Couture Hand Sewing Skills - Registration Deposit
Couture Hand Sewing Skills - Registration Deposit

Couture Hand Sewing Skills - Registration Deposit

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Learn couture techniques for fine sewing in our Couture Hand Sewing Skills Sewing Intensive. Students in this sewing class learn how to elevate their handmade garments by using professional hand sewing techniques.

Details

Hours in Class

Tuition

Additional Fees

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

16 hours over 2 days

$575

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

Due to the unique nature of this course, students are required to purchase a supply kit from Workroom Social for this class. Each kit includes all the supplies needed for this class. No additional supply purchases are required of students.

All of our intensive sewing classes can be booked as a private group class for 4 to 8 participants. Choose any of our sewing intensives, and schedule your own private group class at Workroom Social for you and your friends.

For more information email hello @ workroomsocial.com.

Thank you for being a part of our community! Whether you are coming to see us in our Brooklyn studio, working with our fabrics or patterns, or joining us at Camp Workroom Social, we want to ensure that every Workroom Social sewist has the best experience possible. To help with this, we’ve put together some important terms and conditions for you below. Before you register for an event and before you buy a product, please read our terms and conditions. When you register for an event or buy a product from us, you agree to our terms and conditions.

If you have questions about these terms and conditions, please reach out before you register for an event or buy a product. You can email us at hello @ workroomsocial.com or call us at 646-481-1650. We are here and happy to help you!

Last updated: July 21, 2021

SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS DUE TO COVID-19

We prioritize the health and safety of our community. These special terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, so continue to check back here closer to your event date for current terms, conditions, and guidelines.

FOR CAMP WORKROOM SOCIAL

All event participants must provide proof of vaccination at least 4 weeks before the event start date. Event participants will receive submission instructions after their registration is processed. Only fully vaccinated individuals may participate in Workroom Social events until further notice. Currently, fully vaccinated people have received two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna at least two weeks ago or a single dose of Johnson and Johnson at least two weeks ago. If additional vaccination directives are issued by the CDC, those will be required of all event staff and participants as well. This may include booster shots.

All event participants must confirm that they have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the 14 days prior to the event start date.

All events follow CDC and New York State guidelines for fully vaccinated people. You can read the CDC's guidelines for fully vaccinated people here.

Following CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated people, physical distancing is not required at Camp Workroom Social, except where required by Frost Valley YMCA.

Following CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated people, mask wearing is encouraged, not mandatory except as dictated by Frost Valley YMCA. Because Frost Valley welcomes multiple groups on their campus at a time, masks are required in spaces shared with other Frost Valley guests and staff. This includes, but is not limited to, the Dining Hall (until seated to eat), the Welcome Center, the Health Center, and indoor program areas.

Rooms in Hussey Lodge will be limited to four campers.

If there is a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic which requires a cancellation of Camp Workroom Social events, attendees can push their registration fees to a future event or request a refund minus $200USD.

If an attendee cannot attend the Camp Workroom Social event that they are registered for due to COVID-19 related issues, attendees can push their registration fees to a future event. We are unable to provide refunds if the event itself is not cancelled.

FOR WORKROOM SOCIAL'S BROOKLYN STUDIO

All event participants must provide proof of vaccination at least 4 weeks before the event start date. Event participants will receive submission instructions after their registration is processed. Only fully vaccinated individuals may participate in Workroom Social events until further notice. Currently, fully vaccinated people have received two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna at least two weeks ago or a single dose of Johnson and Johnson at least two weeks ago. If additional vaccination directives are issued by the CDC, those will be required of all event staff and participants as well. This may include booster shots.

All event participants must confirm that they have not experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the 14 days prior to the event start date.

All events follow CDC and New York State guidelines for fully vaccinated people. You can read the CDC's guidelines for fully vaccinated people here.

Following CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated people, physical distancing is not required at Workroom Social's studio classes and events.

At Workroom Social's Brooklyn studio location, mask wearing is encouraged for all. Mandatory mask-wearing may be mandatory and is dictated by class instructors. Students will be alerted before their first class date as to whether or not mask-wearing is mandatory at their class. If you are interested in registering for a class and want to know if mask-wearing will be required for that class, please contact us directly.

If there is a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic which requires a cancellation of Workroom Social classes and events, attendees can push their registration fees to a future event or request a refund minus $75USD.

If an attendee cannot attend the Workroom Social event that they are registered for due to COVID-19 related issues, attendees can push their registration fees to a future event. We are unable to provide refunds if the event itself is not cancelled.

REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES

All sales are final. We do not issue refunds, exchanges, or cancellations on any purchase or registration, except in special circumstances related to COVID-19. Please read about our special terms and conditions related to COVID-19 above. Sales include any payment made for a class deposit or installment. Once a payment is submitted, it is final.

For classes, workshops, and events, we have a strict no cancellations and no transfers policy.

In the event of low enrollment, we reserve the right to cancel a class or event. If an event is cancelled, enrolled students will be notified at least 48 hours prior to the start of class and will receive a full refund.

In the case of acts of God, war, disaster, epidemics, or similar events, we reserve the right to cancel and/or reschedule any event produced by Workroom Social, including Camp Workroom Social. If an event is cancelled and/or rescheduled for any of these reasons, attendees can push their registration fees to a future event or request a refund minus 12% of their fees paid.

PURCHASE DAMAGES AND ISSUES

Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged, or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right. Please contact us within 14 days of delivery if there is any issue with your purchase.

COMMUNITY RULES AND GUIDELINES

Sewing has the power to connect us with others we might not meet otherwise, and at Workroom Social we develop opportunities for our students to build relationships that go far beyond sewing itself. Workroom Social creates spaces for students to interact with each other, and these rules and guidelines apply to these spaces. We refer to these spaces as community spaces. Community spaces include all in-person events and activities. Community spaces also include all digital spaces created by and/or managed by Workroom Social including—but not limited to—workroomsocial.cominstagram.com/workroomsocialfacebook.com/workroomsocial/youtube.com/workroomsocialhttps://discord.gg/DDTFnvxQV9, Zoom meetings and webinars, and online community groups on Thinkific, Facebook, and Discord.

We recognize that our hobbies are only one aspect of our complicated lives, and the time we spend together sewing does not erase difficulties we face or hardships we're experiencing.

Please use Workroom Social community spaces to enhance the Workroom Social experience, for yourself and for our maker community: connect with others, ask for help, share your achievements, lift up others, and support others requesting assistance.

Please read our complete rules and guidelines. It’s important to create a space in which you feel included, comfortable, and safe, and to do this we all must abide by these rules. We take violations of these rules seriously, and upon violation, we will mute, remove, or take other actions to protect the community at our discretion.

BROOKLYN STUDIO LOCATION

Classes and workshops are held at Workroom Social, 96 Madison Street (between Franklin and Bedford Avenues) in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY unless otherwise noted. The studio is located on the ground floor (street level).

To get to Workroom Social by train, take the C to Franklin Avenue (at Fulton Street), the A to Nostrand Avenue, or the G to Bedford-Nostrand Avenues. On-street parking is rarely difficult if you are driving.

REGISTRATION

Advance registration is required for all classes. Visit our Classes page to select your desired class and register online. You can also call 646-481-1650 or email us to register.

To register for a Weekend Intensive, a 50% deposit is required with the remaining balance due one week before your class date. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

EVENT ATTENDANCE

Classes start and end on time. Please be on time to class, as all of our classes rely on an on-time start. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early to class. There are no makeups for missing all or part of a class.

CLASS PROJECT COMPLETION

We do not guarantee that any student will complete their project in its entirety.

CHANGE OF INSTRUCTOR

Specific class instructors are subject to change at any time and without notice to attendees.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Throughout classes, workshops, and other events at Workroom Social, the Workroom Social team along with other attendees will photograph and/or videotape students and their work. All attendees authorize Workroom Social to publish the recordings online or in other places for marketing purposes. All Workroom Social attendees agree that their picture and sound may be used by Workroom Social without granting any additional permissions and without compensation. Please speak to your instructor, or get in touch with us before your class or event if you have specific questions about this policy.

SAFETY

For the safety of all attendees, all visitors to the studio must follow our studio rules. Studio rules will be discussed at the beginning of each class. If you have any questions or concerns regarding safety, please speak to your instructor immediately.

RISK OF INJURY

Students and attendees acknowledge that attending a class or other event at Workroom Social or produced by Workroom Social, including Camp Workroom Social events, involves certain risks (some of which she may not fully appreciate) and that injuries, death, property damage, or other harm could occur to the students or others. Students accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from attending a class or other event at Workroom Social or produced by Workroom Social regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of Workroom Social and/or its affiliates, employees, officers, agents or insurers.

LOST OR DAMAGED PROPERTY

Workroom Social is not responsible for students’ lost or damaged property.

UPDATES TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These terms and conditions may be updated at any time and without notice.

Past Student

Couture Hand Sewing Skills

I got so much out of this intensive. I think it should be required before taking the other intensives. When I talked about it to other attendees, they mentioned that they didn't do couture sewing not realizing it was so much more than that. It gave me a lot of confidence and pride in hand sewing when before it was a chore. Brooks Ann loves it so much and that really shines in the class.

Class Description

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

Learn the fundamentals and benefits of hand sewing from custom wedding dressmaker Brooks Ann Camper. Students in our Couture Hand Sewing Skills Sewing Intensive practice and get comfortable with a wide variety of temporary and permanent hand stitching techniques. See real examples of techniques used in clothing construction, while creating a useful resource notebook full of samples to reference for all your future projects.

This course is perfect for students who want to learn couture techniques for fine sewing, who want to learn strategies to elevate their current sewing skillset to get better results out of their garment sewing at home, or who want to improve their hand sewing skills.

As part of our Learn to Sew classes, sewing instruction is taught with an emphasis on key industry skills and techniques to create garments that look well-made. 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 our sewing classes, whether you are strictly a hobbyist or interested in learning clothing construction skills to bring your original fashion designs to life.

Our Couture Hand Sewing Skills Sewing Intensive is like taking a 2-day sewing vacation, and we’ve taught wonderful students who have visited us from all over the world. We invite you to spend two days working with us in our inspiring and friendly studio. After this class you’ll start your week with lots of excitement to continue your sewing adventures at home!

Classwork includes…

  • The best tools for successful hand sewing.
  • Tricks for threading needles and tying successful knots.
  • How to avoid or remove thread tangles when hand sewing.
  • How to use a thimble for faster hand sewing.
  • How to sew a wide variety of temporary and permanent hand stitches and when to use them.
  • How to sew various closures including buttons, hooks, and zippers.
  • Couture techniques such as…
    • Underlining, including why to use it and how to sew it.
    • Various hem finishing techniques including invisible hems, rolled hems, and horsehair hems.
    • How to use petersham in waistbands, curved hems, and more.
    • How to sew tacks and thread chains and when to use them.
  • And much more including…
    • The value of hand sewing and how it can be used to upgrade the quality of your handmade sewn projects.
    • How to use your resource notebook at home for future projects.

Tuition includes…

  • Lunch and treats both days.
  • Handouts and other supporting materials.
  • Use of studio equipment and tools.

Due to the unique nature of this course, students are required to purchase a supply kit for this class from Workroom Social for this class. Each kit includes all the supplies needed for this class. No additional supply purchases are required of students.

Skills needed to take this class include…

  • A desire to learn about and practice hand sewing techniques.

This class is designed for all skill levels.

Please be sure to read our Terms and Conditions before you register for class.

Hear from Past Students

My favorite part of the class was having the samples to bring back home, the pace, and the friendly vibe.

Past Student // Couture Hand Sewing Skills

Brooks Ann was charismatic, knowledgeable, and thorough. It is obvious that she loves what she does and has a passion to share.

Past Student // Couture Hand Sewing Skills

Our Expertise and Approach

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Our Belief in the Power of Sewing

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.

We work hard every day to promote a sense of accomplishment in our students and customers by reminding them of their abilities. Together we learn from each #sewingfail and celebrate every #sewingwin, no matter how small.

We use our shared passion for sewing to connect with those we might not meet otherwise, and we create opportunities for our students to develop relationships that go far beyond sewing itself.

About the Instructor

Brooks Ann first learned to sew as an adult working in professional costume workshops. After an internship at Yale School of Drama, and a Master's Degree in Costume Construction from UNC, she moved to NYC where she worked as a Broadway milliner for productions such as Wicked and Mama Mia!, and sewing for celebrities from the Muppets to the Rockettes.

When she left New York and started her own business as a custom wedding dressmaker and designer, she began blogging the process as each one-of-a-kind dress was created. She realized that she was getting as much interest from "sewing people" as she was "brides" and started teaching her unique methods of custom sewing both in-person and online. She absolutely loves sharing her passion with kindred spirits!

Learn more about Brooks Ann and her sewing story in Seamwork Magazine and the Love To Sew Podcast.


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