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Pattern Drafting Children's Clothing



It’s a school night, and your little one’s favorite shirt has spaghetti bolognese smeared all over it. Why isn’t there a laundry fairy?! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could just make more identical shirts? Why do baby’s pants have pockets? What are they for baby wallets?

Use an existing garment for a child to draft a pattern for your little ones!  Caroline will guide you through the steps of creating the pattern from an existing garment then get you going on sewing the clothing together. BYOM (Bring your own sewing machine)

This is a one session class for 5 hours.

Purchasing this class provides you with the teaching time. You will also need to purchase the amount of fabric needed for the size of garment you wish to copy from SEAMS. We require the purchase of fabric from SEAMS since the class price is entirely in support of the teacher. The SEAMS Team greatly appreciates you supporting both the teacher and the store.

This class is a bring your own machine class. If you are unable to bring a machine, there is one machine available to borrow in class. Please email events@seamsfabric.com if you wish to use this machine it is first come first serve.

NOTE: Your sewing machine will need to be able to perform a zig-zag stitch or reinforced straight stitch, or lightening stitch, to work with knits (if that is the fabric you choose for your copy). 

Before the Class begins:

  • Please purchase fabric needed from Seams
  • Prewash, dry, and iron fabric 
What to bring:

For creating pattern:
  • Simple Child's Garment
  • Paper for tracing garment onto
  • Paper Scissors
  • Marking tool for tracing garment
  • French Curve/Fashion Design Ruler (sold at SEAMS if needed)
  • Some kind of straight edge (6"x24" Ruler, narrow ruler 12" or longer) (also sold at SEAMS if needed)

For Sewing the Garment:
  • Sewing Machine (Don't forget your: bobbin, pedal, and cord!)
  • Fabric for copied garment
  • matching thread
  • Fabric Scissors (Or Rotary cutter - we only have a couple cutting mats)
  • Pins
  • Needles appropriate for fabric being used




Caroline offers her classes on a sliding scale.

Consider paying less on the scale if you:

  • are a person who experiences discrimination and/or violence related to systematic oppression 
  • have medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • have medical expenses, been denied work, or experience discrimination related to ableism
  • are eligible for public assistance
  • have immigration-related expenses
  • are a sex worker who experiences occupational discrimination (personal or legislative)
  • are an unpaid community organizer
  • are a returning citizen who has been denied work due to incarceration history
  • are independently supporting children or have other dependents
  • are an elder with limited financial support

Consider paying more on the scale if you:

  • own the home you live in
  • have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
  • travel recreationally
  • have access to family money and resources in times of need
  • work part time by choice
  • have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education, gender privilege, racial privilege, thin privilege, class background, etc. Even if you are not currently exercising your earning power, I ask you to recognize this as a choice.

The discounted price can be implemented in store. Please come in or call to purchase the class on the scale. 




Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Or Advanced beginner - familiar with sewing garments and familiar with using your sewing machines
Materials Included: None
Requirements: For creating pattern: - Simple Child's Garment - Paper for tracing garment onto - Paper Scissors - Marking tool for tracing garment - French Curve Ruler - Some kind of straight edge (6"x24" Ruler, narrow ruler 12" or longer) For Sewing the Garment: - Sewing Machine (Don't forget your: bobbin, pedal, and cord!) - Fabric for copied garment - matching thread - Fabric Scissors (Or Rotary cutter - we only have a couple cutting mats) - Pins - Needles appropriate for fabric being used
Instructor: Caroline
Instructor Bio: Caroline Sloss is a mixed-media artist and designer, primarily working with textiles, and passionate about sustainability. She attended the Pratt Institute and Bryn Mawr College. Her work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Vogue, amongst others. She has taught at the Whitney Museum, the Pratt Institute, and the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn. Sloss is currently an art teacher in rural Michigan.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


517-999-1000

shop@seamsfabric.com

325A Grove Street
East Lansing, MI 48823


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