3 CLASS SESSION • 2 hours each class • Tuesday Evenings, 6pm - 8pm

August 13th, 20th & 27th 

What's better than a wrap skirt for your first apparel project? It's great for wool, linen, cotton, denim, lightweight velvet, silk and drapey blends all work for this style. 

This class is perfect for anyone who took Beginner's Sewing 101. This is not a Beginner’s class where you will learn how to use a machine. The level of sewing could be considered beginner because the techniques are straight forward. It’s required that you are familiar with a sewing machine and have a good knowledge of straight stitching and seam allowance. Knowing how to cut, measure and how to use a ruler is important too!

As always, the key to the way I teach and my goal for the student is to have products that look and feel like they were purchased and not have a ‘homemade element’. I also teach all of my classes as learning classes so you can build upon them and they are not just project based.

In this class we will make a wrap skirt from a commercial pattern available up to size 20 (45” waist). If you have questions about additional sizing, please email me at Your pattern is included with the class. 

This 6 hour class will focus on construction. You will learn how to make a waistband with interfacing and buttonholes. If you would like to work on getting a perfect fit, I recommend a private lesson before class begins to learn how to fit and alter your garment and pattern. 

WAIST MEASUREMENT: To sign up for class, you must know your waist measurement. To do this, use a soft tape measure to measure your waist. Not everyone likes to wear their clothing at their natural waistline, measure where you are most comfortable wearing a waistband. I will email you when you sign up to get your measurement.

CLASS 1: The first class you will receive your pattern, instruction about how to read the pattern and cutting instructions. We will discuss fabric types and fabric widths and will learn waistband construction, sew practice waistbands and will set up the machine to make buttonholes. There will also be an introduction to using the serger & practice on it as well. 

HOMEWORK: between Class #1 & Class #2: Cutting out your pattern pieces. 

CLASS 2: Come prepared with your skirt pieces pressed, buttons and matching thread. We will begin with the waistband and will sew the skirt sides seams together. You will also use the serger to finish the side seams. We will pin the skirt on you during this class to determine the hem length. 

CLASS 3: We will assemble the skirt, complete the hem and voila! A new skirt!

FABRIC: You will provide the fabric. The amount of fabric required will vary depending on the size of the skirt, the length and the width of the fabric. We will cover this in the first class. 

TOOLS: Scissors, pins & tape measure

OTHER ITEMS FOR SKIRT: You will also need to provide all purpose polyester thread and 2 buttons if you are not doing the wrap with tie. 

This class is being held at Vecina, 540 Biden Street, Downtown Scranton. 

Class size is limited to 4 people and is designed to start at 16 years old.

You will be provided with a JUKI HZL-353Z home machine for all classes. If you have your own machine, you can schedule a private lesson if you would like to learn how to use it. Because sewing machines can be finicky (and difficult & challenging) at times, the only personal machine students can use is a newly purchased JUKI HZL-353Z. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you are unable to attend, I can provide you with a credit of the cost of class that you can use toward future sewing classes. It will only be provided if you notify me 72 hours in advance by emailing There must also be a wait list for the class so that I can fill your spot. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy. There are no refunds. 

I do not offer no-cost, make-up classes for missed classes. If you would like to schedule a 90-minute make-up class there will be a $45 fee.