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Rope Baskets

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Making rope baskets is ridiculously fun! Using a zigzag stitch and cotton clothesline, we're going to make beautiful and functional baskets. This is a great project to use up all of those threaded bobbins. Materials: Requires 2 spools of thread in your choice of color and pre-wound bobbins. Cotton clothesline included. Skill level: beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Sessions: This class meets on Wednesday, July 26, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Nettie Bodysuit or Dress

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Nettie pattern is a quick and easy to make wardrobe staple. Close fitting with high cut arms, it can be made into a knit dress or a bodysuit. Materials: For either bodysuit or dress, requires 2 yards of 4-way stretch fabrics with good recovery and at least 50% crosswise stretch (cotton-lycra and lycra are ideal); 3 metal snaps for the snap crotch (optional); clear elastic or twill tape to stabilize shoulder seams; and coordinating polyester thread. Skill level: Intermediate…

Summer Sewing Camp for Adults- Intermediate

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this summer sewing camp we are making Active wear! Get ready to hit the gym, relax poolside, or just go shopping. You will learn how to make three wardrobe pieces using knit fabrics: tank top with cross back, hoodie, and shorts or joggers with pockets! Materials: Requires 1 to 1.75 yards (tank top), 2 yards (hoodie), and either 1 yard (shorts) or 2 yards (joggers) of moderate stretch knits with 35% Cross Grain (e.g., Cotton Knits, Interlock, Athletic Knits,…

Beginner Sewing Camp: August 2017- 7/31-8/3

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids will learn how to use a sewing machine while making a pillowcase, tablet holder, mini messenger bag, felt monster, and emoji keychains. Kids that already know how to sew will have great time too! Materials: All materials included. Skill Level: Newbie Sessions: This camp meets Monday, July 31 - Thursday August 3rd, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sewing Skills- Hem Finishes

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of garment making.  Take just one or all five classes! Skill level: Beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Hem Finishes- This class will focus on hem finishes. This class meets on Thursday, August 3, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Sewing Skills Series- All five classes

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of garment making.  Take just one or all five classes! Skill level: Beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Sessions: Hem Finishes- This class will focus on hem finishes. This class meets on Thursday, August 3, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Seam Finishes- This class will focus on seam finishes. This class meets on Thursday, August 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Zippers- This class will focus on installing a regular and invisible zipper. Materials: Requires one 9"+ regular and…

Kids’ Skater Skirt

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Using knit fabric, kids will learn how to make a cute flared skirt that's perfect for summer! Materials: Requires .75 to 1.5 yards of cotton jersey knit, 1 yard of 1” wide elastic, and coordinating thread. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Sessions: This class meets on Friday, August 4, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Open Sew: Friday Night

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come sew with other sewists in our studio space. Fee allows the use of sewing machines, sergers, cutting tables, irons, and sewing tools. Note: No instruction is provided. Prior sewing experience is required. Materials: Bring your own projects to work on. Skill level: Beginner Sessions: Friday, August 4, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Lark T-Shirt

August 5 @ 12:00 pm

With a modern, slim fit ideal for layering, the Lark Tee is your closet's new best friend. It's great on its own or under your favorite button up, sweater, or blazer. All four sleeves are interchangeable with each of the necklines resulting in 16 potential different tees from one pattern! Materials: Requires 1.25 to 2 yards of light to medium weight jersey knits with a minimum of 20% stretch and coordinating thread. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent…

Beginner Sewing Camp: August 2017- 8/7-8/10

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids will learn how to use a sewing machine while making a pillowcase, tablet holder, mini messenger bag, felt monster, and emoji keychains. Kids that already know how to sew will have great time too! Materials: All materials included. Skill Level: Newbie Sessions: This camp meets Monday, August 7 - Thursday August 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sewing 101 3-week series for Adults

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If you’re eager to start sewing, this three-week series is just the perfect class for you! In just three sessions, you’ll learn all of the basic machine sewing skills and how to cut and pin while having fun making a pillowcase, a reversible tote bag, and a zipper bag with lining. Materials: The pillowcase requires one 2/3 yard and one 1/3 yard of two coordinating fabrics. The reversible tote requires two 1/2 yards of coordinating cotton fabrics, 1.25 yards of…

Portside Duffle Bag

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Portside Duffle features everything you need to tote your handmade garments around proudly! Duffle features handles which can be carried or slung over the shoulder as well as a removable adjustable shoulder strap. The duffle is fully lined. Materials: Main fabric: 1.75 yards of medium to heavy weight fabric such as canvas, sateen, or home dec. Lining Fabric: 1.75 yards of medium to heavy weight fabric such as canvas, sateen, or home dec. Contrast Fabric: 1 yard of medium…

Serger 101- August

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to use a serger to give your projects a finished and professional look. This class covers threading the machine, settings, adjusting tensions, and common applications. We love using a serger and know you will too! Materials: All materials included. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Sessions: This class meets on Thursday, August 10 & 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Please let us know if you are reserving one of our sergers or bringing your own.

Sewing Skills- Seam Finishes

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the fundamental skills of garment making.  Take just one or all five classes! Skill level: Beginner Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. Seam Finishes- This class will focus on seam finishes. This class meets on Thursday, August 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Espadrille Sandals- size 9

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This listing is for shoe SIZE 9 Make your OWN sandals!!!! Learn how to cut and sew your own footwear that you can coordinate with your handmade wardrobe. What?! Materials: All materials included. The sandal soles run true-to-size. If you wear a half size, Dritz recommends sizing down. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be comfortable using a rotary cutter and have previously completed a multi-piece commercial pattern project. Sessions: This class…

Espadrille Sandals- size 6

August 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This listing is for shoe SIZE 6 Make your OWN sandals!!!! Learn how to cut and sew your own footwear that you can coordinate with your handmade wardrobe. What?! Materials: All materials included. The sandal soles run true-to-size. If you wear a half size, Dritz recommends sizing down. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be comfortable using a rotary cutter and have previously completed a multi-piece commercial pattern project. Sessions: This class…

Espadrille Sandals- size 7

August 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This listing is for shoe SIZE 7 Make your OWN sandals!!!! Learn how to cut and sew your own footwear that you can coordinate with your handmade wardrobe. What?! Materials: All materials included. The sandal soles run true-to-size. If you wear a half size, Dritz recommends sizing down. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be comfortable using a rotary cutter and have previously completed a multi-piece commercial pattern project. Sessions: This class…

Espadrille Sandals- size 8

August 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This listing is for shoe SIZE 8 Make your OWN sandals!!!! Learn how to cut and sew your own footwear that you can coordinate with your handmade wardrobe. What?! Materials: All materials included. The sandal soles run true-to-size. If you wear a half size, Dritz recommends sizing down. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be comfortable using a rotary cutter and have previously completed a multi-piece commercial pattern project. Sessions: This class…

Espadrille Sandals- size 10

August 12 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This listing is for shoe SIZE 10 Make your OWN sandals!!!! Learn how to cut and sew your own footwear that you can coordinate with your handmade wardrobe. What?! Materials: All materials included. The sandal soles run true-to-size. If you wear a half size, Dritz recommends sizing down. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be comfortable using a rotary cutter and have previously completed a multi-piece commercial pattern project. Sessions: This class…

Decorate Your Bedroom Camp- August 2017 Morning Session

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids will use a sewing machine to create fun items for their room! Kids will learn how to make fabric baskets, sunglass holder, laundry bag, throw pillows, and more! Materials: All materials included. Skill Level: Beginner. Must have completed Sewing 101 or Beginner Sewing Camp. Sessions: This camp meets Monday, August 14 - Thursday, August 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm.

Decorate your Bedroom Camp: August 2017 Afternoon Session

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids will use a sewing machine to create fun items for their room! Kids will learn how to make fabric baskets, sunglass holder, laundry bag, throw pillows, and more! Materials: All materials included. Skill Level: Beginner. Must have completed Sewing 101 or Beginner Sewing Camp. Sessions: This camp meets Monday, August 14 - Thursday, August 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

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Handcraft Workshop offers a wide variety of kid and adult sewing classes.  From the very beginner to the very advanced, there’s a class for everybody!If you’re a beginner or haven’t sewn awhile in need a refresher, Sewing 101 is the perfect class for you.  From there, you’ll find project based classes of varying skill levels, skill classes that focus on particular techniques, serger classes, and more.  Experienced sewist can start with a project class that interests them and matches their skill level.

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Skill Level Recommendations

Newbie: No experience necessary
Beginner: Taken Sewing 101 or equivalent
Intermediate: Ready for some serious sewing
Advanced: Could teach a class or two!

Kids classes are intended for students aged 8-15.  Adult classes are intended for students aged 16+.