Adult Sewing Workshops

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Sewing and Pattern Drafting Workshops

Adult Workshops at La Movida will teach you the necessary skills to bring your design from start to finish. Our classes are open to all levels of experience, from beginners with a passion to create, to intermediate and advanced sewers that want to build on their existing design skills. Our sewing and pattern drafting classes are taught by industry-trained instructors. The small classes will allow instructors to engage and assist with each student’s design needs. 

Design is more than just sewing. Join us to explore and express your creative ideas!

Note: $5 one-time registration fee applied for New Students

Private Lessons with an Industry Expert

Looking to get some guidance on your project or need a bigger workspace to cut out your patterns? We offer private lessons and studio rentals!

Private 1-on-1 lessons are taught by our lead instructor and head designer, Laurie. Simply tell us what you want to make and Laurie can help you get started. After your lesson, you are welcome to stay and work on your project in the studio. Lessons are booked in 30min sessions and studio time is pay-as-you-go.

Shop our curated selection of fabric, notions, and sew much more!

Students get 20% off the retail price.

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Introduction to Sewing

Skills and Techniques:

  • Learn how to thread a sewing machine
  • Learn the sewing machine basics (machine features)
  • Learn about sewing tools and terminology
  • How to read pattern pieces
  • Fundamental skills in pattern layout, pinning, cutting, and marking techniques
  • Go over different stitches and seam finishes (straight stitch, backstitch, zig zag stitch, etc.)
  • How to sew a fully lined tote bag with adjustable straps
  • How to sew a box bottom
  • Complete a one-of-a-kind project by the end of the class
  • Industry-trained instructors
  • Ages 16+
  • One time 3-hour class
  • Fabric and supplies are included
  • No previous sewing experience needed
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Winter Layering Vest -
Intro to Garment Construction

  • Beginner garment construction class
  • Take personal measurements to determine pattern size
  • Learn to make length adjustment to pattern
  • How to read pattern pieces
  • Proper pattern and fabric layout
  • How to transfer markings onto fabric
  • Proper fabric cutting techniques
  • Go over different stretch stitches
  • 1-day Workshop – Total 3 hours
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Sew Workshop or equivalent sewing skills
  • Fabric cost NOT included
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Class Schedule

T-Shirt Workshop -
Intro to Sewing Knit Fabrics

  • Take personal measurements to determine pattern size
  • How to read pattern pieces
  • Proper pattern and fabric layout
  • How to transfer markings onto fabric
  • Proper fabric cutting techniques
  • Go over different stretch stitches
  • How to put in a neck band
  • 1-day Workshop – Total 3 hours
  • Prerequisite: Level 1 course or equivalent sewing skills
  • Fabric cost NOT included
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Class Schedule

  • Take personal measurements to determine pattern size
  • How to read pattern pieces
  • Proper pattern and fabric layout
  • How to transfer markings onto fabric
  • Proper fabric cutting techniques
  • Go over different stitches and seam finishes
  • How to put in an elastic waistband, inseam pockets
  • How to hem pants
  • 2 week Workshop – 2 hours each class (Total 4 hours)
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Sew Workshop or equivalent sewing experience
  • Fabric cost NOT included
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Class Schedule

Sewcial Sewing Night

  • Bring your own sewing project to work on
  • Use our big cutting tables, sewing machines, sergers, sewing and cutting tools
  • Get together and sew with your friends or come along to meet new friends with the same interest – sewing!
  • Instructor in studio to answer any questions
  • Prerequisite: Must have some sewing experience (This is not an instructional class)

Schedule

Skirt Workshop -
Contact us for workshop dates!

  • Design Features: elastic waistband for comfort and easy fit, large patch pockets, length variations
  • Take personal measurements to determine pattern size
  • How to read pattern pieces
  • Proper pattern and fabric layout
  • How to transfer markings onto fabric
  • Proper fabric cutting techniques
  • Go over different stitches and seam finishes
  • How to put in an elastic waistband
  • How to gather fabric
  • 1-day Workshop – Total 3 hours
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Sew Workshop or equivalent sewing skills
  • Fabric cost NOT included
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Class Schedule

  • Create a made-to-measure or commercial size dress block/sloper pattern (includes bodice & skirt block)
  • Students will take home a full scale dress block ready for creating a muslin/toile
  • Industry-trained instructors
  • Ages 16+
  • Prerequisite: Sewing Level 1 or equivalent sewing experience required
  • One time 4-hour class
  • All supplies included
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee
  • Create a made-to-measure or commercial size pant block/sloper pattern
  • Students will take home a full scale pant block ready for creating a muslin/toile
  • Industry-trained instructors
  • Ages 16+
  • Prerequisite: Sewing Level 1 or equivalent sewing experience required
  • One time 4-hour class
  • All supplies included
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Private Lessons & Studio Rental

  • One-on-one 30 minute Private lesson ($45)
  • Flexible curriculum: simply let us know what you want to learn or if you need instruction on a project
  • Pay-as-you-go Studio time rental  ($20/hour)
  • Large cutting tables – no more cutting on the floor! We have pins, fabric scissors, fabric weights, etc. at your disposal
  • Computerized sewing machines with a large workspace
  • Fabric and thread available for purchase in-studio and online

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