The Art of Sewing
Instructor: Aline Seukunian
Date: May 19 - July 14
Schedule: Thursdays, 6 PM - 9 PM & Tuesday July 5, 6 PM - 9 PM
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: Creative Space Beirut (View larger map)
The primary objective of this workshop is to establish a comprehensive foundation in the art of sewing. A basic understanding of sewing is preferred as it will involve only a swift introduction to the machinery and the basic necessary shapes - straight lines, angles, and curves, before delving into the sewing of hems and seams, and the techniques of pleating and gathering. Throughout, participants will engage in the sewing of a skirt, shirt, pants and a variety of related details, such as the zipper fly, patch pockets, Italian round pockets, and welt pockets. Each participant will complete the course with the construction of a shirt in a fabric of their choosing.
Instructor Short Biography
Having studied fashion design for three years at Creative Space Beirut, Aline Seukunian graduated in 2016. As well as working as the designer behind her eponymous ready-to-wear brand - and working as a part-time instructor within the Lebanese American University’s Architecture and Design department - Aline remains a key member of the Creative Space Beirut community. When she isn’t teaching, Aline works as a part time production manager for Roni Helou and a freelance patternmaker.
Session 1: The first session will include an introduction to the machinery, as well as a run through straight lines, curves and angles to assess the level of each participant.
Session 2: This session will focus on types of seam and hem finishing.
Session 3: This session will focus on types of pleats and gathering.
Session 4 & 5: In these sessions, participants will work on the basic skirt including an invisible zipper, back slit and straight waistband.
Session 6 & 7: In these sessions, participants will work on a basic oversized shirt including a buttoning tab, collar, cuffs and placket.
Session 8: This session will focus on executing a patch pocket with a flap and an inside seam pocket.
Session 9: This session will focus on executing a zipper fly, Italian round pocket and an Italian slant pocket.
Session 10: The final session will see the making of a welt pocket and ribbing.
Required Materials & Tools
Muslin (3 meters)
Pattern paper (Optional)
Japanese ruler (Optional)
Where to find
Jatex, Torik, Emile Mouccary & Co