This is the social distance setup at our Chicago Workrooms. Social Distance | Sewing Classes In Chicago | Tchad | Workroom | Sewing Studio | Chicago Sewing Studio

We are in the process of enrolling the 2020 Fall Session of sewing classes in  Chicago at our Workrooms and there is still time and space left to get on board! Get yourself some fun, interesting, and safe social distance sewing! Here is what we have for you this Fall: Monday: 10-1, 2-5, or 6-9 5 October – 7 December Tuesday: 10-1, 2-5, or 6-9 6 October – 8 December Wednesday: 10-1, 2-5, or 6-9 7 October – 9 December Thursday: No Classes Scheduled Friday: No Classes Scheduled Saturday: 2-5 or 6-9 10 October – 12 December Sunday: 10-1, 2-5, or 6-9 11 October –Read More →

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We are in the process of enrolling the 2020 Spring Session of sewing classes in the Chicago Workroom and there is still time and space left to get on board!   Here is what we have for you this Spring: Monday: 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9 16 March – 18 May Tuesday: 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9 17 March – 19 May Wednesday: 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9 18 March – 20 May Thursday: No Classes Scheduled Friday: No Classes Scheduled Saturday: 1-4 or 4-7 21 March – 23 May Sunday: 10-1, 1-4, or 4-7 22 March – 17 May Class meets the following days: 22 March, 29Read More →

A picture of two platitudes by Charles James - curvilinear shapes that helped inspire new seaming techniques. Tchad Elliott presentation at the Haute Couture Club's April meeting on 4 April 2020.

As part of the 2019-2020 Haute Couture Club Presentation series, Tchad will be presenting a program on three of the more obscure methods Charles James used in his design and construction process At the club meeting on 4 April. Tchad will focus on James’ concept of the platitude – No, not that one – and its use as a design tool, his concept of the magic triangle, and how he experimented with shape through grain line rotation of pattern pieces as an exploratory technique. If you are interested in learning more and expanding your sewing and design tool and skill set, the program will runRead More →

Omoleye drafts a pattern at Tchad Workroom Sewing classes in Chicgao Atelier

We are in the process of enrolling the 2020 Winter Session of sewing classes in the Chicago Workroom and there is still time and space left to get on board!   Here is what we have for you this Winter: Monday: 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9 6 January – 9 March Tuesday: 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9 7 January – 10 March Wednesday: 12-3, 3-6, or 6-9 8 January – 11 March Thursday: No Classes Scheduled Friday: No Classes Scheduled Saturday: 1-4 or 4-7 11 January – 14 March Sunday: 10-1, 1-4, or 4-7 12 January – 15 March Just let us know what you need –Read More →

A photograph of David Pye's seminal book The Nature and Art of Workmanship photographed at the Tchad Workroom library in Chicago that hosts sewing classes in Chicago

As part of Tchad’s new role of President of the Haute Couture Club of Chicago, Tchad is offering all members of the club as well as current and past students an invitation to the first lecture salon in a series about workmanship and design. We will be talking about David Pye’s The Nature and Art of Workmanship.  David Pye was a professor at the Royal College of Art, London for years and wrote …The Nature… to give the artist a way to talk about their work and begin thinking about the different approaches one can take when considering how to execute design through workmanship. WeRead More →

We’ve been hard at work putting together a new series of Summer workshops for July & August and one of our best (although they are all great) is Ying Xue’s 2 day bra making seminar. The Bra making class is scheduled to run 30 & 31 July 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tchad workrooms in Chicago. To make it as easy as possible for you, we’ve put together this quick FAQ to help you decide if it is right for you! • When is the class session? The class will be 30 & 31 July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • WhatRead More →