SPECIAL CLASSES

Burda Style

Price: $169.00    Class begins: May 2, 2015

Burdastyle

BurdaStyle

Burda Style with Lisa Silveira of Wandering Muse

Saturdays, May 2-16, 2-5 pm

$169

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!

Available Spaces: 8

Open (Machine) Knitting

Price: $35.00    Class begins: May 6, 2015

Use our machines or bring your own to make your knit project.

Use our machines or bring your own to make your knit project.

NEW CLASS!  Open Machine Knitting

with Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse

Wednesday, May 6-June 10, 6-9 pm

$35/session 

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.  

Available Spaces: 4

Inside the Fashion Industry

Price: $219.00    Class begins: May 21, 2015

Fashion Work RoomInside the Fashion Industry with Adrianne Hranko of Columbia Sportswear

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.

Available Spaces: 10

Conquer Zippers

Price: $62.00    Class begins: May 30, 2015

Conquer Zippers

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.

Class policies

Available Spaces: 9

Serger Classes

Price: $189.00    Class begins: June 6, 2015

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Open to all makes and models of sergers.

Saturdays, June 6-27, 2-5 pm

$189 (includes handouts, sample fabrics) 

Make a tote with 4-thread overlock in one sessifabrics)

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.

Flatlock-scarf

Use decorative threads and fancy serger stitches to create something wonderful.

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!

" I'm really excited to make the tote. You are a wonderful teacher! I love to hear the history of sewing, serging and fashion. You are incredibly knowledgable, but more importantly you make it fun to learn. Thank you for spending your Saturday afternoons with us and your wonderful talent." -- Christine

Available Spaces: 16

Knock it Off

Price: $96.00    Class begins: June 20, 2015

Knock it off with Cindy Persson of StudioSKB

Saturdays, June 20 & 27, 2-5 pm, $96

Bring in your favorite garment; we’ll help you make a paper pattern and coach you through making new versions.

 

Class policies

Available Spaces: 7