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The store is located in the Southtown Mall next to TJ Maxx
7985 Southtown Center, Bloomington
1st Sewing Fall Classes 2019
Fashion Sewing Club
Fashion Sewing Club is a monthly meeting featuring garments, pattern modification and review, and the latest news in the sewing world. You will be provided with tips, techniques and new ideas that are sure to inspire you. Current fashion, chic wear, proper fit, and children’s wear are some of the topics we will explore. Whether you are an experienced sewist (and you’ve been quilting while waiting for something like this:) or just beginning – this club is for you! Bring Show and Tell for a chance to win a door prize.
You may attend any scheduled Club meeting at any location during the month in which you have paid. Club meetings will only be cancelled in extreme cases (bad weather, no electricity…).
No registration is necessary!
Fee for Fashion Sewing Club is $10. Your first meeting is free.
You can pay online at materialgirlsewing.com or bring cash or check to the meeting.
Fashion Sewing Club -1st Sew
See and share everyone's latest garment sewing projects.
Meetings are held the second Thursday evening of the month:
September 12, 6:30 pm
October 10, 6:30 pm
November 14, 6:30 pm
December 12, 6:30 pm
January 9, 6:30 pm
Basic Sergery & Beyond
Do you have a serger you don’t know how to use?
Are you a little confused about threading?
Do you want to buy a serger but not sure how you’ll use it?
Take the fear out of serging and get comfortable with what could become your favorite sewing tool.
If you don’t own a serger, try one of the store machines before you buy! Sessions cover machine and stitch knowledge, threading, rolled hem, flatlock, techniques, serging a basic tee and more.
A child sized, cut out tee will be provided to practice your new skills. Construction techniques will be emphasized.
Skill Level: All
Thursday, September 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10-12 pm
Monday, December 9 and 16, 10-1:30 (lunch break included 🙂
Serger and all accessories (or try out a store model)
Serger manual (download online if you don’t have one)
Four different colors of serger thread (helpful if it matches the four colors on serger tension dials)
Basic sewing supplies-scissors, ripper, pins
Basic and Beyond Sergery-1st Sew
Go from "Don't know" to pro!
Cutting out patterns on the floor? Got questions about pattern directions? Bring your project or sewing goals and spread out in our spacious classroom. We will help you choose pattern, fabric, decipher pattern directions, fit-whatever you need. And meet other sewists that share your passion! Come as often as you can and sew what you want-
Fee: $15 for one single session or $40 for 3 nonconsecutive sessions
Thursday afternoons, 1-4 pm,
September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17
November 7, 14, 21
December 5, 12, 19
January 9, 16, 23
Sew Social-Single Payment
Complete projects in the company of other sewists.
Sew Social-3 payments
Pay for 3-need not be consecutive
Wardrobe Capsules: Discovery and Planning
It’s a buzz word (ok, term) just google it but we’re going to hold your hand/positively reinforce you to give it a try. After all, aren’t most of us sewing so that we’ve got a closet full of clothes that make us happy and dressing fun or at least less stressful?
This class is perfect for those coming back to sewing, beginning sewing or STILL not finding anything to wear after sewing all the time…(I won’t name names 🙂
Session One: We’ll share our wardrobe capsules and discuss what works for different bodies and why, body shapes, colors, function, etc.
Homework: Go to your closet and answer the same questions for yourself-have fun!
Session Two: Come to class with your homework and we’ll all evaluate and help you make a plan that works for you and your lifestyle. Patterns will be suggested.
Supply list: Note taking materials
Monday, October 7 and 14, 12:30-2:30
Wardrobe Capsules-Discovery and Planning
Define your wardrobe needs and plan a strategy to make a wardrobe that makes you happy!
Wardrobe Capsules: Let’s Do This
Sew through these wardrobe basics (a knit tee, a comfortable woven tee, stretch woven pants, cardigan) with us and create your dream wardrobe. These (or some variation on a theme) are the hardworking pieces that most of us reach for (or want to) every day.
For accent pieces not covered by these basics, please see our Fit Workshop offerings.
Session One: Choose pattern size and fabric, cut out and sew/serge. Or come to class ready for your first fitting! It’s up to you to get what you want out of the class. Everyone will work on the same pattern to increase learning opportunities.
Serger/sewing suggestions and techniques
Session Two: Sew your garment or come to class ready to fit for the first or second time
Same as Session One plus
Using this pattern as a pattern block or toile
Hacks using your newly fitted pattern
Wardrobe Capsule: Jalie Eleonore No Zip Pant in a Day!
Monday, November 25, 10-2:30 with a lunch break
1st Sew-Jalie Eleonore Pant
Make these awesome fitting pants-you'll love them!
Wardrobe Capsule: Knit Tee
Monday, October 21 and November 4, 10-12 pm
Knit Tee-Wardrobe Capsule
Make a knit tee fit-
Wardrobe Capsule: Cardigan
Thursday, November 7 and 21, 10-12 pm
Make a cardigan to fit you-
Wardrobe Capsule: Woven Tee
Thursday, January 16 and 23, 10-12 pm
Fee: $55 for each 2 session class
Woven Tee-Wardobe Capsule
Make a woven tee.
Supply list: Pattern (please check website for pattern numbers), fabric, notions, sewing machine (or serger), sewing supplies, pattern tracing paper
Do you want to add an accent piece to your wardrobe and need some help with fit? Or are you taking our garment classes and need catch up time/more assistance? This is not for beginners-some experience with fit/classes with Material Girls or others is needed.
Supply list: Pattern, fabric, notions, pattern tracing paper, serger or sewing machine
Thursday, October 3, 5:30-8:30 pm
Monday, November 11, 10-1 pm
Bring your own project for fit guidance.