DESIGN & SEWING CLASSES

We offer sewing and design classes from beginning to Advanced levels, with a focus on garment construction at our space in West Midtown at Strongbox West 1040 West Marietta Street NW Atlanta GA 30318                                                           

Maximum 6 students per class, with a minimum of 4

You can register online by clicking the links below.                  

Please direct questions to hello@factorygirlsatl.com 

*CLASSES ARE NON- REFUNDABLE* 

 

SEWING 101

The Basics of Sewing 10 week class

Instructors: Deanne Smith & Lucylle Shelton

Wednesdays 6-9pm (July 13- September 14) July 13, 20, 27/ August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31/ September 7, 14

Class Cost: $450

Supply List Provided
Sewing Machines provided or bring your own  

Class Description:

During this program students will make a throw pillow, a tote bag, a scarf and a self drafted skirt. The plan is to take you from just starting or wanting to start sewing through proficiency in basic sewing skills.

 Although several projects will be completed during this class it is designed to systematically build skills.  Students will learn to measure and cut accurately, apply zippers, pockets and linings.  The class will also include marking and stitching darts, applying bias bindings, seams and seam treatments, pressing techniques and equipment.  These skills will be used to draft a custom skirt pattern and construct a lined skirt with darts, waistband and zipper.  Fine sewing hemming techniques and finishing techniques will also be included. 

Class samples kit fee $25 payable to instructor at first class.  Gridded pattern paper and muslin provided.  Optional sewing class kits available and delivered at first class- please indicate if left handed scissors are required when requesting kits.

Sewing 101
450.00
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GARMENT CONSTRUCTION

Intermediate Sewing 10 week class

Instructor: Deanne Smith

Tuesdays 6-9pm (July 19- September 20) July 19, 26/ August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30/ September 6, 13, 20

Class Cost: $450

Class Description:

This class includes Pattern Theory: How to select and use patterns for successful garment sewing. Why to draw in seam lines on your pattern pieces. Reviewing patterns for technical quality. How and why to check patterns for general ease, balance, sleeve ease, side seams, and walk in the sleeves. How to add or subtract ease as desired. Reading and interpreting pattern instructions. Tips on how to choose the right fabric for your project. Choosing the lining or interlining and interfacing. Learn about drape and hand as well as weight and weft and warp.  Learn how these interact with your garment. Learn how to identify the suggested fabrics.

Discussion of sources of fabrics; local retail and online retailers. In this class students will learn about cutting and grainlines, staystitching and understitching as well as planning seam allowances and seam treatments in making a top or blouse and an unlined jacket with hong kong seams.

The prerequisite for this class is Sewing 101, unless you are proficient on the sewing machine and familiar with sewing and pattern terminology. More advanced students will learn advanced sewing techniques as well.  

Garment Construction
450.00
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DESIGN 101

Beginner 10 week class

Instructor: Thomas Gaddis

Thursdays 6-9pm (July 28-September 29, 2016)

Class Cost: $450

Class Description:

Fashion Design 101 educates students on the basics of Fashion Design.  Students will learn design processes, concept research and development practices, basic illustration development and rendering using a croquis figure.  Upon completion of the course, each student will have presentation ready concept and illustration boards and designer process book for the further development of future collections.

Design 101
450.00
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DRAPING I

Beginner- Intermediate 10 week class

Instructor: Thomas Gaddis

TBA

Class Cost: $450

Class Description:

Draping 101 introduces students to the concepts and techniques through garment development for apparel.  By the end of the course, students will understand how to utilize the dressform for apparel development, how to develop design sketches into draped garments, and transfer and true draped patterns into flat patterns for garment reproduction.  Student will complete a variety of projects with a final princess seamed garment of their own design.

Draping I
450.00
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DRAPING II

Intermediate 10 week class

Instructor: Thomas Gaddis

TBA

Class Cost: $450

Class Description:

Further enhance your draping 1 skills. Understand the characteristics and drapability of soft fabric and its effect on the development of silhouette and style. You’ll use draping methods and flat pattern techniques to resolve complex problems in design development.

Draping I
450.00
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