Learn to sew your own clothing!
Sign up for garment sewing lessons in our Downtown Charlottetown studio, suitable for beginners, confident beginners, and beginner-intermediate sewists.
Lessons will help you — or you and a friend or two — learn to choose a suitable pattern and fabric to match and learn everything you need to know to complete your garment and apply this knowledge to subsequent garment makes, including things like grading between sizes, making small adjustments to fit your body, and knowledge of finer details that make a garment look polished. Lessons are great for working on a project from start to finish, coming in for one section of a pattern that needs help, or finishing off a project that was started and never completed.
Your lessons will also include the following:
- Full use of studio and studio tools (machines, cutting matts, scissors, etc.) during your lesson times
- Undivided attention from your instructor, Natasha — shop will not be open during lesson times.
- 10% discount on all products in the shop while you’re a student!
Private lessons: $35/hr
Semi-Private lessons: $25/hr per student for two students; $20/hr per student for three students
Evenings and weekends private rate: $40/hr
Please note: Patterns, fabrics, and notions for your project are not included in price.
Please contact Natasha at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about lesson times and availability.
Natasha has been sewing clothing for about 30 years. It all started with wanting to adjust her wardrobe to have something that, at the time, felt more interesting than what she could find in stores, like colourful triangles added to the sides of jeans to make them wider (and louder!), a skirt made out of ties — honestly, this one was a bit of a disaster — and cute babydoll dresses made out of unexpected fabrics.
Since those days of trial and error, Natasha has had opportunity to take semi-private sewing lessons, class lessons, and go on sewing retreats, which have all proven to be invaluable. Besides that, Natasha has read many blogs and watched countless videos and tutorials to learn specific techniques in sewing. There are still days of trial and error and lots and lots of hours of cutting, measuring, adjusting, and sewing!
Natasha has 25 years of private and classroom teaching experience of various subjects. Sewing is the most recent teaching venture for her and she has been helping people with their garment projects for the past few years. To see a sample of some of her makes, check out her personal Instagram page @hallstar