Cloth and sewing machine
4 Class Projects
It takes about 3 hours to 1-2 days hour(s) to complete each project.
2-way drawstring shoulder bag (H26cmXW27x gusset 9cm)
Box pouch with a clean back (H11cmXW16cm x gusset 7cm)
Swedish traditional woven ribbon tote bag (H21cmXW35cmx 12cm gusset)
Dress made with your own measurements (6 designs in total! (How to make a pattern)
Skills You’ll Learn
[2-way drawstring shoulder bag]
Three-dimensional design with a 9cm wide gusset. Making patterns, how to make handles and straps, etc.
[Box pouch with a beautiful back]
The popular pouch has been upgraded! Three-dimensional inner pockets, ways to clean the back side, etc.
[Swedish traditional woven ribbon tote bag]
A way to attach a zipper and hold a ribbon that is easy to sew even with a household sewing machine
[Dress made with your own measurements]
Get your own original size with authentic basting and fitting. I will also explain how to sew neatly
Hello, I'm Keiko Olson, a sewing designer.
I work as a sewing designer in Sweden. Based on Sweden in Scandinavia, I often use fabrics and materials with colorful and bold designs that can only be obtained here.
I'm also obsessed with the charm of old Scandinavian vintage fabrics I found on antique and flea market tours, and I also use them to create works.
We aim for a design that is simple yet somewhat original, and that is a bit different from the others, so that such an attractive fabric shines.
Through the creation of works in this class, I would like to be able to tell everyone about careful sewing techniques, ingenuity for a beautiful finish, and “enjoy making things with free ideas,” which is also my motto, with various contents.
From tips for creating beautiful works without an amateur feel to how to arrange them in an original way
In today's world, there are many how-tos that can be viewed for free, but I thought about the content of the class so that they can have a “special experience” that can be offered because it is a paid class like this, and that it will be an opportunity for people to enjoy sewing even more.
It is recommended not only for leveling up for those who are sewing as a hobby, such as “I'm sewing in my own way, but I want to sew more cleanly” or “I want to get out of works that have an amateur feel”, as well as a first step for those who are aiming to become handmade artists.
It starts with a thorough review of basic knowledge, such as basic techniques and tricks. If you find it difficult, practice a few times with the basic design, then move on to the next step when you get used to it. You can proceed at your own pace.
Let's enjoy and immerse yourself in the time doing what you love without being bound by the rules
In Scandinavia where I live, making things by hand with a sewing machine is popular while enjoying time at home. In Scandinavia, there are many fabrics with a solid texture, especially for interior decoration, and there are plenty of designs.
This time, we have prepared a kit of Scandinavian fabrics and traditional woven Swedish ribbons that are not available in Japan, so let's enjoy a slightly different atmosphere by adding them to everyday bags.
Previously, in my sewing lessons, a student who had hardly touched a sewing machine tried making a dress. At that time, he said, “It took me a while to make it, but I was moved by how comfortable the clothes fit my body type! Would love to make it again!” I still remember that you said that.
Let's make an original dress that fits your body type in the lesson where you learn how to make dresses in the second half of the class.
Comfortable clothing that covers the figure just right and shows off your style is a special piece that cannot be changed from any other.
And the basic design that doesn't follow the trend is “I want to wear it anytime, for years.” It makes me think like that.
Since it is an age where everything is disposable or consumed, I would be happy if you could experience the fun of taking the time to make things carefully through this class. We look forward to welcoming everyone from our Swedish atelier!
Keiko Olsson (Keiko Olsson)
Sewing designer living in Scandinavia and Sweden
I learned sewing in earnest at Bunka Fashion College, and while I was in school, I was involved in the field of stage costumes for musicals.
After that, after working on sewing sample production for a number of brands, I moved to Sweden in 2008
Since 2010, he has been operating Syateljé Keiko Olsson (Keiko Olson's dressmaking shop) locally
Main exhibition locations
・Scandinavian Festival (Shinagawa)
・Scandinavia Walk (Kichijoji)
・Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
・Moominvalley Park Mezza Village
・Muji Muji Ryohin (Stockholm)
・Hankyu Umeda Main Store (online)
・ “Scandinavian Gurashi Cloth Accessories” (Wanibooks)
・ “Sewing Taizen that you can understand at a glance even with 0 skills” (KADOKAWA)
Q. What kind of activities do teachers usually do? Please introduce yourself briefly!
I live in Scandinavia and Sweden and work as a sewing designer. Normally, I send messages related to sewing and handmade on SNS, YouTube, online shops, etc. In addition, they also collaborate with companies, publish books, and provide works for Scandinavian and handicraft-related books. They have an atelier in Sweden, where they also offer sewing classes for local people. They regularly return to Japan and hold exhibitions and workshops.
Q. How did you get into sewing?
My mother works as a tailor, so I grew up watching my mother wear clothes tailored by my mother and do dressmaking since I was a kid. When I was 14, I was asked to buy my first sewing machine, and my sewing life began from there. I began presenting my original works around 2006, and when I moved to Sweden in 2008, I was shocked by the wonderful Scandinavian textiles, and since then I have been making works in the current style.
Q. Why did you offer online classes with CLASS101?
I usually send out sewing techniques on SNS, etc., but in short videos and broadcasts, there are few opportunities to explain even detailed supplementary information, so I felt a little unsatisfactory even for myself that it wouldn't be like a face-to-face sewing class.
At that time, when I heard from CLASS101 and asked about the attendance system, I felt that it was a system where I could communicate with students close enough not to lose to a real face-to-face classroom.
Rather, I can only listen to it once in person, and if it's a video, I can play it over and over again and review it, and I realized that there are many aspects where online is superior.
There was such an opportunity, and I wanted to make full use of my sewing knowledge and create a class aiming for a “class that is easy to understand and fun to learn” that would benefit someone.
Q. What kind of experience do you want the students to have through this class?
I hope that by conveying the experience and know-how I have cultivated up until now, it will be useful for those attending the course to make new discoveries and to create works that are a step up.
Also, I would be happy if people could feel a little closer to Scandinavian culture through transmission from Scandinavian ateliers.
Q. Please give a message to the students!
I would like everyone who takes the course to enjoy sewing for a long time even after this class is over. I would be happy if you could experience knowledge useful for sewing and the fun of making things carefully, which continues into the future, rather than a lesson where you make a work once and finish it... through this class.
We look forward to welcoming everyone from our Swedish atelier!
Keiko Olsson Sewing Channel