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New! Kids Sewing Basics: Ages 6 & up – Hand Sewing to Machine Sewing with Grace – No Experience Necessary
This private lesson will go over hand-sewing, and when your child is ready, we introduce the sewing machine and a simple project. This class could also span over a few sessions if necessary. To especially consider your kiddo’s safety, we do not want to rush them as they learn.
New! Hand Mending 2: Intro to Reweaving – 2 Hour In-Person Class with Kristen
Learn about reweaving and how to use it to repair both knit and woven fabrics. No prior sewing experience necessary for this class, other than our Hand-Mending Basics Class!
New! Intro to Crochet Upcycling – from T-shirt to Trivet or Rug with Helena
Upcycle an old t-shirt into a trivet, coaster, bowl, or the start of a rug in this introductory crochet class. Learn how to make t-shirt yarn, and then learn the basics of crochet including the chain stitch, single crochet stitch, crocheting a circle, increasing stitches, & how to finish off/add to your project. No experience necessary!
New! Sewing Basics: Button-Up Pillowcase with Grace – Beginner Class – Handmade Gifts
Learn your way around a sewing machine on this upcycled pillowcase class! Turn a button-up from a loved one into a pillowcase you (or someone else) can squeeze whenever you are thinking of them! Or simply create a fun handmade, upcycled project easy for beginners that want to get more comfortable with using a sewing machine.
New! Draft & Sew: No Waste Fluffy Skirt with Laura Laura will teach you how to make a classic gathered skirt from your measurements.
You’ll learn how to calculate fabric yardage for a project, gathering and hemming techniques, as well as several elastic applications based on your sewing experience! Leave with a finished skirt and hand-out that will let you sew this skirt again and again. Not available online, but email about online private lessons!
Intro to Visible Mending with Logan
This class is all about making the most loved and/or damaged part of your garment beautiful and functional again with decorative mending. In this workshop, Logan will cover using basic stitches to repair your clothing, reinforcing a thinning area as well as how to patch up a hole, tear, or rip in a way that is both stylish and functional. We will provide all the thread, needles, and patching materials you will need.
Hand Mending Basics with Kristen
Learn the basics of hand mending so you can rescue and repair your own wardrobe. Mending a wardrobe doesn’t always require a machine. With a few basic stitches and knots you can add a patch, tack a fallen hem, fix an opened seam, or replace a missing button. Follow-up classes will include intro to Reweaving, and sweater repair. Also available online.
Meet Your Machine – Beginner Class All Ages – 1 Hour Private Lesson with Laura
In this 1 on 1 class, bring in your own machine, and Laura will help you become better friends. This class takes you through the basic parts of your machine, winding a bobbin, upper threading, different stitches and basic machine maintenance. It’s very easy to tailor this time to your needs/goals. If you need help online, check out our Sewing Machine Trouble-shooting S.O.S with Laura.
Kids Sewing Basics: Tote Bag with Kristen
This class is for kids 10-16 (email if you child is younger and wants to learn!) Your child will learn your way around a sewing machine as they complete a tote bag project. They will learn how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin, sew a seam and finish raw fabric edges as you construct a tote bag from a kit of upcycled materials. Not available online, but email about online private lessons!
Sewing Basics: Tote Bag–Beginner Class with Laura
Learn your way around a sewing machine as you complete a tote bag project. You’ll learn how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin, sew a seam and finish raw fabric edges as you construct a tote bag from a kit of upcycled materials (*Tote bag fabric will not have the spool on it as pictured.) Not available online, but email about online private lessons!
Online Fit Analysis: Getting to Know your Preferred Fit with Kristen–Not a sewing class!
Bring in a piece you love and a piece you wish you loved and Kristen will help you explore why that is. In order to create as safe of a space as possible for this class and discussion, you can also request to take this class with others that share your gender/identity.
Intro to Sewing from a Pattern 1 with Laura
Learn how to read a purchased sewing pattern from the outside-in. In this class we will cover how to take your measurements, choose your correct size, how to read all the keys and guides on your pattern envelope and instructions, and get advice with making fabric choices. Not available online, but email about online private lessons!
Sewing from a Pattern 2: Fabric Layout & Cutting with Laura
In this class we will cover how to read the fabric layout guide on a pattern, what grainlines and the pattern symbols key mean during layout, and get advice on best practices dealing with a variety of fabrics during the layout and cutting process. Not available online, but email about online private lessons!
Sewing from a Pattern 3: Ready to Stitch
You’ve got your pattern pieces cut out, your markings transferred to fabric, and you are ready to stitch! This is the class to take when you want guidance reading your pattern instructions as you’re sewing, need some help with garment construction, or if this is the first time you’ve sewn from a pattern. Not available online, but email about online private lessons!
Online PDF Pattern Workshop – Zoom Class with Laura
In this Zoom Workshop Laura will talk about what PDF patterns are, the formats they are available in, how to assemble the ‘print at home’ tiled options, what pattern companies have your size range, and all the questions you might ask yourself before buying a pdf pattern!
Machine Denim Repair with Kristen
In this class, learn how to mend your jeans! Bring a CLEAN pair of damaged jeans and we will assess the damage, discuss patches, interfacing, what type of thread/needle to use, and how to consider the grain of the fabric for this repair, and learn about about machine darning! Also available via Zoom here.
Upcycling Workshop with Kristen
Bring in a pile of your upcycling projects and Kristen will help teach you how to make those projects happen, adjusting for whatever your sewing level is. Need ideas of what to do with your pieces? You better believe Kristen loves to help brainstorm as well! Also available via Zoom here.
Let it Out Workshop with Kristen
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH LETTING OUT YOUR CLOTHES. Whether it’s a straightforward adjustment, or whether it requires a creative solution, Kristen can go through the available options and teach you how to let out your wardrobe, adjusting for whatever your sewing level is. Also available via Zoom here.
Intro to Alterations: Take in the Sides Workshop with Kristen
In this class, Kristen will go over how to take in the sides on one of your garments (a shirt or unlined dress you bring with you to class). She will cover how to do a fitting on yourself, pinning, marking, how to even out your measurements, and how to stitch and finish off your garment. Also available via Zoom here.
Intro to Alterations: Hemming Workshop with Kristen
In this class, Kristen will go over how to hem your garment. She will cover how to do a fitting on yourself, pinning, marking, how to even out your measurements, and how to stitch and finish off your garment in a way that is consistent with the original construction. Also available via Zoom here.
ZOOM S.O.S (quick advice when you need it)
Not sure what class you want to take? Email us with any questions! Info@rethinktailoring.com.