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Beginners Sewing Class with Diko (two dates)

February 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - February 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

| $40

Join us for a beginners sewing class with Diko, owner and creator of Anton & Maxine!


Registration dates available: 



Diko Pekdemir- Lewis 

Growing up with a very passionate and professional tailor father, it is no surprise that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

After graduating tailor and fashion design colleges, teaching, volunteering and working many years in the fashion industry, I was ready to launch my own label, Anton & Maxine, in order to create ready-to-wear- collections and  one-of-a-kind pieces for unique people.

Given the opportunity to teach workshops in sewing and fashion design, I discovered a new passion for teaching and sharing my knowledge. It was always a joy to see the happy and proud faces of my students after they accomplished their projects.

Whether you are a beginner who wants to start sewing or are more advanced and want to polish your skills, the different workshops I have designed will develop your skills, step by step.

These workshops provide the best craftsman skills. I will teach and guide you with new techniques, sewing methods and hands-on sewing skills, and each workshop will guide you through to a finished project!

I’m looking forward to having a great sewing time with you!

To have a look at my work, please check out:


Beginners Sewing Workshop

Instructor: Diko Pekdemir-Lewis

Duration: 4 hour class

Purpose: Ge to to know the sewing machine and learn basic sewing skills

Outcome: Pin cushion

Materials needed: Sewing machine*, fabric scissors, utility scissors, L’ yard 100% cotton fabric,  matching thread, pins, sewing needles, seam ripper

Workshop schedule: 

Welcome and Introduction (10 mins)

Part One: (1 hour)

  • Get to know the sewing machine. Learn to operate, how to thread the bobbin, how to thread the machine. 

Part Two: (1 hour)

Start sewing. Working with exercise sheets.

  • Exercise sheet 1 straight lines
  • Exercise sheet 2 zig zag and edges
  • Exercise sheet 3 circles
  • Exercise sheet 4 turning corners
  • Exercise sheet 5 Heart (pin cushion)


20 Min. break

Part Three: (1.5 hours)

  • Practice sewing on fabric, cutting small pattern, and making the pin cushion. 

*Tapp’s has a limited amount of sewing machines to lend to the class, please email to request use if you do not have access to your own machine. 


February 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am
February 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Skyline Room