Classes

Jamie Lau Sewing Classes

Fashion Design Workshop at Britex Fabrics
July 30, 2016 (Registration opens on June 30, 2016)
August 27, 2016 (Registration opens on July 27, 2016)
Saturday, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Join us for a 2-hour interactive workshop on fashion design. This inspirational and creative fashion design course will introduce you to the principles of fashion design, including basic fashion drawing techniques, creating mood boards for color selection, and fabric awareness. Students will have access to croquis (fashion figure templates), colored pencils, and markers for sketching. In addition, students will also create inspirational mood boards using magazine tears, fabric swatches, and collage. This course is open to students, aspiring fashion designers, stylists, fashionistas, and seamstresses alike.
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Sew a Summer Top at Handcraft Studio School
August 20, 2016 (Registration coming soon)
Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
In this 6-hour workshop, students will learn how to sew a relaxed summer top using the Trapezoid Top pattern designed by fashion designer Jamie Lau. This designer sewing pattern is exclusively available through Jamie’s workshops and not sold in stores or online. The top features relaxed fit kimono sleeves and slips on effortlessly without the hassle of a zipper or button closure. This easy-to-wear silhouette is layerable for year-round wear and the perfect project to jumpstart building your handmade wardrobe. The instructor will discuss basic pattern reading, taking measurements, and fabric layout best practices. She will also demonstrate various garment construction techniques including applying neckline bias binding, sewing curves, hemming, and achieving a professional finish.

Prerequisites: Basic sewing knowledge including how to wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine, backstitching, and sewing with seam allowance.

The class fee covers exclusive sewing pattern access and use, in addition to muslin fit samples to determine sizing before starting your project. The studio is equipped with ironing stations, large cutting surfaces to lay out your fabric and pattern pieces, and a serger (overlock sewing machine). Basic thread colors will be available on-site for the serger. Visit www.handcraftstudioschool.com to register and for the full supply list.
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Sewing 101 at Textile Arts Center
Next Class Dates TBA
In this four-week class, you will learn the essential skills of sewing: how to use a sewing machine, basic pattern reading, and garment construction while creating a simple, A-line tank top or dress using a pattern designed by Wiksten.
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Sewing 201 Weekend Intensive: Draping at Textile Arts Center
Next Class Dates TBA
In this weekend intensive, you will learn the fundamentals of fashion draping, including understanding grainline, draping on the bias, and using styling tape. Students will work on various hands-on exercises, including making a fitted corset and draping on the bias to create a cowl design. Each student will develop a final design project which will then be turned into a sewing pattern.
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Sewing 202 Weekend Intensive: Patternmaking at Textile Arts Center
Next Class Dates TBA
In this weekend intensive, you will learn how to draft a final pattern for a basic one-dart skirt sloper using your own measurements. Students will sew a muslin mock-up and learn how to make fit adjustments. This course will also cover how to create an A-line skirt pattern variation for a classic skirt with flare.
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After Workshop: Sew a Tote at Textile Arts Center
Next Class Dates TBA
In this three-hour workshop, you will learn the essential skills of sewing: how to use a sewing machine, basic pattern reading, and sewing construction while creating a simple, reversible tote bag.
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Private Sewing Lessons
Interested in private lessons? Jamie Lau Designs offers individualized sewing lessons for both adults and children. Contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment.