Spring Class Schedule

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Absolute Beginners

We're certain to succeed!

Instructor: Toni Maeck
Do you ever wish you knew what to do with all of the beautiful fabric at Beetle and Fred? In this class, you'll learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine, and leave with a beautiful tote bag you'll be proud to say you made yourself! Designed for first-time sewers, this is also a good class anyone who hasn't sat down at a machine since middle school. Trust us, it's like riding a bicycle...
FULL Sunday 4/15, 12-3PM
Saturday 5/12 10-1PM OR Monday 5/14 6-9PM

Fee includes materials.

Absolute Beginners
50.00
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Hand-sewn Knitwear

Level: Beginner and up. You need only basic hand-sewing skills; no machine knowledge required.

Instructor:  Bonny Carmicino

Hand-sewn knitwear is a fabulous opportunity to be part of the maker movement and showcase your creativity and workmanship in garments that fit into an everyday, casual lifestyle.  Originally inspired by the work of Alabama Chanin, Bonny has developed additional techniques to facilitate the making of beautiful hand-sewn knit garments.  A garment that Bonny made in this style won the award for the Most Successful Use of Hand Quilting in the 2016 Threads/Association of Sewing and Design Professions Quilted Garment Challenge and appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Threads magazine.

For this class, Bonny will provide a sleeveless top pattern that you can copy.  (You can bring a different pattern if you like.) The class will cover various tips and techniques for cutting the fabric, basting, hand stitches, and finishing details.  These garments are addictive! You won’t want to make just one!
Thursday 5/24, 10-2pm

Hand-sewn Knitwear
90.00
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Sew Together Bag

Level: Confident Beginner. You know how to use your machine and rotary cut. This class requires pre-cutting and homework between sessions.

Instructor: Katy Hope
4 zippers. 7 compartments. An optional pincushion and needle landing. Endless opportunities for patchwork and embellishment. A great way to use fat quarters, a great opportunity to learn to insert zippers. The only problem with this nifty little organizer is that everyone you know is going to want one! 
2 sessions: Friday 4/13 and 4/20, 1-3PM

Sew Together Bag
50.00
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Atelier Sewing

Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills (hand and machine).  Beginners looking to learn high-end techniques from the start as well experienced sewists who want to advance their skills are equally welcome.

Instructor: Bonny Carmicino

For this in-depth exploration of haute couture technique, class will begin by discussing patterns and sizing, and then make a muslin of a skirt, in the style done in the French couture houses.  Next, Bonny will fit the skirt to your body (or your designee’s), and show how to make the appropriate modifications to the muslin to prepare for cutting the fashion fabric. We will discuss fabric selection and then move on to cutting and construction, again utilizing couture techniques, to make the skirt out of fashion fabric, including an underlining, lining, and hand-picked zipper. 
8 sessions: Wednesdays 4/18 - 6/13, 10AM-noon. No meeting 5/9.

Atelier Sewing
350.00
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Atelier Workshop

Prerequisite: Atelier Sewing or permission of instructor.

Instructor: Bonny Carmicino

In this workshop, students will, with the assistance of the instructor, select and work on projects of their choice, with fittings and guidance wherever needed. Students may work on garments utilizing couture techniques or choose quicker techniques that still produce quality garments. Students will work at their own pace. As projects are completed, students will choose new projects with the assistance of the instructor.
8 sessions: Wednesdays 4/18 - 6/13, 9:30-11:30AM. No meeting 5/9.

Atelier Workshop
350.00
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Moneta Dress

Level: Advanced Beginner. You are comfortable with your machine and have made a few simple garments.

Instructor: Katy Hope

Moneta: a simple, versatile, comfortable knit dress that you can make in an afternoon. What else can I say? Oh yes—it has pockets. And no, you don't need a serger to sew with knits!
FULL--Saturday, 4/28 1-5PM

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Stitch Out Loud

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Instructor: Andrea Lenci-Cerchiara
Got something to say? A family motto, favorite expression, or words to live by? Well, now's your chance to learn how to stitch it in color for all to see!  This lettering class will include examples of designs and places to find inspiration, how to produce your own designs, and different lettering techniques. A bit of hand embroidery experience is helpful but not necessary. Materials included.
Sunday 4/29, 2-5PM

Stitch Out Loud
50.00
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Quilting 101

Level: Confident Beginner. You can thread a machine with minimal assistance, and maintain a steady seam allowance.

Instructor: Katy Hope

Making Heather Jones' “Fly Away,” you will learn the basics of quilting: preparing your fabrics, using a rotary cutter, basic piecing, layering and basting your quilt sandwich, machine quilting, and binding. Youyes YOUwill complete a 36" square quilt! Ta-da! You're a quilter!

FULL--New Dates TBA 4 sessions: Sundays, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, and 5/20, 10AM-1PM

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Easy Peazy Pajama Pants

 

 

Level: Confident Beginner. You can thread a machine and keep a steady seam allowance. You've attended Sewing School, or made a few simple things on your own.

Instructor: Katy Hope

Pajamas. Do you sometimes wonder why you'd ever wear anything else? Take this class and you might wonder why you'd ever make anything else! Comfy and forgiving, pajamas are the perfect beginner garmentand they make great gifts! 
Friday, 5/4 1-5PM

Easy Peasy PJ Pants
40.00
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Sewing School

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Katy Hope
Learn to sew—or remember what you already knew—in a fun and supportive environment! Using Shea Henderson's School of Sewing as our primer, we'll cover fabric selection, essential tools, and basic techniques while making a bunch of great projects: pillowcases, aprons, zipper bags, and more!

4 sessions: Mondays, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21, 11AM-1PM
$120, includes book

Sewing School
120.00
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Walking Foot Quilting

Level: Beginner/Intermediate. You are comfortable with the machine and have made a quilt before.

Instructor: Melanie Tuazon
You don’t need to be a free motion master to make beautiful designs and texture on your quilts—you just need
your walking foot and a little creativity! We’ll explore techniques to create both planned and improvised angles and
waves, then make mini quilts that can be used for placemats or pillows.

Saturday 5/5, 1-3PM
$60

Walking Foot Quilting
60.00
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Learn to Love Your Machine

Level: All. A great class for beginners who have barely touched a machine, to longtime sewists who have been tempted to kick theirs!

Instructor: Hilary Oak

Has your tension got you tense? Skipped stitches? Frayed nerves? Your machine can be your friend if you understand the signals it sends you. This class covers: proper threading and tension adjustments; choosing the right needles, bobbins, and thread; accommodating different types of fabrics; using specialty stitches, special feet, and attachments; troubleshooting problems; and basic maintenance. Bring your own machine or use one of ours!
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And don't forget about...

THE MAKE OUT!

Thursday nights are craft night! Sewing, knitting, embroidery, whatever you've got, we want to see. We'll be open until 9bring a snack, bring a project, bring a friend! Machines are available at $10 for the evening, make sure to reserve ahead of time.

Class Policies

  • Full tuition is due at time of registration.
  • You may withdraw from a class and receive a full refund up to one week before class begins. After that time, no refunds will be issued, although you may choose to credit your fee toward a future class. Or you can send a friend to take your spot, just let us know who to expect!
  • If we need to cancel a class you will receive a full refund.
  • Class materials are not included except where noted in the class description. Students receive a 15% discount when shopping for class supplies, just let us know at the register.
  • Sewing machines are available for class use or you may bring your own; please let us know which you prefer when you register as this may affect enrollment. If you are bringing your own machine, make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early so you can get set up and comfy!