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Making Pjs with Diko

February 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

| $50

Learn to make Pjs with Diko, owner and creator of Anton & Maxine!




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:


Pajama Pants Workshop

Instructor: Diko Pekdemir-Lewis

Duration: 4 hour class

Purpose: expand your basic sewing skills- make your first garment!

Outcome: Pajama Pants

Materials needed: Sewing machine*, fabric scissors, utility scissors, 3 yards 100% cotton fabric,  matching thread, pins, sewing needles, seam ripper, thimble, measuring tape, tailor chalk

Workshop schedule: 

Welcome and Introduction (10 mins)

Part One: (1 hour)

  • Taking measurements to determine the needed size
  • Tracing the PJ pattern on pattern tracing paper and cutting out the pattern
  • Tracing the pattern of fabric and cutting out the PJs
  • Cutting out rectangles from the rest of the fabric

Part Two: (30 minutes)

  • Sewing machine set up. Threading bobbin and machine
  • Practice French-seam and button-holes on rest of fabric

20 Min. break

Part Three: (2 hours)

  • Sewing the PJ pants together

*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 28, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Skyline Room