Pattern Making 101

Like making your own clothes but have a hard time finding interesting patterns? Want to know how to get that perfect fit? Come learn the foundational concepts of pattern making through flat pattern drafting & 3D form alteration, and tailoring. Learn how to take proper measurements, adjust patterns, cut,  in vestigate fit, and sew a muslin to create a custom pattern. Get on the way to stylizing the clothing you imagine!




Thurs November 18, 25 & December 2, 9, 16 - 6 pm to 9 pm


$225 + gst (15 hours)

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Sewing 101

Come learn how to sew, and start making your own projects! Join us in the spacious and inspiring new Riyoko Work/Shop and learn the fundamental beginner skills to get on your way to exploring and creating! In this class, students will learn their way around the machine through various projects and gain the foundational sewing skills to translate into future projects for themselves. Students will learn how to read patterns, and how to choose fabrics and patterns right for the projects they are making. They will make a reversible, lined gift bag, pyjama pants, and learn how to hem pants, and sew zippers. The skills of sewing can seem daunting, but with the right instruction, it can be fun and sew much easier than you think! 

This course is three 3-hour sessions. The next sessions is:

Monday, November 8, 15 & 22  - 6 pm to 9 pm

$206 + gst (9 hours)

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Skirt Basics

This is a perfect segway class for beginners to learn the foundational skills of pattern making before Pattern Making 101. It's also a great companion to Pattern Making 101 to complete your full body foundational block set. Take your skirt pattern skills to the next level! Learn the basic fitting techniques to make your skirt patterns fit you and give it a little splash of style - In this class we will draft waistbands, circle skirts, a-line skirts, and flare skirts and make test fits to custom fit you!

This course is four 2.5-hour sessions. The next session is:


$158 + gst (10 hours)

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All About Sleeves!

All About Sleeves is a great follow-up to Pattern Making 101 offering skills to achieve that beautifully tailored garment. Topics of discussion will include:

1) proper measuring of the arm and how to alter the pattern accordingly  

2) how to calculate the perfect amount of sleeve cap ease  

3) what to do with those elbow darts!  and

4) common and popular sleeve designs

Working hands-on, students will develop their own reference pattern making notes and pattern drafts.  This course will be jam packed with serious skills.

Next session is:



$154 + gst ( 9 hours)

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Open Studio

Welcome to Open Studio! Come work on your sewing and patternmaking projects in the beautiful Assemble/ Riyoko studio for an evening. Bring your projects to work on and spread them out on the long tables. Or, maybe you have projects that you have questions on?  Assemble Designers, Kristi & Aileen will be in studio to help guide you through some ways you can take your projects to the next step. Got clothing you want to re-fashion? Discover what other possibilities those beautiful-but-not-quite-right pieces have in store for you! Bring a couple friends and a have a little fun getting creative!

Next sessions are:



$38 for the evening

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Repair Cafe

Want to learn how to fix that broken zipper? Patch those sweater elbows? Sew on a button? Other repairs? Come by and we'll help you do it. Got a machine? Great! Bring it! Don't have one? No problem, we have a few for you to use. We will also have some sewing notions (zippers, odd buttons etc.) on hand if you aren't sure what you need. At Repair Cafe, we will guide you through how to fix your beloved garments and such. You'll learn a new skill, and your garment will get a renewed life! Drop in any time between 11 am and 5 pm on the last Saturday of every month.

How much: $5/ hour

Next sessions are:



Darts! Workshop

Tired of all your patterns looking the same? Come learn ways to add and change the style in the details of the patterns that you sew through darts! In this class we will learn the two different pattern making methods to move a dart. We will learn how to create multiple darts, tucks, pleats, gathers and flares through flat pattern making and and muslins. Come explore the possibilities and get on your way to making original me-made pieces! Classes will take place at the Riyoko studio at cSpace. Next class TBA.

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