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Sewing & Textile Classes Washington, D.C.

Learn the art of sewing and textile design in Washington, D.C., with classes that cover everything from basic sewing techniques to advanced textile manipulation, allowing participants to create their own garments, accessories, and home decor items.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Washington, D.C. have spots left, but 5 classes live online are available.

Collar Sewing Boot Camp

Santa Monica College

Master the art of sewing collars and elevate your garment game at Santa Monica College. Learn various collar styles and how to sew them perfectly, giving your creations a polished and professional look. Prerequisite: Sewing Machine Boot Camp class or equivalent experience.

$208

5 sessions

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Chunky Knit Blanket

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Learn the art of creating your own cozy and stylish blanket using a no-needles knitting process in this online class. With a DIY craft kit delivered to your door, you'll have all the materials you need to make a snuggly throw blanket. This workshop is perfect for beginners and will teach you everything you need to know to create the blanket of your dreams.

Chunky Knit a Square Pillow

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Learn how to make your own cozy chunky knit pillow from the comfort of your own home! In this online class, you'll use jumbo-sized yarn and your own hands to create a trendy and super-soft pillow. With a DIY craft kit delivered straight to your door, this is the perfect activity for anyone looking for a fun and easy craft idea.

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Virtual Pattern Making II

The New York Sewing Center @ Virtual Classroom

Take your pattern-making skills to the next level with Virtual Pattern Making II at The New York Sewing Center. Learn how to draft a bodice sloper from scratch, explore different sleeve styles and collars, and make modifications for a custom fit. Perfect for creating tops and shirts, or combining with your skirt pattern for a full dress.

$300

5 sessions

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Global Textiles Exploration

New York School of Interior Design

Embark on a cultural journey as you delve into the fascinating world of global textiles. Discover the captivating stories and symbolism behind fabrics from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and how they have influenced modern design. Dive into the art of incorporating these textiles into stunning interior projects.

$195

3 sessions

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Learn to Sew - Part I

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

For those of you who really want to learn to sew, this is the class for you! Learn the basics and build your skills as we progress through the School of Sewing book... we'll start with the very basics, learning how to thread and use the machine, identify and select the appropriate fabric for a given project, build a practical tool kit, and learn a variety of useful skills needed for a wide range of sewing projects. There will be some choice involved...

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$300

5 sessions

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Garment Edition: School of Sewing

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

We are very excited about this course and the lovely things you'll be making for yourself! This skills based course will take you through a variety of the most important garment techniques. Each class will cover one key technique (read below for more details) during the 3 hour session, while continually covering several integral skills for any garment sewing project such as reading a pattern, selecting a size, finding fit, finishing techniques, etc. ...

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$300

5 sessions

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Teen Learn to Sew & Design

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

We are so excited for this new fashion series with our garment expert, Rebecca. Students will learn to sew while making a couple of basic accessories (an infinity scarf and a tote bag), and will gradually increase their skills while making a skirt and a jacket. This class is for those students who are ready for the next step.  Enrolling in weekly classes helps students to grow and build upon the skills they'll learn in each class. Students...

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$250

6 sessions

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Intermediate Garment School of Sewing

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

This class is intended to build upon each students' skill set. Intermediate students will be able to tackle more challenging projects and learn new techniques during this course. Isabelle will help each student to achieve their specific garment goal. Do you dream of making a pair of jeans? A winter coat? A bra? A swimsuit? A shirt, jacket,... Whatever your specific need, we will help each student achieve their learning goals throughout this course....

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$300

5 sessions

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Chanel Jacket... HACK IT!

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

Why spend over $1000 on a Chanel jacket, when you can make your own? In this class you will learn how to make this awesome addition to your Fall wardrobe—one that can be styled so many ways! With extra fabric, you can make a skirt, pants, or shorts for a classic suit you will wear forever.  Basic sewing experience, and a willingness to let your creative flag fly! Skills gained: Working with new tools and couture finishing techniques, applying...

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$240

4 sessions

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To Tell a Story with Cloth Impressions & Memories

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

Students paint, print, and stitch fabrics to compose a series of thematic pieces that honor, celebrate, or commemorate a person, place or time in their lives. The instructor provides engaging exercises to elicit memories, including working with collage, color, composition and journaling.  There is a supply list for this class and a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor. 

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$245

5 sessions

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Norwegian Knitting Weekend Workshop

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

Twined Fingerless Mitts  Level: Intermediate. Must be comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars.  Learn the fascinating Swedish technique of Tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting by creating one of a pair of fingerless mitts. Working in the round, the techniques covered include: twine knitting, twine purling, the crook stitch, the “O” stitch, reading a chart, and the Chain Path, the twined knitted increase,...

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Eureka: Pants that Fit Workshop

Capital Quilts @ 15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, DC

These pants, from Tabula Rasa Patterns, have a contemporary tapered silhouette in 8 sizes. Receive personalized fitting and learn how to adapt the pattern to create flattering and comfortable pants that fit you well at work, home, or play. You'll want to make several pairs! Supply List: Pattern: "EUREKA! PANTS THAT FIT" from Tabula Rasa Patterns, available at the school Fabric: For the initial mock-up and your first pair of pants:...

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$160

2 sessions

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Jumpstart In Hand Stitching

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

Making marks with needle and thread in fabric is an expressive art form. Students learn techniques for manipulating basic stitches while working towards a personal vocabulary of mark making. Some fabric painting/printing techniques are also covered.  This workshop provides the beginner with necessary skills for taking Hand Stitching Continued. Previous Hand Stitching students may use this workshop as a refresher or to work on an independent...

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$195

2 sessions

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Knitting Techniques: Short Rows

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

What’s a short row? What’s a wrap and turn? This class is a great opportunity to learn this essential knitting skill so you can create beautiful shapes in your knitwear. Choose your short row project from either the Ravi Nua sweater or the Waiting for Rain Shawl! Both projects are great examples of short row shaping; pair either of these with the beautiful Nua yarn and you will have a super soft and light garment that you will love for years...

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$180

3 sessions

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Finch Knitting Club

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

This club was created to foster community and craft around knitting while giving demo/lectures on technique. Each meeting will include 1 hour of dedicated knitting time and 1 hour of demo/lectures on the most frequently asked yarn, fiber, pattern, and technique questions we hear at Finch. We’ll have samples, demos, show and tell, and more.  Over the course of the year, we will cover the following topics and techniques:  Fixing Your...

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$150

10 sessions

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Hand Stitching Continued: Surface And Structure

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

Students take their stitching to the next level...and the third dimension! Participants focus on manipulating basic hand stitches to build rich surfaces and structures, creating a number of dimensional stitch samplers and a finished piece, inspired by nature.  A supply list is available in the school store. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.   

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$175

7 sessions

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The Moneta Dress - Sewing With Knits

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

This little number is a great staple for any wardrobe. Students will learn to sew with knits while learning the basics of garment construction. And we'll all skip out of here with a sweet dress. Supplies (available at Finch): Moneta Pattern Matching Thread

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$120

2 sessions

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The Moneta Dress

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

This class is for sewists who are ready to begin sewing with knits! You’ll learn about the differences between sewing with knits vs wovens, and be able to use knit-specific tools such as the walking foot and double needles. This dress is a great addition to your wardrobe. Get ready to skip out of here with a sweet dress! Supplies (available at Finch): Pattern: Colette Moneta Medium or lightweight knit fabric Matching thread  Jersey needles...

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$120

2 sessions

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School of knitting: Knit Sock Class

Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio @ 102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, DC

There is nothing quite as magical as a pair of custom fit socks! This class is designed to let students pick out an individual pattern from a variety of choices and then make that choice into a successful finished project! Patterns for socks can look tricky, but they all follow a few shaping rules. Master those rules, and so many more patterns will look “familiar” to you.  In the first class, we’ll talk through the pattern, select yarn,...

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$160

4 sessions

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Sewing & Textile Classes in Washington, D.C. are rated 4.5 stars based on 1,000 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Chunky Knit Blanket

    Anonymous review on 2/12/2024
    interesting, fun and Cara was patient and knowledgeable.

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