Below is the Registration Form for Classes and Specialty Workshops. Sign up for the Class and we will send you payment options and any additional information.

Past the form is a description of our classes. Please, check out our Schedule Page for dates and times.

All of our classes are held at our Fullerton Location~

109 East Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton CA 92832 (714)-686-1788

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Introduction to the Sewing Machine (ISM)        2 ½ hours total

If you have never touched a sewing machine before or just want to refresh the fundamentals this class will get you going in just a 2 ½  hour session. Starting with how to thread a machine, fill and insert a bobbin and sew straight seams. Then onto understanding a variety of stitches and there uses. Finally, trying your first project! 

We will go over some of the most common challenges you encounter when learning to sew, how to trouble shoot, making sure that frustration doesn’t get in the way of your new hobby. 

Sewing machines are provided but you are welcome to bring in your own machine. 

Class time: 1 session, 2 ½ hours                                      

Maximum class size: 8 people

Supplies needed: None (everything included)        

Prerequisites: none

Fee: $35.00            

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Sewing a Midi Skirt (BSMS)                    5 hours total

You will learn how to: lay out a pattern, cut your skirt, sew the seams and waist casing, insert elastic or insert a zipper and hem your skirt.

Class time: 2 sessions, 2 ½ hours each                      

Maximum class size: 10 people

Supplies needed: 1 ½ yards of cotton or cotton blend fabric, matching thread and a basic sewing kit of shears, seam ripper, pins and chalk. All other materials provided.

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine or basic sewing skills         

Fee: $75.00

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Sewing a Pleated Skirt (BSPS)         9 hours total

*Basic Hogwarts or Anime School Girl Skirt    

You will learn how to lay out a pattern, cut your skirt, sew the seams, pleat, insert a zipper, add a waistband and hem your skirt.

Class time: 3 sessions, 3 hours each                                        

Maximum class size: 10 people

Supplies needed: 2 1/2 yards of cotton or cotton blend fabric, matching thread, matching 9" long zipper and a basic sewing kit of shears, seam ripper, pins and chalk. All other materials provided.

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine or basic sewing skills.          

Fee: $90.00

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Sewing a Cosplay Blouse (BSCB)     9 hours total      

*Anime School Girl Blouse                          

You will learn how to lay out a pattern, cut your blouse, sew the seams, insert sleeves with cuffs, add a collar with tie and hem your blouse.

Class time: 3 sessions, 3 hours each

Maximum class size: 10 people

Supplies needed: 2 1/2 yards of cotton or cotton blend fabric, matching thread, and a basic sewing kit of shears, seam ripper, pins and chalk. All other materials provided.

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine or basic sewing skills.          

Fee: $90.00

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Sewing 1

For those who have moved beyond beginning sewing and are ready for the next level, try these projects to strengthen your skills.

 

Fit and Flare Dress (S1FFD)           7 ½ hours total

Every woman looks great in a dress that flairs out from their waist and falls below their knees. We will start by making a toile (a muslin fitting) for the bodice to get the perfect fit.

After correcting your pattern to fit you, you will cut, sew and refit your dress so that when you insert the zipper and finish the hem, your dress will look ten times better than anything you can buy at the store.

Class time: 1 session, 7 1/2 hours             

Maximum class size: 8 people

Supplies needed: 4-5 yards of cotton woven fabric, matching thread, one 22” or 24” long matching zipper and a basic sewing kit of shears, seam ripper, pins and chalk. All other materials provided.

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine and Beginning Sewing or basic sewing skills

Fee: $100.00       

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Hogwarts School Robe (S1HSR)        

Pick your house colors!

Using our pattern, cut and sew up your Hogwarts School robe learning how to insert sleeves and add a lining along with hand sewing on your frog closures and provided House patch.

Class time: 4 session, 3 hours each @ for a total of 12 hours or 1 session 8 hours long       

Maximum class size: 8 people

Supplies needed: Fabric kits available for sale in house colors OR purchase the following: 4-5 yards poly bottom weight or wool, 4-5 yards lining in “house colors” and a basic sewing kit of shears, seam ripper, pins and chalk. All other materials provided.

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine, Beginning Sewing or basic sewing skills  

Fee: $90.00 for 1-Day Class

Fee: $135.00 for 4 Session Class

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1920’s 1 Hour Dress in a Day (19201HR)           7 Hours

In 1924 there started a fad for using the sewing machine and “making a dress in an hour”. If you have made several of these dresses, you could make a very simple one in an hour but we will take the day and add those little touches that make it have more style. A reprint of the original booklet is included in the class fee.

Class time: 1 session 7 hours             

Maximum class size: 10 people             

Supplies needed: 3-4 yards of cotton, rayon or synthetic woven (NO STRETCH!) fabric, matching thread and a basic sewing kit of shears, seam ripper, pins and chalk. All other materials provided.

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine and Beginning Sewing or basic sewing skills

Fee: $75.00

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 Intermediate Sewing

These classes are for those students who have successfully sewn several items of clothing, understand the basics of reading a pattern and can continually sew a straight seam even on curves.

 

1920’s Jazz Age Dress Workshop Series (1920JDS)            7 ½ Hours Total

Are you ready to start on your “Miss Fisher” wardrobe? Have nothing to wear to this year’s Gatsby themed holiday or New Year’s party? This workshop series will help you create a 1920’s day or evening dress based upon a pattern you have or one of ours in stock. (Our staff will help you select a pattern in advance if you do not have one!)

Week 1- We will cut and fit a muslin of your dress and create the perfect pattern. While you wait your fitting turn, help will be given to cut and seam your skirt portion and show how your pattern can also create a slip to go under your dress if needed. After your fitting, you will be able to cut out the top of your dress.

Week 2- As each dress will be different, we will work with each of you to seam up your dress, insert the sleeves if your design has them and deal with neck and arm hole finishing.

Week 3- This is time for a final fitting, attachment of the skirt to the bodice, hems and any finishing details your dress may need.

Maximum class size: 6 people

Supplies needed: 1920’s dress pattern, 2 yards of muslin for initial fitting, 2 ¾ yd-4 ¾ yd dress fabric depending on fabric width and students dress size, matching thread for dress, notions as dictated by your pattern

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine, Beginning Sewing     

Fee: $75.00

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Regency Petticoat Bodice Workshop Series (RPBS)           7 ½ Hours Total

Want that Jane Austen gown to look more like the fashion plates? Want the correct period support but not ready to make a Regency corset? This is the workshop for you! Startling with a custom petticoat bodice fitted to you, you will then create a period support garment able to be worn under most dresses 1795-1829. This is a three week series designed for the sewer comfortable with sewing on a sewing machine and has assembled a garment before.

The following will be needed when registering for the class:

Bust measurement (around the fullest part)             Under bust measurement

Bra size                                                                  Under bust in front to floor

Week 1- As each student is being fit with a personalized bodice “muslin”, the rest of the class will be cutting out and assembling the skirt portion of the garment. A clean pattern will be made for each student to cut out in class or at home. Gusset Insertion will also be demonstrated.

Week 2- Gusset insertion will be demonstrated again, how and where to add bone casing, along with neck and armhole finishing.

Week 3- We will do one last fitting of the bodice portion, attach the bodice and skirt to the “waistband”, back closures and hem finishing.

Maximum class size: 6 people

Supplies needed: ¾ yard coutil, heavy canvas, duck or drill in white or cream, 4-5 yards cotton or cotton blend broadcloth in white or cream for “skirt”, 1 package of single fold or extra wide fold white or cream bias tape, 1 yard bone casing, 1 yard ¼” white or crème ribbon , 36” heavy duty electrical zip tie or imitation whalebone or Ridgeline

Full materials kit in white available with a preorder at $40.00

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine, Beginning Sewing     

Fee: $90.00

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Regency Dress Workshop Series (RDS)            10 Hours Total

We will lead you through patterning, fitting and creating a dress perfect for your next Jane Austen/Regency ball, picnic or tea.  This is a four evening series, which will require some “homework” in-between, usually hand sewing or cutting out and is designed for the sewer comfortable with their sewing machine and assembling a garment.

The following will be needed when registering for the class:

Bust measurement (over the fullest part)            Under bust measurement

Around upper arm                                             Bra size including cup

Week 1- Wear/bring the underpinnings you plan on wearing under this dress (Regency petticoat bodice, Regency corset or a well supporting bra. Larger busted women without period underpinnings often wear a well supporting sports bra}. A pre-made by us, canvas fitting bodice will be fit on you and altered to create a “personal” pattern, discussion of your personal dress design (we will have plenty of pictures!), demonstration of how to cut from your fabric including 2 “skirt” and 3 sleeve pattern options.

Week 2- We will help those who haven’t cut out their dress to do so and start everyone on sewing their bodice and sleeves. Neckline finishes will be demonstrated.

Week 3- As each of your bodices is being individually fit and the sleeves checked that they are correctly inserted; the rest will be sewing up their skirts, adding a placket and attaching the skirt to a band. Neckline finishes will be demonstrated again for those still needing them.

Week 4- We wrap up with attaching the bodice to the skirt band from the top, closures, and hems. You’re finished!                               

Maximum class size: 6 people

Supplies Needed: 4-5 yards of dress fabric or one sari and matching thread, 1 yd bodice lining (cotton, cotton blend, silk), hook & eyes or ¼ yd hook & eye tape

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine, Beginning Sewing     

Fee: $125.00

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Hogwarts Corset (HC)

Pick your house colors!

You will learn how to make an over the bust corset designed to be worn on the outside complete with a front busk closure, boning channels with spiral steel bones and a back lacing closure with grommets. You corset kit included in the workshop includes everything you need to complete your corset in black and your house colors.

Class time: 4 sessions, 3 hours@ for a total of 12 hours or 1 session 8 hours long         

Maximum class size: 12 people

Supplies needed: A basic sewing kit of shears, seam ripper, pins and chalk. All materials provided but you must note house colors when registering

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine, Beginning Sewing     

Fee: $100.00 for 1-Day Class

Fee: $150.00 for 4 Session Class

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Millinery

These classes are for those students who have successfully hand sewn and can thread a sewing machine along with continually sew a straight seam, even on curves. Millinery uses more hand sewing than machine sewing.

 

1940’s/Early 1950’s Ladies Straw Hat (1940SH)           7 Hours

You will be learning to block a straw capeline to create a 1940’s to early 1950’s ladies hat perfect for Dapper Day or an event on the Queen Mary. While our straw is drying, you will be taught how to swirl a head size ribbon, insert your head size ribbon, wire and bias your brim edges which you will then do on your hat. We will finish up with showing you how to trim and finish your hat. This is a fast based class and you will probably be taking your hat home to finish trimming.

Class time: 1 session, 7 hours             

Maximum class size: 12 people

Supplies needed:   Basic sewing kit with shears, pins, seam ripper, hand sewing needle, measuring tape. All other materials provided for one straw day hat

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine, Beginning Sewing or basic sewing skills    

Fee: $150.00

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1940’s Ladies Wool Felt Cocktail Hat (1940WCH)                 7 Hours

You will be learning to block a wool felt hood to create a 1940’s ladies cocktail hat perfect for dancing at the Cicada Club or on the Queen Mary. While our wool is drying, you will be taught how to swirl a head size ribbon, insert your head size ribbon into a hat without a brim and create trimmings from the off cuts of your hat.  After you get your hat to the trimming stage, we will finish up with showing you how to attach your wool felt trimmings, add veiling and finish your hat.

Class time: 1 session, 7 hours          

Maximum class size: 12 people

Supplies needed:   Basic sewing kit with shears, pins, seam ripper, hand sewing needle, measuring tape. All other materials provided for one wool cocktail hat

Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine, Beginning Sewing     

Fee: $150.00