Let's Get You Sewing! - Throw Pillow

thursday, june 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 Sewing! Mini Series

tuesdays, july 2 & 9 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: 

  • School of Sewing book by Shea Henderson (sold in shop)

  • 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 Sewing! Series

more coming soon!

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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: 

  • School of Sewing book by Shea Henderson (sold in shop)

  • 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!

friday, july 12th 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


zipper purse

more coming soon!

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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: Advanced Beginner (feels comfortable threading and operating the machine and making small projects)

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


Pants no. 1

more coming soon!

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Excited to make that first garment or looking for some comfy pants and a quick and satisfying project? Join us for some fun and learning while you make the ever loved Pants No. 1 by 100 Acts of Sewing! This class is a great project for newer sewists and more seasoned ones who just want to have some social sewing! You'll come with the fabric and pattern cut and prepped and construct the garment in class with instruction. This pattern is great for most woven fabrics and is sized XS-4X!

Cost: $75

Skill Level: Novice

Materials Needed:

  • Pants No. 1 Pattern

  • 2.5 yards woven fabric

  • 1.5 yards 3/4” elastic

  • Coordinating 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, 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. 

Instructor: Alex Florence


intro to english paper piecing (epp)

thursdays, july 11 & 18 6:00-9:00

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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 pillow and leave knowing what exactly is up with all these hexies. 

Cost: $90

Skill Level: Newbie* and above

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric requirements will be emailed by teacher closer to date.

  • Urchin or Mandolin pattern by Tales of Cloth, sold in shop!

  • Needle and thread

  • Thimble (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: Lisa Sliva

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


Let’s get hand quilting!

tuesday June 25th 6:00-9:00

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A quilt can come alive with hand quilting! Learn to add extra charm and character as you stitch that quilt sandwich together. In this class, Lisa will take you through a variety of stitching, focusing on different styles and techniques like kantha, with or without a hoop, and traditional vs “big stitch”/modern. Just bring a small piece basted and ready to stitch!

Cost: $45

Skill Level: Novice

Materials Needed: 

  • Small (12-20”-ish) basted quilt sandwich - can be a pieced block you have waiting or a whole cloth quilt to whip it up quickly!

  • Pearl cotton in your choice of colors

  • Needles (instructor will email with specifics)

  • Thimble (optional)

**Most materials are available in the shop (we do not carry pearl cotton)! 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 of @little.lisa.girl


Let’s Hand Embroider!

More coming soon!

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Learn the basics of embroidery and take home your own sampler with embroidery artist Sarah Magida. Sarah will guide you through simple and not so simple stitches so that you can gain a strong foundation in embroidery skills. The class comes with a sampler pattern and kit - all that you need to get going! You will gain confidence in this threaded medium and the ability to branch out to your own design process outside of class. 

Cost: $70

Skill Level: Novice and up

Materials Needed: None! All materials 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 areen to bring your own as well. The shop will be open for purchases (fabric, thread, etc.) if you'd like to restock.

Instructor: Sarah Magida


Tattoo Series foundation Paper Piecing

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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


poolside tote

fridays, may 24 & 31 6:00-9:00

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Get ready for SUMMA, SUMMA, SUMMA-TIME with the ever amazing Poolside Tote! This large bag will be your summer catch-all for towels, suits, snacks, water, and sunscreen as you hit the pool and beach. Form and function at it's finest - you won't be disappointed!

Cost: $90

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

Class Dates: Fridays, June 8th & 15th 6:00-9:00

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

  • Exterior fabric 1 1/4 yards (1 yard if using 54’’ wide fabric)

  • Lining fabric 1 1/4 yards (1 yard if using 54’’ wide fabric)

  • Accent fabric (Handles, pocket lining) 3/4 yard

  • Accent fabric (facing) 1/2 yard

  • 10” zipper (optional)

  • twill tape or ribbon 1” wide 4.5’’ piece

  • fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101 – 20’’ wide) 2 3/4 yards

  • swivel clasp (1’’) or d-ring (1’’)

**Two requirements: 

  1. You must have SEWN ZIPPERS before to attend. Need to learn? Register for Zipper Purse on Thursday, April 25th 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


Unmentionables: underwear class

more coming soon!

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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: $45

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner (*experience sewing knits is a big plus, but please contact us if you’re interested and haven’t sewn with them before.)

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

**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)


Hand Stitched Alabama Chanin unisex t-shirt

Sundays, June 30 & July 14 4:30-7:30

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Hand stitching is a relaxing and meditative process. It is incredibly rewarding to take the time to slow-stich a garment to add something special to your everyday wardrobe. In this class we will focus on making a simple basic staple piece from start to finish - sizing, cutting the pattern and fabric, and constructing the garment. Jersey is very forgiving, easy to handstitch, and the fit of this t-shirt is relaxed. Sizes XS to XXL are covered in this pattern. This pattern, and the skills we will cover, can also be used as a first step towards making a highly embellished, one-of-a-kind work of wearable art! 

**If you’d prefer to make a dress or more fitted shirt we have Alabama Chanin pattern options for that too!

Cost: $100

Skill Level: Newbie and up (no machine experience required)

Skills Learned:

  • Finding your size

  • Tracing and placing your pattern

  • Cutting your knit fabric

  • Basting

  • Sewing a non-stretch stitch

  • Handbinding neckline

  • Stretchable stitches

  • Decorative stitches

Materials Needed:

  • Alabama Chanin Unisex T-Shirt Pattern ( https://alabamachanin.com/products/classic-unisex-t-shirt-pattern) printed (and assembled if necessary). Follow directions in Step 1, paragraphs 1 and 2, of the pattern for printing tips. 

  • Pattern tracing paper/material

  • 1- 1.5 yd of 58” to 60” – wide cotton jersey fabric (2 yds for long sleeved version) pre-washed, dried, and ironed if necessary

  • Hand sewing needle (whatever you feel comfortable with, needs an eye big enough for button craft thread) 

  • Button Craft thread (this can be a design element. Choose a thread to match or contrast your fabric.) 

  • All-purpose sewing thread (This is for basting. It will not be part of your finished shirt. Use any thread you might have lying around.)

  • Pins

  •  #5 perle cotton for decorative stitches on neck binding if desired (OPTIONAL)

**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: Nora Miller

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


Garment Construction 100

saturday, july 20th 5:30-8:30

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


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


Garment construction 102 - knit tee

Mondays, june 17 & 24 6:00-9:00 (sold out!)

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

mondays, july 15 & 22 6:00-9:00

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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.**


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're 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.