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.
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.
Our online recorded courses include: Intro to Sewing - Sewing 101 -The Essential Shirt; Beginner Essentials - Hand Sewing and Seam Finishes; and Intro to Sergers. Check out a preview of our shirt course!
You can purchase these courses anytime and take them at your own pace.
We have also offered live sewing intensive courses in the past on projects such as jeans making, a wardrobe series and an anorak jacket!
We will have more intensives in the future.
To learn, share and be part of a thriving, engaging sewing community that supports your sewing journey--and to have fun on the journey together!
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.