Come Sew

A Drop-In Sewing Studio

providing sewing machines, scissors, rotory-scissors, cutting tables, notions, pins, sewing kits and instruction

Now Open!

2021 Winter Sewing Classes

Come join us for a series of five weekly sewing classes on topics from basic skills to the novel and arcane.

All classes are offered at Come Sew, 810 Water Street #2, Port Townsend (above Getables), on Wednesdays from January 13 - February 10, 2021. Classes start promptly at 7:00 pm with a 45-minute presentation; followed by a question-and-answer period, demonstration, or both; and end by 9:00 pm. Per COVID-19 guidelines, classes are limited to 5 students, masked and socially distanced. Come Sew uses an air purifier that filters out viruses at a rate of five times an hour. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling (360) 344-2079 or emailing anita@comesew.com. Per-class price is $12, or $50 for the entire 5-class series.

1/13 HOW TO USE A PATTERN with Instructor Gloria Ricketts>

Discussion of useful information found on commercial patterns, as well as terminology and strategy for dealing with less-than-complete instructions sometimes found on patterns published by independent designers.

1/20 NOTIONS: Tools of the trade with Instructor Gloria Ricketts

 A review of the tools, accessories, and supplies that make sewing so much easier and accurate for the modern sewist. From tweezers to bodkins, get to know all the fun items that can make your sewing life easier.

1/27 PRESSING: You just can’t sew without it! with Instructor Gloria Ricketts

What’s the one thing that Michael Kors says is the most important skill every fashion designer needs to master? Pressing! Yup, seems simple, something anyone can do, yet many don’t realize how essential this skill is to “getting it right” when you’re making a garment. Let Gloria lead you through best pressing practices and tricks she has learned over the years.

2/3 SEAMS and SEAM FINISHES with Instructor Gloria Ricketts

A plain flat seam will hold your garment together but there are oh-so-many more options for joining two pieces of fabric and finishing the edges for both sturdiness and style.

2/10 ADAPTIVE CLOTHING: It's Actually for Everyone with Instructor Anita Edwards

Ever had a broken arm or twisted ankle and needed your street clothes to adapt to your cast or walking boot? That’s part of it. Making street clothes that can be put on by someone in a wheelchair or with arthritic hands is also part of it. From aging to injury and other mobility challenges, we will likely all need to adapt our clothes at some point in our lives. Anita will lead you through specialized products and other information she learned while making a wardrobe for someone with an arm cast, broken hip, and the use of only one hand to dress herself.

Gloria Ricketts has been sewing since she was ten, has made alterations professionally, has taught sewing classes locally, and is a member of the American Sewing Guild.

Anita Edwards has sewn most of her adult life, has shown pieces in four Port Townsend Wearable Art Shows, and is also a member of the American Sewing Guild.


October Projects

810 Water Street #2, Port Townsend
(right above GETABLES)

Phone: 360 344-2079

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