Our mission is to help you get better at sewing and support your journey along the way! At Topstitch Makers you are not alone as you learn and grow your sewing practice. Here you will connect with fellow sewists, improve your sewing skills through monthly themes, sewalongs, live talks, sewcial sesssions, courses and you'll become part of a thriving online indie garment sewing community through this dynamic collaborative engagement.
Here's what we have coming up!
Our live sessions are currently over zoom so you can attend no matter where you live, if the time suits your schedule! Most will only require fabric, a pattern and basic sewing supplies. Talks, Sewcial sessions, access to additional courses are part of the general community membership.
Live instructor guided Sewalongs and Workshops are part of the second tier membership plan which includes the general community + sewalongs and workshops.
Our sewalongs are not recorded but intended to be live and done together.
We also have live sewing intensive courses (live over zoom) for additional purchase as well as studio recorded courses for additional purchase. In the past we have done a live Jeans Series, Capsule Wardrobe Series and Activewear Series, to name a few. Coming up in July we have an "Draft a Bag 3 Ways" course series with guest instructor Hilarie Dayton, which includes a clutch, hobo and tote and we have a "Draft Your Own T-shirt" course with guest instructor Cal Patch.
We also have studio recorded courses: Intro to Sewing - The Essential Shirt; Beginner Essentials - Hand Sewing and Seam Finishes; and Intro to Sergers.
To learn, share and be part of a thriving, engaging sewing community that supports your sewing journey!
Tired of endless youtube searching to find answers to your sewing questions, not sure where to turn, tired of platforms cluttered with distracting ads, tired of overly influencer posts that make you feel bad about your sewing?
If so, you have come to the right place!
Take it from our members, it's a fantastic place to be!
Jaszmine sewed the Waikerie shirt in a sewalong with guest Leila Kelleher Muna and Broad; Sarah made a pair of jeans in our live (online) jeans making course with Topstitch Instructor Kari; Gyasti made a quilted jacket in a sewalong with guest Natalie Ebaugh; Maureen made Arthur Pants in a sewalong with Topstitch Instructor Chelsea; Laura made sandals in a workshop with guest Rachel Corry.