PUBLIC SEWING and fashion design CLASSEs


View below our continually-updated roster of sewing and design classes for
youth, adults, and fashion entrepreneurs.

Payment plans and gift certificates available, and we welcome class topic and time suggestions. Contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8078.


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DECONSTRUCTION/RECONSTRUCTION, $139

Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Are you ready to breathe new life into a treasured garment? Do you desire to transform thrifted apparel into sophisticated sartorial finds?

Bring two to four garments to this hands-on workshop through which you will learn how to properly deconstruct and re-purpose apparel. We’ll also share tips to scout items primed for re-purposing. Ten to twelve months sewing experience required.

Only 10 places!

Students will work on Janome HD-3000 and School Mate 7330 straight-stitch home sewing machines and Janome and Babylock home sergers.

Students will learn:

  • How to piece apart and alter a garment,

  • Tips to design with thrifted or re-purposed garments and fabric,

  • Patching and mending techniques for function and embellishment, and

  • Hand sewing and machine sewing techniques for embellishment.

Basic sewing supplies will be provided. A shopping list will be provided.

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn Instructor Nina Littrell. She is a graduate of Kansas City Art Institute where she studied textiles and garment construction. Nina is a Kansas City-based fashion designer who is interested in merging art and fashion.


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FASHION INTENSIVE: SEWING FOR BEGINNERS, $139

Saturday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to noon

Do you want an entry-level class on sewing and garment construction? Do you have a sewing machine but are uncertain how to use it?

Join us for a hands-on introductory course that will teach you the foundational skills needed to construct simple garments. This class is perfect for the aspiring sewist who has been curious to try sewing or the self-taught sewist who would like to increase their knowledge and technical skill set.

Only 10 places!

Students will work on Janome HD-3000 and School Mate 7330 straight-stitch home sewing machines and Janome and Babylock home sergers.

Students will:

  • Cut and sew a tote bag,

  • Learn sewing vocabulary including sewing machine parts and apparel construction terminology,

  • Learn how to thread and operate a conventional sewing machine including trouble-shooting common issues,

  • Receive instruction on how to read a commercial sewing pattern,

  • Learn basic techniques to create sewn products including how to pin and cut fabric and order of operations for construction, and

  • Receive a complimentary Rightfully Sewn sewing pattern for a tote bag to continue sewing at home.

Basic sewing supplies will be provided. A shopping list will be provided.

This class is being taught by Rightfully Sewn Instructor Nina Littrell. She is a graduate of Kansas City Art Institute where she studied textiles and garment construction. Nina is Kansas City-based fashion designer who is interested in merging art and fashion.


Payment plans and gift certificates available, and we welcome class topic and time suggestions. Contact Godfrey Riddle, Vice President of External Affairs, at Godfrey.Riddle@RightfullySewn.org or 816-442-8078.


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