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Custom Arm Guards

Learn how to create custom arm guards. This is a popular accessory for a variety of costuming and cosplay ensembles. 

In this class, you will learn about bobbin work in combination with thicker threads and decorative stitches. In addition, you'll learn how to work with vinyl and how to install a coil zipper. 

You may not be able to finish this entire project during class. Please anticipate on having homework. If you are unsure your machine can handle this type of project, you have the option of using one of our classroom machines.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:

Ages 15+

Must have a working knowledge of how to operate a sewing machine. Just getting started? Take our Intro to Sewing class.

Materials Included:

All materials needed for this class can be purchased for an additional $25. If you purchase Class + Materials, we will provide all the supplies for you at the beginning of class.

If you opt to only pay for the class, these are the materials you will need to bring:

  • 1 - 20'' x 18'' Light Weight Vinyl
  • 2 - 14'' zippers
  • 1 - Metallic Thread
  • 1- Needle
  • 1 - Polyester Sewing Machine Thread

Additional items you will need but are offered at classroom stations include:

  • Sewing machine (you may bring your own or use the classroom sewing machines)
  • Pins (included at classroom station)
  • Fabric Marking tool (included at classroom station)
  • Blind hem foot
  • Sewing gauge (included at classroom station)
  • Ruler (included at classroom station)
  • Shears (included at classroom station)
  • Rotary Cutter (included at classroom station)
  • Cutting Mat (included at classroom station)

Cancellation Policy

A Student may cancel a class registration via email ( or by phone at 214-358-3549.

Cancellations with more than 3 days prior notice may request a full refund. Cancellations received 1 - 3 days before the class will receive credit towards another class. Any cancellations on the day of the class cannot be refunded or transferred.

Read our full Classroom Policies here.

$60 Class + $25 Materials
(including materials with the class fee is optional)

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.