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.
When you join our paid sewalong membership, you have access to our main community and our "sewalong room" which is where we have live instructor guided sewalongs each month. All of our sewalongs are included with your membership and we also have additional paid courses. Our live sewing sessions take place in US Eastern Time zone. We recently also started offering the recordings of our sewalong sessions, so if you can't make it to one, they will be recorded for you.
To learn, share and be part of an engaging sewing community that supports your sewing journey--and to have fun on the journey together!
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. ✨
September 24 & 25 the True Bias Marlo Sweater
October 1 & 2 the Closet Core Patterns Kalle Shirt
October 15 the Fibre Mood Mable top
October 16 the Noodlehead Sandhill Sling
November 12 & 13 the Helen's Closet Arden Pants
Each month we explore a new Monthly Theme and topics related to it. Some themes have been elastic, zippers, details and wardrobe planning. We also have prompts and conversation each month to help you level up in that area. Below is one example from our wardrobe planning themed month!
Our online recorded courses are great for beginners and 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 inside the community and take them at your own pace.