2.02.2018

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)
with Natasha Otteson
Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 6:30-8:30 pm
$85 + supplies
This class will take you back to the very basics of machine sewing. You will learn how to thread a machine, how to choose appropriate fabrics for projects, what sewing tools are a necessity and how to use them. We will work on one project during each session (pillowcase, drawstring bag, Zipper Pouch and either an apron OR a lined tote bag (your choice). You are welcome to bring your machine (as long as it is in working order) or you can use the machines in the workshop. You will also have access to the workshop at Home Ec between class sessions to finish up projects!
Supplies Needed:
* Copy of School of Sewing by Shea Henderson
* Fabric for projects
* Basic sewing kit
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!
 
(four session class)

Kids: Fabric Collaged and painted Valentines

Kids:  Fabric Collaged and painted Valentines
With Codi Josephson
Thursday, February 8, 3:30-5:30
$20 All supplies included 
*ages 7+

Spend the afternoon making your own Valentine cards for all your favorite peeps!  We will have all kinds of supplies to create one-of-a-kind creations.  You are welcome to make up to 30 small valentines if you want to make a set for all the friends in your class.

Sewing: Lark T-shirt

Sewing: Lark T-shirt
With Codi Josephson
Fridays, February 9 and 16, 6-8 pm 
$55 + Supplies (pattern included)
 
 
 
Use one of our lovely knits to sew up this versatile long or short sleeved t-shirt.  With a variety of neckline and sleeve options, there are 16 different t-shirts that can be made using this pattern.  This is a good project for beginner and intermediate sewists wanting to try out sewing with knits. 

Supplies Needed:  Fabric and supplies per pattern, *basic Sewing kit

You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

Sewing: Hadley Top

Sewing: Hadley Top
with Natasha Otteson
Saturday, February 10, 12-5 pm
$55 + supplies (pattern included)
 
The Hadley is drapey, fluid, and sophisticated. It can be both semi-formal and casual, depending on how you like to style it. View A has a jewel neck, a pleat at the back neckline, and bracelet lengths sleeves. View B is sleeveless and features a soft v-neck. Both have center seams in the front and back, as well as a wide hem.
Techniques involved include sewing straight and curved seams, setting sleeves, darts, pleating, and applying facings.
Supplies needed:
Woven fabric with good drape (cottons, cotton-linen blends, linen, double gauze, voile, lawn, rayon, and silk, for example)
* Fusible interfacing
* Hook and eye (if making the pleated back)
* Thread
* Basic sewing kit

You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
Sunday, February 11 - drop in anytime 12-5 
FREE

 

Come and knit at Home Ec. with members of Iowa City's knitting guild, Prairie Yarn Over.

All are welcome! 

DAYS FOR GIRLS

DAYS FOR GIRLS
Sunday, February 18, 12-4
Sunday, March 18 , 12-4
Sunday, March 25, 12-4
FREE!
 
Can sanitary napkins change the world? They certainly can change the lives of women and girls who have no access to them, and who are forced to stay home and miss school and work during their periods. We're partnering with the organization Days for Girls to sew kits containing reusable sanitary products that will be distributed to women and girls around the globe and would love for you to join us.  We'll be cutting and sewing pads, shields, and drawstring bags.  Only the most basic sewing skills are needed and all fabric and supplies are provided. Come for an hour or the afternoon.
All are welcome!

Sewing: Wool and Wax Tote

Sewing: Wool and Wax Tote
with Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, February 13 and 20, 6-8:30 pm
$55 + supplies 
Photo via Noodle-head.com
A classic and sophisticated tote featuring a structured bottom. This simple and elegant tote will look great with anything and will keep your must-have essentials close at hand. A divided front pocket is perfect for stashing keys and a phone. Don't let the name fool you, this tote is great in all types of fabrics!

Supplies needed: (all supplies are available at Home Ec with the exception of rivets and waxed canvas...if you would like to use it for the class, talk to us about how to make your own! As always you will receive 15% off all materials needed for the class)

  • 3/4 yard exterior fabric*
  • 1 yard lining fabric (non-directional)
  • 1/2 yard contrast bottom fabric*
  • 2 1/4 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101 20" wide)
  • (2) 1"-wide leather handles or cotton webbing, 28" long
  • Basic Sewing kit- thread, pins, scissors, marking pen and seam ripper
  • A copy of Everyday Essential pattern booklet (we will be teaching all three of these patterns in upcoming classes!)
  • Optional: (3) 8-9 mm double cap rivets and setting tool

*Recommended Fabrics: Canvas weight, cork or waxed canvas for contrast bottom. Cotton or blended canvas, waxed canvas, denim, wool, twill, home dec for Exterior and cotton or canvas blend for lining. 
*If substituting regular canvas for contrast bottom fabric, additional interfacing may be needed for desired structure (½ yard of byAnnie's Soft and Stable recommended).  

Knitting: Marley Shawl

Knitting: Marley Shawl
With Natasha Otteson
Wednesdays, February 14, 28, and March 14, 6:30-8:30pm
$45+supplies
 
Calling all those who are brioche-curious! Dive into the wonderfully addicting world of brioche, and knit this beautiful shawl with us!
Supplies needed:
* 545 yds each of a main color and a contrasting color in fingering weight yarn
* US size 4 and 5 needles (either 32" or 40" circular needle is recommended)
* Tapestry needle
* Scissors
* Stitch markers
* Pattern (digital pattern is available for sale with us at the shop)
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!
 
(three session class)

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
With Angie Jordan
Thursday, February 15, 5:30-7:30
OR
Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-7:30
$25 + supplies
 
 
 
Read all the How-To Knit Books, watched YouTube Learning to Knit videos a gazillion times and still unclear how to hold those needles while manipulating the yarn?  Join me, face to face, yarn to yarn and needles to needles as we explore the basics of knitting: terminology, casting on, and the garter stitch.  You will leave this class a knitter just in time to start some basic knit patterns for gifts this upcoming holiday season!
 
Supplies needed:
* Light colored worsted weight yarn
* US 8 to US 10 single point knitting needles
* Scissors
* Tapestry needle 
 
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

Sewing: Esme Top/Tunic/Kaftan

Sewing: Esme Top/Tunic/Kaftan
with Natasha Otteson
Mondays, February 19 and 26, 6:30-9:30pm
$55 + supplies
 
(photo credit: Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style)
The Esme Top/Tunic/Kaftan is a wonderfully versatile garment--an absolute must for any wardrobe. It can be dressed up with a pair of tights and fancy heels or dressed down with some leggings and boots for a comfy/casual look. Once you make one, you'll want to make a dozen more!
Supplies needed:
* Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style pattern book (available at the shop)
* Woven fabric with good drape (cottons, cotton-linen blends, linen, double gauze, voile, lawn, rayon, and silk, for example)
* Thread
* Basic sewing kit
* Pattern tracing material (please take the time to trace your pattern before class begins)
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!
 
(two session class)

Sewing: Matcha Top

Sewing: Matcha Top
With Liz Munger
Tuesdays, February 27 and March 6,  6-8:30 pm
$65 + supplies (pattern Included)
 
The Matcha top by Sewliberated is a swingy, easy-to-sew top with a stand collar. Both sleeveless and  sleeved versions feature a unique shoulder construction that visually squares-off and balances your shoulders. The Matcha hits at the hip and is breastfeeding-friendly. This top is so cute!  Make it an all season staple blouse! (we suggest cutting the pattern out in advance.  You are welcome to come in to Home Ec. and we will happily help you if needed).


Supplies Needed: fabric with a nice drape. Good options include double gauze, rayon, cotton lawn, lightweight chambray and shot cottons, 8" x 8" square of featherweight fusible interfacing, coordinating thread, 2 sets of hooks and eyes, *Basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, pins and pincushion, seam ripper, quilting pen or tailor's chalk.

(two session class)

Bullet Journaling 101

Bullet Journaling 101
with Natasha Otteson
Wednesday, February 21, 6:30-8:30pm
$20 + supplies

Have you wanted to begin bullet journaling, but didn't know where to start? Let us help you! The bullet journal planning system is wonderfully versatile, and it lends itself so well to customization to your own individual needs at any given time. You can be as simple or creative as you want!
Supplies needed:
* Pen or pencil 
* Blank notebook
 Other optional supplies:
* Ruler
* Colored pencils
* Colored markers
* Washi tape
 We highly recommend shopping at RSVP on Linn St. for all your stationery needs. They have some fabulous products!

Knitting: Basic Hat

Knitting: Basic Hat
With Angie Jordan
Tuesdays, February 20 & 27
OR
Wednesdays, March 21 & 28
5:30pm-7:30pm
$35 + supplies


 
 
                  Design & Photo Credit: Kathy North
 
Let's make a hat! You know how to knit, now you're looking to make your first wearable project?  Use your skills to create a "Hat for Anyone", apattern by Kathy North.  We will expand  your knitting abilities by teaching you the rib stitch, decreasing, and knitting in the round. The pattern is free on Ravelry.com.
 
Supplies needed:
* US 8, 16" circular needles
* US 8 double pointed needles (dpn)
* 200 yards worsted weight yarn, light, color suggested
* Scissors, place markers, & tapestry needle

We are happy to assist you in picking out your supplies at Home Ec. Workshop a few minutes before class
 
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!
 
(two session class)

Knitting: Learn about Steeks

Knitting: Learn about Steeks
with Amy Gullen
Saturdays, February 24th and March 3rd, 2-4 pm
$40 + supplies
 
Photo credit HERE

Steeking is a useful and traditional method to avoid knitting colorwork flat and to alter knits after completion.  However, the thought of taking scissors to a project gives many a knitter pause.  In this class, you will learn about the steeking process, make a swatch to try out multiple variations on the technique, and leave with the confidence to try it on your own. 
 
Supplies needed:

* 2 colors of Worsted weight yarn, ~25 yards each
* US size 7 32" circular needle
* Scissors
(two session class)

Embroidery: The Original Sampler

Embroidery: The Original Sampler

with Codi Josephson 

Sunday, Feb 25, 1-5 

$45 + supplies (sampler included)






This is the perfect class to try your hand at embroidery (...or fine tune it!). We will be using the Original Sampler designed by Rebecca of Dropcloth Samplers! Over the two class sessions, you will learn a collection of lovely stitches including classic stitches, but also some new and exciting stitches like spider webs, bullion knots and Algerian Eyes.  


Supplies needed: * embroidery hoop * needle * floss of your choice


You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

Sewing: Handmade Style Picnic Plaid Quilt

Sewing: Handmade Style Picnic Plaid Quilt
with Olivia Cotton
Wednesdays, February 28 and March 7, 5:30-8 pm
$50 + supplies and book
 
 
(photo via Noodlehead)
Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style, is one of our all time favorites at the shop. During this class we will make the Picnic Plaid Quilt. Perfect as a gift for a new baby in your life, or as a beautiful wall hanging. This is a great class for anyone looking to start/advance their quilting skills.
Supplies needed: 
* Handmade Style book 
* fabric (see book) 
* batting (see book)
* thread
* basic sewing kit
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!
 
(two session class)

Kids Knitting 101

Kids Knitting 101
with Natasha Otteson
Sunday, March 18, 9am-11am
$50, all supplies included (needles and choice of ball of worsted weight yarn)
Ages 8 and up
 
 
 
Kids, come to Home Ec and join us for a Knitting 101 class. Learn the foundations of knitting (casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and casting off) and get started on your own yarn-y adventure.

Quilt Start to Finish: Four Winds Quilt

Quilt Start to Finish:  Four Winds Quilt
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22,  6-8:30
$85 + Supplies (pattern included)
  
This quilt comes together quick as can be, thanks to the large scale of the patchwork and an ingenious & efficient method of making your flying geese blocks. It's simple enough for new quilters and is a great introduction to matching your points, as the large blocks are pretty forgiving.  We will be making the Large throw size 64"x64"

Supplies Needed: 
* 6 fat quarters
*  2-2/3 yards background fabric
*  4-1/4 yards backing/binding fabric (this quilt calls for a self binding--if you want a contrast binding purchase half yard of fabric. 
* Batting
* basic sewing kit

You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

(three session class)

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)
with Natasha Otteson
Tuesdays, March 13, 20, 27, & April 3, 6:30-8:30 pm
$85 + supplies
 
 
This class will take you back to the very basics of machine sewing. You will learn how to thread a machine, how to choose appropriate fabrics for projects, what sewing tools are a necessity and how to use them. We will work on one project during each session (pillowcase, drawstring bag, Zipper Pouch and either an apron OR a lined tote bag (your choice). You are welcome to bring your machine (as long as it is in working order) or you can use the machines in the workshop. You will also have access to the workshop at Home Ec between class sessions to finish up projects!
 
Supplies Needed:
* Copy of School of Sewing by Shea Henderson
* Fabric for projects
* Basic sewing kit
 
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!
 
(four session class)

1.06.2018

Sewing: Handmade Style Basket

Sewing: Handmade Style Basket
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesday, December 5, 5:30-8:30 pm
$30 + supplies

 
Photo via Noodlehead
Spruce up your bookshelves with this cute and versatile basket from the Handmade Style book.  This fast and easy construction will make this a go-to project.
*Note: Please schedule time to cut out your fabric pieces prior to class to ensure project completion by the end of class.
Supplies needed: (see book for details)
●   Handmade Style Book
●   Fabric for exterior
●   Fabric bor interior
●   Fabric for handle cover
●   Pellon 72F stabilizer
●   Leather straps
●   Scraps of interfacing
●   Basic sewing kit