Summer Sewing Classes in Chicago at Tchad: Monday: 10-1 or 6-9 22 July – 23 September Tuesday: 2-5 or 6-9 23 July – 24 September Wednesday:2-5 or 6-9 24 July – 25 September Thursday: 2-5 or 6-9 25 July – 26 September Friday: No Classes Scheduled Saturday:10-1 or 2-5 27 July – 27 September Sunday: 10-1 or 2-5 28 July – 28 September ••• You can find out more or register for your space by… Emailing us at classes@tchad.biz Give us a text or call: 773.680.5914 Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page Check out our main website at tchad.biz See you this coming Summer,Read More →

Tchad Workroom, empty and clean, there is a lily in the left corner.

  Spring Sewing Classes in Chicago at Tchad: Monday: 10-1 or 6-9 15 April – 17 June Tuesday: 6-9 16 April – 18 June Wednesday:6-9 17 April – 19 June Thursday: No Classes Scheduled Friday: No Classes Scheduled Saturday:2-5 20 April – 22 June Sunday: 10-1 or 2-5 21 April – 23 June   ••• You can find out more or register for your space by… Emailing us at classes@tchad.biz Give us a text or call: 773.680.5914 Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page Check out our main website at tchad.biz See you this coming Spring, everybody!Read More →

We’re finally feeling out from under the pandemic (finally!) and are ready to go with a full session of classes this coming Winter!   Winter Sewing Classes in Chicago at Tchad: Monday: 10-1 or 6-9 8 January – 11 March Tuesday: 6-9 9 January – 12 March Wednesday:6-9 10 January – 13 March Thursday: No Classes Scheduled Friday: No Classes Scheduled Saturday: 10-1 or 2-5 13 January – 16 March Sunday: 10-1 or 2-5 14 January – 17 March   ••• You can find out more or register for your space by… Emailing us at classes@tchad.biz Give us a text or call: 773.680.5914 Check outRead More →

Students in Tchad Workroom sewing studio talking and sewing in chicago

Well, folks, the pandemic is almost over (Hopefully! We are always hopeful here!) and we’ve got a Summer session coming up with tons of spaces and lots of availability for you guys! If you have been looking for sewing classes in Chicago, let us know! Summer sewing classes in Chicago at Tchad: Monday: 10-1, 2-5, or 6-9 18 July – 19 September Tuesday: 2-5 or 6-9 19 July – 20 September Wednesday: 2-5 or 6-9 20 July – 21 September Thursday: 2-5 or 6-9 21 July – 22 September Friday: No Classes Scheduled Saturday: 10-1 or 2-5 23 July – 24 September Sunday: 10-1 or 2-5 24 JulyRead More →

We are in the process of enrolling the Winter 2021 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 Winter: Monday: 10-1, 2-5, or 6-9 18 January – 22 March Tuesday: 10-1, 2-5, or 6-9 19 January – 23 March Wednesday: No Classes Scheduled Thursday: No Classes Scheduled Friday: No Classes Scheduled Saturday: 2-5 or 6-9 23 January – 27 March Sunday: 10-1, 2-5, or 6-9 24 January – 28 March Just let us know whatRead More →

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 →