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Intro to Garment Sewing Workshop

Learn how to sew garments using a commercial sewing pattern and make cozy sleep shorts you'll love!

  • 175 US dollars
  • Small Space Art Collective

Service Description

In this 7.5 hour workshop you'll learn what you need to get started sewing garments on your own. This workshop is jam-packed with knowledge, but it's hands-on and you learn while you do so it's never boring! You'll go home with some cute and cozy sleep shorts you'll want to live in! All materials are provided for this workshop including fabric, thread, elastic, sewing machine, etc. Learn how to read and follow a commercial sewing pattern: - How to measure yourself to select the correct size (NOT regular sizes...) - How to read the pattern, terms to know - How to copy the pattern and make minor adjustments Learn how to select and cut fabric - Learn about garment fabrics, and how to pair with a pattern - How to cut the fabric according to the pattern - How to transfer markings from the pattern to the fabric Pre-requisite or skills required: - Intro to Sewing Workshop at Small Space OR these skills: - Basic sewing skills including how to thread a sewing machine, how to sew different seams, how to wind bobbins, how to change needles This workshop is 7.5 hours long including 30 min lunch break at around noon. Participants can bring their own lunch (cold only - no heating equipment available), or walk or drive to a nearby restaurant. Most students will be able to finish their shorts during the workshop but everyone learns at a different pace and sometimes mistakes can cause it to take longer. If unable to finish in the time allotted, you can book time in Sewing Lab to finish your shorts. This workshop is designed for age 13 and up. This is a very small semi-private group with only 5 participants. About the Teacher: Cecilia Ostberg, co-owner of Small Space Art Collective, brings a global perspective to her art and teaching. Growing up on the coast of Sweden, she now flourishes in sunny San Clemente, CA, surrounded by her husband, feline companions, and her mother. Cecilia's a lifelong creative spirit, always eager to learn new craft techniques. From garment sewing to jewelry making, her passion lies in handmade creations and artistic exploration. Her travels infuse her work with a unique blend of Scandinavian heritage and Southern California vibes. Cecilia believes that creativity is for everyone, not just the artistic elite. In her classes, she fosters a welcoming space where anyone can discover their inner maker and embrace the joy of handcrafted art.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Our Policies: Please arrive 10 minutes early for your workshop. Workshops start on time. If you are more that 15 minutes late for your class, you may forfeit your chance to take the class. You may cancel for a refund up to 20 days before the workshop. After that, workshop fees are not refundable or transferable. You may reschedule for a different workshop up to 15 days before the workshop, and up to 7 days if for the same workshop within the following 3 months. We reserve the right cancel or reschedule a workshop with fewer than 4 sign ups. If you cannot attend the rescheduled date, you will receive a refund. Please note that we may take photos during the workshop to use on social media. If you do wish to be photographed, please let the teacher know when you arrive. If you are sick, please stay home. Call or email to let us know that you are not coming. You will receive a credit for a future class. By signing up for a class or workshop hosted by Small Space Art Collective you agree to the terms and conditions stated here. You hereby release Small Space Art Collective or any person or persons acting on its behalf from liability for any bodily injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of any personal articles while on the premises or participating in an activity sponsored or hosted by Small Space Art Collective. Furthermore the undersigned agrees that in the event medical attention is required due to accident or illness, Small Space Art Collective shall, without accepting fiscal responsibility, seek such medical services as it deems necessary and appropriate through EMs/911 and/or local hospitals.

Contact Details

  • 210 Calle de Los Molinos, San Clemente, CA, USA


POV: Taking a class at Small Space

Sam Crane,

Dana Point, CA

This embroidery class was perfect!  The space is inviting and sparks creativity.  Cecilia is a skilled and effective teacher.  She provides you a cute little kit with everything you need! Incredibly grateful for Cecilia to hold the space for some therapeutic making time, community, and skills that I can take with me. Thank you, thank you!

Kristianne Riddle,

San Clemente, CA

"I have only attended the Fiber Club and Marbling Workshop so far am so inspired!! Small Space Collective is such a treasure in our town. San Clemente has been needing something like this for a long time. The two women who run this studio have an incredible vision. They are building a wonderful community of artists and crafters who can share and learn from each other."

Catherine Peet,

San Clemente, CA

"Small Space Collective is such a gem!! I was so happy to find a place to go do small artsy projects. I love that you don't have to sign up for multiple weeks but that you can just pick the workshops that you would like to go and it's easier with me with my schedule that varies all the time. I am already signing up for the next fun workshop."
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