WORKSHOP: Sew Garnet - Feb 3, 2024



Sew your own gathered top with sleeves using the Garnet Sewing Pattern. You'll learn how to sew gathers, a square neckline, tucks, a lined yoke, seam finishes, and - if time permits - some fitting tips in this workshop at Rae's studio in downtown Ann Arbor. Arrive with your pieces pre-cut; if there is enough interest, an optional evening BONUS cutting session may be offered at the studio on Friday Feb 2nd, or cut your pieces out at home. 

This is a 5 hour in-person workshop taught by Rae Hoekstra.

DATE: Saturday February 3rd, 2024
TIMES: 9:30 am - 3 pm (1/2 hour lunch break included)

You will need: Garnet Sewing Pattern and fabric (Please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class), 1/2 yard fusible interfacing for yokes, 1/2" wide elastic for cuffs - see pattern for length needed, your sewing machine and tools (see list below), coordinating thread. For pattern details and yardage/sizing charts, go to

Confident beginner or Intermediate: you know how to sew and keep a seam allowance, are comfortable operating your sewing machine without assistance, and have sewn a number of projects prior (even if this is your first garment). This is not a learn-to-sew class for first time sewists.


  • Sewing machine with straight stitches & zigzag stitches (or contact Rae to rent a studio machine)
  • Pins or quilter's clips
  • Fabric shears, smaller scissors or snips for trimming/clipping
  • Seam ripper
  • Chalk or water soluble fabric marker
  • clear quilter's ruler

Rae provides irons and ironing boards and table space for each student. 

Number of participants is 4-6, age 16+ are welcome to participate. 


Classes are taught be me - Rae Hoekstra - at my studio in downtown Ann Arbor. Details for accessing the building as well as final confirmation that the class will run will be emailed to you at least 48 hours before class begins. Your class fee will be fully refunded if we do not have enough students to run the class.

While we do understand that last minute schedule changes and emergencies do occur, your class fee reserves your spot and if we cannot fill your spot you will receive a 50% refund for cancellations at least 48 hours before the class session begins, with no refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to class. If you are sick, please contact Rae ASAP and we will work something out. Thanks for your understanding!