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Pattern Reading Made Easy: Intro to Garment Fabrics & Patterns

Both beginning and experienced garment sewists encounter difficulties selecting patterns and fabric for their creations. Learn to read a pattern envelope and plan accordingly.  Format is lecture and demo with plenty of time for questions.

In this demonstration, participants will learn:

-How to read the back of pattern envelope

-How to select their size, and what to do if their measurements don't match the pattern envelope

-How to select fabrics

-How to determine yardage

Seating will be available for the first 15 students to arrive! 

Please review and complete the Grant House Sewing Center Class Policies and Waiver form before signing up for this class.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner to Advanced
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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