SEWING SIMPLE KID’S CLOTHES
In this machine sewing class we will learn to make simple, reproducible dresses or cuffed pants for your little ones, ages 6 months to 6 years. You will take home a copy of the pattern you use so that you can make more at home! Completion of Beginner’s Machine Sewing Class or basic machine sewing skills required. Bring your own machine or rent one of mine for a $5 fee.
$30 includes pattern. Class limited to 4 people.
FETCHING FINGERLESS MITTENS
These mittens (from Knitty.com) are a must-have for every hipster lucky enough to enjoy Texas winters. For those of you who’ve never knit, start with my hat class. For those of you who have successfully knit and purled with relative ease, come learn cables and double-pointed needles! During this 2-part class, we will complete one of your mittens and you will be well equipped to finish the other one on your own.
$50 for both classes.
Supplies: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran – 1 skein (This is enough in most cases for both mittens. If you are a loose knitter or are worried you might not have enough, go ahead and buy two skeins and make another pair if you don’t need it!) 1 set #6 double point needles, yarn darning needle. Please email me with supply questions.
You can turn wool into just about anything, I am convinced. Needle felting is a wonderful, free-form art that is underappreciated, even unheard-of! Using wool roving and a felting needle you can create any three-dimensional object imaginable. No sewing involved, just poking wool with a needle…you can do that!
$30 includes supplies to use and take home. Class limited to 6 people.
Come learn the basics of hand embroidery and create beautiful, one-of-a-kind linens perfect for the lunchbox or dinner table. Make a set for a perfect Christmas gift! No previous sewing experience needed. I will have patterns for you or bring a simple image you like and we can make an iron-on transfer.
$30 includes enough fabric for 2 napkins, an embroidery hoop for you to take home, embroidery floss and needle. Class limited to 6 people.
These cozy knit and felted slipper socks by Etsy seller Pawfelts, are a fast and easy introduction to sock knitting. The felting process ensures a thick and durable pair of slippers that will hold up to years of wear and mold to the shape of your foot for a lovely fit. During this 2-part class we will complete the knitting of one slipper and teach you how to felt in your washing machine. Please plan to work on your slipper at home, if needed, in between classes. Confident beginning and intermediate knitters are welcomed.
$55 for both classes includes pattern
Supply list provided upon registration
HAZEL & MAUDE POT HOLDERS
A perfect practical project for the beginning knitter who is ready for something slightly spicy. These pot holders from Alterknits Felt are knit and then felted in the washing machine… an exciting process! Join us for this 2-part class and you will be amazed that you created such a complicated looking project as a beginner. If you are comfortable knitting and purling, this is the class for you.
$50 for both classes
Supplies: One pair circular needles size US 11 – 16″ length, one set double pointed needles size US 11, 4 skeins (4 different colors) 100% wool in a bulky weight that is good for felting. Avoid yarns containing mohair or llama. Please email me with supply questions.
What a perfect time of the year to learn to knit hats! My very first knitting project was a hat for my daughter, knit on circular needles. Years later, hats are still some of my favorite things to knit. They offer a simple introduction to knitting, a great “mindless” project to keep with you and pick up in your downtime though out the day, and a fantastic practical gift! During this two part class, we will learn the basics of casting on and knitting in the round. You will then knit the bulk of your hat during the week and come back to learn to decrease and finish your hat!
$45 includes both classes. Class limited to 6 people.
Supplies: Approximately 200 yards worsted weight yarn. A soft, washable merino wool works well. One size US 8 16″ circular needles, one set US 8 double-pointed needles, stitch markers, yarn darning needle. Please email me with supply questions.
If you’ve been meaning to pull your mom’s old sewing machine out of the closet and learn to sew but didn’t know where to start, this is the class for you! During this 2.5 hour crash course you will learn basic sewing terms, how to thread and use your machine, and a few practical applications for your new skills such as hemming and basic mending. Please plan to drop off your machine (with bobbin) a few days before class so that I can take a look at it and be prepared to help you.
$30 includes supplies. Class is limited to 4 people.
After completion of this class, you will be ready for the Advanced Beginner’s Machine Sewing Class.
Got the basics down and know how to use your machine? Ready to move on to reading patterns and creating projects? This is the class for you. During this two-part class we will cover proper sewing techniques for quality work, how to read sewing patterns, how to lay out and cut fabric, how to identify the right fabrics for your project, and how to trouble-shoot when your sewing machine misbehaves. Also learn buttonhole making and zippers! We will create a market bag together using your newfound skills! Bring your own machine with bobbin (recommended) or rent one of mine for a $5 fee.
$60 includes both classes. Class limited to 4 people.
Supply list provided upon registration.