Creative Economics: Classes for Re-skilling at the Sew-op

Sew-op:

To serve as an educational hub for community members of all ages to learn fiber crafts, donate and repurpose gently used materials, and empower people through skill building. Registration is required for all classes. Sew-op Open Hours is the only exclusion to registration.

Pattern Making: Bodice Design Modification w/ Shaleen Theiler Sun, April 2nd, from 1-3pm.

img_1068In this Pattern Making class participants will expand on their fitted bodice pattern (if you haven’t taken the class a bodice pattern will be provided for you). Materials will be provided. While our Pattern Making classes can be taken in any order, it is best that you take them in the following order: Custom Fitted Skirt, Custom Fitted Bodice, and Bodice design modification. In between each class is a recommended Open Hour Session to assist in converting your paper patterns into a workable fabric pattern. If all three Pattern Making classes are taken, participants will come away with a basic dress pattern to fit your unique body shape. The pattern you create is referred to as a dress ‘sloper’ and can be used as a starting point of all dress designs. Registration required: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Class limited to four students, ages 14 and up. Two student minimum to hold a class.

Finishing Your Quilt w/ Jen Daly Saturday, April 8th,  1-4pm        

So you’ve finished piecing a quilt top, but now what? In this class, you’ll learn the basics of finishing a quilt at home. Topics will include: making a quilt sandwich, basting, marking a quilt, basic machine quilting, making binding and binding a quilt. You will need to bring or purchase materials for this class. A list of options for which items to bring will be provided after registration. Handout provided. Participants will need to have Intro to Quilting or equivalent sewing skills. 

Craft Night Thursday, April 13th,  6-7:30pm        

Craft Night is a time for any fiber crafter in the Upper Valley Community to work on their creations along with fellow crafters. It is an opportunity for sewists to share, bounce ideas around, and finish their projects. This is more of a workshop time that doesn’t involve teaching which means participants should already posses the skills to complete their work. If you would like assistance on a project please see our Sew-op Open Hours Schedule where a sewists will be available for guidance.

Pattern Making: Custom Fitted Skirt w/ Shaleen Theiler Monday, April 17th, 5:30-7:30pm.

In this Pattern Making class participants will start out learning to create a fitted skirt pattern along with some skills to change the design of your skirt. Some prior sewing experience is strongly suggested for our Pattern Making classes but not necessary to register. Materials will be provided. Materials will be provided. While our Pattern Making classes can be taken in any order, it is best that you take them in the following order: Custom Fitted Skirt, Custom Fitted Bodice, and Bodice design modification. In between each class is a recommended Open Hour Session to assist in converting your paper patterns into a workable fabric pattern. If all three Pattern Making classes are taken, participants will come away with a basic dress pattern to fit your unique body shape. The pattern you create is referred to as a dress ‘sloper’ and can be used as a starting point of all dress designs. 

Craft Night Thursday, April 27th,  6-7:30pm    

Basic Sewing Intensive w/ Rebecca Weber and Shaleen Theiler Saturday, April 29th, from 1-3pm (class continues into may).

In this three-part class, learn the basics of sewing while making a tote bag. We’ll introduce vocabulary, hand-and-machine-sewing, pressing, and pattern use. Your bag will have you practicing wider and narrower seam allowances, top-stitching, straight and curved seam lines, and hand basting. This class consists of two lessons with an optional Open Hour session in between, for those looking for more hands-on experience, and for adding extra details to your project. This class is more focused on the details of technique than the one-session Basic Sewing class. If you just want a taste or a refresher, you may prefer the one-session version. If you are a beginner with quilt or clothing aspirations, this will give you more practice at the precision those require.

Kids’ Classes at the Sew-op:

*Please note that registration for Kid’s classes is pending completion of registration form and payment of class. Registration closes 48 hours prior to the start of class. If class does not meet the minimum level of participants the class will be cancelled. Full refunds will be given if the class is cancelled on behalf of the Sew-op. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The Classroom will be made available for those kids classes with refreshments served. To begin registration please fill out our registration form and reach out to the Sew-op Coordinator at sew.op@uppervalleyfood.coop or by phone 802-295-5804.

Kids’ Basic Sewing w/ Sally Munro Saturday, April 15th, from 10am-noon.

Kid's Class Sample Sew-opIn this class students will learn the parts of the sewing machine and their function. Techniques on setting up and operating a sewing machine will be covered. Instructor will go over basic fabric identification and grain. A list of skills is provided in order to give you an overview of this Basic Sewing class. Throughout this class we will also discuss safety and rules for class participants. Registration required: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Class limited to four students, ages 8 to 13. Two student minimum to hold a class.
 
*Open Hours Schedule For April:
Tuesday, 4th 1-3pm
Sunday, 9th 1-3pm
Wednesday, 12th 1-3pm
Tuesday, 18th 1-3pm
Wednesday, 19th 1-3pm
Tuesday, 25th 1-3pm
Wednesday, 26th 1-3pm

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