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 and gift certificates available, and we welcome class topic and time suggestions. Contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8078.


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FASHION INTENSIVE: SEWING FOR BEGINNERS, $139

Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon

Do you want an entry-level lesson on sewing and garment construction? Do you have a sewing machine but are uncertain how to use it?

Join us for a hands-on introductory course that will teach you the foundational skills needed to construct simple textile items including home goods and apparel. This class is perfect for the aspiring sewist who has been curious to try sewing or the self-taught sewist that would like to increase their knowledge and technical skill set.

Only 10 places!

Students will work on Janome HD-3000 and School Mate 7330 straight-stitch home sewing machines and Janome and Babylock home sergers.

Students will:

  • Cut and sew a tote bag,

  • Learn sewing vocabulary including sewing machine parts and apparel construction terminology,

  • Learn how to thread and operate a conventional sewing machine including trouble-shooting common issues,

  • Receive instruction on how to read a commercial sewing pattern,

  • Learn basic techniques to create sewn products including how to pin and cut fabric and order of operations for construction, and

  • Receive a complimentary Rightfully Sewn sewing pattern for a tote bag to continue sewing at home.

Basic sewing supplies will be provided. A shopping list will be provided.

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn Production and Operations Manager. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University and has more than 7 years of experience in the industry and teaching.


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BOW TIE MAKING 101, $90

Saturday, June 15 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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

Learn about the fundamentals of fabric selection and construction to craft beautiful, custom bow ties. Students will work on Janome HD-3000 and School Mate 7330 straight-stitch home sewing machines to construct a bow tie by the end of class.

Only 10 places!

Students will:

  • Receive tips on fabric selection to understand how to pick the best print and/or fabric for bowties

  • Learn how to custom size their bow tie,

  • Receive a complimentary bow tie pattern to continue sewing at home, and

  • Cut and sew a bow tie.

Fee includes exclusive Rightfully Sewn artisan fabric from which you may choose to make your bow tie. Basic sewing materials will be provided for in-class use.

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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FASHION DESIGNER BOOTCAMP, $350

Ages 7 to 13: 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12
Ages 14 to 17: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26

Only 10 places per session!

Are you an aspiring fashion designer? Do you want to learn how to sew? Are you curious about ways to become involved in Kansas City’s fashion community?

Join us for a hands-on bootcamp experience that will teach you the foundational skills needed to construct simple textile items and highlight for you the path to become a fashion designer. The camp will also include special guest speakers from Kansas City’s fashion community.

Students will:

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

  • Sew one garment that is emblematic of their fashion brand and showcase it via a fashion show for family;

  • Use creative and problem-solving skills to expand their imagination, and

  • Hear from industry professionals about how to prepare for careers in fashion.

Basic fabric for product development and Janome School Mate 7330 and HD-3000 straight-stitch home sewing machines will be provided; students must provide their own sewing kit and fabric for sewing projects. A shopping list will be provided.

Course fee includes lunch each day.

Perfect for children in 2nd through 12th grades. No experience required but sewing machine experience helpful.

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.

Participants will have access to our sewing and production studio including:

  • Programmable/automatic Brother industrial straight-stitch sewing machines,

  • Traditional/non-automatic JUKI industrial straight-stitch sewing machines,

  • Janome School Mate 7330 and HD-3000 straight-stitch home sewing machines,

  • JUKI industrial serger,

  • Babylock and Jamone home sergers,

  • Coverstitch and blindstitch sewing machines,

  • Two 12’ long cutting tables,

  • Ironing station featuring professional grade iron and ironing board with build in steamer,

  • Dress forms; male size 38 and female size 8, and

  • Two fitting rooms featuring full-length mirrors, hanging hooks, stool, and ample space for client fittings.

Students must provide their own sewing kit and fabric for sewing projects.

While all skill levels are welcome, the sewing machines you may use are subject to safety training and instructor approval. Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge at the start of class.

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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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 and gift certificates available, and we welcome class topic and time suggestions. Contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8078.


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