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

tues, jan. 2nd 6:30-8:30

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 pillow covers out left and right, loving yourself some straight lines, and with a lovely throw pillow cover 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: $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: $50

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: Christina Brunyate

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

fri, jan 12 6:00-9:00 


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 - 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, Jan. 8th 6:00-9:00

sat, feb. 3rd 3:30-6:30

mon, march 12th 6:00-9:00

mon, april 23rd 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

tues, jan 16 & 23 6:00-9:00

sat, march 3 & 10 3:30-6:30

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

 


Garment construction 102 - knit tee

tues, feb 6 & 13 6:00-9:00

thurs, march 1 & 8 6:00-9:00

sat, april 21 & 28 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. 

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, jan 6 & 13 3:30-6:30

tues, march 6 & 13 6:00-9:00

thurs, april 12 & 19 6:00-9:00

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.

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

thurs, feb 8 & 15 6:00-9:00

sat, march 17 & 24 3:30-6:30

tues, april 3 & 10 6:00-9:00

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.**


Tattoo quilt series

mon, feb. 19 & 26 6:30-9:30

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Add a bright spot of hope to your life with these gorgeous paper pieced patterns! The Tattoo Quilt Series by @HappySewLucky has become a loved class here, giving stunning reminders that can be framed, quilted, used on a pillow, or on the front of a bag – the options are endless! You get to pick the pattern (as long as it's skill level appropriate) and will  learn how to paper piece (kind of like sew by number - NO FUSSY CUTTING required!) 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: $90 (includes pattern)

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate sewist (comfortable with the machine and have made some projects beyond Novice class). The instructor will give recommendations on pattern based on your experience. You DO NOT need paper piecing experience. 

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric based on pattern picked (something similar to 1/2 yd. for back, 4 ¼ yd. cuts of other, 2 coordinating scrap colors)
  • 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: Mary Wahl


let's make a quilt! - Triangle Quilt

thurs, jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & feb 1 6:30-9:30

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. Spend the winter with a cozy weekly sewing night making something that you'll love for years to come!

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!**


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.