PUBLIC SEWING and fashion design CLASSEs

View below our continually-updated roster of sewing and design classes for
youth, adults, and fashion entrepreneurs.

Payment plans 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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BEGINNER’S PRINT DESIGN FOR FABRIC, $139

Tuesday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 29 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Do you want to create custom print designs for fabric to use in a garment or sewing project? Join us for a hands-on introductory course that will teach you the fundamentals of graphic printmaking for fabric.

This workshop is perfect for anyone interest in gaining a better understanding about basic graphic prints and patterns, history, application and creation for use in personal collection, or in the  home or apparel industry. No prior knowledge necessary.

Only 10 places!

Students will:

  • Learn about the creation of graphic prints and patterns and their practical application to a variety of textiles.

  • Begin a basic sketchbook collection for inspiration, color palette creation, print mood board creation, and their relevance in the fashion industry.

  • Become familiar with basic print and pattern creation and their uses in small and large scale apparel business, as well as a brief introduction to traditional repeat pattern applications throughout history and their relevance to the modern fashion industry.

  • Develop a basic understanding of print creation, practical understanding and utilization in personal collections and industry.

Basic drawing/painting materials and sketchbooks will be provided.

This class is being taught by Charlotte Munyard, an artist and print designer for Lilly Pulitzer with 7+ years industry experience and a Fibers and Textiles graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design.


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BOW TIE MAKING 101, $90

Friday, March 29 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Do you want to add custom flare to your wardrobe? Do you want to give a unique gift for Father’s Day?

Learn about the fundamentals of fabric selection and construction to craft beautiful, custom bow ties. Fee includes exclusive Rightfully Sewn artisan fabric from which to make your bow tie.

Students will:

  • Receive a basic bow tie pattern,

  • Learn about fabric selection and how to size their bow tie, and

  • Cut and sew a bow tie.

This class is being taught by Jordan Williams, Founder and Owner of neckwear line Keefe Cravat, with more than 5 years of experience creating high-end, custom neckwear for men.


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2-DAY TEACHER WORKSHOP, $325

Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 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 a skirt and/or 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.


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OPEN SEW, $65

2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. starting January 11

Only 10 places in each session!

Do you have sewing projects that are halfway finished? Do you have a pile of garments you’ve been meaning to mend or alter?

Join us for an open studio concept where students can bring their own projects, use our state-of-the-art sewing machines, and receive instruction where needed regarding pattern drafting, garment construction, alterations, and tailoring.

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

Must have experience operating a sewing machine. Students must be able to demonstrate their knowledge at the start of class. 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.


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EARLY RISER FASHION DESIGNER SERIES, $280 PER SECTION

Saturday mornings, January to May from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Do you want to polish your technical abilities or correct fit issues in your personal collection or fashion line?

Then join us for one or more of the below sections through which students will deepen their knowledge of advanced fashion design techniques. Perfect for high school and adult designers looking to elevate their garment-making skills to a more professional level. Previous sewing machine and garment construction experience are essential.

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.

Each section 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.

Skirts - Saturdays, January 5 to January 26 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Only 10 places!

Students will:

  • Learn basic pattern-making techniques, which include flat pattern and draping;

  • Develop master skirt sloper; and

  • Design a skirt to fit and sew.


Pants - Saturdays, February 9 to March 2 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Only 10 places!

Students will:

  • Learn basic pattern-making techniques, which include flat pattern and draping;

  • Develop master pant sloper; and

  • Design a pant to fit and sew.


Bodices (tops, shirts) - Saturdays, March 16 to April 6 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Only 10 places!

Students will:

  • Learn basic pattern-making techniques, which include flat pattern and draping;

  • Develop master bodice sloper; and

  • Design a bodice to fit and sew.


Dresses - Saturdays, April 20 to May 11 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Only 10 places!

Students will:

  • Learn basic pattern-making techniques, which include flat pattern and draping;

  • Develop master dress sloper; and

  • Design a dress to fit and sew.


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ONE-ON-ONE SEWING LESSONS, $65 PER HOUR

Two-hour sessions available by appointment.

Are you an aspiring sewist who dreams of making their own garments? Do you want to refine your tailoring skills or develop custom patterns?

We are pleased to offer private lessons in advanced fashion design techniques for sewists who want to build their mastery of womenswear and menswear garment construction. Perfect for individuals with previous sewing experience who want to make samples or patterns for their design business or looking for instruction in draping or basic tailoring techniques.

Private lessons are 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.

To inquire about one-on-one lessons, please contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at godfrey.riddle@rightfullysewn.org or 816-442-8078.


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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