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Let's Talk Patterns 101

This class will help sewers decipher the world of traditional sewing patterns  and digital sewing patterns. Students will learn how to read the back of the pattern, how to choose the correct cutting layouts, what all the marking on the pattern mean, as well as tips for adjusting patterns when you fall within 2-3 sizes. 

Students will learn how to read the back of the pattern and cutting layouts, as well as tips for cutting and marking. You'll also learn tips and tricks to printing and putting together digital patterns. This class will give sewers a better understanding of how patterns work and a greater confidence in working with them. Take the mystery out of pattern sewing with this informative class! 
We'll also show you how to use the Ditto Paperless Patterning system.

Bring with you a pattern that you may have questions about and a way to take notes.  We will have patterns here for reference if you have not purchased any yet.

Supply List will be sent out 1-2 weeks before the class.

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Skill Level:
Skill Details:
This class is for all levels.
Instructor Name:
Teri Lloyd
Instructor Bio:
Freelance Costume Stitcher, Alterations, Custom Dressmaking, Cosplay Costumes, General Sewing, Embroidery, Virtual Sewing Tutor, Sewing Instruction and Sewing Consultant.

Teri has been sewing 40+ years creating beautiful clothing per clients' desires, working as a sample maker/pattern tester for Dos De Tejas Patterns in Texas as well as doing alterations for dry-cleaners, Talbots and various Boutiques throughout Pennsylvania. In 1996 Teri sewed the clothes featured in the New Home Fashion Show with Dos De Tejas Patterns in Nashville, TN. Along the way she also did pattern testing for The Creative Machine Newsletter in 1997.

After moving back to Wisconsin in 2010 Teri changed things up a bit and added sewing costumes for Theatre and Entertainment. She has worked in Costume Shops in NYC, FL, and abroad on productions of Cirque Du Soleil, Funny Girl, Devil Wears Prada, 2019 Madonna Madame X Tour, Hamilton The Broadway Musical, Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Disney On Ice, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Marvel Universe Live, Sesame Street Live, Disney Live, 2015 Madonna Rebel Heart World Tour, 2015 Madonna Music Living For love Video, Nuclear Cowboyz/Cowgirlz and over 31 productions at The Fireside Theatre.

Her greatest desire is to share her love and vast knowledge of sewing with all sewists who desire to increase their sewing expertise.

When not working at The Electric Needle you can find Teri at, and on Facebook and Instagram @terisuniquestitching.

Let's Talk Patterns 101

$ 40.00
Thu, Sep 28, 2023 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday & Monday CLOSED

 call 608-422-5449 text 608 831 3770

4281 West Beltline Hwy
       Madison, WI 53711