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Ogden Cami with Amber in Kalamazoo

This class is perfect for someone who is somewhat new to garment sewing, or has not yet sewn their first garment. Amber will guide you through the process of the sewing steps, some helpful tricks, and any small adjustments that may be neccessary. We will not be working out a full fit and will essentially follow the pattern. Please feel free to trace and cut any adjustments you would normally make to the pattern, such as grading between sizes, lengthening and shortening, etc. If you would like help tackling those kinds of changes, please email us ahead of the scheduled class to set up a time for one-on one instruction with one of our teachers.

Please note that there are two size range options for this pattern, straight sizing up to a size 14, and size 14-30. There is a link to purchase the pattern for straight sizes through the shop portal, but if you would like to purchase the larger size range, please do so through the Seams Website, or at either of our physical locations.

This is a 4 hour class that will be completed in one session, at the Kalamazoo location.

Skills to learn:

  •  How to make narrow straps

  •  Seam finishing techniques

  • Making and sewing a facing

  •  Understitching

With the purchase of a class, any materials purchased at SEAMS for the class will have a 10% discount. Let the shop clerk know when you are shopping for supplies, and they will apply the correct discount at the register! Please purchase any necessary supplies well enough in advance that fabrics can be pre washed and dried prior to class.

There are classroom machines available to borrow in class if you do not have your own. Please email if you wish to use a machine. It is first come first serve.

Before the Class begins:

  • Please purchase fabric and pattern needed from Seams

  • Trace out pattern in appropriate size.

  • Prewash, dry, and iron fabric before class.

  • Cut out all required pattern pieces from your chosen fabric.

Bring to class:

  • Sewing Machine 

  • Bobbin

  • Fabric Scissors

  • Pins

  • Matching Thread

  • Pattern and instructions

If you need help tracing your pattern, or do not have a large enough table for cutting, please feel welcome to stop by either shop during open hours to borrow our classroom space any time that a class is not in session.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This is a beginner level garment project, for someone who is comfortable using a sewing machine, but perhaps has not made their first garment yet. We will learn how to make narrow straps, sew in a facing, finish the internal seams, and understitch.
Materials Included: Class instruction and light refreshments, pressing station, optional machine
Requirements: True Bias Ogden Cami pattern Thread Pins Fabric Scissors
Instructor: Amber
Instructor Bio: Amber is a Fiber artist that started out as a garment sewist, and gradually tried everything until she ended up with her current focus on three dimensional machine embroidery. She is a disability advocate, and strives to provide comfortable, supportive instruction to any student she teaches so that anyone can achieve success in sewing. She loves simple, easy-gratification makes, and the Ogden Cami is one of her favorite closet-staples; she has made over 25 of them already!
Includes instruction and light snacks and refreshments. A discount of 10% will be applied to any purchase of class supplies from us, or 20% if the class features the current pattern of the month

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

East Lansing

325A Grove Street
East Lansing, MI 48823


3933 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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