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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.
Fee for Fashion Sewing Club is $10. Your first meeting is free. Registration is not required.
Fall Classes 2019
Fashion Sewing Club
September 10 and 14, 10:30 am (no more Tuesday evening meeting)
October 8 and 12
November 9 and 12
December 10 and 14
January 11 and 14
Kids’ After School Sewing Club
Whether your student is new to sewing or building a set of sewing skills, we will have two tracks (and two teachers) to accommodate the beginner and the non beginner.
The new sewists will learn
1. Threading and operating a sewing machine
2. Basic seam finishes
3. Basic construction techniques plus some handsewing.
Projects will include scrap catchers and a pillowcase. (One yard of one cotton fabric, 1/4 yard of another-then they will each be able to cut out two scrap catcher pieces and swap one with a neighbor with the leftovers from the one yard piece.)
We’re going to change it up a bit for the non beginners and feature two patterns for each set of 4 classes. Each pattern chosen will teach new skills as well as reinforcing those already learned. The classes can be taken in any order and the final session of the year the students may choose from any of the featured patterns that they missed.
Tuesdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 15
Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4
Basic sewing kit:
6 inch ruler
Beginners: one yard of cotton fabric and 1/4 yard of a coordinating fabric, thread
Non beginners: Pattern and fabric and notions will be chosen first day of class-approximately $30
Basic Sergery & Beyond
Same as always-
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 6-8 pm
Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26, 1-3 pm
Tuesdays, January 11 and 18, 1:30-4:30
Serger and all accessories
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
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.
Tuesdays, September 10 and 17, 1-3 pm
Tuesdays, November 5 and 12, 6-8 pm
Tuesdays, January 7 and 14, 1:30-3:30
Supply list: Note taking materials
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 Jean,
Tuesdays, September 17 and 24, 6-8 pm
Tuesdays, January 21 and 28, 1-3 pm
Wardrobe Capsule: Knit Tee, Tuesdays, September 24 and Oct. 1, 1-3 pm
Wardrobe Capsule: Cardigan, Tuesdays, November 19 and 26, 6-8 pm
Wardrobe Capsule: Woven Tee, Tuesdays, December 10 and 17, 1:30-3:30 pm
Supply list: Pattern, 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.
Tuesday, October 15, 12:30-3:30
Tuesday, November 5, 12:30-3:30
Tuesday, December 17, 10-1
Tuesday, January 7, 10-1
Supply list: Pattern, fabric, notions, pattern tracing paper, serger or sewing machine