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Sewing Workshop

Have you been avoiding your sewing machine? Too busy? Or do you just not know where to begin?  Join a Sewing Workshop and start enjoying the creativity that you have inside.  Learn what all those knobs and buttons on your sewing machine do.  Learn to thread the machine properly and try out all your stitch options. You can even get one on one help with a personal lesson tailored for your needs and ability level.  All you need is your machine, some simple supplies and your enthusiasm.  You will learn the basics, make a few projects... and you may just fall in love -with sewing!
        xoxo,                       
Sandee               

AVAILABLE SEWING WORKSHOPS

All Workshops take place in my home studio in Houston, Tx.

 

Meet Your Machine $50 

This fun-filled, hour and a half workshop will introduce you to the world of sewing. This is a great class for the entry level sewist or if you have been away from sewing for awhile. This workshop is a prerequisite to Beginning Sewing 101 and 102. You may use your own machine or contact me if you need to borrow.  Fabric and workbook provided in this class.

Pillowcase Workshop $50

Spend an hour making a simple pillowcase to practice your new sewing skills! The Pillowcase workshop is a great second class to take after Meet Your Machine.  You will use basic sewing skills and practice your straight stitching while constructing a darling pillowcase to use on a standard bed pillow.  You will need to provide your 1 yard of your own printed fabric, thread, and machine for this class. 

Tote Bag Workshop $50

A super cute beginner project is a tote bag!  In this fun and easy 1 hour, beginner workshop, you will learn how to make a simple two handle tote that is reversible!!! You will leave the class with directions and a pattern to make many more totes, to give as gifts or keep for yourself. You will need 1/2 yard of two different fabrics, matching thread, and your machine, to make the tote.  I will provide the straps.

Gathered Skirt Workshop $65

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn all about fabrics. You will learn how to identify and care for different fabric types and about preparing your fabric to sew. On the Machine, you will learn how to topstitch and put in elastic. For the project, you will make a gathered waist skirt. You will need your own machine and 2 yards of fabric.  Pattern and elastic will be provided. 

 

Pajama Pants Workshop $65

In this 2 hour workshop you will learn how to read and sew a pattern.  You will take a basic pajama pattern and learn how to do a few alterations in order to fit you and then you will construct it during the workshop. You will need your own machine and 2.5 yards of fabric for this class. Pattern and elastic will be provided.

Tee Shirt Workshop $65

In this 2 hour workshop, you will create a t-shirt pattern from a favorite tee that you bring to class.  You will also learn tips on sewing with knits and tee shirt construction.  You will need your machine and 2 yards cotton interlock knit fabric for this class.  The pattern will be provided.

 

Apparel Workshop 1 $100

This 3 session workshop is for the sewist ready to tackle sewing a wardrobe of simple garments. Each participant will finish the workshop with a pattern for a simple shift dress, A-line skirt and sleeveless top. These are basics that can be adapted later in many fun ways. There will be a materials list and you will need to provide the fabric for each project. Pattern and toile fabric will be provided

Apparel Workshop 2 $65

This is a 2 hour add-on workshop after Sewing Apparel Workshop 1 to learn how to adapt the patterns that you made during that workshop. You will learn how to make and insert a collar with a facing, add bias binding, put in an invisible zipper and insert a sleeve. Take this workshop when you are feeling confident in your sewing and want to take it to the next level. Patterns will be provided  

Personal Sewing Instruction $50 per hour weekday/ $60 per hour weekend

You can have personal one-on-one sewing class! Bring a project you are working on and would like help or learn some new techniques.  If you aren't a group learner and prefer a more personal approach this is for you.  From meeting your machine to making your wedding dress, anything goes. You will meet in my home studio for a session from one hour up to three hours long.  You will need to supply materials and your own sewing machine.  Please purchase the number of hours that you would like and I will contact you within 24 hours to schedule and to discuss your sewing hopes and dreams!

 FYI- All Workshops except the Personal Sewing Instruction may be group classes and have from 1-4 students at a time.  It is fun to meet new sewing friends or schedule your workshop with some old friends and play catch-up while sewing.

 

 Please send a note to inquire about a class from the Say Hello page.  I can send you the dates of the current workshops, schedule your own sewing class and answer any questions you may have.