Open Workshop Tracks

What is an Open Workshop?
An Open Workshop is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" sewing workshop. They are group classes with instructor attention for whatever you want to work on. Some people bring one project to get help with, others bring several that they have questions about. Some people treat it like a weekly class and others are there one time and they get all the help they need! Please note: these classes are for Teens with sewing experience and Adults
What is an Open Workshop Track?
An Open Workshop Track is our most popular series classes taught during our Open Workshops which means that you get to take the class you've always wanted to take when it fits YOUR SCHEDULE.
How to book an Open Workshop or follow at Open Workshop Track?
Head over to our Open Workshop listing. Book as many as you'd like (unfortunately you have to book them individually-- we know it's a pain but it's how the system works. If you'd like us to send an invoice for one time payment then please contact us with all the dates you'd like to book.) Fill out your plans in the notes and we'll let you know about materials, etc. And you're on your way to learning ALL THE SEWING THINGS!

TRACK 1: SEWING BOOTCAMP

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We assume you know NOTHING with this track! (Or maybe you know a little but need a refresher or want to grow your skills)

-Start with an Adult Sewing Machine 101 workshop. This will give you the machine fundamentals

-Add on 4 Open Workshops to create a zipper pouch (where we learn about interfacing and sewing zippers) and a corded pillow cover (where we learn another way to sew zippers and how to make and add piping)

-Materials list will be provided at registration or you can purchase from the studio for $55. Open Workshop registration fee will include patterns for all projects

TRACK 2: GARMENT 101- the woven tee

Do you have dreams of your own fashion line? Just want to understand how garments work? Need to understand patterns and basic garment construction? This is the Track for you!

-You must have basic sewing machine knowledge for this track. Our 101 or similar experience and a couple other projects under you belt.

-Register for 3-4 Open Workshops to complete. We will cover taking measurements, finding the correct size for you, pattern prep, understanding a pattern, cutting garment fabric, seam finishes, hemming and neck binding.

-Our preferred Garment 101 pattern is Shirt No. 1 by 100 Acts of Sewing which is available for purchase from the studio for $16.

-Materials list will be provided at registration.

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TRACK 3: GARMENT 201- the knit tee

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Stretchy knit fabric makes up the bulk of our wardrobes so if you're into garment sewing it's time you learned how to sew with it!

-You must have basic sewing machine knowledge for this track and we highly recommend having completed Garment 101 or similar. Sewing with Knits 101 is helpful but not necessary.

-Register for 3-4 Open Workshops to complete. We will review taking measurements and choosing your size, setting in sleeves, sewing a neckband and hemming knits.

-Our preferred Garment 201 pattern is Lark Tee by Grainline Studio, Concord Tee by Cashmerette or Boys/Men Tee from Jalie which are available for purchase from the studio for $16.

-Materials list will be provided at registration.

TRACK 4: BAGMAKING 101- the essential toTE

Ahhh the wonderful world of bags! You can never have too many can you?

-You must have basic sewing machine knowledge for this track and we highly recommend having completed Zippers 101: The Zipper Pouch workshop though it's not mandatory.

-Register for 4-5 Open Workshops to complete. We will go over using a rotary cutter, interfacing, how to create a zipper pocket and a slip pocket, creating a facing and using rivtets.

-The pattern is included with class. A materials list will be provided at registration. Leather handles and rivets are available for puchase from the studio for $15 a kit. Fabric handles may also be created.

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TRACK 5: QUILTING 101- MY FIRST QUILT!

Colorful (if you want it to be) and oh-so-cozy!

-You must have basic sewing machine knowledge for this track.

-Register for 6 Open Workshops to complete. We will go over using a rotary cutter, chain piecing, creating half-square-triangles (HST), sandwiching, basting, quilting, trimming and binding.

-The pattern is included with class. A materials and tools list will be provided at registration (contact us to find out before registering). There will be "homework" in between classes to complete each step.