Project Classes & Workshops
Project classes offer students the opportunity to learn new fun skills together. We also offer project classes in our Fashion Design Program category.
Workshop classes offer an opportunity to make anything you want to with the teacher’s help. Your creativity is unlimited.
Current Project and Workshop Classes:
Garment Workshop (12-Adult): Level 2+
We love to create beautiful clothing and gowns for our clients. Now you can learn from a professional of 36 years of couture design, dressmaking, tailoring and alterations. You will be pleased with your efforts and the care and time you spent making them. Create any piece of clothing you want to. Bring your project, notions and materials, sewing machine and tools. Learn to use a purchased pattern, adjust it for your size and fit to make any garment from skirts to wedding gowns to tailored jackets. You can also be fitted and learn to alter your own purchased clothing. For advanced students learn to drape your ideas, make patterns and make it. Classes encourage you to challenge yourself in at least 2 new ways and to make the items that you dream of. It is nice to call ahead and let the teacher know what you will be working on. Industry, couture sewing and finishing techniques are taught to students at each of their levels. Our classes are limited to 4 students. Classes fill quickly please call us to save your space.
Min 3 Max 4
Taught by Nora McCray
3 hr. classes $60 for each class:
Sat. May 18 / 10-1 OR
Sat. June 1/ 2:30-5:30 OR
Sat. Jun. 15/ 10-1
2 hr. classes $120 for 3 class session
Thurs. May 9,16,23/ 6:30-8:30 OR
Tues. May 30, Jun. 6, 13/ 6:30-8:30
Crazy Quilting and Machine Embroidery (11-Adult) : Level 1.5
Learn to use quilting tools to plan, measure and cut fabrics we provide and then overlay pieces in a “crazy” way onto a backing. You can use this technique for clothing or pillow and quilt tops. Learn to use your machine to embroider. This is a sample making class.
Min. 4-Max. 6.
Taught by Dena Cacioppo.
$35 Material kit $5.
Wed. Apr. 24/ 6:30-8:30 OR
Wed. May 22/ 6:30-8:30
Learn to Use a Pattern/ Make an Apron (11-Adult) : Level 2
Learn to use a pattern by making a chef’s apron with a pocket. Purchase Simplicity pattern #2824 and 100% cotton fabric for the size you want to. Please pre-wash, and iron fabric.
Taught by Nora McCray or Dena Cacioppo.
Tues. May 21/6-9
Duct Tape Dress Form Party: Level 2.5
Commercial dress forms priced from $400-$700 keep many of us from fitting our garments to a dress form but we can help you make a custom dress form using tape and patience. Team up with another student and wrap each other using duct tape and a bit of laughter, then the next class you switch and tape your sewing buddy. You will need to bring a long sleeve snug fitting knit t shirt, the last class will show you how to mark stuff and make a stand for it. If you have a dress form now that doesn’t fit you can use this as your base to add your new figure to or you can order an IV stand for about $40 for a rolling stand you will also need about 5 sacks of loose batting.
Min. 3 Max 6
Taught by Nora McCray
Fri. Apr. 12/ 6-9, Sat. Apr. 27, Sun Apr. 28/ 2-5