Pants & Jeans

Price: $189.00    Class begins: April 7, 2015


Choose from one of 6 pants styles from pants to jeans to flares to high waisted to palazzo to zumba.

Tuesdays, April 7-May 12, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm

$189 or $359 if combined with Dresses (includes patterns)

At last, a pair of pants that will flatter your figure! Choose the waist (high, faced or low-rise), leg (skinny, straight or flared) and length (full-length or capris). Learn all about fitting patterns to you. Stitch four different kinds of seams, two kinds of zippers and three kinds of pockets.  You can even learn how to line pants.  Choose from skinny jeans, flared or stovepipe, trousers, palazzo or zumba.

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction

Available Spaces: 4


Price: $229.00    Class begins: April 9, 2015




Sustainable Fashion: Alabama Chanin Style with Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse

Thursdays, April 9-May 14, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm

$229 (includes $20 kit)

The return of this popular class.

Learn the principals behind the American made brand Alabama Chanin. From field to garment, organic cotton made in the USA. Create your own beautiful Alabama Chanin style garment using their feminine patterns, stenciling methods and time honored hand sewing and applique techniques.

Or just continue your project from the Winter 2015 class.

Available Spaces: 15

Sewing Knits

Price: $189.00    Class begins: April 10, 2015

Ava DressFridays, April 10-May 15, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.$189 or $359 with Activewear (includes patterns)
Here are tips to sew and fit  knits, make ripple-free seams and necklines. Learn about knits, stretch ratio and which to use where.  Start with tops and tees with your choice of neckline: V-neck, overlapped, jewel or turtleneck. Move on to your choice among four dress patterns.  Finish with your choice among five sweater knit patterns.  Wear your knits home!Prerequisite: Apparel Construction

Class policies

Available Spaces: 8


Price: $189.00    Class begins: May 19, 2015

Dresses with Cindy Persson of StudioSKB 

Tuesdays, May 19-June 23, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm

$189 or $359 with Pants & Jeans (includes patterns).

Choose from one of four styles to make a flattering fitted or flared dress.  And, yes, it will fit YOU.  Learn about surplice, fisheye darts, bias, binding, lingerie straps, combination facings and linings -- everything to make your dress your favorite go-to garment.


Choose one of these lovely dresses: Vintage, Miranda, Donna or Morgan Wrap

Prerequisite: Apparel Construction

Available Spaces: 14

Sew Faux

Price: $189.00    Class begins: May 19, 2015

LeatherJacketSew Faux Leather with Sharon Blair, BA, MA, PAA

 Tuesdays, May 19-June 23, 6-9 pm, $189

Create a faux leather jacket. Learn how to choose materials from suede to pleather and plan a garment from design to cutting, sewing and lining. Go over sewing tools, techniques, stitches and seam treatments. Add hardware.  Practice foolproof ways to combine faux with fabric.

Available Spaces: 7

Bra Patterning & Construction

Price: $259.00    Class begins: May 21, 2015

Bra-LisaBra Patterning & Construction with Lisa Silveira of Wandering Muse

Thursdays, May 21-June 25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm.  $259 or $429 with Shapewear

Uncover the mysteries of bra making.  Learn about the different types of bras, fabric & notions, fit, style lines and construction methods.  Learn to draft and sew your own custom sized bra, get the fit you want and create the styles you love in this advanced class.

Prerequisites:  Lingerie, Pattern Intro

Available Spaces: 1

Sewing Activewear

Price: $189.00    Class begins: May 22, 2015

Sew stretchy technical fabrics without fear.

Intermediate Sewing: Activewear with Christine Van Abkoude of Carson Footwear

Fridays, May 22-June 26, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm 

$189 or $359 if combined with Sewing Knits  (includes patterns).

Use your patterns from your Pattern 4 class or use one of ours.  Learn to sew and fit high-tech stretchy fabric to make a complete ensemble, ready for action.  Start with hoodies.  Move on to leggings or yoga pants:  Comfortable pants to wear to the gym or shopping, high-rise or low-rise.  Finish with a sports bra or top.  Learn the right materials and stitches to use.

Prerequisite:  Sewing Knits


Just want to let you know how much I enjoyed the activewear class. I learned so much, and have two new garments to wear. . . .leads me to greater appreciation of the work the Nike designers do. -- Deb, Fall 2014

Available Spaces: 15

Sew Vintage

Price: $189.00    Class begins: May 22, 2015

Sew VintageSew Vintage with Stephanie D of Stephanie D Couture

Fridays, May 22-June 26, 6-9 pm. $189 or $359 if with Difficult Fabrics

Master vintage sewing techniques and design details as you create classic dress that’s customized to compliment your figure.
Couture sewing expert Stephanie D guides you through pattern preparation. This includes multiple fitting sessions and personalized alterations to help achieve the perfect fit for your dress.
Stephanie leads you through every step as you construct your timeless vintage style dress. Learn to add waist stays, lapped zippers, contrasting trims, and simple hand-finish sewing techniques to complete details for your dress.

Available Spaces: 7


Price: $429.00    Class begins: June 1, 2015

Shape Wear BlackShapewear

Mondays, June 1-29, 6-9 pm

$189 or $429 if combined with Bra Patterning and Construction.  Includes Shapewear patterns.

Sreamline your silhouette, eliminate panty lines and flatten your tummy for a smooth look under your clothes.  Work with heavy duty 4-way stretch and elastic to make a body shaper and power panties with mid-thigh and high waist options in this advanced class.

Available Spaces: 6