Sip 'n Sew

Mon, july 10th 6:30-9:00

Are you feeling like a class isn't quite your speed but you still could use a bit of help? Then bring your projects and those questions in for a fun night in the studio! An instructor will be available to help you with any hiccups you might have and other sewists will be there for camaraderie and inspiration. Feel free to bring some drinks and snacks; it's sure to be a fun time!

Cost: $35

Skill Level: Novice - Advanced

Instructor: Varies

Materials: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, machines) will be available for use, though supplies are limited. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.), but you are also welcome to bring your own materials from home. 

Fix-It Cafe

Tues, aug 1st 6:30-8:30

We all have them - those clothes that we love but don't fit us quite right, the ones that we skip past in the closet, the ones that we finished sewing but don't wear because the darts come out too far. Well now is your time to bring them out and show them off! In this two hour workshop you will learn a fix for a clothing problem, whether it be a one-off issue or something that haunts you in most clothes. Bring a few items that you're either working on or would just like a better fit with and be walked through the solutions to help you. Whether you are a beginner making your first dress or an experienced sewist who wants to tailor and fit, our instructor can help. It's group learning through individualized problems, so you'll walk away with answers to questions you might have never even thought to ask! Feel free to bring a drink/snack if you'd like a sewing happy hour!

Cost: $30

Level: Newbie - Advanced

Materials needed:

  • Bring 1 apparel item that you have made, are working on, or have purchased that could use some fit help.
  • Thread
  • Needles

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are encouraged to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

**All items are also available in the shop, so no worries if you forget anything or don't have it yet! These will all be basic tools for your sewing journey moving forward!**

Instructor: Susan Holmes

About the Instructor: Sue Holmes has been sewing all her life. With two grandmothers who sparked that interest, she continues today. Having spent years in both theater and manufacturing, as well as an alterations business she still runs today, she's your go-to for problems big and small and has learned many things worth sharing.


Let's Get You Sewing!

Sun, july 16th 3:00-6:00

You say you want a revolution, well you know... we could all learn to sew! Now seriously, how revolutionary would THAT be?! Come on in to get acquainted with the good, ol' sewing machine. This class will teach you the parts of the machine, the basic stitches, and the beginning ground rules for sewing (free tip: never put your finger under the needle, ever!). You'll come out ready to pop bags out left and right, loving yourself some straight lines, and with a lovely bag that's all your own. Plus you'll be ready to move on to the great beyond in the world of classes - a WHOLE NEW WORLD!

Cost: $55

Skill Level: Newbie

Materials: Everything (fabric, thread, tools, pattern) is provided in studio. Just bring your newbie self and a smile!

Instructor: Varies


Perfect linen dress - willow dress

Thurs, Aug 3 & 17 6:00-9:00

The Willow Tank Dress is a versatile and reliable staple for all warm weather seasons. 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. Wear it to a picnic or on an elegant evening out.

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

Cost: $150 (includes commercially printed pattern, 3 yards of linen blend fabric, and white thread)

Class Time: Thursday, August 3 & 17 6:00-9:00

Skill Level: Novice* and above. (*Can sew straight lines and is comfortable using a machine)

Skills Learned:

  • Sewing a straight seam
  • Darts
  • Hemming
  • Applying bias facing

Materials Needed: All materials (unless you choose a different color thread) are included!

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop though supplies are limited, so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Alex Graves


Knit fear be gone! Walk through how to sew with knits, from what stitches and needles to use to how to piece them together. You will be shown how to sew with knits using your own machine as well as a serger, though a serger is absolutely not required to create with knits! This class is part demo/part interactive so come prepared to learn and take notes.

Cost: $35

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

Materials Needed: Note taking tools

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Intro to Sewing with Knits

tues, july 25th 6:00-8:00


Have you been ITCHING to make your own clothes? Thinking it would be so great to join in on #MeMadeMay next year and show off your handmade wardrobe? Want to learn skills that you didn't even know existed? Then take the Garment Construction Series! You get a $40 discount for signing up for all 5 classes and will progress through a carefully planned curriculum of apparel that will teach you loads of skills for your sewing journey ahead. If you want to learn to sew clothes and learn to sew clothes RIGHT, this is the series for you!

Cost: $450

Garment Construction Classes Included (Total of 23 Instructional Hours):

  • 100 - Construction Basics
  • 101 - Pajama Pants
  • 102 - Knit Tee
  • 103 - Woven Tank
  • 104 - Woven Dress w/ Set In Sleeves

**You pick the sessions after purchasing. To check to make sure there is room in a particular session before purchasing, please click on the "Register Here" link for that class.**

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

Materials Needed: Materials listed under individual classes

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Renee Samuels

 

Garment Construction Series Bundle

SOLD OUT - Pick available individual classes


Garment Construction 100

Tues, July 11th 6:00-9:00 (SOLD OUT)

tues, july 18th 6:00-9:00

mon, aug 14th 6:00-9:00

mon, sept 18th 6:00-9:00

Itching to sew your own apparel? Start here!! The first step to sewing your own beautifully fitting and unique clothes. You will learn how to pick a sewing pattern for your size, understand the basic instructions, how to lay out your pattern, and how to cut and mark your fabric. This class is part demo / part interactive and prepares you for the garment making ahead!

Cost: $55

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

Materials Needed: All materials will be provided.

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Renee Samuels


Your first sewn garment! We'll walk and talk you through a pair of loose fit unisex pajama pants. This versatile pattern can be used for children-adult, xs-xl, so make them for you or as a gift for a loved one! This class will reinforce your basic sewing knowledge while teaching you the basics of garment construction as you create your own comfy pants.

Cost: $75

Class Time: Saturday, August 12 & 19 3:30-6:00

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

**NOTE: You MUST have taken Garment Construction 100 or have experience with commercially printed patterns as you will be required to cut your pattern and fabric before class.**

Skills learned:

  • Elastic waistband insertion
  • Hemming (machine or blind hem)
  • Seam finishing using your home sewing machine
  • Make basic length and width adjustments

Materials Needed:

  • Pattern (Sold in shop!)
  • Fabric (yardage based on size)
  • Elastic (yardage based on size)
  • Thread

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials and would love to help you choose a great one. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Renee Samuels

**You are registering for BOTH weeks when you register.**

garment construction 101- pajama pants

thurs, july 13 & 20 6:00-8:30

sat, aug 12 & 19 3:30-6:00


Garment construction 102 - knit tee

tues, aug 8 & 15 6:00-8:30 (SOLD OUT)

sat, sept 9th 3:30-6:00 & sun, sept 10th 9:00-11:30

Who doesn’t love having that perfect, well-worn, great fitting tee as their go to shirt? Make your own while learning to sew knits! This class will lead you through a fitted knit tee shirt using your zigzag sewing machine.  You don’t need a serger to sew a well fitting professional looking tee shirt!

This class will also include a demo of serger techniques, but the knit tee shirt construction can all be done on your home sewing machine. 

Cost: $120 (includes commercially printed pattern: Grainline Lark Tee, Cashmerette Concord Tee, or Jalie 2918 for men/boys.)

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

**NOTE: You MUST have taken Garment Construction 100 or have experience with commercially printed patterns as you will be required to cut your pattern and fabric before class.**

Skills learned:

  • Different stitches used for knit fabrics
  • Selecting the best needle for your project
  • Sewing a V neck 
  • Cutting knit binding
  • Alternate knit binding not included in the pattern
  • Basic fit adjustments
  • Understand knit fabrics

Materials Needed:

  • Knit fabric (we recommend a fantastic speckled Robert Kaufman in white or grey, both in shop)
  • Thread

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped and ready to go for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Renee Samuels

**You are registering for BOTH weeks when you register.**


Garment construction 103 - woven tank

tues, aug 22 & 29 6:00-8:30 (SOLD OUT)

image from grainlinestudio.com

image from grainlinestudio.com

Ease yourself into fitted apparel with this lovely slightly structured tank. Your first foray into fit adjustments, you will first make a muslin to tailor it to you. From here you can confidently cut into your fabric knowing that it’s made for you.

Cost: $120 (includes commercially printed pattern)

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

**NOTE: You MUST have taken Garment Construction 100 or have experience with commercially printed patterns as you will be required to cut your pattern and fabric before class.**

Skills learned:

  • Sewing darts for a beautiful fit at the bust
  • Making bias tape 
  • Sewing bias facing
  • Narrow hemming 
  • Overview of basic fit adjustments using a muslin (raising or lowering darts and lengthening or shortening the bodice)

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric (yardage based on size)
  • Thread

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped and ready to go for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Renee Samuels

**You are registering for BOTH weeks when you register.**


garment construction 104 - woven dress w/ set in sleeves

tues, sept 19 & 26 6:00-8:30 (SOLD OUT)

image from grainlinestudio.com

image from grainlinestudio.com

Welcome the fall with this great transitional piece, Grainline’s Farrow Dress.  You’ll learn more garment constructions skills with sleeves, pockets, and interfacing while creating a classic piece that is sure to last.

Cost: $120 (includes commercially printed pattern)

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

**NOTE: You MUST have taken Garment Construction 100 or have experience with commercially printed patterns as you will be required to cut your pattern and fabric before class.**

Skills learned:

  • Using fusible interfacing 
  • Two sleeve insertion techniques 
  • Inseam pockets
  • Applying facings
  • Hemming an A-line dress / skirt

Materials Needed:

  • Woven fabric (amount of varies based on size)
  • Thread
  • Hook & Eye

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials and would love to help you choose a great one. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Renee Samuels

**You are registering for BOTH weeks when you register.**


garment making 201 - Grainline's Moss skirt

thurs, sept 7 & 14 6:00-8:30

Moss Skirt.jpg

Using Grainline studio's classic and wearable Moss pattern, we'll be sewing a sweet denim skirt that will take you into fall in style. And don't worry if a mini isn't your thing! In this class we'll show you how to alter the length and get the perfect denim skirt you desire!

Cost: $150 (includes commercially printed pattern)

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

**NOTE: This is a 200 Level Course. You MUST have taken Garment Construction 100 or have experience with commercially printed patterns as you will be required to cut your pattern and fabric before class. You also must have experience sewing garments as basic skills will be required and will not be taught in class.**

Skills learned:

  • Fly front construction
  • Length and size modifications
  • Hemming
  • Topstitching
  • Zipper insertion
  • Pocket stabilization
  • Hump Jumping (it's a thing!)
  • Understitching / Stitch in the ditch 
  • Waistband / Hem Facing

Materials Needed:

  • 2 yds. heavyweight fabric (denim, canvas, twill, corduroy, etc.). We love Robert Kaufman's selvedge denim and have it in stock!
  • Pocket lining fabric
  • 7" Jeans zipper
  • Button
  • Interfacing
  • Thread

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials and would love to help you choose a great one. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Renee Samuels

**You are registering for BOTH weeks when you register.**


Tattoo quilt series - HOPE

fri, july 21 & 28 6:30-9:30

Hope Paper Piecing.jpg

Add a bright spot of hope to your life with this gorgeous paper pieced pattern! Part of the Tattoo Quilt Series by @HappySewLucky,  this lovely reminder can be framed, quilted, used on a pillow, or on the front of a bag – the options are endless! You will learn how to paper piece while creating a 10”x16” rectangle (that can be framed to create a square). Come join us to learn this great scrap busting art!!

Cost: $90 (includes pattern)

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate sewist (comfortable with the machine and have made some projects beyond Novice class). You DO NOT need experience paper piecing, but as this pattern is a bit more complex, we just ask that you be comfortable with sewing in general. 

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric (1/2 yd. for back, 4 ¼ yd. cuts of other, 2 coordinating scrap colors)
  • Thread

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials and would love to help you choose a great one. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Mary Wahl

**You are registering for BOTH weeks when you register.**


Tattoo quilt series - TRUTH

Sat, july 22 & 29 3:30-6:30

Few years have called for truth more than 2017, so make your truth and message known with this powerful quilt. Part of the Tattoo Quilt Series by @HappySewLucky,  this gorgeous value can be framed, quilted, used on a pillow, or on the front of a bag – the options are endless! You will learn how to paper piece while creating a 10”x16” rectangle (that can be framed to create a square). Come join us to learn this great scrap busting art!!

Cost: $90 (includes pattern)

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric (1/2 yd. for back, 4 ¼ yd. cuts of other, 2 coordinating scrap colors)
  • Thread

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials and would love to help you choose a great one. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Mary Wahl

**You are registering for BOTH weeks when you register.**


WIksteN baby + toddler bloomers + pants

mon, july 31st 6:00-9:00

If you have a baby in your life then you NEED at least three pairs of these baby bloomers to don them in! The perfect complement to any diapered booty, they are quintisential baby. Can be made with or without elastic cuffs (to create bloomers vs. shorts) and are great for boys or girls! The pattern covers newborn-3T and offers a pants pattern, so you'll still be able to see the sweetness in your baby during those long, long days of threenagerhood.

Cost: $45

Class Time: Monday, July 31 6:00-9:00

Skill Level: Novice* and above. (*Can sew straight lines and is comfortable using a machine)

Materials Needed:

  • Wiksten Bloomer Pattern
  • 1/2 - 3/4 yd. light to medium weight fabric (can bring another fabric if time allows to cut/sew a second!)
  • Pattern tracing paper
  • Thread
  • 1 1/2 yd. 3/8 wide knit elastic

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials and would love to help you choose a great one. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Alex Graves


Zipper Pouch 101

sun, july 23rd 3:30-5:30

Mon, July 24th 6:30-8:30 (SOLD OUT)

Mon, aug 21st 6:30-8:30

Learn to sew in a zipper with this great, all purpose zipper pouch! You can make a lined case of whatever size suits you, find a use for fun fabrics, and learn zipper insertion for future projects.  These whip up nice and quickly and make GREAT gifts!!

Cost: $30

Class Time: Monday, July 24 6:30-8:30

Skill Level: Novice* and above. (*Can sew straight lines and is comfortable using a machine)

Materials Needed:

  • 1/4+ yd. (depending on size) of both outer and lining fabric
  • Zipper (can be various lengths or cuttable)
  • Thread

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials and would love to help you choose a great one. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Mariglynn Edlins


zipper pouch 102

mon, aug 7 6:00-9:00

Take your zipper pouches to the next level in this 102 class! If you feel comfortable with sewing in the zipper, now’s the time to trick those pouches OUT.  I’m talking squared corners, quilted sides, maybe even a pocket or two on the inside. This class will show you different additions that can be made to specialize your bags and gives enough time to complete at least one while starting on (and maybe completing!) another. Think of the organization joy ahead of you going into the school year!

Cost: $45

Class Time: Monday, August 7 6:00-9:00

Skill Level: Novice* and above. (*Can sew straight lines and is comfortable using a machine)

Materials Needed:

  • 2 - 1/4+ yd. (depending on size) of both outer and lining fabric
  • 2 - Zippers (can be various lengths or cuttable)
  • Thread

**All materials are available in the shop! We offer a 10% discount for all class materials and would love to help you choose a great one. Come grab them anytime after registering so that you can have them prepped for class!**

Tools: Tools (scissors, cutting mat, needles, seam rippers, sewing machines) will be available for use in the shop, though supplies are limited so you are welcome to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Mariglynn Edlins


Couldn't make it to camp? No problem! Let us teach your child the summer time tradition of tie dying. Our instructor will show different techniques such as bulls eye, accordion gold, and spiral. We provide all materials, space, and cleanup; you provide the child! 

Cost: $20 (all materials included!)

Class Times: We are offering 3 - 30 minute sessions (5:00-5:30p, 5:45-6:15p, 6:30-7:00p). Please register for only one (unless your child would like to make more than one shirt).

Age: 2 years and up

Instructor: Alex Graves

**This is an OFF-SITE event. You will get the location once you register, though it is within Hamilton.**

Kiddos - Tie Dying!

Thurs, July 27th 5:00-7:00 (30 min sessions)


CLASS POLICIES

PLEASE NOTE: All classes require registration and prepayment. No refunds are offered for classes. You may use your fees for another class with at least 72 hours notice. There is no guarantee that the same class will be available for a reschedule. Cancellations or no shows within the 72 hour window will forfeit their fees entirely. Please email create@domesticitystudio.com if you need to cancel and we will help you as best we can!

- Please show up 15 minutes early to get set up. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late you could be considered a no-show and forfeit your class fees.

- Classes may be cancelled due to low attendance. In this situation, a refund will be offered.

- As everyone works at different speeds, there is no guarantee that you will finish a project within the class period. Homework might be given between classes as well. If you are not able to finish within the class period, we will gladly let you use the studio space another day to wrap up your project.