Sewing classes with Cherice Taylor - kids teens and adults in Chicago
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Fashion Sewing & Design School for Adults, Teens and Kids in Chicago, IL

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Adult Sewing Classes

We teach you a skill ... not just a project®

Adult sewing classes in Chicago, IL

The You Can Make It program is a comprehensive and detailed method that is designed to teach everything about sewing progressively in seven levels. All aspects of sewing are taught in classes starting from basic, learn - to - sew sewing skills in Level 1 and progressing to tailoring in Level 7. You may join at any Level, depending on your present sewing experience. This program works on the theory that you must first learn the alphabet before you can learn to read. The same is true with sewing — you must first learn the basics.

Not only will I teach you ALL sewing skills, Level 2 will start building your alteration skills as well. By the time you complete Level 7, you’ll be considered an expert seamstress.

Class highlights includes

  • Hands on program, where you will complete a garment in each Level
  • Individual attention with small class sizes
  • Appropriate for adults and teens ages 18 and up
  • Sewing machines and equipment are provided
  • Saturday classes for 1 hour
  • Weekday evening classes available upon request
  • Don’t have time to commit to a weekly class—no problem— sessions are offered every other week
  • Companion videos are also available. To purchase or to learn more about YCMI videos, visit
    www.youcanmakeit.com. Mention teacher code CT935 and receive a 20% discount on all purchases.
     

Class Descriptions

Level 1:

Learn the basics: patterns (selection, choosing, sizing, understanding), guide sheets, fabric layouts, pinning, cutting, marking, sewing, hemming and more.

Level 2:

Darts, pleats, tucks, zippers, waistbands, vents, slits, snaps, buttons, hooks & eyes, straps, Velcro and more.

Level 3:

Facings, simple sleeves, simple collars, ruffle collars, front closures, ruffles, lace, trims, pockets, special seams and more.

Level 4:

Learn to sew Stripes & Plaids; Easy Layouts & Matching, Altering Jumper Patterns, Bias Tape, Piping, Stitched Elastic and more.

Level 5:

Learn all there is to know about pants.  I will show you how to make them and how to fit them. Learn all about working with napped fabrics, lapped & invisible zippers, pockets, belt carriers, eyelets and more.

Level 6:

If you want professional looking garments with a perfect fit, this level is for you! I will show you how to do buttonholes, collars, sleeves, plackets, button cuffs, special closures and more.

Level 7:

Do you think tailoring skills are difficult? I’ll change your mind with Level 7! I’ll show you how to do welt pockets, bound buttonholes, linings and more.

From beginning sewing to professional tailoring, you can learn it all in sevel levels.

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