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! - Throw Pillow

mon, august 27 6:00-9:00

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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 throw pillow cover. 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 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 serging!

 

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Sergers might be the game changer of the sewing world, but that doesn't make them any less scary!  Join us as we walk you through how to make that machine work - from threading to tension to making it run!

Cost: $40

Skill Level: Novice

Materials Needed:

  • Serger! As this is a completely hands on class, we recommend you bring a serger with you. We have one in studio that 1-2 students can use, but want you to get the most time on a serger as possible. We've had great success with the Brother 1034D.
  • Serger thread
  • Scraps of fabric - Bring all different types (knits, cottons, rayons, etc.) to practice on!

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: Sue Holmes


Let's Get You Sewing! Series

more coming soon!

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: Thursdays, June 14, 21, 28 & July 5 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


Zipper Purse

thurs, aug 23 6:00-9:00 (sold out!)

sat, sept 1 3:30-7:30

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We're taking the zipper pouch to a whole new level - the ZIPPER PURSE! Join us to learn how to learn a slew of skills while making a sure-to-be-loved bag  - sewing in a zipper, adding pockets, adding straps, and corner gussets! This is a great next step for early sewists and will still hold fun and skills more more advanced beginners. 

Cost: $60

Skill Level: Beginner (knows how to operate the machine and can sew straight lines)

Materials Needed (All materials available in store!):

  • Fabric (1/3 - 1/2yd. for exterior and lining)

  • Zipper

  • Thread

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


Macrame Wall Hanging

Fri, August 31st 6:00-9:00

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Come make yourself a beautiful wall hanging as you learn macrame! This classic craft will add texture and beauty to your space and give you skills to make all sorts of eye catching pieces. All materials are included in this class, so just bring yourself (and a friend!) to enjoy. 

Cost: $65

Skill Level: Newbie* and above

Materials Needed : None! Kit included with class fee.

Instructor: Taylor Riley of @mythandmoss


A Plant That Won't Die - Sewn Barrel Cactus

Sun, Aug 19th 3:30-6:30

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We have had more comments about the adorable fabric plants in our studio than anything else, and NOW is your chance to make one! This class includes a kit with all materials necessary to make the cactus, as well as instructions that you can use in the future. You'll walk through the construction with the designer and instructor and go home with a plant that won't die on you. 

Cost: $60

Skill Level: Adventurour Beginner/Intermediate sewist (comfortable with the machine and have made some projects beyond beginner class).

Materials Needed: None! Kit included in cost.

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: Sue Holmes


Tattoo Series foundation Paper Piecing

more coming soon!

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Add a bright spot of hope to your life with one of the gorgeous paper pieced patterns by @HappySewLucky! These Tattoo Series Quilt blocks are lovely reminders that 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: $95

Skill Level: Adventurour Beginner/Intermediate sewist (comfortable with the machine and have made some projects beyond beginner class).

Materials Needed (All materials available in store!):

  • Fabric (roughly 1/2 yd. for back, 4 ¼ yd. cuts of other, 2 coordinating scrap colors... amounts dependent on pattern picked.)

  • Pattern (included in class cost)

  • Thread

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


Introduction to English Paper Piecing

Fri, Aug 17 & 24 6:00-9:00 (sold out!)

 Photo and blocks by @lucyfleur7 on Instagram. Check her out!

Photo and blocks by @lucyfleur7 on Instagram. Check her out!

Come learn English Paper Piecing! This hand stitching method is great on the go, can create stunning geometric designs, and helps you flex your fussy cutting creative mind to the max. You'll learn to paper piece with us while making a lovely Mandolin Block by @talesofcloth that can be turned into so much - pillows, hangings, quilts, framed, runner - you name it! 

Cost: $90

Skill Level: Newbie* and above

Materials Needed (all materials sold in shop with a 10% class discount!):

  • Fabric requirements will be emailed by teacher closer to date.
  • Mandolin block pattern and paper pieces
  • Needle
  • 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: Lisa Sliva

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


let's get you quilting! - TRIANGLE quilt

tues, July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, & 28 6:00-9:00

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If you've been eyeing quilts enviously but are scared to jump in, then THIS is the class for you - come learn the basic skills with us by making a beautiful triangle quilt! In five weeks you will be taught to cut, piece, baste, quilt, and bind while creating a unique blanket that's all your own. Get a big jump on fall and make that quilt that you'll just want to crawl under every night!

Cost:$225

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines. No quilting experience necessary.)

Skills learned:

  • Measuring and cutting pieces (Week 1)
  • Methods for piecing (Week 2 & 3)
  • Basting (Week 3 & 4)
  • Quilting (Week 4 & 5)
  • Binding by hand (Week 5)

Materials Needed:

  • 3 yds. fabric for quilt back (if 43" wide)
  • 4 yds. total for quilt front - Fat Quarter and Yardage friendly!
  • 1/2 yd. fabric for binding
  • 50wt. light colored cotton thread
  • 50wt. or 40wt. cotton thread for quilting 
  • 60x60 inches batting (throw size)
  • 8.5" equilateral triangle ruler
  • Basting safety pins
  • Spray starch

**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 all five weeks when you register. Please let us know if you can't make a week; we are happy to accommodate if possible!**


Patterning Your Clothes

Mon, Aug. 20 & 27 6:30-8:30

We all have our favorite clothes - the ones we wear until they are tattered and worn - and THIS class will teach you how to recreate them! Bring in your favorite simple garment (feel free to ask us if your garment fits the bill via email) and you'll be walked through how to make a pattern that you can use again and again to clone that favorite piece. You'll head home after the first class with a paper pattern to mock-up and come back to the second with a muslin to make adjustments too. 

Cost: $75

Skill Level: Intermediate (must have knowledge and experience sewing with patterns)

Materials Needed:

  • Long paper (wrapping paper, fabric tracing paper, etc.)
  • Tape measure
  • Pencils/chalk

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

Instructor: Sue Holmes

**You are registering for both weeks when you register. There IS homework involved in this class.**


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 $35 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: $500

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

  • 100 - Construction Basics
  • 101 - Lounge 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, Aug 13th 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: $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:

  • 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

thurs, aug. 2 & 9 6:00-9:00

 


Garment construction 102 - knit tee

sat, aug 18 & 25 3:30-6:30

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. 

**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 Kimono

thurs, aug 30 & sept 6 6:00 - 9:00

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A pattern that can be used for day or night, home or work, this beautiful kimono will become a go-to. This class walks you through self bound seams and is flattering on all. Try it in a flannel for home, or give a go at a silkier rayon or lightweight woven for an airy and drapey fit. 

**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:

  • French seams
  • Self bound seams
  • Hemming
  • Attaching patch pockets

Materials Needed:

  • Jalie Melanie Kimono Pattern (included in class fee - must pick up at shop prior to class)
  • 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 103 - woven tank

 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.**


introduction to tapestry weaving

more coming soon!

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If you're like us you have been ogling over handwoven wall hangings recently, then come learn to make one yourself! In this class you'll start by getting to know the basics of weaving, talk about design elements, and the possibility of making a cartoon (pictorial guide) for your designs. We provide some yarn options for you to use, but feel free to bring any specific colors or textures that you'd like to include. Various tapestry skills will be demonstrated and students will walk away with a one-of-a-kind textured wall hanging of their own!

Cost: $50

Skill Level: Newbie (not sewing related!)

Materials Needed:

  • Hand loom and kit (available in the shop!)
  • Chosen yarns for project (yarn is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own!) 

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: Rachel Beckman


Zipper Pouch 101

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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.