Sewing for Men --- May 13 - June 17 (Wednesday Night Classes)

DATES: May 13 - June 17
TIME: Wednesdays 6-9 pm
# WEEKS: 6 (1 weekly class) 
LOCATION: 404 McArthur Ave., Suite 200 
CLASSROOM: The Hub  (located in the strip mall next to the building)
INSTRUCTOR: Maureen Rockwood
Max class size: 8
Minimum number of students to run: 

Week One

Sewing Machine Basics

  • parts of the sewing machine (basic)
  • how to thread the machine
  • demonstrate how to do cleaning and to take it apart for untangling bobbin thread
  • stitch selector – width, length, zigzag

Sewing on scraps

  • Straight stitch
  • Zigzag
  • Reverse stitching
  • button holes

Decide whether the class wishes to make pajama bottoms or a chef’s apron.

Week Two

Hand stitching

  • threading and knotting a needle
  • Running or basting stitch
  • back stitch
  • blanket stitch
  • hemming – invisible, cross and hem stitch

Sew on a button

  • Flat – two or four holed
  • Shank
  • Handmade shank

Hem dress pants with and without a cuff


Week Three

Pattern – reading, symbols

Cut out pattern from tissue. (or perhaps trace from a master pattern)

Layout the material and pattern

Cut pattern/material

Sewing patches on Jeans (Time permitting)


Week Four

Different seam finishes

Make the pajama bottoms or chef’s apron


Week Five

Finish the sewing project

Week Six

Minor alterations

  • Take in and/or let out dress pants
  • Take in and/or let out jeans
  • Take in and/or shape dress shirt (side seams and body darts)
  • Take up shirt sleeves

Info

Students need a domestic sewing machine, iron and basic sewing kit at home to practise and complete their garments.

Materials fee: $15 


EcoEquitable will supply a sewing machine, tools and accessories during class.

Prerequisites: No sewing skills are necessary .

 

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Refund/cancellation policy:

Written notice of cancellation may be processed with a full refund (minus a 10% admin fee) two weeks prior to the course starting. Cancellations received 1 week prior to the course are eligible for a 50% refund unless there is a waitlist for the course. Cancellations within the final week prior to the course are non-refundable, unless there is a waitlist and the course can be run with full attendance.