Intro to Apparel - Grainline Willow Tank | Beginner Class

Date and Time: Sat Jun 3 & 10, 3-6:30pm

Ready for your first sewing from a pattern project? We have the perfect class for you!

The Cloth Pocket Studio is proud to offer a woven apparel course where one will learn how to:

  • Read and cut from a pattern
  • Sew and press a seam
  • Finish a seam with a serger
  • Sew a dart
  • Sew a french seam
  • Make bias binding and apply it to a curved edge
  • Serge and roll a hem
  • Make Grainline's Willow Tank from start to finish!

This class will be taught by Lilia Beaman. She has a B.S. in Textiles and Apparel Design from The University of Texas and owns and operates Western Whims, a local apparel company. She has been sewing for over eight years and shows no signs of stopping!

The course will take place over two days for three hours each (six hours total). It is designed to accommodate 3-6 students.

Prerequisites: Ability to operate a sewing machine on your own. Recent sewing experience. Our Meet a Sewing Machine class qualifies you for this course!


Sewing machines can be rented for $5 for the course. It is recommended that you bring a machine if you own one so that you may learn to sew on the machine that you'll be using the most. 

(*items can be purchased at The Cloth Pocket for 10% off):
-Sewing Machine (one can be rented for $5)
-*1 1/2 yards of woven fabric
-*Fabric Scissors
-*Seam ripper
-*Sewing machine needle
-*Clear gridded ruler (one can be provided if you don't have one)
-Paper Scissors
-Pen/Pencil for taking notes
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