Course Description

Hand sewing has been around for thousands of years and was how every garment was made prior to the invention of the sewing machine. From historical re-enactments/living history to cosplay or theatrical productions, this course will be of interest to anyone fascinated with historically accurate sewing techniques from the 16th to the 18th century. In this multi-period course, participants will learn time-honored sewing artistry—borrowed from the old world—to create a variety of hand stitches, seams, details, and hems.


In-Person sections include a $20 fee for in-class supplies not listed below.

Supplies for First Class:

  • One yard of woven linen or (medium weight) white cotton fabric
  • One pair of small ‘snips’ or embroidery scissors (3-4 inches)
  • ‘100% Cotton’ or ‘Cotton Wrapped Polyester’ All Purpose Thread (White, Black, and any Color / 1 spool of each) DO NOT BUY ‘ALL POLYESTER’
  • Beeswax or any other thread conditioner
  • 1 package of multi sized hand sewing needles 
  • Thimble that comfortably fits your 2nd or 3rd finger on your dominate hand 
  • Ruler or Seam Gauge
  • Straight Pins


This course may be offered in-person, remotely, or online; please click each available section to view more details.

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In-person, main campus
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Nov 09, 2024 to Dec 07, 2024
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