make your own private class

If you have a small group of 3-5 people and are interested in doing a class listed (or have an idea for another project!) please let us know. We love to accommodate small parties and can try to find a time that works for you and your friends to learn together. This is great for birthdays, bachelorette parties, or just friends who want to learn to sew!


Let's Get You Sewing! Part 1 - Hello machine

More coming soon!

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 with handy, dandy pincushion (or sachet!), a much needed item in your new venture of sewing. Plus you'll be ready to move on to the great beyond in the world of classes - a WHOLE NEW WORLD!

Cost: $40

Skill Level: Newbie

Materials: All materials are provided! Just bring your newbie self and a smile. *You are welcome to bring any favorite fabric scraps for the pincushion if you'd like as well.

Instructor: Christina Brunyate


Want to conquer something bigger than a pin cushion on your first go 'round? This class teaches you the basics of the machine and reinforces your knowledge of straight line sewing with a fun throw pillow case. 

Cost: $55

Skill Level: Newbie and above.

Skills Learned:

  • Threading a machine
  • Winding a bobbin
  • Basic knowledge of machine
  • Straight stitching
  • Finishing seams
  • Cutting with a rotary blade
  • Topstitching

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 - 1 yard fabric
  • Coordinating thread
  • Throw Pillow insert

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: Varies

Let's Get You Sewing! Part 1 & 2 Combo - Throw PIllow

Thurs, May 3rd 6:00-9:00


Let's Get You Sewing! Series

Mon., April 30, May 7, 14, & 21 6:00 - 9:00pm (SOLD OUT!)

To really sink sewing into your bones, we’re taking you through a four week journey of projects and learning. This series will teach you the basics of your sewing machine, talk about tools that will help you on your sewing machine, touch on choosing the right fabrics for the job, and more! You’ll come away with three finished projects and the skills (and hopefully confidence!) to make sewing part of your life. This series is great for those who are committed to learning and ready to jump in and those who know the basics but want to really sit down and practice.

Cost: $220

Class Time: Monday, April 30th & May 7th, 14th, & 21st 6:00-9:00pm

Schedule:

•  Week 1: Intro/Refresh & Pillow case

•  Week 2: Zipper pouch

•  Weeks 3 and 4: Apron

Skill Level: Newbie & Novice

Skills learned:

  • How to use a sewing machine (winding a bobbin, threading, sewing)
  • Textile selection & preparation
  • Seam finishing & topstitching
  • Basic pattern layout & cutting 
  • Zipper insertion
  • Light quilting (if desired for zipper lunch bag)
  • Bias tape (make & sew)
  • Sewing pleats & gathers
  • Adding decorative attachments (ribbons, pockets, ric rac, etc.)

Materials: The instructor will send out a specific materials list prior to class. This will include a few yards of fabric, thread, and other small notions. Patterns are included in the class fee.

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


Rope Bowls

thurs, may 10th 6:00-9:00

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Join us in making a beautiful rope bowl for your home! In this class we will show you how to construct the bowl as well as add beautiful touches to make it your own piece of art. Class fee includes 100yd. of clothesline, enough to make a medium and small bowl! Just bring thread and optional fabric, and you'll be good to go. 

Cost: $45

Skill Level: Novice

Materials Needed (All materials available in store!):

  • 1 100yd. cotton clothesline (included in cost!)
  • Thread - can use solids, variegated, or a mix of colors
  • Scraps of fabric (optional)

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: Christina Brunyate


sew together bag

thurs, may 17 & 24 6:00-9:00

 image from moxiemakes.com

image from moxiemakes.com

If you can never have enough bags, then THIS is the class for you! Joins us to make the perfect bag for expert organization - the Sew Together Bag! With three internal zipper pouches, pockets, a pin cushion, spots for needles, AND a zipper to close it all up, this bag will get you set for all kinds of organization! 

Cost: $90

Skill Level: Novice (Comfortable with machine and HAVE SEWN zippers before!)

Class Dates: Thursdays, May 17th & 24th 6:00-9:00pm

Materials Needed (ALL materials available in store w/ 10% class discount!):

  • Sew Together Bag Pattern
  • 1 Fat Quarter for exterior
  • 1/2 yd for lining
  • 1/3 yd for pocket lining
  • 1 Fat Quarter for binding
  • 1/2 yd lightweight fusible interfacing
  • an 18″ x 22″ piece of fusible fleece or batting if quilting exterior (optional)
  • One 18″ zipper
  • Three 9″ zippers
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

**Two requirements: 

  1. You must have SEWN ZIPPERS before to attend. Need to learn? Register for Zipper Pouch 101 on Friday, May 11th and you'll be all set!**
  2. You must have ALL your pieces cut and interfaced before coming to class!! Need help? Come on in during shop hours and we're happy to get you set!**

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


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 $30 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: $480

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

  • 100 - Construction Basics
  • 101 - Pajama Pants
  • 102 - Knit Tee
  • 103 - Woven Tank
  • 104 - Woven Top 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


Garment Construction 100

mon, april 23rd 6:00-9:00 (SOLD OUT!)

sat, may 26th 3:30-6:30

mon, june 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 lounge 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: $95 (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:

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

Materials Needed:

  • Pattern (Included in cost)
  • 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

garment construction 101- Lounge pants

tues, april 17 & 24 6:00-9:00

 


Garment construction 102 - knit tee

sat, april 21 & 28 3:30-6:30 (SOLD OUT!)

tues, may 1 & 8 6:00-9:00

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. 

**Can be taken BEFORE Garment Construction 101.**

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

sat, june 23 & 30 3:30-6:30

 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.

**Can be taken BEFORE Garment Construction 101 and 102.**

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 top w/ set in sleeves

 image from grainlinestudio.com

image from grainlinestudio.com

Perfect for a night out or a day at work, Grainline's Hadley Top will be a go to in your wardrobe.  You’ll learn more garment constructions skills with sleeves, pleating, and curved seams 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:

  • Darts
  • Two sleeve insertion techniques 
  • Pleating
  • Applying facings
  • Hemming an A-line top

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.**


Kalle Shirt Dress

tues, may 15 & 22 6:00-9:00

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If you're on the hunt for that *perfect* summer dress, then look no farther! The Kalle Shirtdress is the perfect loose fitting dress to take you through the warmer months. In this intermediate class, you'll learn how to make plackets, a collar, curved hems, and buttons. The dress can easily be a top, tunic, or dress and is great with a variety of fabrics!

Cost: $90 (includes commercially printed pattern)

Skill Level: Intermediate (have made a few garments and feel comfortable with the machine, but are ready for something a bit more complex)

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

Skills learned:

  • Plackets
  • Buttons
  • Curved Hems
  • Inverted or box pleats
  • Shirt pockets

Materials Needed**:

  • Kalle Shirtdress Pattern by Closet Case
  • Woven fabric - amount depends on size (light to medium weight wovens such as poplin, chambray, tercel, linen, rayon challis, crepe de chine, voile, and flannel recommended)
  • Coordinating Sew-All Thread
  • Buttons (Crop Top = 5, Tunic = 8. Dress = 9, Popover Placket = 4)
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing

**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: Debby Gerson

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


Zipper Pouch 101

fri, may 11th 7:00-9:00

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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: $35 (includes pattern and zipper)

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 (included in class fee)
  • 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

 

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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: $35

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 (included in class fee)
  • Medium-weight interfacing or 1/4yd. batting
  • 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


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.