How to Sew Silky Fabrics - Registration Deposit
How to Sew Silky Fabrics - Registration Deposit
How to Sew Silky Fabrics - Registration Deposit

How to Sew Silky Fabrics - Registration Deposit

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Learn how to work with silky, slippery fabrics in our How to Sew Silky Fabrics Sewing Intensive. Students in this sewing class learn professional techniques to cut and sew drapey fabrics while sewing their own Drape Blouse by Workroom Social.


Hours in Class


Additional Fees

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

16 hours over 2 days


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

An optional supply kit with specialty fabrics and notions is available for students to purchase.

Students who do not purchase our supply kit are responsible for providing their own supplies for class. Supply lists are emailed to enrolled students about two weeks before each class date.

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 @

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, please read and understand our Terms of Service and Refund Policy before you register for an event or buy a product from us. When you register for an event or buy a product from us, you agree to our Terms of Service and Refund Policy.

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

Jennifer Wiese

How to Sew Silky Fabrics Instructor

I know lots of sewists who avoiding work with silk and rayon because it can be difficult to cut and sew. I love teaching students tricks to make sewing silks easier, and once you've practiced using these difficult fabrics, you'll never want to sew and wear anything else!

Class Description

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

In our How to Sew Silky Fabrics Sewing Intensive, learn techniques for working with slippery and delicate fabrics, and cut and sew a professionally-finished drapey blouse. Students in this class sew the Drape 1001 blouse by Workroom Social. This pattern is designed to highlight the special qualities of drapey fabrics—with French seams, a creative neckline finish, and a clean-finished yoke. In this class we walk you through each step of the process towards hiding all those raw edges. No serger required. After completing this class, students should be able to apply the skills and techniques learned to other blouse, shirt, and garment sewing projects.

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, fitting, and patternmaking 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 How to Sew Silky Fabrics Weekend Sewing Retreat is a great starting point for those looking to sew with drapey fabrics, 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...

  • Methods for prepping, cutting and marking silky fabrics.
  • Tips for sewing with delicate and slippery fabrics.
  • How to read, use, and modify commercially made sewing patterns.
  • How to ease fabric.
  • How to install shirt cuffs.
  • How to sew a continuous lap shirt placket.
  • How to sew a bias facing.
  • How to install sleeves flat.
  • How to sew French seams.
  • How to sew a two-piece shirt yoke.
  • Professional finishing methods.
  • Sewing methods to increase speed and accuracy.
  • Tips and tricks to make sewing clothes approachable and fun.

Tuition includes...

If you prefer to work on your own sewing machine, you are welcome to bring it.

Due to the unique nature of this course, an optional supply kit with specialty fabrics and notions is available for students to purchase. Students who do not purchase our supply kit are responsible for providing their own supplies for class. 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.
  • A general understanding of sewing patterns.

This class is designed for a confident beginner level sewist and above.

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.

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

Our Expertise and Approach

At Workroom Social, we teach adults how to sew clothes that fit their individual styles and unique body shapes and sizes.

We create a supportive and non-competitive environment in all of our classes. Perfection is never our goal in the classroom. Students should expect that their skills will improve with practice over time.

Our team of professional designers and sewists make garment sewing approachable, and it’s our goal to provide students with the confidence and knowledge they need to continue practicing sewing at home.

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

Hi! I’m Jennifer Wiese, founder of Workroom Social.

I believe that every woman can lead a joyful, creative, and confident life, and I know that making your own clothes (and wearing these you-made clothes) is a surefire way to find joy, creativity, and confidence every day.

I am on a mission to empower women just like you to sew beautiful clothes that they are proud to wear.

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