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Introduction to Sewing: September 16-October 21, 2021

Instructor: Katelin Karbonik


Thursdays, Sept. 16 - October 21, 2021
(6 Week Course)

Time: 5:30PM-8:30PM

About this Workshop: 

This is a deep-dive course where you will learn the basics of how to sew with both woven and knit fabrics. Designed for the beginner sewist, you will learn how to use a domestic sewing machine and how to prepare and cut fabric. There are two main projects in this course: a tool roll (designed to hold your basic sewing supplies!) and a knit t-shirt. By the end of this course, you will be well into your sewing journey!

We will be covering the following techniques:
  • How to use and troubleshoot a domestic sewing machine
  • How to sew and press straight, curved and right-angle seams on both knits and wovens
  • How to prepare, mark, and cut knit and woven fabrics
  • How to construct a basic tool roll based on a pattern
  • How to construct a knit t-shirt based on a pattern
Workshop Materials & Equipment: 
  • All materials for this workshop are included.
    - Oil cloth, natural cotton, ties and wool for the tool roll.
    - Cotton jersey for the t-shirt.
    - Pattern will be available to trace off so you can replicate the t-shirt at home again! 
  • Machines are available at our Studio. If you'd like to work with your machine from home, please let us know! 

About the Instructor:

Katelin Karbonik is an expert sewist specializing in sewing garments. Katelin is equally skilled at complex tailoring and sewing garment staples, and loves sharing her knowledge with sewists of all skill levels. Katelin's infectious enthusiasm and passion for all things textile has taken her to some incredible places over the past several years! She just finished an MA in Human Ecology at the University of Alberta, where her final project included a detailed hand-sewn reconstruction of a medieval pourpoint (doublet). She currently works as Associate Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, and has worked assessing, repairing, and constructing costumes for Fort Edmonton Park as well as interning at the Royal Alberta Museum in textile conservation. 


No experience is required. This course is meant for complete beginners looking to build a solid sewing skills foundation.



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