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...

NEW DATES! Monday, 3/25; Tuesday 5/7; or Tuesday 6/4, 6-9PM

Fee includes materials.

Absolute Beginners
50.00
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Make Your Own Leggings

Level: Advanced Beginner and up. You can use your machine with confidence and have a few simple projects under your belt.

Instructor: Cal Patch
People are often surprised to learn they can make their own leggings, but guess what? YOU CAN! And you don’t even need a serger to sew with knits. Cal will show you how to draft a pattern for this wardrobe essential, based on your VERY OWN measurements. Then we’ll stitch up a first draft fit sample, adjust our patterns if necessary, and proceed to make a pair of real-live leggings. You’ll never buy them off the rack again!

Sunday, April 7 11AM-4:30PM (lunch included)

Make Your Own Leggings
120.00
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TGIF Crochet

Level: All!

Instructor: Marisa Frederick
Been wanting to learn how to crochet? Got a project you need help with? Or maybe you’re just looking for something fun to do at the end of the week! Come hang out with Marisa and get hooked.

Ongoing Fridays, 6-8PM, please call to confirm.

TGIF Crochet
25.00
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Knitting Studio

Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Instructor: Kit Burke-Smith
Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Or maybe you've made a simple hat or scarf and you're ready to try something new? Want to learn to cable, follow a chart, or something even spicier? We keep this class small to accommodate all those desires and more! Grab a seat on the couch, make some new friends, and knit your heart out.

NEW DATES: Sundays 10AM-12PM, 4/28, 5/5, and 5/19 (no class 5/12)

Knitting Studio
75.00
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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 Jeni Baker’s “Giant Vintage Star,” you will learn the basics of quilting: selecting and preparing your fabrics, using a rotary cutter, basic piecing, layering and basting your quilt sandwich, machine quilting, and binding. You—yes YOU—will complete a 36" square quilt! (You may also choose to make the snuggly 74” version, but this will require extra sewing outside class hours.) Ta-da! You're a quilter!

NEW DATES!!
4 sessions: Fridays 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 and 4/5,  10AM-1PM

Quilting 101
110.00
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Easy Peazy Pajama Pants

Level: Confident Beginner. You can thread a machine and keep a steady seam allowance. This is a great class for graduates of Absolute Beginners or Sewing School who want to make clothes!

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 garment. You'll learn to read a pattern envelope, lay out and cut a pattern, and decode the instructions.

Saturday, 4/27 1-5PM

Easy Peasy PJ Pants
40.00
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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 as experienced sewists who want to advance their skills are equally welcome.

Instructor:  Bonny Carmicino
B&F is thrilled to host a reprise of 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, marking, 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 3/27-5/22, 10am-noon.  No meeting 4/17.

Atelier Sewing
350.00
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Atelier Workshop

Prerequisite: Atelier Sewing or permission of the 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 3/27 -5/22, 9:30-11:30AM. No meeting 4/17.

Atelier Workshop
350.00
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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!

NEW DATES: Wednesdays 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, and 5/1, 6-9PM (no class 4/17)

$120, includes book

Sewing School
120.00
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Geranium Dress

Level: Confident Beginner. You can thread a machine and maintain your seam allowance; You've made simple garments like pajamas or the Bondi top.

Instructor: Toni Maeck
Dive into making kids' clothes! We'll use the Geranium Dress pattern (available in sizes 0 - 5T and 6-12 in PDF) to create a beautiful dress for a little one in your life. This easy project will give you a surprising amount of practice in basic skills such as gathers, pleats, and french seams. Once we learn the building blocks, you'll be able to whip up endless variations of the dress!

2 sessions: 4/8 and 4/15, 6-8:30PM

Geranium Dress
60.00
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Ogden Cami

Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate. You've made several garments and are comfortable with commercial sewing patterns.

Instructor: Toni Maeck
Want to make a chic tank you'll wear all summer? In this class you'll to learn sew with drapey fabrics while making a simple and beautiful wardrobe staple! You'll learn tips and tricks for working with rayon, lawn, and other slinky fabrics, as well as how to make spaghetti straps and a sleek partially lined bodice.

Monday, 5/13 6-9PM

Ogden Cami
40.00
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Bondi Top

Level: Confident Beginner. You feel comfortable on your machine and can maintain an even seam allowance. A great first garment!

Instructor: Toni Maeck
Have you always wanted to move into garment sewing? Try it out with the Bondi Top from Sew to Grow!  You'll learn how to read and cut out a commercial garment pattern, as well as basic garment making techniques such as making a yoke, attaching binding, and hemming. The Bondi Top has just three pattern pieces, but with its sleek back pleat and curved hem, it creates a shirt you'll be proud to say you made yourself!

FULL March 31, 1-5PM

NEW DATE: Saturday 6/15, 1-5PM

Bondi Top
50.00
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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 9—bring 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!