Let’s Get You Sewing! Mini Series

mondays, September 23 & 30 6:00-9:00

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Can’t commit to four weeks but want to commit to at least TWO projects? We've got just the thing for you - a MINI Let’s Get You Sewing! Series! In this class we’ll teach you all about the sewing machine, teach you how to wind your bobbin and thread your machine, and get you sewing up a bed pillow case and zipper pouch. It’s a great place to start your sewing journey!

 Cost: $110

Schedule:

•  Week 1: Intro/Refresh & Pillow case

•  Week 2: Zipper Pouch

 Skill Level: Newbie & Novice 

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.

 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: Instructor varies


Let’s Get You Sewing! Series

Thursdays, Aug. 29 - Sept. 19 6:00-9:00

saturdays, sept. 21 - oct. 12 6:00-9:00 (sold out!)

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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

Schedule:

•  Week 1: Intro/Refresh & Pillow case

•  Week 2 & 3Apron

•  Weeks 3 and 4: Zipper pouch

** Projects or project schedule may vary depending on instructor.

 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.

 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 and Alex Florence


Let's get you serging!

Tuesday, September 10 6:30-8:30

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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 quilting! half-square triangle quilt

Thursdays, october 3, 10, 17, 24 & November 14 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 half-square 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. What better way to spend cozy fall evenings!

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)

  • Basting safety pins

**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!**


Fit Clinic

tuesday, september 17 6:00-8:30

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So you feel comfortable putting a garment together but are now realizing that it’s time to FIT? We’re here to help! Bring a project or two to our fit clinic to learn how to fit them to your body - typically changes that you’ll find yourself doing over and over again. These can be muslins, garments in progress, or even clothes that you’ve bought but want to fit you better. Group learning bonus? You’ll pick up tips from others with different issues to add to your understanding of fit!

Cost: $50

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

  • Machine (we have available in studio)

  • Needle and thread

  • Pins

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


Unmentionables: underwear class

mondays, september 9 6:00-9:00

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Have you wanted to tackle making your own undergarments, but feel a little intimidated? We’ll take a step-by-step approach to making a pair of super comfy underwear/ Scrundlewear! In this class you will get familiar with sewing knits on a small scale. If you own a serger (and are comfortable with it) you are welcome to use that in class. Our class will focus on sewing the knit waistband and knit legs version of the underpants. You may choose to cut either the briefs or boy-shorts. (Make sure you cut your pattern accordingly).

Cost: $50

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner (*experience sewing knits is required!)

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 yard jersey knit for underwear

  • 1/4 yard jersey knit for bands

  • Coordinating thread

  • Ball point or stretch needle

  • Pencil and paper for notes

  • Walking foot (optional)

**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: Ashley Tisdale (@atisdalee)


Cashmerette Harrison shirt

mondays, october 7, 14, 21, & 28 6:00-9:00

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A godsend of a garment: a button-up shirt that doesn’t gape over your curves! Designed for sizes 12-28 and three different cup sizes, you can make the dreaded double-sided-tape-trick a thing of the past. Plus, learn how to make all the classic shirt features: flat-felled seams, a two-piece collar, buttoned cuffs, and a seams-enclosed yoke. The perfect addition for any wardrobe!

Cost: $225

Skill Level: Advanced Intermediate (you’re comfortable with garment making but want to venture into more pieces and skills!)

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

Skills learned:

  • Princess seams

  • Flat-felled seams

  • Plackets, buttons and buttonholes

  • Burrito-method yoke (it’s exactly as cool as it sounds)

  • Two-piece collar

  • Buttoned and placketed cuffs

Materials Needed**:

  • Harrison Shirt Pattern by Cashmerette (and free Harrison Full Bicep Sleeve pattern if applicable)

  • Woven fabric - amount depends on size (pattern recommends light to medium weight wovens such as shirting, lawn, chambray or flannel)

  • Coordinating thread

  • Buttons (12 buttons size ⅜" - ½"/1cm)

  • Lightweight fusible interfacing

  • Wash-away tape

**All materials (except for the pattern) 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 areen to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Victoria Rushton

**You are registering for all four weeks when you register. There might be homework involved in this class to keep you on pace with the class.**


Garment Construction 100

monday, september 16 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: Varies


Garment construction - knit tee

Tuesdays, October 8 & 15 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. 

Cost: $100 (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:

  • Pattern : Cashmerette Concord Tee, Grainline Lark Tee, or Jalie 2918 for men/boys

  • 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.**


Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Friday, October 11 6:00-9:00

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If you (like us!) have been ogling over handwoven wall hangings lately, 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. The class includes a beautifully crafted wooden handloom and kit for you to take home and continue creating with, plus some yarn options for you to use! 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: $95 (includes ALL materials, including a locally handmade wooden handloom and kit!)

Skill Level: Novice

Materials Needed: All included! Feel free to bring yarn or scraps if you’d like to include, but this is 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: Rachel Beckman (@rachelbeckman)


MAKE YOUR OWN PRIVATE CLASS

let us know! Contact us at create@domesticitystudio.cOm or 443-885-0369!

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!

  • Have a group of 3-5 and want to do a class together?

  • Have a suggestion for a class that you'd like to see?

  • Have questions about whether a certain class is right for you?

  • Have a sewing conundrum that you're not sure can be solved? 

  • Interested in private lessons?


Definitions & Policies

Skill Levels

  • Newbie: You've never touched a machine, or it's been YEARS and you're rusty.

  • Novice: You know how to sew straight lines and use a sewing machine.

  • Intermediate: You hang pretty well on your own, but still have things to learn, like a new type of sewing (apparel, quilting, paper piecing) or certain techniques. 

  • Advanced: Your sewing machine and you are one, but you need tips and tricks in a specific area to take it above and beyond. 

CLASS POLICIES

  • All classes require registration and prepayment.

  • Cancellations: No refunds are offered for classes.

    • Your cancellation at least 72 hrs/3 days in advance: You may use your class fees for another class.

    • Your cancellation with less than 72 hrs/3 days notice: You may forfeit class fees entirely. Please email create@domesticitystudio.com or call 443-885-0369 if you need to cancel and we will help you as best we can!

    • Our cancellation: Classes may be canceled due to low attendance or other unforeseen circumstances. If so, we’ll notify you as soon as possible and offer a store/class credit.

    • There is no guarantee that the same class will be available for a reschedule.

  • Classes are for ages 16 and up unless labeled “KIDDOS” or similar. Great kids' class options are in the works!

  • Please arrive up to 15 mins early to get set up. If arriving more than 15 mins late, call ahead (443-885-0369) or you may be considered a no-show and forfeit your class fees.

  • Please complete any “homework” assigned between multi-session classes. If you need a machine to complete homework, we will gladly let you use the studio space during business hours to wrap up your homework. 

  • As everyone works at different speeds, you may not finish a project within the class period. 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.