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Hem Your Clothes Like a Pro

This class will teach you how to sew a variety of professional-looking hems, from hand-sewn invisible hems to machine-sewn mitered hems!

Sign up for this class if you're a beginner or intermediate sewist who's interested in elevating their garment construction, mending, or tailoring skills by learning the correct hems for the correct fabrics and projects.

Please click this link to review and complete our Class Policies and Waiver form prior to class. 

Supplies, available at Grant House Sewing Center:

Standard sewing machine (capable of straight stitch and blind hem stitch; variable stitch length and width; variable needle positions;  2 thread capacity)

Presser feet: standard/zig-zag foot, zipper foot, narrow edge foot, blind hem foot, and 1/4" seam foot

Machine needles, double needle

Hand sewing supplies

Fabric for samples, for example 2-3 fat quarters

5/8" Stitch Witchery

Bias tape



Tape Measure

Seam Gauge

Seam ripper

Sewing scissors


Please click this link to review and complete our Class Policies and Waiver form prior to class. 

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner to intermediate. Sewists should be familiar with their sewing machines (changing needles, feet, stitch settings, stitch width/length).
Instructor: Elizabeth Bryant
Instructor Bio: Elizabeth Vana Bryant is a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Fitting Instructor. She teaches in-person classes in Southern California, and virtual classes internationally through the magic of Zoom. She has been sewing for over 50 years, and has specialized in garment fitting and couture construction for over two decades. She has studied couture sewing under Susan Khalje and is the founding leader of the American Sewing Guild Los Angeles Chapter's Couture Group. You can reach her through her website,

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.