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Knowing and Sewing Stretch Fabric

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One 3 hour session

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

 

There are dramatic differences between woven and stretch fabrics.  It's important to understand these differences so you can have a quality finished product.

There are many types and weights of stretch fabrics.  Do you use your serger or sewing machine?  Which stitch works the best for each type of fabric?  Get your questions answered in this lecture/demo class.  We will discuss the different stretch fabrics, needles, threads, and stitches on both sewing machine and serger.  Get insight into problems you can have and how to fix them.

 

Knowing and Sewing Stretch Fabric

Knowing and Sewing Stretch Fabric.jpeg

One 3 hour session

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

 

There are dramatic differences between woven and stretch fabrics.  It's important to understand these differences so you can have a quality finished product.

There are many types and weights of stretch fabrics.  Do you use your serger or sewing machine?  Which stitch works the best for each type of fabric?  Get your questions answered in this lecture/demo class.  We will discuss the different stretch fabrics, needles, threads, and stitches on both sewing machine and serger.  Get insight into problems you can have and how to fix them.

 

What More Can My Serger Do?

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Two 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

So you have mastered the basics on your serger.  Well done!  Did you know there's more to a serger than just 3-thread or 4-thread stitching?  We will explore 2-thread capabilities with a focus on the amazing 2-thread flatlock.  We'll use heavy threads to make a polar fleece lap blanket that will get people talking.  Discover the differences between 2-thread and 3-thread so you know when to use one over the other.  A serger is a powerful tool in your sewing room.  This class will give you the knowledge to use it to its utmost.  Must have a serger that does 2-thread flatlock. 

 

Learn to Quilt
Friendship Star Table Runner

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Four 3 hour sessions

Quilting is a craft that can become addicting - in a good way!  It's never too late to join the fun.  Make a three-block table runner that gives your the opportunity to learn more than just the basics.  Complete the runner in class.  That means the cutting, piecing, quilting, binding, and learning and practicing the essential half-square triangle.  This is a no pressure class.  Work at your own pace but with the bonus of the company of others learning a new skill with you. 

 

Embroidery Magic
Free Standing Lace

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One 2 hour session

Instructor: Brianna Flynn

 

Expand your machine embroidery know how in this demo/discussion session.  Learn the ins and outs of free standing lace from download to complete project.  Brianna will suggest online embroidery libraries and describe how to navigate that world.  She will discuss materials and finishing techniques.  Discover ways to take your project to the next level.  The possibilities for free standing lace are endless.

More Than Hemming

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Two 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

Master your coverstitch machine.  Become proficient with double and triple cover stitch then move on to the decorative possibilities including chain stitch and flatlock.  Complete an embellished cover for your machine.  Suitable for both cover stitch only machines and sergers with cover stitch.

$65.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 -652-6031 

Beginnings
Journey into Sewing

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Three 2 1/2 hour sessions

Instructor: Dora Dixon

Do you want to dip into the world of sewing and want support to begin the journey?  This class is perfect for the beginner sewist or those who want to refresh their basic sewing skills.  Learn how to access, download, and use online PDF patterns.  Discover what sewing tools are a 'must' and which ones you might invest in later.  Create a versatile, reversible tote bag with pockets.  The pattern is designed by a Canadian company, Helen's Closet, and it's free.  Practice many swing techniques that are the foundation for all sewing.  Join Dora and become part of the vibrant sewing community.

Alterations and Repairs Made Easy

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One 2 1/2 hour session

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

 

Every home needs a sewing machine and every home needs someone to repair or alter clothes.  Are you that person?  This demonstration and discussion is for you!  Kathy will demo basic hems (both hand and machine), shortening  jacket cuffs professionally, button sewing, zipper replacement in pants, sewing with stretch fabric and more.  Basic theory on how much a dress can be altered will be covered.  Bring your questions.

Your Next Step
Garment Sewing

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Four 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Kathy

You've started sewing and you love it!  Take the next step.  Choose a top or shirt pattern that's suitable for woven fabric.  We can give you some help with that.  Learn about fit, pattern layout, cutting, seams and seam finishes, collars or facings, buttonholes and hems.  If you can make a shirt, you can make almost anything.  The class is designed for you.  It is suitable for beginners and beyond.

Bring Out Your Monster
Kids Learn to Sew

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One 4 hour Saturday session

Instructor: Dora Dixon

Do you know a child who wants to learn to sew?  This project is perfect for them.  Design a monster.  Choose different body shapes, facial features, arms, legs, and maybe even hair or antenna.  No two will be the same.  Learn sewing machine skills, basic applique, and hand sewing.  For ages 9 - 12.

Serger 101

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Two 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Kathy

After this six hour class, you will have made friends with your serger.  Learn how a serger works by focusing on basic theory which includes understanding tensions and choosing correct stitches.  Practice basic techniques - rolled hem, using differential feed, turning corners, flatlock, attaching elastic, and using heavy thread.  To ingrain your new skills, you'll make a cover for your machine.  Come for tons of tips with lots of laughs thrown in.  

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