Agrandir Learn How to Sew Clothes with our Learn to Sew Sewing Class! | How to Sew Clothing | Closet Core Patterns

How to sew clothes and create the wardrobe of your dreams!

Apprenez à coudre des vêtements | Cours de couture

$79.00 USD
de réduction


Includes the Fiore Skirt, Cielo Top + Dress, and Pietra Pants in PDF or print format.

Apprenez à coudre des vêtements | Cours de couture

$79.00 USD

Do you want to learn how to sew clothes for yourself? Are you looking for a deeply fulfilling creative outlet? Are you sick of the disposable fast fashion industry and want to make your wardrobe more sustainable?

Welcome to the class designed to to teach you everything you need to know to start sewing the wardrobe of your dreams! Spoiler alert: it's not as hard as you think, and the skills and techniques you'll learn in this online workshop will completely transform your closet AND inspire and engage your creativity as you discover the joy of sewing your own clothes from scratch.

Learn How to Sew Clothing is a comprehensive online class that guides you through the entire sewing process and teaches you how to sew clothes from first stitch to finished garment. The first section of the class will walk you through all the key information you need to know to get started. In the second section, we will show you how to construct all three of the garment patterns included with enrollment. You'll develop the skills necessary to sew a modern boxy tee or shift dress, a classic flared skirt, and chic pants or shorts, opening the door to your wildest fashion and sewing dreams. Heather Lou, founder of Closet Core Patterns, teaches each lesson in simple language everyone can understand, so whether you've never sewn a stitch or are simply looking to brush up on your skills, you will feel completely confident sewing and creating a totally unique wardrobe that fills you with pride.

Sewing isn't just a tremendously fulfilling hobby - it's a gateway to loving body acceptance, creative superpowers you never knew existed, and a soothing, mindful practice that helps you escape the ceaseless parade of fast fashion. Learning to sew will — seriously — change your life.

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You'll learn...

  • How to thread and operate a basic home sewing machine
  • How to sew even, straight stitches and troubleshoot tension problems
  • Professional seam finishes without a serger, including French seams and bias-bound seams
  • How to choose the right fabrics for your sewing projects
  • How to set up and stock your sewing space, and tools you need to get the job done
  • How to decipher and easily work with sewing patterns (including how to assemble PDF patterns)
  • How to take your measurements, choose a size, and do basic pattern modifications to get the best fit
  • How to prepare fabric and cut out your pattern with confidence
  • Basic hand-sewing skills for a flawless finish
  • The key skills to construct the three patterns included with the class, including zippers, pockets, facings, waistbands, hems, darts, sleeves, buttons, and buttonholes, among many more!
  • Everything you need to sew your wardrobe with confidence

Included Patterns:

The skills you'll learn in this class will help you sew just about any garment, but we wanted to include three simple-to-make patterns to help get you started. Our Rome Pattern Collection (sizes 0-32)  is designed with beginners in mind, and can be mixed and matched endlessly to create a chic, modern capsule wardrobe.

Our Fiore Skirt is a classic A-line skirt with a twist; choose between a simple flared skirt, an asymmetrical wrap skirt, or a button front option. Our Cielo Top & Dress has a modern, boxy shape with multiple lengths and sleeve options. Finally, our Pietra Pants & Shorts are the comfy but sophisticated stuff of dreams, with a sleek, paneled flat front and elastic in the back for the ultimate in comfort. Whether you make one pattern or all three, by the end of this class you will have the skills to tackle all future sewing projects with confidence. Choose between digital PDF files (sizes 0-32) or print patterns shipped to your home (sizes 0-20).  New to using PDF patterns? We have a lesson for that!

Also Included:
  • The Fiore SkirtPietra Pants & Shorts and Cielo Top & Dress in print or PDF. Our PDF instructions include annotated instruction booklets to help you follow along while watching the class.
  • A downloadable guide that accompanies the video content, which includes helpful resources like an anatomy of your sewing machine, sewing machine needle chart, and fabric and terminology cheat sheets
  • A detailed supply guide to help you source fabric and supplies to help you sew clothes
  • Resource lists to additional helpful books and online tutorials
  • Watch anywhere video lessons with optional Closed Captioning

Reviews from Real Students

I went from zero to making clothes in 2 weeks! This class is unbelievable. When I started I literally only knew how to threat my machine. By the end I had made so many pieces I was proud of! Now I watch design shows and giggle when people don’t know how to sew a French seem! The class focuses on practical skills and knowledge that can get you seeing clothes quickly! If you’re debating this... don’t! Just take it and be amazed!


Reviews from Real Students

I really love this class. I love that the classes are a series of videos you can watch anytime, work at your own pace. I don't have a lot of extra time so this is perfect. I've been sewing a little for a long time, but never apparel. Mostly mending and making things with quilting cotton. Nothing fancy. I have really learned so much. I have not finished the class yet, I've finished 2 of the 3 patterns that come with the class. Also, every time I've posted a question or comment an instructor has responded within a 24 hour period. Fantastic and so much fun. Just wish I could do this all day.

Angela S.

Reviews from Real Students

I loved this course! I had never properly made a garment before and have always wanted to! Since I purchased this course 4 months ago, I have made 7 pieces of clothing. The instruction in this course is SO EASY TO FOLLOW and really connected the dots for me! I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to start sewing clothes and wanting to feel confident about the process. Heather made it seem so easy, the videos and the manuals fill in any gaps. I am now so much more comfortable with my sewing machine, basic sewing methods and reading patterns. Best money spent on something for myself in AGES!


Class Benefits:

Pattern(s) included

24/7 unlimited access

closed captions

transferrable skills

help from our team

Class Curriculum

SECTION ONE: How to Sew Clothes - Sewing Basics

  • Lesson One: Understanding Your Sewing Machine (40:06) 
  • Lesson Two: Your Sewing Space & Tool Kit (49:52) 
  • Lesson Three: How to Sew (38:29) 
  • Lesson Four: Basic Stitches, Techniques & Seam finishes (53:46) 
  • Lesson Five: Understanding Fabric & Interfacing (30:05) 
  • Lesson Six: Understanding Sewing Patterns (22:52)
  • Lesson Seven: Choosing a Size & Basic Fitting (29:59) 
  • Lesson Eight: How to Cut Fabric (37:38) 
  • Lesson Nine: Handsewing (12:49)

SECTION TWO: Sewing the Patterns Included in Class

  • Sewing the Fiore Skirt (105:25) 
  • Sewing the Cielo Top & Dress (94:38) 
  • Sewing the Pietra Pants & Shorts (46:58)

Meet Your Instructor

Heather Lou is the force behind Closet Core Patterns and Core Fabrics. As a pattern designer and sewing educator, she has been writing and teaching about sewing for over a decade, and has taught thousands of people to sew, both online and in sold-out sewing workshops across North America & Europe. Her work has been featured in Threads, Sew News, Seamwork, Love Sewing and Sewing World magazine.

With her contagiously positive attitude, Heather’s teaching style is fun, approachable, and filled with helpful tips and techniques to help you transform the outfits in your imagination into a self-made wardrobe you love — not one you’re limited to buying off the rack.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm pysched to learn to sew my own clothes! How do I sign up to get started?

Welcome to theclass that will easily teach you to make your own clothes! To get sewing, click on the button at the top or bottom of this page, choose your pattern format, and you'll be automatically enrolled in your course after checkout. The link to login to the course will be sent to you via email. Please check your spam folder if you don't receive it after finalizing your purchase.

When does the class start and finish?

The beauty of Closet Core Patterns’ onlineclasses is that you call the shots on when they begin and end. Learn to Sew Clothing is a completely self-paced, online course, which means you get to decide when you start, when you finish, and how many times you replay it. 

What will I need to get started?

Before you get started, we’ll share a complete supply list, along with information about where and how to source everything on said list. At the very least, you’ll need a sewing machine, iron, scissors, pins, marking tool and fabric.

How long does the class take to complete?

It’s up to you! To give you an idea of how long the entire class is start to finish, the first section of "beginner basics" runs just over 5 hours long and comprises 9 lessons total. The second section, which focuses on specific techniques for each pattern, has a runtime of 3.5 hours. Binge watch them in a weekend, or do a little at a time. You can return to the class as many times as you’d like, and there’s no time limit for you to complete in.

How do I get my patterns?

Please choose between PDF format (in sizes 0-30, which you can print at home or at a copy shop) or print patterns we'll ship directly to you (currently only available in sizes 0-20). If you select the PDF format, you'll be able to download your patterns immediately after checkout, or by using the download link sent to you via email. Print patterns will be shipped in 5-10 days.

Can I used any pattern when following along with class?

This class covers everything you need to know to sew your clothes, so feel free to use any pattern you like when following along! The second section focuses on techniques specific to the the three included patterns, but these tutorials can be applied to other patterns as well.

How long can I access the class?

All day, ‘erryday. But for real, this class includes lifetime access. After you enroll, the class is yours, which means you’ve got unlimited access for as long as you like, across all devices for all of eternity.

Avis des clients

Sur la base de 79 commentaires
Rebecca Perry
J'ai adoré !

J'avais déjà une expérience de la couture, mais je voulais affiner mes compétences. C'était parfait. J'ai appris d'autres astuces et techniques. J'ai aimé écouter le professeur. Remarque : il ne s'agit pas d'un cours de couture. Il y a des leçons vidéo pour vous préparer et ensuite, pour chacun des modèles, il y a de courts clips vidéo pour les parties difficiles.

Yusra Buwayhid
Un cours parfait pour les débutants !

Lorsque j'ai suivi ce cours, j'étais très novice en matière de couture. À la fin du cours, je faisais des jupes, des robes, des hauts et des pantalons pour moi et mes amis. Les vidéos sont très bien faites et l'instructeur est clair et facile à suivre, même si l'anglais n'est pas ma langue maternelle. Je recommande ce cours à tous ceux qui veulent apprendre les bases de la couture de vêtements et renforcer leur confiance en eux de manière amusante et agréable. Merci beaucoup à Closet Core Patterns.

Mia Smith
Excellent cours en ligne

Un cours en ligne vraiment génial. Heather est tellement drôle, le cours est plein d'astuces, mais il est également accessible à quelqu'un qui a trébuché sur quelques vêtements mais qui est vraiment un couturier débutant. Je peux me voir revenir en arrière et regarder encore et encore.

Anuradha Kolhatkar
Une ressource formidable !

Je suis une débutante absolue et j'ai vraiment hâte de commencer ce cours. Je viens de commencer et jusqu'à présent, c'est excellent avec des instructions claires et détaillées. J'ai hâte de terminer mon premier modèle.

Ann Murphy
C'est génial ! Faites-vous une faveur et suivez ce cours

J'hésitais à me lancer dans un nouveau passe-temps, j'avais peur de faire ce genre de choses où l'on dépense beaucoup d'argent pour s'installer et où l'on perd rapidement tout intérêt. Mais je revenais sans cesse à l'idée d'apprendre enfin à coudre correctement, alors j'ai décidé de m'inscrire à ce cours pour m'engager. Oh là là, quel merveilleux choix ! Non seulement les leçons enseignées ici sont super claires et faciles à suivre, mais la philosophie de l'ensemble m'a vraiment donné envie de suivre ce cours. Le cours aborde les techniques de finition haut de gamme, l'ajustement approprié, la sélection des tissus et l'aménagement de l'espace de travail pour réussir - mais ce qui m'a attiré le plus, c'est la façon dont il présente l'idée que se fabriquer des vêtements bien faits est une sorte d'acte d'amour de soi. Je suis complètement accro. Je n'arrête pas de consulter les vidéos pour m'aider, c'est tellement utile. Je recommande à 100% ce cours à tous ceux qui veulent apprendre le métier de couturier.

Anne Tuominen
Excellent cours, excellents patrons !

J'ai suivi le cours "Comment coudre des vêtements" en tant qu'activité de vacances de printemps/pandémie 2021, suite à une annonce que j'ai vue sur fb. J'ai commencé à coudre des vêtements l'été précédent, mais je sentais que je bénéficierais d'un enseignement guidé. Les vidéos d'instruction ont été si utiles (et amusantes !) et j'ai appris des choses comme ne pas regarder l'aiguille, regarder le guide de la marge de couture et comment mieux couper les pièces de patron du tissu. J'ai aussi découvert l'idée d'une mousseline portable et des façons astucieuses de faire du ruban de biais, ainsi que des idées de fournitures utiles. Les patrons inclus étaient un vrai bonus ! J'ai maintenant des housses de machine à coudre et de surjeteuse, un haut, une jupe et, depuis ce week-end, mon meilleur modèle, le short Pietra. Tous les patrons sont extrêmement bien écrits et testés, avec des vidéos à l'appui. Les tailles me conviennent et je crois avoir lu qu'il y aura encore plus d'options de tailles à l'avenir. J'ai hâte de découvrir d'autres cours ou patrons de base Closet, pourquoi pas un cours sur la couture des tricots ? Merci de m'aider à améliorer mes compétences en couture !


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