Classes and Workshops

2019  Teaching Schedule:

Trained Sewing Instructor

Certification Workshop

July 31 - August 2, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

This intensive 3 day course provides a solid background of business information, teaching tools and resources to instill confidence and assist in developing teaching skills through interactive sessions. Graduates of the TSI Program are included in our exclusive online database of sewing instructor professionals. 

 DoubleTree by Hilton Boston
North Shore
50 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA

To register: www.ASG.org/conference

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Copy It!

Sept. 20, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you have a favorite shirt or top that you would love to duplicate? Mary will show you how to create a custom pattern using the original garment as your guide. No need for a seam ripper. It’s easy and accurate, and you will have a completed pattern ready to cut out. Based on the best-selling book, Copy It! by Mary McCarthy.

The Sewing Studio

9605 S. HWY 17-92

Maitland, FL.  

 To register: http://sewing.net/classes-events/copy-your-favorites-fri-09-20-9-30am-12-00pm.html

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 Design It Yourself!

Sept. 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Do you have great design ideas, but don’t know how to turn them into garments? This hands-on class will show you how to transform a basic pattern into unique designs. Change a neckline, move a dart, add tucks or pleats, make it a princess line…experiment with endless possibilities. This flat pattern method used by industry pros is easy and fun. Practice on paper samples. Bonus: Mary will also demonstrate how to design by draping on a dress form.

 

The Sewing Studio

9605 S. HWY 17-92

Maitland, FL. 

To register: http://sewing.net/classes-events/design-it-yourself-fri-09-20-1-00pm-3-00pm.html

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Also Available:

 

Copy It!

 

Do you have a favorite top that you would love to duplicate? Mary will show you how to create a custom pattern using the original garment as your guide. No need for a seam ripper. It’s easy and accurate, and you will have a completed pattern ready to cut out.

 

Based on the best selling book, Copy It! by Mary McCarthy

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Pattern Draping and Drafting

Explore the fashion designer in you, with this introduction to pattern drafting and design. You will see a demonstration of how a basic bodice sloper is created, and then practice designing your own patterns on paper samples. Topics covered include various necklines and dart positions, how to add fullness or flare, princess bodice, gathers, and much more.

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Alterations Workshop

What can you do with ready-to-wear clothes that almost fit, but not quite? Learn how to alter them for a custom fit and more flattering look. From jeans to bridal gowns, you can apply basic fit principles and great techniques to let in, take out, or even restyle your favorite ready to wear garments. Topics covered include: hems, side seams, shoulders, sleeves and much more.

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Smart Stitching Tips

Want to make your valuable sewing more fun and successful? Join Mary for a fun and practical demonstration of tips and shortcuts for better and smarter sewing. Learn how to avoid sewing mistakes, and create garments that are beautiful both inside and out. Topics covered include how to cut and mark accurately, stitch perfect collars, cuts and pockets, easy zippers, quick fit tips, tools and even how to organize your sewing space. Don’t miss the fun and inspiration!

 

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The Beauty of Bias  

                

Are you curious about how to work with the bias grain? In this lecture/demo class, Mary will show you how to create beautiful, creative garments using any pattern you already have. Learn how bias can be functional as well as 

decorative in a variety of details as well as entire garments. Learn how to alter a pattern to work with the bias grain line of your fabric, as well as tips about how to fit, cut and sew them, and how the right fabric can give you beautiful, unique results.

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Design-It-Yourself

Ready to design your own clothes? Learn how to create new styles without starting from scratch. Change the neckline, move a dart, add tucks or pleats, make it a princess line….experiment with endless possibilities. This flat pattern method used by industry pros is easy and fun. Practice on paper samples and then transfer what you learn to a favorite pattern.

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Available in Brevard County:

Palmer Pletsch Fit Workshops

 

Bodice Fit 

Learn how to get the right fit in all your bodice patterns.  show you how to fit your bodice for the most comfortable and flattering look possible. Are you using the right size pattern? Is the neckline (front and back) comfortable? Are your bust darts/seams in the right place? This class will empower you to identify and solve your fit challenges before cutting out your next project.

Classes are 1-3 students for individualized attention. Contact Mary to schedule.

 

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Pants Fit

"The instructor, Mary McCarthy, was excellent. Very knowledgeable and was able to individualize instructions for each student to meet their individual needs."

 

Palmer Pletsch Pant Fit Workshop, Sewing Studio, 2018

Tired of pants that don’t fit? Solve your pant fitting challenges with this step-by-step process to create great-looking pants with any commercial pattern. Learn your correct pattern size, and how to change the pattern to match YOUR unique fit variations. It’s logical, easy, and it works!

Classes are small, with one to three students for individualized attention. Contact Mary to schedule.

321-474-0463

mmsewing@bellsouth.net

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