Burda Style with Lisa Silveira of Wandering Muse
Saturdays, May 2-16, 2-5 pm
Ever wanted to try a Burda Style magazine pattern? In this class you'll learn how to trace off the patterns from the magazine insert (the most intimidating part!), fit it, interpret the pattern instructions, and sew your garment! Bring in your Burda Style magazine and start taking advantage of their fabulous styles now!
NEW CLASS! Open Machine Knitting
with Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse
Wednesday, May 6-June 10, 6-9 pm
You asked for it, here it is: Open Machine Knitting! Bring in yarn, use our machines and work on your own projects. Lisa, our machine knitting teacher, will be there to offer guidance, techniques and help troubleshoot.
Limited to 5 students. Register at least 48 hours in advance. Pre-requisite: Machine Knitting.
Thursdays, May 21-June 25, 6:30-9 pm
$219 or $429 if combined with History of Fashion
Learn to speak the jargon of fashion. Get a solid picture of the apparel design and manufacturing industry as a whole. Learn the various aspects of apparel product development, from design inspiration to making the sale. Learn about price points and market sectors, create a customer profile, keep a journal and find new online and in print resources. Get an overview of all the kinds of jobs available in the industry. Discover a wealth of career opportunities both locally and farther afield.
Saturday, May 30, 2-5 pm
$62. Includes kit of zippers and fabrics.
Take control when sewing your clothes! For anyone wanting to make or fix zippers. You'll sew samples of five kinds –centered, lapped, invisible, mock fly and faced fly – and learn which to use where. includes all fabrics, zippers and handouts.
Saturdays, June 6-27, 2-5 pm
$189 (includes handouts, sample fabrics)
Start with Basic Serger Techniques. Find out all your serger can do. Learn the parts of your serger, how to thread and manage the tensions and how to trouble-shoot problems while creating a book of techniques — from overlock to rolled edge — in the first class. Serge a patchwork tote in the second class, a knit top in the third.
Move on to Flatlocked Scarf/Wrap: You’ve mastered your serger, now practice by making this one of a kind scarf/wrap. We’ll start by embellishing the velvet with heavy re-embroidered lace and pressing into the velvet to create a design that is uniquely you. Then we’ll piece the scarf together with decorative thread and the flatlock stitch. It’ll be finished up with an optional hook and button closure. Easy to make; could be the perfect gift for all your friends!
Open to all makes and models of sergers. Let us know which one you have when you register. Don’t have a serger? Rent one from us!