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ADULT CLASSES
Sewing 101/102
Get To Know Your Machine
Get To Know Your Embroidery Machine
Open Sewing

CHILDREN'S SEWING
Children's Basic Sewing
18" American Doll
Build a Bear
Kids Can Sew & Craft Camp
Children's Crafts

SPECIALTIES
Introduction To The Serger
Serger Club Projects
Rub-Offs
Swimwear
Lingerie and Lace
Bridal Headpieces & Garters

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CLASSES
Zipper Insertion Workshop
Pattern Customizing 101/102
Capes/Ponchos
Alterations

NEEDLE ART
Crochet 101/102
Knitting 101/102
Community Crochet Club

QUILTING
Basic Patchwork Quilting
Block of the Month
Memory Quilt

HOME DECORATIONS
Decorator Pillows
Basic Curtain Panels
Assorted Lined Valances
Festive Tablecloth & Napkins
Christmas Stockings/Holiday Runner
Dust Ruffle
Kingston Valance on a Pole
Headboards
Fabric Covered Lampshades
Fabric Covered Roll-up Shades
Upholstery 101

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

 

Adult Sewing Classes
Sewing 101
This class is geared for the first time student, or for the student who has not sewn since high school. As you make your garment, you will learn fundamental sewing skills that are applicable to all facets of sewing.
This class focuses on how to take proper measurements, pattern fitting, and fabric and notion selection. Basic fitting techniques, pattern layout, how to fully operate a sewing machine, garment construction, and finishing techniques will also be taught. If possible, all students should bring their own machine. Arrangements can be made upon registration for those who cannot provide their own sewing machine.

Sewing 102 Intermediate Sewing prerequisite: Sewing 101
**Homework maybe required**
This class is for the advanced beginner that has completed Sewing 101. Our focus is your focus. Techniques taught are based on your choice pattern. Fabric should be cut, patterns should be properly fitted and ready to be assembled prior to class.
Tailored Pant prerequisite: Sewing 102
**Some homework required**
This class will be centered on detail and accuracy in developing tailored techniques. See outline for pattern selection. Pattern should be pre-fitted and cut prior to class.

Tailored Shirt prerequisite: Sewing 102
This class will instruct you in professional techniques
of tailoring, including interfacing, setting sleeves, collar lay, and pressing techniques. Our concentration will be geared toward detail and stitch accuracy.

Sewing Knits
Prerequisite: Sewing 102
Join us as we unlock the mystery of knitted fabrics.
As you learn the proper combination and blend of NSST
you will always be able to sew any knit fabric with
great success.

Intensive Technique Training
Prerequisite: Sewing 102

Pressing Matters & Buttonholes

Zippers & Needles, Threads & Tension

Interfacing & Sleeves

Get to Know Your Machine
Learn how to use your machine to its full capacity.
You must bring your complete machine, manual, and all accessories.

Open Sewing
These workshops are designed for all level sewers that may need assistance with a sewing project. If you need help altering a garment, you could have a group project in mind, or you may come in to begin or finish a project.

Introduction to the Serger
This class is designed to give you step by step hands on instruction on the complete function of a serger.
You will be taught serger fundamentals as well as how
to create quick simplified decorative techniques.
You must bring your serger, manual and all accessories.
With an additional fee, a serger can be reserved upon registration.

Serger Club prerequisite: Introduction to the Serger
Serger club is geared for serger-constructed garments
to be completed within a 2 1/2 hour session. All garments must be cut out prior to class, with any stabilizers attached, and ready to be serger assembled.

Swimwear
Unable to find the right fit and color? Join us for this bathing suit class.

Design Your Own Fabric
The focus of this class is own learning through hands-on developmental techniques. The use of proper needles, threads, and tensions combined with various decorative concepts will be mastered as you design a beautiful piece of fabric. Metallic, Silver, Variegated, Wooley Nylon threads, Topstitch needles, Metafil needles?...No problem! Design your own fabric with complete originality.

Children's Sewing Classes

Children's Basic Sewing
The beginning of a lifetime skill is offered in children's basic sewing. This class gives children the chance to master measuring, reading, marking, cutting, operating a sewing machine. Students will make four projects in just four weeks or two four hour classes.

Children's Crafts
This is a quick fun to finish class for children that love to make crafts.

18'' American Doll prerequisite: Children's Sewing level 2
Doll and bear clothing... create originals and learn to make your own patterns. This class will feature a trunk show of fur coats, skirts, dresses, pants, tops, formal wear, and more.

Kids Can Sew & Craft Camp
The Sewing Institute's summer program for children consists of sewing, needle art, and crafts. This program promises to be a noncompetitive, fun-filled learning experience for children 7 and up. Students will be introduced to concepts of color and style, they will learn how to operate a sewing machine, proper usage of craft and sewing related tools, and safety. They will also learn valuable social skills as they interact with their peers.

Mommy & Me Crafts
This fun class for mommy & me allows you to enjoy each other's company while sharing in the process of completing a craft.

Needleart, Crafts & Quilts

Counted Threads
Learn basic needlepoint. This class focuses on mastering the basics by repetition.

Assorted Knitting

Assorted knitting is available for the beginner, intermediate or advanced knitter.
All projects and levels are welcome in this class.
A beginner will learn basic stitches, pattern reading, choosing correct yarn, and the proper tool needed to be
a successful knitter. An intermediate knitter will learn how to properly develop various stitches, interpret patterns, and focus on refining techniques. The advanced knitter's focus will be on polishing and finishing techniques in order to produce a quality product.

Crocheted Projects
An afghan, scarf, or shawl, choose your project. You bring the project and we'll give you the needed hands on step-by-step instruction.

Christmas in July & August

Pinecone Ribbon Ornaments

Yo-Yo Candy Cane

Quilting:Intro to Machine-Piecing
Prerequisite: Sewing 101
Learn to machine-piece well loved traditional quilt blocks to make your own lap-sized quilt top. You will purchase your fabric and tools at Fabricland during the first class. Emphasis will be on building confidence in piecing blocks and safe use of rotary cutting tools. During the final class, sashing and borders will be added to complete you top. Quilting options will be discussed.

"One Night Strand" Quilt
Prerequisite: Sewing 101
Yes, you can make a quilt in just one night! Our "One Night Strand" quilt is fast, fun, and functional. All
you need to bring to class is a sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. In this class you will learn the basics of cutting, piecing, assembling, quilting, and finishing. You will probably want to make this quick quilt more than once! Tools of the trade will be demonstrated and general fabric and color theory will be revised.

Home Decorations
Prerequisite for all Home Dec. Courses: Sewing 101

Decorator Pillows
Learn how to construct a basic pillow applying welting,
a zipper, or a fringe trim.

Balloon Valances
Select a fabric that enhances your home décor and learn the simple techniques in making a custom shade.

Duvet Cover
Color coordinate and create a duvet cover to enhance your bedroom ensemble. Complete your duvet cover in one class. Optional trim applications will be taught.

Headboards
As a finishing touch, a fabric headboard can be coordinated with our bedcover and complete the look of your bedroom. Learn the steps needed to properly pad and construct a shirred.

Roman Shades
Bring elegance into the home as you learn how to pull proper colors, trim, and the look of a Roman shade together. This hands on class gives you the steps you
need to complete a Roman shade and beautify your home.

Swags & Jabots
Join us as you learn how to enhance your windows. Make
a board mounted Swag & Jabot to fit your window.

 Sit and Sew  One time seminars.