sewing

Make Your Own Skirt!

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DSC_5029Ready to make your own clothes? Dive in with our Summertime Skirt workshop! In this workshop, we’ll be learning the basics of garment construction while we create our own custom skirts.

DSC_5040You pick the length and the fullness of the skirt, along with the fabric to make a garment that truly fits your style and needs. I made my own version of this skirt to test out the idea, and I absolutely love it! (As you can see in the photo!) I chose a mid-weight floral print linen in all of my favorite colors so that it would be wash-and-wear, and drafted it with just enough fullness to make the skirt feel twirly and girly. I wanted it to be modern and fresh, but long enough to ride my bike to the Art Haus each day comfortably.
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Who should take this workshop?

I think this is a great workshop for those with basic sewing machine skills (meaning you can run seams on a machine with confidence) who are ready to take their sewing skills to the next level. We’ll be putting in a zipper, hand turning a hem, adding interfacing to a waistband, and a variety of other techniques that you’ll use again and again as you learn to create more clothes.

How does the workshop work?

I’ll be demonstrating the construction of the skirt step by step while you follow along to create your own. We’re keeping the class size small so that each person will get the personal attention they need the entire time. You’ll purchase your own materials so that you can choose exactly what your skirt is made of, rather than having it assigned. That way, it can match your personal style and the rest of your wardrobe!

Materials (chosen and purchased by you!)
About 2 yards of woven fashion fabric
1/2 yard of fusible interfacing
Spool of matching thread
Matching zipper (non invisible)DSC_5027

That’s it! Once you register for the class via Eventbrite, I will send out a detailed message with suggestions and tips for choosing the perfect fabric for your skirt. You’ll want to bring your own sewing machine so you can practice these techniques with the tools you’ll have at home, but if you don’t have a machine, you can reserve one of ours. The first three guests to register and to let us know they’d like to reserve a machine will have use of the machines in class.

How can I register for the workshop?

Click on this link to register by June 26th. Once you have completed registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to detailed materials notes.

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Let us know if you have any questions, and I hope I’ll see you in the workshop on 6/25!

New Classes for the New Year

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We love holding our Jewelry Making Parties every week and meeting amazing new guests. We’ve been having so much fun teaching and socializing that we’ve decided to add new types of classes to our schedule, including sewing and wire-wrapping! Check out the dates below to see when you can join us.

Sewing Classes at STC

Sewing Classes

Do you have a sewing machine you’ve never used? Did you learn to sew years ago but can’t quite remember how it works?

Join Sumalee for this casual class to learn the basics of sewing in a fun, low pressure environment. We’ll each be making a simple pillowcase (and decorating them with a little flair!), which you can then give to a friend, put in a guest room, or slip right onto your own pillow that night.

Our first Sewing 101 class is on Tuesday, January 19th at 6pm. Just like our Jewelry Making Parties, all materials and refreshments are included (yay wine!) for just $35. If you have a machine, bring it! If not, use ours!

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Wire-Wrapping ClassesTree of Life Class

If you want to take your jewelry repertoire to the next level, join us for this special class.

Linda will be teaching this delicate technique on January 23rd with a Tree of Life pendant and your choice of seed beads or small stones. She swears it’s easier than it looks!

These pendants make gorgeous necklaces and also look stunning in a window with light shining through them. Make one for yourself or one for a friend!

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What will you create in 2016?