Monday, April 14, 2014

Summer Summer Workshop Question and Answers!!!!

Thank you for all of your interest in my Summer Sewing workshops that I mentioned in my last blog post!!! I know some of you have had some question so I'll try and cover the answers in this blog post. Please be sure to post additional questions in the comment section below and I'll answer those below as well.

Summer Summer Workshop 

Workshop Dates

Q: Are the sewing workshop dates finalized?

Yes, effective 4/25/14. Based on you guys' feedback here are the classes and dates!

2014 Summer Sewing Workshop Schedule

Tailored Jackets ------------June 5-7 (Thur-Sat)
           Pants Fitting/Construction-----June 19-20 (Thur-Sat)
             Master Skill Sharpening ----------July 10-12 (Thur-Sat)
    Tailored Jackets-------------July 24-26 (Thur-Sat)
         Tailored Coats (outerwear)--August 7-9 (Thur-Sat)
     TBD*------------------------August 21-23 (Thur-Sat)
*I'm taking suggestions for this class. Let me know your ideas!!!!    

A: Not entirely. I threw some dates out to see the response I would get. If the majority of attendees prefer a Thur-Sat or Fri-Sun schedule then I'm completely comfortable with shifting. I'm at my sewing studio daily so any day(s) would work for me. So if you're interested in participating but the mid-week dates don't work for you please email me and let me know.

Q: How many more sewing workshops do you plan to have in July and August?

A: As many as are requested. I have 2 set for July and 2 set for August but can add more based on requests. Also dates are flexible and can be changed as needed. I can have as many workshops as anyone wants to attend. My time is open!

Workshop Topics

Q: Will you only be doing the Tailored Jacket and Pant workshop?

A: The workshop topics are completely based on demand. Many folks have been asking about a Tailored Jacket and Pants workshop which is why I've gone ahead and set that up. I'm planning to add additonal workshops but am awaiting feedback from those who are interested.

Q: What other types of workshops are you planning for the Summer?

A: I'd like to to a workshop centered on new or intermediate sewers who would like to sharpen their technique---you know learn to sew faster and more time efficiently. I'm also doing my Tailored Coat workshop toward the Summer's end. Other workshop topics include whatever you guys want to request. I can sew nearly everything. I can do one's centered on sewing skirts, vests, tailored shirt, menswear. You name it! If you have any special class requests please let me know.

Workshop Instruction/Sewing Schedules

Q: What can a participant expect to experience at your workshop?

A: To learn an insane amount of great sewing/tailoring information in 3 days. My workshops are chock-full of information. I have an unique ability of simplifying complicated sewing tasks. I have 53+ years of experience and have refined my technique and skills in such a way that produces the best results. That's EXACTLY what I look forward to passing on to my students!!!

Q: How much hands-on training will be involved?

A: There will be non-stop hands-on training! . Workshops will be from 10am-6pm with a break for lunch. . I will demonstrate each step and will allow for students to apply onto their own garment. I will be there to help if they have any difficulty.

Q: Will I have a final product at the end of the workshop?

A: That of course is my aim! I want all of my students to have a well constructed and tailored garment to take home with them. Everyone sews and works at their own pace so I don't want to rush anyone. My methods are so concise that students should have a completed or at least near completed garment at the very end!


Q: I'm interested in enrolling in your class what do I need to do?

A: Please email me at to initiate the process. I will send you an enrollment from and take your 50% deposit.

Q: How many students are allowed in each class?

A: Class space is limited to 5-8 people to ensure each student get's personal one-on-one training. These classes fill up so don't hesitate to sign up asap!

Q: Do you allow groups to attend such as a sewing guild or sewing group?

A: Yes, we welcome them. There's nothing like sewing and learning along side a bunch of your sewing friends. If you'd like to book a date not listed please let me know. Again my schedule is open and I would love to schedule your group's visit.

Sewing Workshop Supplies/Studio

Q: What do I need to bring with me?

A: I will provide all machinery and equipment to use in addition to the pattern we will be using. Student will be given a list of supplies to bring which will likely be fabric & muslin and any other necessary notion. None of the items will be expensive unless you choose to work with expensive fabric. I will have "Workshop Kits" available for anyone who would rather purchase their supplies from me. Also participants can bring their own sewing machines if they feel more comfortable sewing with them. I have both industrial and conventional sewing machines.

Q: What is your sewing space like?

A: I have 1600 Sq ft of space so all participants will be more than comfortable. I have a room with a large cutting table and gravitational feed iron. The room behind it has several sewing machines and a sitting area. Off from that I have a couple of cubicles that contain industrial machines for individual sewing space. I have a kitchen equipped with a microwave and fridge for those who want to bring their lunches. There is more than enough comfortable sewing and work space.


Q: Are there lots of choices for lodging in Savannah?

A: Yes, there are lots of options just depending on where you want to stay. My studio is located in between midtown and downtown so the location is perfect and easily accessible no matter where you decide to stay.

Q: Where do you recommend we book a hotel

A: I recommend the midtown area (on or near Abercorn or Bull St.) . It's a straight shot from there to my studio. To help with your search here's my address......
The Savannah Sewing Academy
1917 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401


Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: I accept all payment options---cash, check, credit card, PayPal payment. If you need me to send you a PayPal invoice just call or email me to let me know.

Q: Do you take payment installments?

A: Yes, a 50% Deposit is required when you enroll in the class by the May 20th . You deposit is non-refundable and is due by May 20th. And the remaining balance is due before or on the first day of class at the latest.


Q: For after sewing workshop hours is there alot to do and see in Savannah?

A: YESSSSSSSS!!!! Savannah is one of the loveliest cities. My sewing studio is located less than 10 minutes from downtown where there are wonderful shops and restaurants. The architectural structures and historical and lovely scenery makes Savannah an idea tourist location. So if you come you can consider your visit a "Sewing Vacation"!!!! There will be lots to do after hours and the trip will be well worth your while!!!

Ok, if you have any more questions please leave them in the comments section below and I'll provide answers. You're also welcome to call me or email me 404-213-6684 / I look forward to seeing many of you this Summer!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Nice post and the question answers i liked it very much i also appreciate the efforts you have done to make us understand your point