Designer Joi's Sewing Factory Classes and Events

The Sewing Factory provides classes for all skill levels, sewing interests and price points.

We have a year of classes planned. Keep checking for new class listings and sign up for our newsletter to receive early announcements and updates.

Space is always limited so register early!

We are in the process of adding these classes to the online registration form. In the mean time to register simply email to make your reservation.

Designer Joi's Sewing Factory


Pattern Draping with Designer Joi  


Inquire about the next class date.

CLASS FEE: $145 (includes full day and catered lunch)

CLASS FEE: $245 (includes full day and catered lunch, PLUS industrial draping form)


 (Please note: industrial draping form is required for this class. If you do not have one of your own, you will need to purchase one with the class.)


INSTRUCTOR: Designer Joi, Dress Forms Design Studio, LLC & The Sewing Factory


DESCRIPTION:  By popular demand, Designer Joi will share her secret to quality pattern design through draping (sculpting) fabric on an industrial form. Not all draping classes are equal and Joi will share tips and tricks for making your pattern great not just good. This hands on class includes the students own Designer Joi custom industrial ½ scale form that you will learn and make samples on. It is also yours to take home afterwards. You will also learn Joi’s approach to measuring the body, and applying these ½ scale designs to full size garments. This is a great foundation for expanding your design and sewing abilities. Also ideal if you plan to participate in Half Scale design competitions, persue a career in fashion. This class is open to all skill levels from beginners wanting to learn a new skill to those with experience draping wanting another perspective as well as a designer’s eye to perfecting your technique. This is Joi’s most popular class and it sells out quick so register soon space is limited.


  • Fabric scissors
  • Dressmaker pins
  • 12” ruler
  • 4 yards of 45” on grain muslin


KIT FEE: Included in class fee.  KIT DESCRIPTION: Class fee includes Designer Joi Logo bag, tape measure, garment draping tape, goodies from Joi’s sponsors, handouts and more .

Designer Joi's Sewing Factory Presents: Sewmantic™


If you love sewing, you will LOVE the Sewmantic™ weekend for you and your sewing machine located at Designer Joi’s Sewing Factory and creative space. Join Joi and some special guests for a love of sewing event, including: a beautiful red lace top project where you lear lace sewing tips and tricks, an expert class on bra fitting, learn how to make your own lace on our embroidery machines, Joi’s always awesome goody bags, door prizes, and some guilty pleasures such as truffles, chocolate cheesecake, and more…

DATE: February 10-11, 2017

TIME: February 10th from 6-9pm & February 11th from 9am-4pm

LOCATION: Designer Joi’s Sewing Factory • 4011 Floyd Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51108


To Register, email to save your space. This exclusive theme sewing event will fill fast, so REGISTER EARLY


Sewing Machines graciously provided by Baby Lock. Class fee includes all your sewing supplies, class registration, and Saturday lunch. You simply need to show up for a Semantic time. Go on, spoil yourself — you deserve it!