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 or Gina at 718-833-1996.

 

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

 

Basic Bodice Foundation:

In this workshop 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.

EVENING WORKSHOPS:

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 15th &

Tuesday, Nov. 21st*

6:00 – 9:00

COST:

$300 for an 9 hour workshop

*You must take all 3 dates of the workshop as listed.

 

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.

COST:

$200 for a 6 hour workshop

NEW DATES COMING FOR SEPTEMBER

 

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.

COST:

$300 for a 9 hour workshop

NEW DATES COMING

 

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.

COST:

$200 for a 6 hour workshop

NO CLASS DATES AT THIS TIME

 

Pattern Drafting Open Level:

These classes are for those of you who have been making your custom-fit foundation patterns for the skirt, bodice with sleeve or trouser. You can learn how to manipulate your sloper in class 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 Foundation Workshops listed above).

Or you can learn how to make a pattern from a garment that you would like to copy (we call it a rub-off) in this workshop. 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.

COST:

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

 

NEW DATES COMING

 

 

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.