San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Class Description: Sewing 101 in four parts.
Sewing is 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 wearable, fun and/or practical objects for personal use. You can say ‘I made it’ every day of the week!
March 5 - Session 1
Learn how a sewing machine works; Machine maintenance; Stitches – pressure and tension;Key hand and machine stitches
March 12 - Session 2
Learn fabric manipulation through techniques such as: Darts, tucks, pleats, gathers, ruffles, seams and seam finishes. These techniques will help you sculpt and structure fabric to take the form you want. You will also learn about textile fibers and weaves.
March 19 - Session 3
Closures : Learn zipper applications, buttons and button holes, snaps, and other closures.
March 26 - Session 4
Our final day: You will take what you have learned to make a project of your choice, such as a functional bag or pillow cover.
|Workshop Duration:||2 hours a week for 4 weeks|
|Skills Learned:||Hand and machine stitches and their practical applications|
|Suggested Age:||All ages|
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