US I/9 (5.5 mm); yarn needle

 

Crochet Cacti:

Level: Easy

How cute are these?! Learn how to crochet stuffed objects (amigurami) with these plants that are always in bloom! Skills learned – single crochet, HDC, increasing / decreasing.

Supplies:

100% cotton worsted weight – 1 ball each of brown, light green, dark green, yellow and pink

Hook: US G/6 (4mm), yarn needle, terracotta pots (3-4″), stuffing

French Market Bag:

Level: Intermediate

Get ready for the green markets and never use a plastic bag again! Skills learned – SC, HDC, TC, decreasing chain spaces.

Supplies:

100% cotton worsted weight (400 – 550 yards)

Hook: US G/6 (4mm), stitch markers

Pattern Drafting Workshops:

If you have ever wanted to learn how to draft your own patterns for sewing clothes to fit your body then these are the workshops you will want to take. You will start by taking one of the Foundation Workshops (see below) in which you will learn how to draft a block (sloper) that will fit your body like a second skin. You will then transform your block into a pattern that you will cut and sew in muslin to make fit corrections. Once you have a fitted sloper pattern, you can continue to the Pattern Drafting Open Level in which you will learn how to draft other styles from your sloper pattern. Our classes are small and limited to 4 students.

Materials needed for pattern drafting workshops (we sell them):

1 – 36″ metal ruler

1 – 18″ x 2″ C-Thru ruler

1 – 24″ metal french curve

1 1/2″ yards of unbleached cotton muslin

1 yd. of pattern paper

1 yd. of tracing paper

 

PLEASE CONTACT US at brooklynstitchery@gmail.com if you are interested in any of the Pattern Drafting Workshops for a different time slot.

 

Pattern Drafting Open Level:

We are now running these classes based on the availability of the instructor and students, so please call us or email us for more information.

We are offering you three choices for learning how to make clothing patterns:

First you can start by making of the custom-fit foundation patterns. See details for each foundation listed below.

Then once you have made your custom-fit foundation patterns for the skirt, bodice with sleeve or trouser, you can learn how to manipulate your sloper into a style that you would like to make. For example, you can learn how to take your basic skirt sloper and make an A-line skirt with a waistband. You must have a custom-fit sloper pattern to work from (see foundations listed below).

Or you can learn how to make a pattern from a garment that you currently own and would like to copy (we call it a rub-off). It is not necessary to take a garment apart to copy it, so bring your favorite garment to learn the techniques of creating your rub-off!

Classes are limited to 4 students, so pre-registration is required. All materials needed for the class are provided by the student.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS:

October 3rd, 17th & 31st

11:00 – 2:00

COST:

$100 per class | $360 for 4 classes | $680 for 8 classes | $960 for 12 classes

 

 

Basic Bodice Foundation:

You will learn how to draft a custom-fit bodice block (sloper) using your own measurements then transform your bodice block into a pattern. After making your pattern, you will cut and sew a personal sample bodice in muslin fabric and then make appropriate fit corrections to your original sloper. Once you have completed this workshop, you can continue to learn how to make different bodice styles using your custom-fit sloper pattern in the Pattern Drafting Open Level classes.

 

Basic Sleeve Foundation:

The basic sleeve is the foundation in which all other sleeves are based.  In order to achieve a well fitting sleeve, it needs to allow for flexibility and movement.  In this workshop you will utilize your new patternmaking knowledge and skills to draft the basic sleeve sloper and attain a comfortable fit.  The basic sleeve is a set-in sleeve drafted to fit the armhole of the bodice created in the Basic Bodice Foundation Workshop.  Once the draft is complete, you will make a pattern and construct the first “test” sleeve to be sewn to your bodice muslin (previously created in the Basic Bodice Foundation Workshop).  We will fit the sleeve according to your body and make necessary fit corrections. Once you have completed this workshop, you can learn how to make different bodice and sleeve styles using your custom-fit sloper pattern in the Pattern Drafting Open Level classes.

Please come to class with your completed bodice muslin as we will be sewing the test sleeve to it.

 

Basic Skirt Foundation:

In this workshop you will learn how to draft a custom-fit skirt block (sloper) using your own measurements then transform your skirt block into a pattern. After making your pattern, you will cut and sew a personal sample skirt in muslin fabric and then make appropriate fit corrections to your original sloper. Once you have completed this workshop, you can continue to learn how to make different skirt styles using your custom-fit sloper pattern in the Pattern Drafting Open Level classes.

 

Basic Trouser Foundation:

The Trouser Foundation is the basis for all trousers, pants, jeans and shorts and jumpsuits (if you have already drafted the bodice – see Basic Bodice Foundation above).  In this workshop you will learn how to draft a custom-fit trouser block (sloper) using your own measurements then transform your trouser block into a pattern.  Once the trouser pattern is made, you will then cut and sew a personal sample pair of trousers and make appropriate fit corrections that you will transfer back to your original sloper. Once you have completed this workshop, you can learn how to make the different pant styles (as mentioned above) using your custom-fit sloper pattern in the Pattern Drafting Open Level classes.

 

 

 

Art gallery at Brooklyn Stitchery

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In collaboration with the Stand Project Brooklyn Stitchery turned into an art gallery for the month of April 2014. The Stand Project is a curation project that invites local businesses to hosts artists in their space. It’s all about making art more accessible locally and exposing the community to themed shows by working artists. The theme of the Brooklyn Stitchery show was “A Thousand Tiny Threads”. Participating artists included: Heidi Lanino, Peter Wadsworth and Jeannine Bardo and many more.