Here you will find lots more information about each of our workshops. If you still have questions or if you aren't sure where to start please just contact us and we will be more than happy to help you. "More than happy" well is that even possible, well, I have a cup of hot tea in front of me right now and so I can tell you my friend "more than happy" exists!
Intro to Sewing Your Own Clothes
Session 1: Getting Started
Introduction to the sewing machine
Threading the machine and winding the bobbin
Understanding basic sewing tools and supplies
Fabric selection and preparation
Introduction to essential stitches: straight stitch, backstitch, and basting stitch
Session 2: Understanding Patterns
Introduction to commercial sewing patterns
Reading and interpreting pattern symbols and markings
Selecting the right size and adjusting patterns if necessary
Basic pattern layout and cutting techniques
Introduction to pattern terminology
Session 3: Garment Construction Basics
Understanding fabric grainlines and cutting fabric accurately
Pinning and cutting fabric according to pattern pieces
Basic garment construction techniques: sewing seams, finishing edges, and pressing
Introduction to darts and their importance in garment shaping
Troubleshooting common sewing issues
Session 4: Shaping and Fitting
Understanding garment ease and fit
Introduction to basic garment alterations: taking in and letting out seams
Introduction to darts and their role in shaping garments
Fitting techniques: pin-fitting and basting for adjustments
Addressing common fitting issues such as gaping and puckering
Session 5: Finishing Touches
Introduction to hemming techniques: machine-stitched hem, blind hem, and hand-stitched hem
Adding closures: buttons, zippers, and hook-and-eye closures
Introduction to seam finishes: zigzag stitch, overlock stitch, and French seams
Pressing techniques for a professional finish
Finalizing the construction of your garment
Session 6: Project Completion
Review of all techniques learned throughout the course
Finishing any remaining construction steps on your garment
Troubleshooting and addressing any final fitting issues
Celebrating your completed garment
Tips for caring for and maintaining your handmade garments
Learn how to use an Overlocker
Let's Get Serger Savvy!
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Welcome to our fun and interactive "Let's Get Serger Savvy!" workshop! Whether you're new to using an overlocker (serger) or looking to brush up on your skills, this class is designed to help you feel confident and comfortable with this versatile machine. Get ready to unleash your creativity and learn how to make your sewing projects look polished and professional!
Session 1 (60 Minutes): Introduction to Overlockers
Welcome and Introduction
Meet Your Serger: Let's explore the parts and functions together!
Thread It Like a Pro: Step-by-step threading demo with easy-to-follow tips
Stitching Success: Learn about different stitch types like overlock, rolled hem, and flatlock
Tame the Tension: Practical advice for achieving perfect stitches every time
Let's Get Stitching! Hands-on practice threading and sewing basic stitches on scrap fabric
Session 2 (90 Minutes): Let's Get Creative!
Level Up Your Skills: Dive into advanced techniques like differential feed adjustment and stitch customization
Finish Strong: Master the art of seam finishes and explore sewing with knits
Rollin' in Style: Discover the magic of rolled hemming and its many applications
Troubleshooting Tips: Learn how to troubleshoot common issues like thread breaks and tension woes
Have you ever been filled with excitement in the middle of a sewing shop and bought yourself a paper pattern only to get home and after three months find it sitting at the bottom of a pile of paperwork and other miscellaneous things to do?
Discover the joy of creating your own custom-fit garments with our personalized one-to-one or friend-based sewing pattern workshop! Learning to make a sewing pattern is not just about mastering a skill; it's about embarking on a creative journey filled with laughter, shared discoveries, and the satisfaction of crafting something uniquely yours.
In our intimate workshop setting, you'll receive personalized attention and guidance tailored to your specific goals and skill level. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some sewing experience under your belt, our experienced instructor will patiently guide you through the process, ensuring you feel confident and empowered every step of the way.
Bringing a friend along adds an extra layer of fun and camaraderie to the experience (ask us for a 10% discount code for your friend). Share laughs, exchange ideas, and support each other as you delve into the art of garment construction together. It's a fantastic opportunity to bond over a shared passion for creativity and sewing while honing your skills and unleashing your imagination.
Join us for a delightful and rewarding 2.5 hour workshop experience that will equip you with valuable sewing skills so you can make, remake and hack your pattern for years to come.
Beginner Mindful Weaving...
Introductory Weaving Workshop with Mindfulness Meditation
Duration: 2 hours
1. Welcome and Introduction (15 minutes)
Brief overview of the workshop objectives and structure.
2. Introduction to Weaving (30 minutes)
Overview of weaving as an ancient art form and its modern applications.
Introduction to basic weaving terminology and tools: loom, warp, weft, shuttle, etc.
Explanation of different types of looms and their functions.
3. Getting Started with the Loom (30 minutes)
Demonstration of setting up the loom: warping the loom and securing the warp threads.
Hands-on practice: Participants will each set up their own small loom.
Guidance on selecting yarns and setting up the warp for their weaving project.
4. Basic Weaving Techniques (45 minutes)
Demonstration of basic weaving techniques: plain weave and twill weave.
Hands-on practice: Participants will practice weaving using the techniques demonstrated.
Individualized guidance and support from the instructor as participants weave their projects.
5. Mindfulness Meditation Session (30 minutes)
Guided mindfulness meditation session led by the instructor.
Focus on cultivating present-moment awareness, relaxation, and connection to the weaving process.
Incorporation of breath awareness and body scan techniques to enhance mindfulness.
6. Closing and Next Steps (10 minutes)
Recap of key takeaways from the workshop.
Invitation for participants to continue exploring weaving and mindfulness practices in our monthly mindful weaving sessions.