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The Theatre Production Arts Certificate 2024 is here!

Instructor: Lela Stairs  Dates: October 19-20, 2024 (9am-5pm)

Stratford Festival Cutter, Lela Stairs, teaches the basic sewing skills of hand hemming, piping, snaps and closures along with darts and princess seams.


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Course Description

This course is ideal for those who want to learn how to build costumes for community theatre, cosplay, or everyday clothing.

In this two-day intro to Theatrical Sewing class students will learn basic sewing skills and expand on:

  • bodice with piping
  • hand hemming
  • hand-sewn snaps and closures
  • darts and princess seams
  • bias binding
  • and quick changing shirts.

Students are to bring some supplies of their own: Basic sewing kit- scissors, thimbles, straight pins, shears, snips, rulers, and measuring tape. You may bring your own sewing machine if preferred, OTW has a few in the studio.

Classes run Saturday and Sunday, 9am-5pm.

4 in stock

Other Information

Course Location

163 King Street
Stratford N5A 4S2

Certificate Eligible

This course can  be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts Certificate. (Learn more about it here.)

Tuition Assistance

Learn more about our tuition assistance options here.

COVID Protocols & Cancellation Policy

Read our COVID student protocols and Cancellation Policy here.

More Information

For more information about this course, contact Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor, at