Class descriptions are below. Every class may not be scheduled for this month. Call for more information or complete class supplies.
In this class we will explore different types of hems and which are best suited for your project. We will learn blind hems, narrow hems, hemming knits, serger rolled hem and serger banded hems. Once completed you will have a sampler of hemming skills. $15.00
This quick and easy add on to a bottled gift will delight the recipient. Use your scraps to create a gift wrap for any occasion. We will be using kits so your first tuxedo will be even faster. $24.99
Bring and Bling
Bring your own tee shirt and see how easy it is to add some beautiful hot fix crystal designs to it. We will be using crystal trays, so it's very easy to fill the tray, transfer to your tee and iron it on. Fill the tray in different configurations to get many unique looks. Class includes the tray, sample transfer tape and sample crystals. Photo below. Cost is $30.00.
This class has 4 sessions. In Class 1 students will be instructed with a powerpoint presentation that takes them through the basics of the machine, threading and stitches. The second hour, students will begin sewing with a tote bag project. In class two, students will finish the powerpoint presentation that discusses fabrics, pattern layout and the fabric store. Then students will finish their tote bags if necessary and start on a pillow cover. In class 3 students will bring their first project of their own. They will first finish any of the previous projects, then begin on an easy project of their choice. In the 4th class we will finish projects or start new ones for those that are ready. Please call The Sewing Café for pricing 805-295-6585
Zippered makeup bag
Students will complete a lined, zippered makeup bag. Kits are available. Please call The Sewing Café for pricing 805-295-6585
This beginner class will go over the basics of using your serger. We'll tackle threading (yikes), pull through threading and many of the stitches available on your machine. Remember to bring your serger manual. Cost is $25.00
Sew a Tee Shirt
This is a 2 part class. In the first class, students will see a demonstration of a tee shirt being made. They will be shown both with a serger/coverstitch machine and techniques for a sewing machine only. Then we will discuss patterns and fabrics so that students can shop with knowledge. In the second class, students will sew their own tee shirt from their own pattern and fabric.
Pattern reading and layout
If you've never sewn with a commercial pattern, this class is for you. Learn pattern lingo and fabric saving layouts. We'll also have a discussion on fabric properties and all the wonderful fabrics out there. Cost is $25.00
Zippers, Buttonholes and Buttons, Oh My
If closures seem daunting for you, leave your worries behind. You will learn to install center zippers, Lap zippers and invisible zippers. Class comes with written color instructions that you can take home along with your finished samples. Then we will learn buttonholes with you using your own machine. Lastly, we'll learn how easy it is to sew on button by machine. This is also a great brushup class for those rusty in these skills. Bring your machine, your machine manual, a zipper foot, an invisible zipper foot, your buttonhole foot and a regular sewing foot. If you don't have one or more of these feet, I will have a loaner machine with feet for you to try the techniques. Class includes sample fabrics, zippers and buttons. Please call The Sewing Café for pricing 805-295-6585
Skype Sewing Class
Hmm, Skype classes? Well there are limitations, but for those with a question, a rough spot on a project or wanting to see a certain technique, skype may be right for you and your location is no problem. Message me to discuss your needs and lets decide if an individual skype class is right for you. Cost varies.
Planning Your Home Sewn Wardrobe
Do you want to learn to make part of your wardrobe? All of it? Books on style lack this valuable topic that sewists need. We will discuss patterns, styles, color, and the trip to the fabric store. Learn to plan a capsule wardrobe, or your main wardrobe. You will receive planning guides to help you with the process of planning. This is a discussion class no sewing machines are needed. Cost is $20.00
Making a Simple Elastic Skirt
One of the first steps to garment sewing is mastering a simple skirt. Bring a pattern and fabric for a simple elastic waist skirt. Simplicity 8929 is an option, but any elastic skirt pattern is fine. There may even be free ones on the internet. We will then learn pattern layout, marking, cutting and sewing your skirt. Cost is $35.00