- Central Sewing Classes -

Wardrobe Essentials

Imagine taking that great fitting bra pattern and your bra sewing techniques to a new level. This workshop is for those who want to make more bras from their original pattern, and for those who want to take that pattern and change up the design or style of the bra. This class is all about you and what you would like to make while having Jeanette there to help you in any area of bra making you require. Prerequisites for this workshop are a good fitting bra pattern and previous bra construction knowledge. No kit provided. Bring your bra making supplies.

Cost: $ 200.00
In this class you will learn the construction techniques to make a bra that looks and fits as good or better than ready-to-wear! Specialist Jeanette will adjust each person's pattern to their unique body. A kit that includes white fabrics and supplies will be given to each student. There will be additional supplies available for purchase in class. Please bring a pastel coloured polyester thread for this class.

Cost: $ 305.00
Take your bra making to the next level! Using your fitted bra pattern, Jeanette will teach you how to draft a designer bra that looks like it was purchased in a boutique. Ensure you bring a traced copy of your well fitting bra pattern to class. A kit that includes fabric, findings and drafting instructions will be given to each student.

Cost: $ 275.00
Take the next step into Boutique fashion with a matching bra and panty set. Both of these items were inspired by actual boutique items. Learn drafting techniques, construction changes and lace magic for the Heather Bra. All the while working towards a pair of panties that actually fit. Both of your completed patterns from this class will give you a template to complete your own unique lingerie for years to come. Prerequisites for this class are a good fitting bra pattern and previous bra construction knowledge.

Cost: $ 305.00
Practice easy, foolproof methods for inserting invisible, lapped and fly zippers using industry techniques. Learn to sew in zippers like a pro! You will complete step by step samples in class to use for future reference.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn to draft a really great pair of panties that will fit you! Jeanette will teach you how to draft panties fitted to your measurements and will show you how to change up the styles of panties, from briefs to bikinis. Kit includes drafting manual, fabric and elastics for 1 pair of panties.

In this course you will learn basic measuring techniques and draft a torso foundation. You will draft a blouse/top with collars, facings, sleeves, darts and learn how to fit and alter the pattern. At the end of the class you will have a custom made torso pattern block.

Cost: $ 250.00
In this ongoing class you will learn how to take measurements and draft a basic skirt block with 2 darts. Learn valuable skirt construction techniques as you design 2 or 3 styles to draft and sew your very own designer skirts!

Cost: $ 250.00
No more struggling trying to find a swimsuit that fits perfectly- learn how to draft and create one yourself! Join specialist Jeanette as she steps you through the process of adjusting each pattern to your unique body measurements. End the 2-day workshop with a brand new swimsuit that'll look fantastic on you, and the skills and knowledge to make your own whenever you need a new one! A kit including fabrics and supplies will be given to each student with additional supplies available for purchase in class.

Cost: $ 290.00
Enjoy three informative and fun days with specialist Ron Collins for the ultimate fitting retreat. Is fitting your nemesis? Bring your favorite patterns, fabric and muslins and letís start fitting. Go home with patterns altered just for you for the absolute perfect fit!

Cost: $ 325.00
Specialist Joan Statz is back! Learn how to make your own wallet in your favourite colours and fabrics. This is the perfect accessory that fits in a change pocket, many card slots and extra storage for anything else you need. Made with quilted fabric on the outside, you can use any quilted fabric or make your own!

Cost: $ 125.00