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WORKSHOP AT OTAKON // Witch Hat Quick Sew


Location: Otakon 2024 - Marriott Marquee M3 Level, Chinatown Workshop Room

Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2024

Time: 4 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Class Length: 2.5 hours

Halloween comes early! Learn how to sew your own CUT/SEW mini witch hat in this guided hands-on workshop. Each student will work on their own Bernette Crafter sewing machine to sew a finished felt hat using basic machine and hand sewing techniques. At the end of the class there will be time to decorate your hat with feathers, flowers, appliques, and accessories. All materials and supplies will be provided and instructions will be provided on how to finish your hat at home if you don't complete the project during the course.

In this workshop you'll learn:

  • How to sew basic shapes together
  • How to use interfacing for structure
  • How to clip curves for smooth circles
  • How to use wire to create hat brims

Prerequisite Skills:

  • Familiarity with sewing machines and basic machine stitches
  • Completion of at least one finished garment or sewing project prior to this course

About the Instructor:

Madison May, the head pattern maker at CUT/SEW, founded the company in 2016. With almost fifteen years of experience in the costume and fashion industry, Madison has provided patterns to both broadway & off-broadway productions, major US theme parks, international cruise lines, and television. Cosplay has been a hobby of hers since 2005 and she also is active in the cosplay photography community under the moniker of Final-Egirl.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • To participate in this class you must be at least 16 years of age
  • Space is limited and all tickets are first come first serve
  • Purchasing a ticket reserves one (1) seat at this class. For multiple tickets, please add more than one ticket to your cart
  • All tickets are final sale. In the event of a no-show, no refunds will be available
  • Tickets will be delivered digitally to the email address provided at checkout. This digital ticket will be needed to enter the event.
  • All classes start promptly at the time they're scheduled for. In the event of tardiness, you may miss certain aspects of the class and may not be able to complete the scheduled project in full

Our Sponsors for the 2024 Cosplay Sewing Gallery:


Be sure to take advantage of our sponsor Bernette's Sewing Gallery machine specials during this class, including:

These specials will be available at Bernette's pop up shop at Otakon in the Mount Vernon panel room (next door to the workshop room this class takes place in)


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