7.01.2015

Embroidery: DIY Clock

Embroidery: DIY Clock
with Olivia Cotton
Monday, July 6th 6-8 pm
$40, all supplies included
  
Learn the basics of embroidery while making this super cute (functioning) clock.  This class will take you through the basics of embroidery, and you will go home with the perfect addition to any craft room.

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
July 9, 6 - 8 pm 
FREE

 

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

Sewing: The Gallery Tunic

Sewing: The Gallery Tunic
with Olivia Cotton
Mondays July 13 and 20, 5:30-8:30 pm
$65 + supplies (pattern included)
  
  
If you have ever wanted to make your own clothes this is the class for you!  We love the new Gallery Tunic pattern by Liesel and Co.  This relaxed tunic is the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe and students will learn several basic garment construction techniques.

Supplies needed:
Fabric (see pattern for details), interfacing, thread, *basic sewing kit
(Two session class)

Quilting: Block of the Month

Quilting: Block of the Month 
with Codi Josephson
Tuesday, July 14, 6-8 pm 
$25, + Copy of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks, by Tula Pink

 

Join us for our block of the month class using 100 Modern blocks, by Tula Pink. Techniques for 2 blocks will be demonstrated each session - The book is broken down into 6 sections. This month's section is about blocks that use triangles!  Sign up for one class, or the last three, and collect enough blocks to make a sampler quilt! Each class will include a bundle of enough fabric to make 3 or 4 6" blocks. The fabrics will be random, but will work well to create a cohesive sampler quilt.  The block of the month classes will meet the second Tuesday of each month from March-August (June 9, July 14)  

Supplies needed: Copy of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks *Basic sewing kit and neutral thread

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket
With Greg Cotton
Thursdays, July 16, 23, and 30, 7 - 9 pm 
$45 + Pattern OR The Opinionated Knitter, by Elizabeth Zimmermann
  
One of Elizabeth Zimmermann's most incredible patterns is the origami-like Baby Surprise Jacket.  As you knit it you will be astounded at its toplogy; you will equally be astounded at this evidence of EZ's incredible brain and will wonder how in the world she ever thought this up.  Once you finish the jacket you will quite likely never knit a baby jacket from another pattern.  Tons of darling examples on Ravelry.

Supplies needed: 3-4 ounces of sportweight yarn (using up little bits is great fun, since this thing is made for stripes) and whatever needles will yield 6 sts/inch with that yarn.  I'm usually safe with a #3, but anywhere between a #2 and a #4 would be reasonable.  I usually knit the jacket on a 24" circular needle, but will often grab a double-point of the same size to finish the jacket. The finished product will need some buttons and the usual knitter's array of miscellaneous tools (scissors, darning needle, crochet hook).  The only skill required is that of an inquiring mind.

(three session class) 

Sewing: Farmer's Market Tote

Sewing: Farmer's Market Tote
With Linzee McCray
Sunday, July 19, 1 - 5 pm 
$35 + supplies
  
This oilcloth bag is waterproof and perfect for hauling veggies from the Farmer's Market or damp towels from the pool. You'll use two pieces of complementary oilcloth, one for the exterior and one for the lining. Learn some of the tricks of working with oilcloth when you stitch this tote, which features an interior pocket. You can decide how long to make the webbing handles.

Supplies Needed: Oilcoth, Thread, Webbing, *Basic Sewing Kit


Sewing: The Metro T-Shirt

Sewing: The Metro T-Shirt
with Olivia Cotton
Tuesday July 21, 5:30-8:30 pm
$45 + supplies (pattern included)
  
Use one of our super-cute knits to make this shirt.  This T-shirt pattern can be made several different ways. With both short-sleeve and long-sleeve options, you'll get endless use from this easy and quick-to-sew style.  Please find a time to cut out your fabric before class.
  
supplies needed: details given when signing up 

Knitting: Market Tote

Knitting: Market Tote
With Val Eichhorn
Tuesdays, July 21 and 28, 6-8 pm 
$40 + yarn and needles 
  
Photo via iknityouknot on RAVELRY 
  
To market to market to buy a.....and who wouldn't want a lovely bag to carry your produce or even a small fat pig?  This Ilene Market bag is a quick and easy knit and so fun to sport at any venue!  If you know how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl, you're just the candidate for this class.  We'll learn to yarn over, pick up stitches and how to do a three needle bind off.  Any sport weight yarn will do...cotton, linen or wool or a blend! 

Supplies Needed:
270-320 yards of sport weight yarn, 24" size 6 or 7 and a 24" 4 or 5 size needle, a straight needle or cable needle size 4/5 for three needle bind off. Please bring a copy of the pattern available for free HERE  
  
(two session class) 


Quilting: Make a Quilt Start to Finish

Quilting: Make a Quilt Start to Finish
With Olivia Cotton 
Mondays, July 27, August 3 and 10, 6-8:30 pm 
$85 + supplies (pattern included)
  
Learn to make a small quilt (42"x49") from start to finish using this adorable pattern designed by Cluck Cluck Sew. You will learn cutting, piecing, straight line machine quilting and binding techniques. In order to finish by the end of the three weeks you will have to work on your quilt between classes-it is not a problem if you do not have a machine because you can use Home Ec's workshop space free of charge between class sessions. This class is perfect for both beginners and experienced quilters.

Supplies needed: Fabric (details given when you sign up), Batting, curved safety pins, thread, *basic sewing kit  

(Three session class) 

School of Sewing

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Wednesdays, July 29, August 5, 12 and 19, 6 - 8
$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 (pillow case, drawstring bag, Zipper Pouch and either an apron OR a lined tote bag (your choice). You are welcome to bring your machine 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 various projects, *basic Sewing kit
(four session class)

Sewing: Endless Summer Tunic

Sewing: Endless Summer Tunic
With Codi Josephson
Sunday August 2, 12-4
$65 plus supplies ([Pattern included)
  
  
  
The Endless Summer Tunic is a sweet pullover tunic dress with optional pockets. It features gathers at the center back and shoulder seams, as well as a curved hem that is slightly longer in the back. Wear it as a dress all summer long and in the fall wear it over leggings and layer it under a cardigan. This dress is sure to become a year round wardrobe staple. Please cut pattern out in advance. Feel free to set up a time to come in and cut at Home Ec if assistance is needed.

Supplies Needed: Fabric, thread, *Basic Sewing Kit

Sewing: The Iris Shorts

Sewing: The Iris Shorts
with Olivia Cotton
Thursdays August 6 and August 13, 5:30-8 pm
$65 + supplies (pattern included)
  
  
Photo via Colette Patterns

Have you ever wanted to make a pair of tailored shorts, but are too intimidated to know where to start? Using this amazingly easy and adorable pattern, you will soon be sewing your own pair(s)of shorts, and all your friends will be asking you where you bought them!  Please find a time to cut out your fabric before the first class.

Supplies needed: fabric, interfacing, invisible zipper, (details given when signing up) *basic sewing kit

(two session class) 

Sewing: Cross Back Apron

Sewing: Cross Back Apron
With Codi Josephson
Saturday August 8, 10-1
$35 plus supplies ([Pattern included)
  
  
I love the simplicity of this apron. There are no ties making it easy and flattering to wear and fun to make. It is perfect for making messes of all kinds.

Supplies Needed: Fabric, thread, *Basic Sewing Kit

Sewing: Box Car Tote

Sewing: Box Car Tote
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays August 18 and 25, 6-8 pm 
$55 plus supplies (pattern included)
  
  

Mix and match fabrics to make this cute pieced tote bag. This bag is perfect for a weekend trip or for organizing your back to school supplies.

Supplies needed: Fabric (details given when you sign up), Interfacing, Magnetic Snap and *Basic sewing kit

(two session class) 

Kids Summer Camps

Kids Summer Classes and Camps 2015

Does your kiddo have a desire to learn how to sew, knit, quilt, or weave? Do you want your kids to attend an insanely fun summer camp with other kids their own age? Home Ec. Summer Camps are perfect for your kid(s)! Summer 2015 brings with it amazing, ALL NEW summer camps as well as popular camps from last year featuring new activities and projects!  
  
Each camper will develop lifelong skills through fun, interactive projects. Every camper will leave camp with their own handmade creations, along with a special surprise that will always remind them of Home Ec. summer camp! The schedule below provides information about each of the camps. The cost includes instruction, as well as all of the supplies necessary for the crafts.

Cancellation Policy*
We require at least two weeks notice if you are going to cancel your child's registration to one of our camps.  There will be a $50 cancellation fee taken out of your refund.  If you cancel  two weeks or less prior to the start of the camp, we are unable to offer a refund or store credit.  No make up dates will be offered if your child misses any days of camp.

Kids Class: Pillowcase
Monday, July 13, 9-11 am
$35, all supplies included
  
In this camp, every camper will make their very own pillowcase. An amazing (and surprisingly easy) pattern that shows no seams will be the project for this class, and it will be completed within the class time. Campers will be able to pick out their own fabric and learn about using sewing patterns. 

Kids Class: Embroidered Clock
Tuesday, July 14, 9-11 am
$35, all supplies included
Learn the basics of embroidery while making this super cute (functioning) clock.  This class will take you through the basics of embroidery, and you will go home with the perfect addition to any room.

Kids Class: Zippered Pouch
Wednesday July 15, 9-11 am
$35, all supplies included
Kids sewing a pouch? With a zipper?! You heard us right! This pouch is the perfect size for anything from pencils to toys or other handmade creations! This pattern is super easy and kids love it! Your kiddo can start the year off right by learning to sew a one-of-a-kind creation. No prior sewing experience needed.

Wise Owl Back Pack
With Codi Josephson
Friday, July 17, 3-5
$35 all supplies included
 
Learn to sew this playful drawstring backpack and embellish it with your own wise owl.

Quilting Camp
Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 12-3
$225 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

  

Quilting camp is back by popular demand! Kids will make a whole quilt within the week! The pattern this year is Windows and Walk, designed especially for our Home Ec. Summer camps. Campers will learn to cut, sew, tie, and attach a separate binding. This is a fun quilt from start to finish. By the end of the week, each camper will have a quilt that they sewed themselves and the skill set to continue on without fear into more quilting adventures!

  
Fairy Tale Crafts Camp
Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9-12
$199 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
  
  
Once upon a time, there was a Home Ec. camp that allowed your kid to be transported to the magical world of Fairy Tales. Each craft will be inspired by a classic fairy tale and include a Little-Red Riding Hood Doll, Three Little Pigs finger puppets, a Princess and the Pea pocket pal, and a embellished skirt fit for a princess.

Fun with Felt Camp
Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 12-3
$185 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
  
 
  
Join us as we construct tiny terrariums, colorful ornaments, fun Pinecone People and Owls, coasters, and travel game boards. Kids will leave camp with amazing felt projects and inspiration for future felt endeavors!

Paper Craft Camp

Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 9-12
$195 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
  
  
We'll start off Paper Craft week by making our own paper! Then campers will learn how to embellish paper by marbling and stamping.  They will quill incredibly-cute animals and learn how to create paper mache. Although a few paper cuts may ensue, campers will be having too much fun to care!
  
Up-cycled Craft Camp
Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 9-12
$185 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
  
  

All week long, campers will learn about different ways of repurposing objects into amazing projects. Campers will be able to make Hot-Air Balloons out of recycled paper, use toilet paper rolls to make Holiday Crackers and a Knitting Mushroom, take a glass jar and turn it into a snow globe, along with many more activities! This is the perfect opportunity for kids to learn about all of the different ways that crafting can be environmentally friendly and fun!


5.30.2015

The Color Block Pouch

Sewing: The Color Block Pouch
with Olivia Cotton
Wednesday, June 3, 5:30-7:30 pm 
$35 + supplies (pattern included)

 
 
Learn how to neatly insert a zipper and make a zipper pouch using the adorable Color Block Pouch pattern by V and Co.  We love them and know you will too!  This pattern is perfect for combining all of your favorite fabrics and comes in three sizes.  This is a great class for beginners.
 
Supplies needed: Fabric (10" of three different fabrics), 10" interfacing, zipper, thread and *basic sewing kit

Cross Back Apron

Sewing: Cross Back Apron
With Codi Josephson
Saturday, June 6, 10 - 1 
$35 + supplies
 
  
I love the simplicity of this apron. There are no ties making it easy and flattering to wear and fun to make. It is perfect for making messes of all kinds.
 
 
Supplies needed: Fabric (details given when signing up), *basic sewing kit

The Gallery Tunic

Sewing: The Gallery Tunic
with Olivia Cotton
Mondays June 8 and 15, 5:30-8:30 pm
$65 + supplies (pattern included)

 

 
If you have ever wanted to make your own clothes this is the class for you!  We love the new Gallery Tunic pattern by Liesel and Co.  This relaxed tunic is the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe and students will learn several basic garment construction techniques.
 
Supplies needed:
Fabric (see pattern for details), interfacing, thread, *basic sewing kit
(Two session class)

Block of the Month

Quilting: Block of the Month 
with Codi Josephson
Tuesday, June 9, 6-8 pm 
$25, + Copy of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks, by Tula Pink
 
 
 
Join us for our block of the month class using 100 Modern blocks, by Tula Pink. Techniques for 2 blocks will be demonstrated each session - The book is broken down into 6 sections. This month's section is about blocks that use triangles!  Sign up for one class, or the last three, and collect enough blocks to make a sampler quilt! Each class will include a bundle of enough fabric to make 3 or 4 6" blocks. The fabrics will be random, but will work well to create a cohesive sampler quilt.  The block of the month classes will meet the second Tuesday of each month from March-August (June 9, July 14)  
 
Supplies needed: Copy of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks *Basic sewing kit and neutral thread

Sewing: The Maritime Knit Top

Sewing: The Maritime Knit Top
with Olivia Cotton
Wednesday June 10, 5:30-8:30 pm
$45 + supplies (pattern included)

 
 

 
If you love the Metro T-Shirt for Liesl & Co. you will love this brand new tee pattern. This simple pull-on top is perfect for one of our super cute knit fabrics. View A features three-quarter-length sleeves while View B has short sleeves. Both styles include a bateau neck with topstitching detail and simple side vents, as well as a flattering fit.  Please schedule time to cut out your fabric before class.
 
Supplies needed:Fabric (see pattern for details), thread, *basic sewing kit