Do you have a serger you don’t know how to use? Are you a little confused about threading? Take the fear out of serging and get comfortable with what could become your favorite sewing tool. 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
BASIC ROMAN SHADE
Learn to make one fully lined, board-mounted roman shade. Bring in your window dimensions and the first class we’ll design the shades, cut out the fabric and lining and, if time allows, begin sewing. The following class will consist of assembling the shade and board mounting it. You’ll go home with a fabulous decorator shade and be eager to make more. Some sewing outside of class may be required.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Saturday 10:30 – 2:30 July 20, 27
Stretchy, soft knits make easy-to-wear dresses that fit and flatter. Make a comfortable, pretty dress you’ll love, and build your skills sewing with knits!
Your sewing machine MUST have a zigzag stitch. A serger is optional, not required.
Skill level: Intermediate
Friday 12:00 – 4:00 July 26, August 2
HAND SEWING BASICS
Machine-sewn garments still require some hand sewing for a clean finish. Learn to hand-sew hems, how to properly attach buttons, and an array of construction stitches including slipstitch, backstitch, and more. You will gain the skills needed to finish garments neatly or even sew simple projects entirely by hand.
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 July 31