In this class, students will learn the ins and outs of sewing machines, and will learn how to sew safely and accurately in straight lines, curves, and sharp corners. Students will work on two pillows as a final project to demonstrate their proficiency with their sewing machine.
The goal of this class is to familiarize students both with how to sew and with how a sewing machine works, so that they can immediately apply their skills at home or on Asylum machinery.
Students will need to purchase an inexpensive package of materials from the instructor to complete the class project.
Instructor Biography: Jenn Martinez
Jenn Martinez is a theatrical costume designer. Her love affair with theater started
in 2002 when she joined an extracurricular theater group. She was trained in
sewing, alteration and design by MIT's theater department, and went professional
in 2007. Since then she has worked with a number of groups around the Boston
area, including fringe companies, dance companies, and schools. She has gleefully
taken on a number of dress periods and styles, such as Victorian, the 1930s, burlesque, and the just plain surreal. In 2009 she was nominated for Best Costumes by the Independent Reviewers of New England.
Session 1: 12/06/2010, 7 PM - 8:30 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 2: 12/13/2010, 7 PM - 8:30 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 3: 12/20/2010, 7 PM - 8:30 PM @ 13 Joy St,, Somerville MA
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.