Classes » How to Sew Tricky Fabrics Weekend Sewing Intensive

Available Dates


February 25–26, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)
With special guest instructor Marina Ross.
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T.B.A. (Saturday and Sunday)

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Hours in Class

16 hours over 2 days


Workroom Social
96 Madison Street
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn



(50% deposit required to enroll. Remaining balance due one week before your class date.)

Class Description

Anyone can sew their own clothes! It just takes a little imagination, some instruction, and practice.

In our How to Sew Tricky Fabrics Weekend Sewing Intensive, students will become familiar and comfortable with more challenging fabrications. Learn the difficulties different types of fabric present, explanations of individual fabrics and their unique characteristics, finishing techniques that are appropriate for each fabrication, as well as proper notion use for tricky fabrics. Students will make samples using a variety of fabrics, leaving the class with a library for their own future reference.

As part of our Learn to Sew classes, sewing instruction is taught with an emphasis on key industry skills and techniques to create professional-looking garments that look store-bought, not homemade. All of our sewing classes are both fun and productive, instead of just one or the other. We encourage anyone who is interested in sewing clothes to join us for this weekend intensive, whether you are strictly a hobbyist or interested in learning construction skills to bring your original fashion designs to life.

Our How to Sew Tricky Fabrics Weekend Sewing Intensive is like taking a 2-day sewing vacation, and we’ve taught wonderful students from all over the world. We invite you to spend a weekend working with us in our inspiring and friendly studio. After this class you’ll start your week with a sample book and lots of excitement to continue your sewing adventures!*

Read more about what to expect from your class at Workroom Social.

Classwork includes…

  • Detailed instruction of fabric characteristics.
  • How to prep, cut, and mark the trickiest of fabrics.
  • Construction, pressing and finishing techniques when working with difficult fabrics.
  • How to choose and use proper notions.
  • Tips and tricks to improve your overall sewing skill set.

Tuition includes…

  • Lunch and treats both days.
  • Handouts and other supporting materials.
  • Use of studio equipment and tools. If you prefer to work on your own sewing machine, you are welcome to bring it. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Supply lists are emailed to enrolled students about two weeks before each class date.

Skills needed to take this class include…

  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting sewing machines.
  • Experience sewing straight seams. Experience sewing curved seams is helpful.
  • This class is designed for a beginner to intermediate level sewer.

Are you an absolute beginner who is interested in taking this class? We’d love to have you! Please email us at hello @ for more information on how you can take this class.


Don’t let a company control what you wear. Own your style and your clothes by making them yourself.

At Workroom Social, we specialize in teaching adults how to sew clothes that fit both their individual styles, and also their unique body shapes and sizes.

Our sewing classes are designed for adults to learn in a warm and non-competitive environment. Perfection is never our goal; rather, students should expect that over time their skills will improve practice. Our team of professional designers and sewists make garment sewing approachable, and it’s our goal to provide students with the confidence and the knowledge you need to continue practicing sewing at home.

Through sewing we build communities, stimulate creativity, and help improve women’s self-esteem and confidence by empowering them to sew the clothes they want to wear.


Marina Ross started sewing when she was fourteen years old and gained much from it that goes beyond sewing. She particularly loves teaching people to sew because the confidence that is gained and the pride that is felt producing something you worked so hard on created from your own hands is invaluable. Not to mention the freedom of expression that allows one to break out of what can sometimes feel like a very homogenized world. The confidence to explore without boundaries and take on challenges with determination are both approaches Marina gained from what she thought was a simple sewing class when she was fourteen. Marina encourages you to explore and challenge yourself as well, and she would be thrilled to be a part of it!

*While we cannot guarantee that each student will complete her garment, the majority of students do.
**Please be sure to read our class policies. If you have any questions about classes and learning at Workroom Social, please email hello @