Sewing classes for the beginner to the advanced stitcher!
with Jennifer Holcomb, Art Institute.
Summer Class: Tuesday-Thursday, July 9-11 & July 16-18, 2-5 pm
$189 + $60 kit fee ($249)
This six-week course teaches the fundamentals of leatherworking while you make a belt and clutch.
Learn how to cut, bevel, crease and burnish edges. Mould leather around buckles and rings. Learn about skiving and channeling, plus techniques for applying dyes and finishes. Create a swatch library of handstitches. Sew hem samples by machine. Explore the many different kinds of leather, its qualities and potential. Become proficient at using and maintaining hand tools.
Kit includes leather for samples, belt, and part of clutch, hardware, stitching awl, linen thread, harness needles, burnishing tools, leather conditioner, plus dyes and finishes to experiment with in-class. You will buy a small amount of light leather for half of the handbag and the sewing machine samples. You also will bring basic sewing supplies and a home sewing machine for one class.
Class limited to eight students. This class is designed for people with little or no previous experience, and for those who want to go back to the basics in working with leather.
Take this class and Industrial Machine Sewing to get ready to take "Sewing Leather Garments" class this Fall.
Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing
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2111 NE 43rd Ave.,
Phone: (503) 927-5457
1 block north of NE 43rd & Sandy
BUS: #12 bus,
MAX: 7 blocks from the Hollywood MAX station
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