PUBLIC SEWING CLASSEs

Rightfully Sewn is pleased to offer the following fee-based public classes:


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FASHION INTENSIVE WITH MAEGAN STRACy, $90

One day only: Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Only 10 places!

Students will:

· Be introduced to a variety of hand and machine sewing techniques, both decorative and practical; and

· Learn to sew with difficult and unusual materials.

Basic fabric for product development and sewing machines (industrial machines, sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch) will be provided; students must provide their own sewing kit and fabric for sewing projects. A shopping list will be provided.

This course is intended for both beginning and advanced students who are interested in sewing techniques for clothing construction with a focus on experimentation and skill enhancement.  

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn’s 2018 Fellow, Maegan Stracy. A graduate of Kansas City Art Institute, Maegan Stracy is an experienced production and studio manager with a demonstrated history of working in fashion and fine art.  

Payment plans are available. For information or to establish a payment plan, please contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8078.

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INDUSTRIAL SEWING OPERATOR COURSE, $1,999

Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 7 - September 27, 2018, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Only 10 places!

This is our Seamstress Training Program curricula, open to women and men.

Students will:

· Learn assembly procedures for different components of garments;

· Become knowledgeable about many types of fabric;

· Advance knowledge of sewing machine functions, parts, and maintenance;

· Develop quality control processes;

· Learn about on-the-job expectations;

· Work in teams to create line operations; and

· Become familiar with the production process of fashion design.

Basic fabric for projects and sewing machines (industrial machines, sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch) will be provided; students must provide their own sewing kit and fabric for sewing projects. A shopping list will be provided.

Perfect for individuals who are looking to secure a professional position with a manufacturer. No sewing experience necessary, but there will be an entrance exam.  

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Pamela Lucas. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Payment plans are available. For information or to establish a payment plan, please contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8072.


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EARLY RISER FASHION DESIGNER, $479

Saturday mornings, August 11 - September 1, 2018 from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Only 10 places!

Students will:

· Advance illustration and concepting capabilities;

· Learn basic pattern-making techniques;

· Take a trip to a local fabric store to learn about the fabric types and capabilities;

· Become familiar with sizing guides and how clothes are produced; and

· Develop master slopers.

Basic fabric for product development and sewing machines (industrial machines, sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch) will be provided; students must provide their own sewing kit and fabric for sewing projects. A shopping list will be provided.

Perfect for high school and adult designers who are looking to polish their technical abilities, correct fit issues, and generally advance their garment-making skills to a more professional level. Previous sewing machine and garment construction experience are essential.

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Pamela Lucas. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Payment plans are available. For information or to establish a payment plan, please contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8078.


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SEW AND SIP, $239

Friday nights, August 10 - August 31, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Only 10 places!

After a long week, unwind with friends, sip an adult beverage, and learn important skills!

Students will:

· Become a competent home sewist;

· Learn about fabric and fit;

· Make either a dress or shirt in one hour; and

· Learn basic repair skills such as: patching a hole/rip, sewing a button, and mending.

Basic fabric and sewing machines (industrial machines, sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch) will be provided; students must provide their own sewing kit and fabric for sewing projects. A shopping list will be provided.

Perfect for bridal parties, team-building, and friends! This is a basic sewing class for those just beginning to sew or wanting to reacquaint themselves with sewing. No experience required but sewing machine experience helpful. Students may bring their own beverages.

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Pamela Lucas. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Payment plans are available. For information or to establish a payment plan, please contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8078.


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2-DAY TEACHER WORKSHOP, $325

Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on both days.

Teachers will:

· Learn basic pattern drafting and draping of the bodice, skirt, and pants;

· Advance knowledge of industrial sewing machine functions, parts, and maintenance; and

· Become knowledgeable about many types of fabric.

Basic fabric for product development and sewing machines (industrial machines, sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch) will be provided; students must provide their own sewing kit and fabric for sewing projects. A shopping list will be provided.

Perfect for teachers who are looking to polish their technical abilities in preparation for increased Family and Consumer Sciences curricula. Previous sewing machine and garment construction experience is essential.

Continental breakfast will be provided. We can provide lunch and hotel recommendations. There will be a Dutch dinner out on Friday night.

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Pamela Lucas. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Payment plans are available. For information or to establish a payment plan, please contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8078.


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DESIGNING GENTLEMEN’S GARMENTS, $479

Saturday mornings, October 6 - 27, 2018 from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Only 10 places!

Students will:

· Advance illustration and concepting capabilities;

· Learn pattern-making techniques for pants and jackets;

· Take a trip to a local fabric store to learn about the fabric types and capabilities;

· Become familiar with sizing guides and how clothes are produced; and

· Develop tailoring skills.

Basic fabric for product development and sewing machines (industrial machines, sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch) will be provided; students must provide their own sewing kit and fabric for sewing projects. A shopping list will be provided.

Perfect for high school and adult designers who are looking to polish their technical abilities, correct fit issues, and generally advance their garment-making skills to a more professional level. Previous sewing machine and garment construction experience are essential.

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Pamela Lucas. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Payment plans are available. For information or to establish a payment plan, please contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8078.


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BASIC SEWING FOR YOUTH, $350

Wednesday evenings, November 7 - December 19, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Students will be encouraged to make gifts for their loved ones for the holidays!

Only 10 places!

Students will:

· Learn how to operate a sewing machine, use a pattern, and sew garments;

· Display their garments at the end of the program via a fashion show for family; and

· Use creative and problem-solving skills to expand their imagination.

Basic fabric for product development and sewing machines will be provided; students must provide their own sewing kit and fabric for sewing projects. A shopping list will be provided.

Perfect for grade school and middle school-aged children. No experience required but sewing machine experience helpful.

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn's Director of Instruction and Curricula, Pamela Lucas. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has over 20 years of teaching experience.


Don't see a class that fits your schedule or particular interest? We want to hear from you at support@rightfullysewn.org!

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