Everyone can learn to sew and we all have more to learn.
Private Sewing Classes for Cosplayers
Lessons for Cosplayers Anywhere on the Planet
Do you want to learn to sew but you don’t know how?
Do you already know how to sew but want to upgrade your skills?
I teach sewing from my studio near St. Louis, MO. Private lessons are available for students in person and online over the web. I use services such as Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom to provide personalized private classes to help you learn how to sew.
What does Cosplay Sewing School offer?
PRIVATE LESSONS AND WORKSHOPS
Learn to sew in person or over the web. Online private video classes are taught using Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom. I offer in person classes for up to 4 people at my studio in the St. Louis area.
I offer workshops at your location for groups, clubs, conventions, and more. Contact me to learn more.
LIFETIME ACCESS ONLINE CLASSES
My classes offer lifetime, on-demand access from any device. Whether you are just starting out or want to learn an advanced skill, I have a class that will help you sew better. You can even ask questions and share your projects.
New classes are posted regularly – be sure to check back often.
Are you struggling with a pattern? Do you need help patterning a unique costume? I offer custom patterning services for creating patterns made to your measurements, including full patterns and pattern alterations..
Services available for people of all genders.
IN-PERSON FITTING SERVICES FOR EVERYONE
Do you have a costume that doesn’t fit quite right? Do you struggle with fitting yourself? No problem. If you a local to the St. Louis area, I offer one-on-one fitting services. I will help you transfer fittings back to your patterns for you to do the sewing.
Combine this with private sewing classes to learn to make your new patterns.
Benefits of Learning to Sew
Why is sewing so important to cosplay? The answer is pretty obvious – all characters wear some form of clothing.
The unique challenge in cosplay is translating the clothing that a character wears into real life. Many times, character’s clothing defies the laws of physics or has no apparent seaming. Cosplay clothing can seem overwhelming, but if you break it down, it is no so hard.
Learning to sew gives you the ability to make your own clothing and not just costumes. This opens up a whole new world in your wardrobe.
CHARACTERS NEED CLOTHES
Even the characters with the skimpiest of clothing or the biggest armor wear clothing. Learning to sew gives you the ability to make the clothes that fit your body.
COSTUMES NEED TO FIT YOU
Most cosplay costumes that you can buy are designed for a single body type. The problem is that we are all different – and that is wonderful! It’s not your body that is the problem – it is the clothing. When you make your costume, you end up with garments that fit your body and make you look great.
IT IS COMPLICATED TO COMMISSION
Commissioning costumes is great, but it can also be difficult to get the results you want and take a long time to get your costume. When you sew, you don’t need to have your costumes commissioned unless you want to.
MAKE YOUR OWN CLOTHES
Why stop at just making costumes? Those adorable geek girl dresses and awesome shirts are yours to make. That adorable print you saw at the fabric store could be your very next outfit. Learning to sew expands your wardrobe with endless possibilities.
What People are Saying
Very informative , will have to go back to on occasions. [Ariana] provided helpful practice activities.Leigh
Very thorough and explained well Thank you! Valuable information with clear explanations and engaging delivery. Very knowledgeable instructor.Denise
Excellent demystification of pattern instructions . Comprehensive overview of pattern types and other useful info to get started. Tutor obviously has lots of knowledge and expertise in the subject.Karen