May Classes 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.

Copy Your Clothes w/ Jenn-Lynn Saturday, May 6th, from 10am-noon

Create a pattern from an article of clothing. In this class you will learn methods for creating a pattern from a piece of clothing. Learn how to trace clothing, add seam allowances, and how to add darts. Class time will be spent creating the pattern. Prerequisite: Basic Sewing and Garment sewing experience helpful. Registration required: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Class limited to four students, ages 14 and up. There is a two person minimum sign-up to hold this class. Register in-store at the Co-op, or call 295-5804; or email Sew.op@uppervalleyfood.coop

Pattern Making: Custom Fitted Bodice w/ Shaleen Theiler Mon, May 15th, from 5:30-7:30pm

img_1068In this Pattern Making class participants will learn how to create a fitted bodice pattern. Some prior sewing experience is strongly suggested for our Pattern Making classes but not necessary to register. 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.

Quilting w/ T-shirts w/ Jen Daly Saturday, May 20th, from 9am-noon

T-Shirt quilts are a great way to celebrate cherished memories while upcycling old, worn or beloved t-shirts—and they make a great gift! In this class, you will learn tips and techniques for making t-shirt quilts while making a t-shirt pillow. Both sides of the pillow will offer a different quilt pattern to learn. After taking this class you will know how to plan for a quilt project and assemble a t-shirt pillow. You will also take away skills on how to evaluate, prepare, and assemble into your project when working with t-shirts. The following materials will be needed for the class: 4-5 t-shirts and a 16” x 16” pillow form. Sewing Machine, thread, cutting tools, and notions will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Participants will need to have Basic Sewing or equivalent sewing skills. Registration required: $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Class limited to four students, ages 14 and up. There is a three person minimum sign-up to hold this class. 

Basic Sewing for Adults w/ Martha McDaniel Monday, May 22nd, from 5:30-7:30.

img_1201Learn the basics of sewing machines and how to operate them; gain understanding of fabric; and how to pin and sew seams. You will make a simple project to take home. Machines and all supplies are provided (sorry, no personal machines for basic classes please check out our Learn Your Machine class). 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. 

 Open Hours
A place where adults can bring their sewing (or other craft) projects and work on them using the machines and supplies available. Experienced sewists on hand for light assistance and advice. Ages 14 and up. $5 donation gratefully accepted to support the use of the Sew-op room.
 
*Open Hours Schedule For May:

Tuesday,       2nd          1-3pm
Wednesday, 3rd           1-3pm 
Tuesday,       16th         1-3pm
Sunday,         21st         1-3pm
Tuesday,       23rd        1-3pm
Wednesday, 24th        1-3pm 
Tuesday,       30th        1-3pm
Wednesday, 31st         1-3pm 

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