Decoding a Commercial Sewing Pattern • Wednesdays, March 20 – April 10, 12 – 2 pm • 4 Weeks

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Wednesdays, March 20, 27, April 3, and 10, 12 pm – 2 pm

4 week class

Colleen Kahn

Do you feel overwhelmed when looking at all of the words and symbols found in store-bought sewing patterns? Are you interested in sewing a garment from a pattern but don’t know where to begin? This class is for you! Learn strategies for how to select and purchase a sewing pattern. Gain insight into interpreting the fabric chart on the back, making sense of the pattern layouts, and all of the jargon in between. Determine how to adjust and cut the pattern to get a good fit. Throughout this four-session class, participants will work on (and possibly finish) a small project of their choosing. Good selections include basic skirts, a simple blouse, or a vest. Trousers, jackets, fitted dresses, and high-stretch knits are beyond the scope of this class. Open to beginners. Please bring a sewing machine, in good working order, to the second through final classes.

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Instructor Bio:

Colleen Kahn (she/her) learned to sew as a child through 4-H and had the great luck to be mentored by dedicated and patient women. Colleen earned degrees in Clothing Design from College of St. Catherine and London College of Fashion. Over the years, she completed additional training and gained expertise in bridal, men’s tailoring, millinery, costume making, alterations, dyeing, surface design, and more. Colleen has spent many years sewing custom wedding and formal wear in the Twin Cities. She founded Stitch Masters Sewing School in 2021

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If you need to withdraw from class and you send a withdrawal request at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you may receive a refund (minus a $25 processing fee). Alternatively, you may transfer your full tuition to another currently listed class or convert your full tuition into a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center.

We are unable to provide a refund or make a tuition transfer if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop, except in the case of illness or health risk (please see COVID-19 tuition transfer policy here). In this case, your tuition can be converted to a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation if you request one.

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