|Sewing Suite Home Chicago!
Sewing is a learning-by-doing type of activity, and each day of this four part series will build on each other. By the end of this series you will be comfortable using a sewing machine, be able to choose the appropriate techniques and materials for a project, and will know how to manipulate fabric into fun and/or practical wearables for personal use. You can say ‘I made it’ every day of the week!
|Workshop Duration:||Two hours each week for four weeks|
|Skills Learned:||Hand and machine stitches and their practical applications, zipper application, seam allowances, and an introductions to fibers and weaves|
|Suggested Age:||21 and up|
|Participants must bring:||
Your trusted sewing kit (commercial sewing kits are available for $10 at beginning of class)
1/2 yard of fabric
one 14" zipper
If you want your pillow to have complementary fabrics, for example a print on one side and a solid color on the other, you will need an additional 1/2 yard of the complementary fabric.
You may bring your own fabric and zipper or choose form our studio stock. We ask for a $10 donation for the use of our studio fabrics.
|Kacie Greer is a designer of “Wildflower Custom Dresses”. Kacie and her twin sister Kaitlyn created this clothing line to inspire women to find their true being in this world. Wildflowers grow wild and free, and women have a right to do the same! Kacie is an activist for women’s rights and has started a fundraiser for The Dreamcatcher Foundation with her Wildflower line.
She is a graduate from North Central College with a degree in Organizational Communication and Global Studies. She plans to continue to grow her presence in the fashion industry by sharing her passion for fair trade. She has worked with marketing for non-profits and started social media campaigns. Since has lived in the Chicagoland area for 5 years, and during this time has been an active volunteer for many justice based organizations such as IIRON, Bread for the World, Urban Threads Studio, and South Loop Campus Ministry.
When & Where
Urban Threads Studio, NFP
Who we are!
The world around us is changing quickly but our need for communal gatherings in a nurturing and creative setting is not. Urban Threads Studio is a D-I-Y (do it yourself) collaborative studio that hopes to introduce you to the wonderful ancient craft of sewing and textile art with a 21st century twist. You may just want to rediscover a skill you learned as a child, experience the calm energy of a day of crafting or pick up an altogether new or more advanced skill like dyeing or felting. Our program hopes to accomplish all that and much more. Join us in the adventure and: register for a workshop, celebrate a next birthday with a textile art party, sign up the kids for summer camp, ask us about after school programs or enroll your youth organization in our 2013 community project.
If you need a personal consultation please call our Artistic Director, Michelle Santoro, at (708) 717-3740