for every skill level
Whether you're new to sewing, or an expert, we have the perfect classes for where you are in your journey. Our instructors work with you in a one-on-one or group setting to ensure that you leave Les Fabriques more confident and inspired than ever before!
If you’re looking for a creative outlet, have a new-found passion for sewing, or want a working knowledge of patterns and fabrics – Beginner sewing classes at Les Fabriques fit the bill!
Begin with basic terms, essential equipment instruction, and pattern and fabric selection, then let our instructors guide you as you read, mark and adjust patterns, assemble items and tie it all together with simple finishing details and embellishments. A great way to begin a new (or rekindle an old) favorite past time.
Build your sewing repertoire in classes that introduce garment mechanics (buttons, buttonholes, zippers and other closures) as well as more advanced stylistic elements (pockets, sleeves, darts and interfacing).
Intermediate sewers also explore basic seam techniques and finishes and learn to alter garments in both fit and design. These courses are perfect for new fabric lovers who’ve completed a five-week beginner course, or who have personal experience using patters and sewing machines.
It’s all in the details … your personal style, that is!
Advanced sewers focus on new seam and tailoring techniques, work with lining, sleeve headers, buttons, in-sets, godets, pockets and even discover approaches to couture sewing. Open to anyone who has completed an intermediate level course, advanced courses also provide instruction in creating and altering patterns with the sewer’s personal taste in mind.
After school & Saturday
Choose one day a week (Wednesdays and Thursdays 4pm-6pm, Saturday 2pm-4pm and 4pm-6pm) and learn the fundamentals of fashion sewing and design, garment sewing, how to operate a sewing machine, master a commercial pattern or design your own. Just have fun with the art of sewing!
and Open Studio
Cost: $10 for first hour, $5 for every hour after.
Do you need to use our classroom space to work on a project? Come in at your lunch hour and make a skirt to wear for your night out! Please call ahead to see if the classroom is available. You must have basic sewing skills needed for machine use. No instructor.
You will receive a 15% discount for all supplies purchased at Les Fabriques for your class projects during class enrollment, including the purchase of equipment and sewing machines.Make-up classes will be determined by instructors.
Instructors: Kimberly Ramberg and Robyn Fogler
Cost: $50 per hour
Great for personal projects, finishing up a project, or just to have some special one-on-one attention! Schedule time if you would like to get a better “fit” for your garments, learn special techniques for advancing your sewing skills, learn basic sewing techniques, make a roman shade, draping fabric on a dress form for fashion design; learn how to draft the design onto paper and make a plan on sewing steps or make a pattern of an existing garment.