Saturday, December 29, 2007

GET SCHOOLED: winter classes at sew be it

Sew Be It Studio is offering a diverse range of sewing classes – for wanna be sewers, people looking to advance their design and tailoring skills, and students in their teens and tweens. Beyond sewing they are offering classes in knitting and leatherwork. I have posted a sampling here, but for the full winter class roster, visit their website.


Intermediate Sewing - The Perfect Fit

Choose the garment you want to make as an addition to your wardrobe. Your project could be a shirt, pants, or a dress. In this course, you will learn intermediate techniques such as applying sleeves, zippers, proper fitting, basic pattern alteration and finishing tricks. These are the skills you will need to make the fabulous stylish clothing you want and then you can move to advance sewing. Challenge yourself, gain confidence and get the perfect fit! You pick the pattern, so the possibilities are endless.

Note: students will learn the techniques from the sample we provide in addition to their projects.

Class is 6 weeks

Date: January 15, Tuesdays
Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm

Date: January 24, Thursdays
Time: 6pm - 9pm

February 23, Saturdays
Time: 2pm - 5pm

Date: April 5, Saturdays
Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm

Price: $250 + GST

Did you know.....if you have already taken the Intermediate Sewing you can take as many times as you like at a 25% discount. Build your skill at this level by rendering a new garment.

Price: $55 + GST Includes all materials

SBI zipper

Zipper Workshop

Don’t let those little zipper teeth scare you! Learn the methods to insert different types of zippers. In this workshop, students will learn how to insert basic zipper application, invisible zipper, separating zipper, and fly front zipper.
All materials and zippers will be provided in this workshop.

Date: February 17 & 24, Sundays
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Price: $95 + GST (includes all materials)


Introduction to Fashion Design for Teens

Do you have a dream of becoming a fashion designer? Ever wonder what it takes to be one? This is the opportunity for you to get a taste of the world of fashion design.

This is an intensive Fashion design training course. You will get an overview of fashion sketching, sewing techniques, fabrics, design concepts, creating a portfolio, and most of all designing a wardrobe! You will be challenged to take your design conception to make it into a reality.

Date: January 26, Saturdays
Time: 11am - 1pm

No class March 15 or 22. Last class on March 29

Course is 8 weeks

Price: $240.00 + GST

SBI Socks

Sock Knitting 101

Who doesn't like a bit of near-instant gratification? Whether you're a novice knitter or a seasoned veteran, this class is for you! Come learn to knit two socks at once on one circular needle! We'll walk you through designing and knitting your own pair of custom-fit socks from start to finish. No circular knitting experience necessary! Beware though: Sock knitting is addictive!

You'll learn:
The Magic Loop method--no double pointed needles to lose!
Toe-up sock construction--never run out of yarn again!
Proper fitting
Short rows

Skills required:
Participants should already be comfortable with the knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off.
Students will need to bring their own knitting needles. Information will be given upon registration.

Date: January 12 & 19, Saturdays
Time: 10am - 1pm

Price: $75 + GST. Price includes yarn

Sew Be It Studio
2156 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4S 2A8


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