CLASSES AVAILABLE

All classes are available to schedule on an individual basis. Once a class has been scheduled for one or two people, it will be posted on the website calendar and on our Face Book page so that others may join in if it works with their schedule. All classes are held in our shop at 859 S. Oliver, Wichita, Kansas. If you would like to host classes in your area, contact Anne St. Clair (Anne@needlenookfabrics.com) to arrange that. Classes that we currently teach are:

BASIC LINGERIE (panty and camisole) - Learn about fabrics, laces, and basic stitches; choose pattern and fabrics and modify pattern to fit you; cut and sew complete garment.  This can be a full-day class (9:30am-5:30pm) or can be two evening sessions (5:30pm-9:00pm). Cost is $50 paid to the instructor at the time of the class. Basic sewing knowledge is required for this class.  ADVANCED LINGERIE (choice of nightgown, PJs, full slip, or teddy): Discuss different patterns, choose garment to make, pattern, and fabrics; cut and sew your garment. This can be a full-day class (9:30am-5:30pm) or can be two evening sessions (5:30pm-9:00pm). Cost is $50 paid to the instructor at the time of the class. Basic lingerie sewing knowledge is required for this class.
BRAS: Prior to class, come in to be measured and fitted so that a pattern can be drafted for you before the class date. During the class, you will discuss measuring, fit, adjustments, fabric, and elastics, then you will cut and sew the bra, check the fit and make any needed adjustments, the complete one bra. This can be a full-day class (9:30am-5:30pm) or can be two evening sessions (5:30pm-9:00pm). Cost is $50 paid to the instructor at the time of the class. Basic lingerie and knit knowledge is required for this class.

BASIC KNIT TOP (Elite Knit Top pattern): Prior to class date, come in choose fabric and pre-treat it (store staff can help determine how much yardage you will need). In the class, you will learn to measure yourself, calculate your size and make any necessary adjustments, draft your custom pattern, cut and sew your garment. This can be a full-day class (9:30am-5:30pm) or can be two evening sessions (5:30pm-9:00pm). Cost is $50 paid to the instructor at the time of the class. No experience is required for this class.

FRUGAL SEAMSTRESS: You will take your Basic Knit Top pattern which has been customized to fit you and learn you to modify it with a variety of neckline and body changes to enable you to create a wardrobe of various styles which fit and flatter your figure. This can be a full-day class (9:30am-5:30pm) or can be two evening sessions (5:30pm-9:00pm). Cost is $50 paid to the instructor at the time of the class. Because this class is based on the Basic Knit Top, you are required to take it first so you have a well-fitting pattern to base your designs on.
SWIMSUITS: During this class, you will take measurements, calculate needed pattern adjustments and draft a pattern for a swimsuit with your choice of pattern. You will learn to create a bandeau/bra cup lining pattern to provide needed support and completely sew your swimsuit. This class is usually scheduled for two full days (9:30am-5:30pm) or an evening sessions (5:30pm-9:00pm) and a full day (9:30am-5:30pm). Cost is $75 paid to the instructor at the time of the class. This class requires a thorough knowledge of sewing with knits and elastics.
ELASTIC WAIST SLACKS: Prior to class date, come in choose fabric and pre-treat it (store staff can help determine how much yardage you will need). In the class, you will learn to measure yourself, calculate your size and make any necessary adjustments, draft your custom pattern, cut and sew your garment. This can be a full-day class (9:30am-5:30pm) or can be two evening sessions (5:30pm-9:00pm). Cost is $50 paid to the instructor at the time of the class. Basic sewing knowledge is required for this class.