Classes

We are excited to announce a new class calendar for Spring 2019!

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Intro to Sewing Machines – Mon, April 8, 2:30-4

Level 1 (no experience necessary)
By Donation
No registration required (Though space is limited)

Learn the basics of sewing machines: threading the machine, winding the bobbin, adjusting tension, changing the needle, sewing forwards, reverse and with a zig-zag. Practice on scraps of different thickness. Learn about how and when to use a serger. No experience necessary.

Make Your Own Monster! – Sun, April 14, 11-2

Level 1 (no experience required)
$15-30 suggested donation
Registration Required (see below)

Stuffed Monsters are fun and easy to make with a variety of materials and some basic hand sewing skills. Learn how to design a pattern for your monster based from a simple sketch. Get creative with colors, textures and features. Learn the skills necessary to turn a bunch of fabric into a lovable, huggable, monster friend. Materials provided. No experience necessary.

To register, email thefabricaworkshops (at) gmail with the name and date of the workshop in the subject line.

Intro to Hand Sewing – Fri, April 26, 2:30-4

Level 1 (no experience necessary)
By Donation
No registration required (Though space is limited)

Learn the basic of hand sewing: threading a needle, tying knots, basic stitches including running stitch, whip stitch and back stitch and the benefits of each one. Practice replacing a button and sewing on a patch. No experience necessary!

Make Your Own Tote Bag – Sun, May 12, 11-2

Level 1 (no experience required)
$40-75 sliding scale (1 scholarship or work trade available when 4 paid spots are filled)
Registration Required (see below)

A tote bag is a great project for beginners that will teach the basics of machine sewing and be used again and again. Learn what fabric is suitable for this kind of project, how to cut out the pieces, pin and sew them together. Get creative with your fabric choices! All materials provided. No experience necessary.

To register, email thefabricaworkshops (at) gmail with the name and date of the workshop in the subject line.

Intro to Sewing with Patterns – Sat, May 25, 1:30-3

Level 2 (see below)
By Donation
No Registration required (though space is limited)

Learn how to construct a garment from a pattern: figuring out sizing, seam allowance, pinning, laying pieces out for cutting, using a tracing wheel and paper, fitting the pieces together. In this workshop we will be working on one pattern collectively and will not be sewing the garment together. For this workshop you should be confident in most of the Level 1 skills as outlined in our “3 Levels of Sewing Skills” document.

Make Your Own Lined Zipper Bag – Sun, June 2, 11-2

Level 2 (see below)
$40-75 sliding scale (1 scholarship or work trade available when 4 paid spots are filled)
Registration Required (see below)

A lined zipper bag of any size is great for organizing all the little things of life, they also make great gifts and are a good way to use medium-small pieces of leftover fabric. In this workshop you will learn the most efficient (although counter-intuitive) way to make a lined zipper bag where all the seams are hidden from sight! For this workshop you should be confident in most of the Level 1 skills as outlined in our “3 Levels of Sewing Skills” document.

To register, email thefabricaworkshops (at) gmail with the name and date of the workshop in the subject line.

Intro to Alterations – Sun, June 23, 12:30-2

Level 2 (see below)
By Donation
No Registration Required (though space is limited)

Learn the basics of clothing alteration including shortening hems, tapering pants and taking in the sides of a simple shirt. We will learn the slip stitch for hemming by hand and machine sewing techniques. Bring a piece of clothing you would like to alter in the above ways (we may not have time for everyone to complete their pieces but you can get started). For this workshop you should be confident in most of the Level 1 skills as outlined in our “3 Levels of Sewing Skills” document.

2 thoughts on “Classes

  1. I’d like to sign up for the May 12th “Make Your Own Tote” class. I’m not sure how exactly to go about signing up and paying. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jenna,
      Just seeing this now. So sorry!
      To sign up for future classes, please email thefabricaworkshops (at) gmail. Thanks!

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