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. All fabric and supplies included in our workshops.

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.

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

Palazzo / Boat Pants Workshop

  • Skills and Techniques
    • 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
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Sew Workshop or equivalent sewing experience
  • Fabric cost NOT included
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Two Tiered Skirt Workshop

  • Skills and Techniques
    • 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
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Sew Workshop or relevant sewing experience
  • Fabric cost NOT included
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Pattern Drafting | Dress Block

  • 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+
  • Some sewing experience required
  • One time 4-hour class
  • All supplies included
  • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Pattern Drafting | Pant Block

  • 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+
  • Some 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 ($37.50)
    • 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  ($15/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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