Sew-op Classes: Thinking Outside the Box


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.

Beginning Patchwork Heart Quilt Saturday, Feb. 4th, 9am-noon

In this class, participants will learn the basics of patchwork and quilting while making a scrappy heart quilt block, that can be finished at home as either a pillow or a mini quilt. Handout provided.**Fabric in class will be solid colors not pattern like the sample** There is a small material fee of $10 added to the class. Materials Needed: A 12”x 12” Pillow Form (if you wish to finish your quilt as a pillow), Sewing Machine, thread, cutting tools, and notions can be provided but feel free to bring your own. Participants will need to have Intro to Quilting or equivalent sewing skills. Registration required. 

Embroidery Saturday, Feb. 11th, 10am-noon

Learn some basic embroidery stitches and ideas for their use. We will start with the basics: fabric and thread, embroidery hoops and stitching evenly. We’ll practice on some of the Sew-Op’s fabric stash. Finally we’ll look at examples of accents, art pieces, and functional stitching made decorative via embroidery. Registration required. Register by phone 802-295-5804, by email,  or in-store near the Co-op’s front end.

Intro to Quilting Saturday, Feb. 18th, 9am-noon

Learn basic quilting techniques while making a quilted table runner. The design will be a simple pattern that can be worked in fabrics for any season. Fast and easy and makes a great gift! Use the same skills taught in our Basic Sewing class and learn a few more. Handout provided. **Basic Sewing or equivalent sewing skills needed. Materials: For this class you will need 5 different, coordinating prints and/or solid cuts of fabric: Three 1/4 yard lengths or fat quarters, each in a different print/solid for the front, 1/2 yard or 2 fat quarters in a single print or solid for the back, 1/4 yard or 1 fat quarter, or 1 packet quilt binding in a different print/solid for the binding. The Sew-op does have donated fabric available for use. Please stop-in during Open Hours before the start of class as we cannot guarantee availability of colors, patterns or sufficient yardage for this class. Registration required.

Pattern Making: Custom Fitted Skirt w/ Shaleen Theiler Sun, Feb 19th, from 10am-noon.

img_1068In 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. 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.

*Open Hours Schedule For February:

Tuesday, Feb 21st, 1:00-3:00
Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 1:00-3:00
Tuesday, Feb 28th, 1:00-3:00

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