8.03.2016

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote

with Linzee McCray

Thursday, August 4, 5:30-9 pm OR Saturday, August 27, 1-4:30 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: Willow Tank or Dress

Sewing: Willow Tank or Dress  
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, August 7, 12-4 pm
$55, plus supplies (pattern included)
 
The Willow Tank Dress is a versatile and reliable staple.  This dress is perfect for warm weather, but will transition into the fall when layered with a cardigan and leggings.  It's fitted at the shoulders and falls into a relaxed fit below the bust. It's unfussy and can be made into a dress or a tank top. 

Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, darts, hemming and applying bias facing.

Knitting: The Thoughtful Afterthought Heel

Knitting: The Thoughtful Afterthought Heel
With Karen Carcia
Tuesdays, August 9, 6-7 pm and 
August 23, 6-8 pm
$45 + supplies

 
New to sock knitting? Want to knit during movies without having to pause to turn a heel? Want to learn how to cut your knitting? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this class is for you! In this class Karen will teach you two different ways to create afterthought heels on your socks. No previous sock knitting required.
Supplies needed:
  • one skein fingering weight yarn (360 yards or more)
  • US 0, 1, or 2 dpns
  • Tapestry needle, scissors, stitch marker
  • Laura Linneman's Afterthought Heel pattern provided in class
(Two session class)

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, August 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 7-9 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 (pillow case, 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 various projects, *basic Sewing kit

(Four session class)

Quilting: Chevron Quilt

Quilting: Chevron Quilt
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesday August 16 and 30, 5:30-8:30 pm
$60 + supplies (pattern included)

 
 
Learn to utilize those half-square triangles in a fun new way with the Chevron quilt. This 50"x60" quilt is fun and easy and will be completed by the end of class (with a little work outside of class). This is the perfect class for beginning sewists and fabric lovers! (Note: Very easy to modify quilt to make a little bigger)
 
Supplies needed: fabric, batting, thread (details given when signing up)*basic sewing kit
 
(two session class)

Sewing: Linden Sweatshirt

Sewing: Linden Sweatshirt   
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, August 21, 12-4 pm
$55, plus supplies (pattern included)
 

The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. Featuring a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a graceful slightly scooped neckline, this sweatshirt is perfect for fall layering. This is a great class for beginners. Please wash fabric and cut pattern before class. If you need assistance, feel free to schedule a time to cut it out at Home Ec.
Supplies Needed: Fabric (Jersy, French Terry, sweatshirt fleece), *Basic Sewing Kit (Pins, Scissors, Thread, Marking Pen)

Alterations: PANTS

Alterations: PANTS
with Karlē J. Meyers
Tuesday, August 23, 6-8
$30 + supplies
 
  
Doing Alterations is not a secret art. Starting with pants, I will show you how to do your own alterations on those clothes that "Almost fit." Learn how to easily hem your pants and jeans. Also learn how to alter a waistband tighter or looser on a pair of dress pants.
Supplies Needed: Dress pants and Jeans you want to
alter; thread, seam ripper, marking tool, clear ruler, scissors.
 

CRAFT PARTY: Drawstring Bags

CRAFT PARTY: Drawstring Bags
With Codi Josephson
Friday, August 26, 6-9
$35 + supplies (pattern (and snacks!) included)

Spend the evening making an adorable and useful drawstring bag. This bag can be made in a variety of sizes (you choose).  It is the perfect knitting bag, gift bag, lunch bag and laundry bag.
No sewing experience needed!

Supplies Needed: Fabric, Thread, Marking pen, pins, seam ripper.
 

8.02.2016

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
ONE SESSION CLASS
Thursday, September 1st, 10am-12pm
Saturday, September 3rd, 3pm-5pm
Wednesday, September 7th, 10am-12pm
Saturday, September 10th, 3pm-5pm
Wednesday, September 21st, 10am-12pm
Wednesday, September 28th, 10am-12pm

$35 + supplies
Skill level: Beginner

You've witnessed a friend or family member, perhaps even a work colleague, pull out their knitting and marveled at the ease in which they've created such customized, functional works of art. You've said to yourself, "I want to learn too!" Whether it's learning a new hobby or dusting off your knitting skills, this class is for you. We will click-clack our way into the world of knitting first by learning the basics: terminology, casting on and the garter stitch. You will leave this class a knitter.
Supplies Needed:size 8-10 light colored worsted weight yarn. We look forward to helping you pick out your yarn and supplies!

Knitting: Antler Hat

Knitting: Antler Hat 
With Angie Jordan 
Two Session Class 
Saturdays, September 3rd and 10th, 1pm-3pm
$45 + supplies
 
 
Photo via Tincan Knits 
 
Curious about cables, but think they look too hard? Boy are you in for a surprise! They aren't as terrifying as you may think. If you know how to knit and purl and you're new to cables, then this is the class for you. Let's make this cabled hat to keep your head warm, give as a gift during the upcoming holiday season, or just to take the first step in conquering cables.  We think the Antler Hat by Tincan Knits is pretty much perfect, plus it's free on Ravelry.com.
 
Supplies needed:
We are happy to help you pick out supplies!
  • US 6, 16" circular needles
  • US 8, 16" circular needles
  • 200 yards worsted weight yarn, solid color suggested
  • Scissors, place markers, & tapestry needle

Alterations: Dress Shirts:Sleeves, Darts and those Pesky Buttons!


Alterations: Dress Shirts:Sleeves, Darts and those Pesky Buttons!

With Karlē J. Meyers
Tuesday, September 6, 6-8
$30 + supplies


Alterations are not a secret art. Learn how to shorten your dress shirt sleeves, add to/diminish darts for proper fit and
deal with gaping front-bust buttons. Good tips for making a man's dress shirt a bit more hip.



Supplies Needed: Shirts you would like to alter, thread,  seam ripper,  marking tool, clear ruler, scissors.

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 4 (Women's Tunic)

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 4 (Women's Tunic)
with Olivia Cotton
Tuesday September 13 and 20, 5:30 - 7:30
$40 + supplies and book
 
(photos via Noodlehead)
 
*NOTE: You can take Part 4 even if you did not take the other parts. Everyone is welcome!
 
We had so much fun doing Handmade Style classes this summer, we decided to do a fall installment. This tunic is fun and fast to sew up. The perfect summer into fall top. Student will learn a variety of clothing techniques including making buttonholes.
*Please schedule a time to cut out your fabric before the first night of class. Pattern pieces are in the back of the book and need to be copied onto separate paper.
 
Supplies needed: fabric, thread, buttons, basic sewing kit

Knitting: Barley Hat

Knitting: Barley Hat 
With Angie Jordan 
Two Session Class
 
Fridays,September 23rd and 30th, 6-8pm
 
$45 + supplies
 
Photo via Tincan Knits

Let's make a hat! You know how to knit, now you're looking to make your first wearable project?  Use your skills to knit and learn how to purl in the round to create a simple, elegant hat designed impeccably by Tincan Knits.  We will expand on 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)
  • ***OPTIONAL: US 6, 16" circular needles for a more snug fit along the ribbed edge
  • 200 yards worsted weight yarn, light, color suggested
  • Scissors, place markers, & tapestry needle
(Two session class)
 
We are happy to assist you in picking out your supplies at Home Ec. Workshop a few minutes before class.

7.03.2016

Knitting: Cactus Garden

Knitting: Cactus Garden
With Eleanor Cotton
Mondays, July 11 5:30-7:30 and July 18 5:30-6:30
$35 + supplies (one terra cotta pot included)

 
Image from : www.theyarnloop.com
This class is for all of those people who have the miraculous ability to kill literally any living plant. Using this fun (and free!) knitting pattern, you can create your own garden of cacti that will be complete immune to your lack of a green thumb! We will be teaching the basics of knitting in the round on DPNs, finishing techniques, and two types of stitches (moss and ribbing). This is the perfect class for beginning knitters who want to learn a few new techniques and for advanced knitters who just want to whip up a quick and fun project!

Supplies needed:

Approximately 20g of Worsted or DK weight yarn (greenish color recommended) with appropriate DPNS needles, darning needle.

(Two session class) 

Sewing: The Morris Blazer

Sewing: The Morris Blazer
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, July 12 and 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
$60 + supplies (pattern included)


Photo via: Oliver and S
We at Home Ec are in love with sewing jersey, so every time we find a new pattern we just can't resist. This super cute blazer sews up in no time.
*Please schedule a time to cut out your fabric pieces before the first class.
Supplies needed: Fabric, interfacing (see pattern), basic sewing kit
(Two session class)

Sewing: The Lake Shore Pajamas

Sewing: The Lake Shore Pajamas
With Eleanor Cotton 
Wednesdays, July 13 and 20, 5:30-7:30 pm
$60 + supplies (pattern included)

 
The Lake Shore Pajamas by Grainline Studio is one of our favorite new patterns---the athletic style shorts and the split back tank top, with contrast bias tape, look so lovely together. They are the perfect summer project---by using light weight fabric, such as chambrays or our Indian cottons, the finished garment will keep you cool throughout the hot and humid summer months. You will definitely want to wear your PJs 24/7 (if you didn't already).   
Supplies needed:
7 yards of 1/4" wide double fold bias tape, fabric, basic sewing kit, 1 yd of 1.25 inch wide elastic

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 2 (Picnic Plaid Quilt)

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 2 (Picnic Plaid Quilt)
with Olivia Cotton
Mondays, July 18 and 25, 5:30-8 pm
$45 + supplies and book


(photo via Noodlehead)
 
*NOTE: You do not need to have taken Part 1 to take Part 2. All are welcome!
Anna Graham's new book, Handmade Style, is one of our all time favorites at the shop. This summer we are doing a three part class series making patterns out of the book. This is a great class for sewers looking to learn a variety of sewing techniques and reading patterns out of a book. During the second 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.
(Two session class)

Sewing: The Geranium Dress

Sewing: The Geranium Dress
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, July 21 and 28,  6-8pm
60 + Supplies (pattern Included)
 
The Geranium Dress is a sweet and incredibly versatile dress or tunic pattern that includes two views and endless possibilities for mixing and matching! It can be made in sizes 12 month - 5T.
Supplies needed:
Fabric, Thread, Basic sewing kit, fusible interfacing, snaps or buttons

(Two session class) 

Knitting: Learn to Knit Two-at-a-time Top-down Socks

Knitting: Learn to Knit Two-at-a-time Top-down Socks
with Amy Gullen
Saturdays, July 23 & 30 and August 6, 1-3 pm
$55 + supplies
 
Image by Ssedro 
Have you wanted to learn to knit socks? Do you suffer from second sock syndrome or do your socks turn out 2 different sizes? Two-at-a-time, top-down socks are a great way to learn sock knitting and are a fix for common sock issues. This is also a great project to learn the magic loop method for knitting in the round.
During the class, you will knit a pair of baby socks so that you can finish a pair over the 3 sessions.

Supplies needed:
· 1 center-pull or 2 smaller balls of fingering-weight yarn- 70 yards total. The average skein of sock yarn will give you plenty of yarn to make the class project and a pair of medium women socks.
· 36" (24-48" will also work) circular needles. US size #1 (or #0 if you are a loose knitter and #1.5 if a tight knitter). You can also use 2 24" or longer circular needles if you prefer not to use magic loop. Gauge is not particularly important for the class project.
· Tapestry needle
 
(three session class)

Knitting: Two-at-a-Time, Toe-Up socks

Knitting: Two-at-a-Time, Toe-Up socks
With Greg Cotton
Wednesdays, July 27, August 10, & August 24, 7-9 pm
$60 + supplies
 

Do you want to learn to knit socks? Does the thought of knitting an entire sock and then starting over on number two seem daunting? Do you wonder if you'll have enough yarn to knit two socks? Two-at-a-time Toe-up socks solves all of those problems and gives you some cool new skills to boot! We'll learn the incredibly cool (and magical!) Judy's Magic Cast On, learn to knit with two circular needles, learn to knit two socks at once, and learn to produce a toe-up sock that looks and fits like a real sock.
 
Supplies you'll need:
· 100 gram skein of sock yarn/fingering weight yarn, wound into two equal balls.
· 2 24" circular needles, US size #1-#3. If you're a loose needle, #1 will probably be best; if you're a tight knitter, #3 is best. Best of all, though, is knitting a swatch with the yarn you want to use and determine what size needle will help you achieve the best gauge. I'd aim for about 7 stitches to the inch.
· Usual knitting tools.

(three session class)