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: Beginner - 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. 

Paper Piecing 101

Thurs, June 15th 6:30-9:30

Come learn the art of paper piecing! This class will walk you through paper piecing and leave you with a lovely sun/flower of your own - perfect to frame, use as a pillow cover, or quilt into a trivet. Paper piecing is a super satisfying scrap buster skill to have, so come learn just what to do with those fabric slivers that you can't let go of but just don't know what to do with!

Level: Beginner sewists and above

Cost: $45

Instructor: Mary Wahl

Materials Needed: 

  • 5 - 1/4 yard cuts of different colors
  • Thread (it won't show)

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!**

Fix-It Cafe

TUES, June 27th 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 one item that you're either working on or would just like a better fit with and be walked through the solution 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: Novice - Advanced

Instructor: Susan Holmes

Materials needed:

  • Bring 1 apparel item that you have made, are working on, or have purchased that could use some fitting 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!**

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.


Almost Quilting: Hexi Potholder

$30 + kit

Mon, June 19th 7:30-9:30

If the act of quilting intrigues you but you aren't ready (or patient enough!) for cutting all the pieces, then come do a quilting precursor by making a modern, usable potholder! In just two hours, you'll learn the basics of what quilting is and come away with a great household item that you'll have no shame leaving out on your table.

Cost: $30 + kit

Skill Level: Beginner and above.

Instructor: Mariglynn Edlins

Materials: All are provided! Just bring yourself and a smile. 

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!**


Let's Get You Sewing!

Thurs, June 29th 6:00-9:00

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: Novice

Instructor: varies

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


Vintage Star Miniquilt

Sat, June 24th  3:00-7:00

You've seen our three beauties around the shop and now it's your turn to make your own! Come learn the art of quilting by creating this lovely vintage star. In this class you will learn all the skills needed to quilt - cutting, piecing, basting, quilting, and binding - all while creating a beautiful addition for your home. 

Cost: $60 + kit

Skill Level: Beginner and above.

Instructor: Mariglynn Edlins

Materials Needed: Kits will be sold in the shop.

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!**


Paper Piecing L.O.V.E

Sun, June 25th 3:00-7:00

Took Paper Piecing 101 and now you're hooked? Or just feel ready to jump in for a bit more of a challenge? Then this class is the one for you! Make the iconic LOVE letters a la our neighbor Philly and place them how you want - in a grid, a line, tiny little frames, you name it. The finished product will be perfect to frame, to use as a pillow cover, or a charming potholder. Paper piecing is a super satisfying scrap buster skill to have, so come learn just what to do with those fabric slivers that you love but just don't know what to do with!

Cost: $55

Skill Level: Beginner and above.

Instructor: Mary Wahl

Materials Needed:

  • 5 - 1/4 yd. cuts of different color fabrics
  • Thread (will not show)

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!**


Denim Skirt Weekend Intensive

Fri, June 30th - Sun, July 1st

Learn garment construction basics in our Skirt Weekend Intensive.  Classic and wearable, we'll be sewing a sweet denim skirt that will carry you from summer through fall. 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: $225 (includes all materials + wine and snack on Friday)

Instructor: Renee Samuels

Skill level: Adventurous Beginner / Cautious Intermediate.  This class is for beginner sewers who feels comfortable threading a sewing machine and are able to sew straight seams. It is the perfect class for anyone that would like to start making their own clothes.

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:   All materials for the skirt are included in cost.* Although pins, scissors, and tape measure will be provided for you to borrow, please bring your own if you have them as well as pen and paper to take notes. While we have a machine for you to use as well as one serger on site, you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own machine(s). A full supplies list will be issued prior to class.

Hours:

Friday:         6:00pm to 9:00pm    

Saturday:     3:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday:       9:00pm to 12:00 pm

** Please arrive 15 mins early to set up.

*Class fees include 2 yards of Robert Kaufman selvedge denim (enough for an "oops"), pocket lining fabric, jeans zipper, button, interfacing and your own beautifully printed, high-quality pattern to keep. We've taken care of everything! So that we're all on the same page we ask that you use our supplied materials. Since the pattern is yours to keep, you can use all your new skills on a different fabric after taking our course.

Ten hours of classroom instruction.

About the Instructor: Renee Samuels is the Baltimore-based author of the sewing blog, MissCeliesPants.com. She's excited to share her 25 years of sewing experience with you. An avid home sewer she makes 99.9% of her wardrobe from bras and panties to formal gowns and tailored winter coats. You can find her work at missceliespants.com or follow her on Instagram @missceliespants.


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.