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Sewing Suite Home Chicago!
You know how to sew and you want to make something that fits your body’s measurements and add your own style! This intermediate sewing class will get you started by learning how to make foundational stitches, add design features such as pockets to basic clothing shapes, use fabric manipulation techniques such as tucks and pleats for decoration, and build structures such as straps and facings. You will take a basic clothing shape, such as an apron, make it your own design and have it fitted to your body!
Session I - At Attention! Face Front
Monday August 4th, 2014 - 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Review machine maintenance; Learn foundational stitching for facings, bound edges and straps
Session II - Nip & Tuck
Learn how to make ruffles, tucking, piping, and pleats
Session III - Cue it Up! Called Pockets
You are now ready create your pocket design details, cut out your pattern in fabric, and begin construction
Session IV - Last Call! It's Closing Time
You will be completing your final project using techniques you have learned
|Workshop Duration:||Two hours each week for four weeks|
|Skills Learned:||Pockets, facings, edge finishes, and advanced fabric manipulation techniques such as ruffles, piping, and pleats|
|Suggested Age:||18 and up|
|Participants must bring:||
Your trusted sewing kit (commercial sewing kits are available for $10 at beginning of class)
1 yard of fabric for apron, matching thread 1/4 yard of contrasting fabric for pockets and trim - if desired You may bring your own fabric or choose from our studio stock. We ask for a $10.00 donation for the use of our studio fabrics.
|Michelle is Urban Threads Studio's Director of Development and a former boutique owner and fashion design faculty at Dominican University. Michelle has also worked on costume design and construction at Chicago theatres such as Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, DePaul University, and was instrumental in establishing the Fashion and Textile Museum in London together with British designer Zandra Rhodes.|
When & Where
Urban Threads Studio
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