Make good use of that sewing machine
If you have a sewing machine but you’re not sure how to unlock its full potential, here’s a good way to put it to work. Create your own wardrobe!
Here’s why you should consider crafting your own stylish clothing.
Benefits of sewing your own clothes
- Tailored clothing made just for your body
- Choose the fabric and styles that suit your personality and body type
- Avoid “fast fashion” and the environmental damage that goes with it
- Learn a new skill
- Have fun and make friends in group sewing classes
- Make high-quality clothing that lasts for years
Learn from an experienced sewing teacher
You may be wondering if you will be able to master the skills necessary to make clothing you will actually want to wear. That’s where ABQ Sewing Studio comes in.
Our expert instructors and spacious classroom give you the guidance and space to sew your own clothes with confidence. In our classes, we’re dedicated to helping you grasp the art of sewing with finesse.
We have classes for every skill level, but many of our classes are tailored (yes, I said it) for beginners like you who have a sewing machine and some sewing skills and are keen to take the plunge into garment sewing, but need some guidance and encouragement to be sure you’re doing things correctly.
We offer a capsule sewing class, for instance, that helps you master the creation of pants, tops, and jackets – a complete wardrobe ensemble!
We’ve even had a class called Upcycling Green Style that included a field trip to a thrift store. Learning proper garment sewing techniques from an experienced teacher opens up a world of possibilities, both for making new clothing and upcycling used clothing.
ABQ helps at every step of the way
We’ll help you choose a pattern, if necessary, or help you get the correct size of the class pattern based on your measurements.
Once you have the pattern, it’s time to choose fabric. We carry a variety of fabrics perfect for sewing garments and will help you make the best decision for the pattern you’re making based on your preferences.
Be sure to leave time between the day you choose your fabric and class day because you need time to launder and press the fabric before class. If you need help with the cutting process, we’ll guide you along.
You’ll get guidance throughout the class that ensures you’ll end up with clothing that looks great and will last for years.
Blog series guide to sew your own clothing
If you are just starting to sew your own clothes, you have questions about every step, so we’re going to answer them. Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing a series of posts that walks you through everything you need to know about sewing garments: measurements and patterns, fabric choice and preparation, and construction and finishing.
Sew your own clothes series
- Measurements for Pattern Sizes
- How to Choose Fabric for Clothes
- Wash and Press Fabric Before You Cut
- The garment sewing pattern: markings and symbols
- Sewing together your garment: Seam allowance, stitching, and securing
- Get professional-looking seam finishes in sewing projects
You may also like this article about how to choose a sewing machine
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