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Sewing for Cosplay 101 Lesson 4 – Shaping FabricUpcoming

Jul 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

In this lesson, we’ll explore how to sew our garments to better fit the human form. The curves, the flares, darts and gathers. This class will lay the ground work to take a basic bag shape into something fitted.

This is lesson 4 of an 8 part series.

Skill Level:

This is part 4 of an eight part series. If you have not taken the first three courses, you will need to know basic sewing machine use, how to hand sew, and how to sew a seam.

Skills you will learn:

How to sew and work with darts, gathers, pleats, interface (both fusible and stitched) tucks.

A kit is required for this program:

and is included in the ticket price and will be supplied by presenter

What You'll Need:

This is a lecture/presentation style course. You may work along with us, or listen and then practice. A sewing machine (Just a basic machine will do) Sewing Thread Scissors Scrap Fabric Sewing Pins Machine Sewing Needles A popsicle stick or turning device.

What is Included:

  • A free membership to Make: Community
  • Access to discussion forums and community groups
  • Post event access to session recordings

** Tickets are nonrefundable **

About your Facilitator:

I'm a Maryland-based cosplayer and costumer who has a passion for teaching. I'm an accomplished maker who creates my own costumes from scratch. I began cosplaying in 2003, and currently compete and win at the master craftsmanship level. I hold a B.F.A. in Technical Theater and Costume Design as well as a M.A. in Puppetry (with a high focus on Fabrication). I've taught for over a decade for both higher education and for K-12 students. I work frequently as a panelist, teacher, and cosplay judge at several conventions on the east coast.


  • Cori Leyden-Sussler

    I like to make things, all sorts of wonderful, amazing things. As a hard worker who is driven to succeed, I work full time as a Maker Educator in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally from Connecticut, I currently live right outside of Washington DC.

    I began my passion for creating and realizing ideas in the cosplay world, and still enjoy the hobby in my free time.  Over the years, I’ve earned several awards for my work and also judge contests around the east coast of the US. I also enjoy teaching, and have several years experience with both college and primary school.

    My specialties include sewing, sculpture, embroidery, fabric painting, foam fabrication, thermal plastics, wood carving,

    3d printing/modeling, leather, painting, and prop work. I am highly detail-oriented, but always striving to add new abilities to my repertoire. 

    I am a disabled cosplayer/professional, and am outspoken in my support for my communities. I always strive to make this hobby accessible for everyone!

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Details Price Qty
Ticket - Sewing for Cosplay 101 Lesson 4 - Shaping Fabric $20.00 (USD)  


Ticket - Sewing for Cosplay 101 Lesson 4 - Shaping Fabric
  • Jul 9, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pacific)
Cost: $20.00
Age Range: 18+ 14-18
Have questions or comments? Email us at makercampus@make.co

Maker Campus session recordings will be made available to all paid registrants.
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