Heather Blazer : starts Wednesday July 10, 5:30pm-8:30pm for 6 sessions

$490.00 CAD

THE WORKROOM PARKDALE : This workshop is scheduled to take place in our new studio at 207 Cowan Avenue, Unit A. We can't wait to welcome you there!

Level up your handmade wardrobe with the chic and unstructured Heather Blazer! An untailored piece with an editorial look, Heather is a friendly introduction to constructing outerwear.  You’ll learn a variety of skills that transfer to so many apparel projects: Construct a fully lined outwear garment with set in sleeves and a notched lapel collar. Sew it up in linen, suiting, twill, canvas, or wool coating for the look of your choice. We’ll pay special attention to finishing and professional construction methods. 

Heather is the perfect relaxed layer base to build on. Once you learn to sew it we’re sure you’ll dream up a collection of customized versions!

This garment class is six 3-hour sessions. This class meets Wednesdays beginning July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14.
We appreciate each student's garment making pace may differ, some guided home or studio sewing machine time may be required between classes to complete this project within this timeline.  

Instructor : Leo Schlanger

Pre-requisite : Beginner garment sewing experience is necessary to take this class. Students must have completed a previous garment and be confident using a sewing machine on their own.

CLASS SUPPLIES : Class fees include workshop registration and in-shop use of sewing machines and irons. All supplies, materials and personal tools are to be provided by each student, unless otherwise specified. Upon enrolment, a Class Confirmation and Supply List will be emailed by our shop team so that these items can be gathered or purchased prior to the class. We welcome a visit, call or email with any questions regarding this workshop and the required supplies prior to registration.

CANCELLATION POLICY : Class fees are non-refundable. Any cancellations or changes to your registration must be done at least 72 hours prior to the class start date in order to be issued a store credit. Cancellations that are made less than 72 hours before the class start date and students who do not show up to class will forfeit their class fee.

Skills + Techniques

Through this workshop series you will learn the following skills:

  • Constructing a two-piece sleeve
  • Easing a sleeve cap and inserting a sleeve in the round
  • Using pressing tools: hams, sleeve board, and clappers
  • Pressing curved seams
  • Fully lining a garment
  • Understanding tailoring terminology: lapel, breaking point, armscye
  • Understitching to shape the lapel roll
  • Constructing a notched collar
  • Achieving sharp collar corners
  • Grading seam allowances
  • Sleeve and hem tacks
  • Machine sewing a buttonhole
  • Hand sewing a button with a thread shank

As a special bonus this class comes with over 5 hours of video footage, time-stamped for you to easily reference every step!

Handmade Wardrobe

Learn to craft your handmade wardrobe with the workroom.

Whether you are a beginner or looking to build skills and confidence, the workroom has a variety of workshops on our roster for you. We carefully select projects and patterns that will foster your creativity and meet you where you're at in your sewing journey.

the workroom studio

Our bright Parkdale Studio is equipped with Bernina sewing machines and sergers, large cutting tables and ironing stations. Students will also learn to use specialty presser feet, essential sewing machine features as required for their class project.

the workroom is an authorized Bernina dealer. If you're looking for your first sewing machine or an upgrade, our workshops are a great opportunity to see why we love the Bernina brand. The quality of these machines, along with the great features and accessories make them a pleasure to sew with.

Students have complimentary access to the sewing studio until completion of their class project.