Baby Lock’s Totally Stitchin’ School with Joi Mahon

Joi Mahon – Machine Techniques (Baby Lock Sofia Machine Provided)
Fashion Boot Camp

If you love fashion garment sewing you will love our Fashion Boot Camp with Designer Joi. Award winning designer Joi Mahon has a passion for fashion sewing and loves to inspire those wanting to create fun and fashionable designs. Joi has been sewing since she was five, taught sewing classes when she was only 14, apprenticed to a tailor all through high school learning fit on all body types, and has been sewing professionally for over 20 years. Joi is a spokes Designer for Baby Lock, and teaches her Fashion Boot camp to Baby Lock dealers, ASG, various schools & 4-H as well as a favorite of the American Sewing Expo. She has a degree in Fashion Design from ISU, owns a clothing patent, sews for clients all over the US, was featured on Sew It All TV and is a regular contributor to Sew It All magazine. Her client designs are seen regularly on popular blog sites and Joi is a past winner of the Passion for Fashion Design Competition. She is an energetic and engaging teacher and you will learn the real life fashion design skills that Joi uses in her studio every day with her keen understanding of fashion sewing and fun aesthetic.

Fashion Boot Camp
Joi Mahon – 4 Days (Baby Lock Sofia Machine Provided)

draping mage- Joi

Remember, this school is about Fashion Design. You will design your own garment features and fit using the basic princess line, sleeveless top pattern and basic skirt pattern. This is only a sampling of what you could design

Put on your fashion design hat and get ready to spend four full days learning from a real fashion designer. Learn to create garment designs just like Designer Joi does in her studio. This class continues to be a sellout at all of Joi’s travel venues. On day one students will learn the basics of the coveted draping method of pattern making using their own dress form (see information on what type of form you should bring. Ordering information is available from Joi prior to the school). Day two includes an extensive session on body measuring and applying measurements to your draping as well as commercial patterns. Experience the fun of draping your own designs and learn how to perfect the pattern and create a fit sample. Day three and Four include more garment pattern draping and you will have the opportunity to create your own original design and sew a fit sample that Joi is personally fit to you. You will leave class with a new confidence in sewing and design. Sofia machines graciously provided by Baby Lock.