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!


Sip 'n Sew

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. Plus there will be wine and snacks! It's sure to be a fun time!

Cost: $25

Skill Level: Novice - 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. 

Fix-It Cafe : Flat pattern adjustment

 

 

Do you often find a fit problem in the clothes you make? Have a favorite pattern that needs a tweak? Come learn how to fix your fit issue AND make pattern changes so that you can keep on making the fit for you! Just bring a completed muslin and the corresponding flat pattern to class and our instructor will walk you through how to translate the fit corrections to paper pattern corrections. 

Cost: $40

Level: Intermediate and up

Materials needed:

  • Completed muslin to adjust
  • Corresponding pattern to adjust 

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!**

Instructor: Susan Holmes

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.


let's get you sewing series

Sun, Sept 10, 17, 24 & Oct 1 3:00-6:00pm*

*CLASS TIME ON SEPT. 17TH IS 5:00-8:00.

To really sink sewing into your bones, we’re taking you on 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: Sunday, Sept. 10th, 24th & Oct. 1st 3:00-6:00pm ; September 17th 5:00-8:00

Schedule:

  • Week 1: Intro/Refresh & Pillow case
  • Week 2: Zipper pouch/lunch bag
  • 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

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


Let's Get You Sewing! Part 1 - Hello machine

tues, oct 10 6:00-8:00

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 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


Now that you've conquered the pin cushion it's time to tackle something bigger - a handmade tote! Part 2 of Let's Get You Sewing! reinforces the skills that you learned previously (parts of the machine, threading, sewing straight lines) while adding on new ones to get you cruising. You'll walk out with a tote all your own and ready to take on all sorts of crafts!

Cost: $45

Class Time: Friday, October 13th 6:30-9:30

Skill Level: Newbie and above.

Skills Learned:

  • Finishing seams
  • Cutting with a rotary blade
  • Topstitching

Materials Needed:

  • 1 yard total fabric (can be 1/2yd. each of two coordinating fabrics)
  • Webbing or 1/4yd. fabric for straps
  • Coordinating 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: Christina Brunyate

Let's Get You Sewing! Part 2 - Tote Bag

fri, oct 13th 6:30-9:30


Bachelor Basics : Hand stitching fixes

mon, oct 16th 6:30-9:30

So you want to know some basics in life to get you through - hemming pants, sewing a button, heck, even threading a needle!? Then this is the class for you! Aimed at those who want to know the practical uses of sewing in day to day life, this class will help you pick up the hotel sewing kit and actually KNOW how to use it!

Cost: $45

Class Time: Monday, October 16th 6:30-9:30

Skill Level: Newbie and above.

Skills Learned:

  • Introduction to hand sewing
  • Patching/Fixing Clothing
  • Hemming
  • Sewing on a button

Materials Needed:

  • A clothing item to be mended, if available

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


Knit fear be gone! Walk through how to sew with knits, from what stitches and needles to use to how to piece them together. You will be shown how to sew with knits using your own machine as well as a serger, though a serger is absolutely not required to create with knits! This class is part demo/part interactive so come prepared to learn and take notes.

Cost: $35

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and can sew straight lines)

Materials Needed: Note taking tools

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.

Intro to Sewing with Knits

sat, nov 18th 3:30-5:30


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 $40 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: $450

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

  • 100 - Construction Basics
  • 101 - Pajama Pants
  • 102 - Knit Tee
  • 103 - Woven Tank
  • 104 - Woven Dress 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, oct 30th 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 pajama 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: $90 (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- pajama pants

Tuesday, Nov 7 & 14 6:00-9:00 (SOLD OUT!)

Tuesday, nov 28 & Dec 5 6:00-9:00


Garment construction 102 - knit tee

Thurs, Oct 19 & Tues, Oct 24 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: $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

thurs, oct 5 & 12 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

sat, nov 5 & 12 3:30-6:30

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.**


Sustainable holiday giving

sunday, nov 19th 9:00-11:00

Holiday giving can be a time of mass consumption and waste.  Find alternative ways to give to others through sustainable practices.  Learn to make homemade napkins, block printed wrapping paper and wrapping fabric, and felted cozies.

Cost: $35

Skill Level: Newbie and above

Materials Needed: None! All is provided.

Instructor: Alexandra Graves


Tattoo quilt series

Sun, oct 8 & 15 3:30-6:30

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Truth Paper Piecing.jpg

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! - Half Square Triangle Quilt

thurs, oct 26 & Nov 2, 9, & 16 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 this modern Half Square Triangle Quilt! In four weeks you will be taught to cut, piece, baste, quilt, and bind while creating a unique blanket that's all your own. You'll head into the fall feeling nice and cozy and, most importantly, ready to start your next project!

Cost: $180

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)
  • Creating half square triangles (Week 1)
  • Methods for piecing (Week 2)
  • Basting (Week 2 & 3)
  • Quilting (Week 3 & 4)
  • Binding by hand (Week 4)

Materials Needed:

  • 3 yds. fabric for quilt back (if 43" wide)
  • 4 yds. total for quilt front - We suggest at least 6 different colors. In the sample there are 11 colors (10 fat quarters and 1 yard of another).
  • 1/2 yd. fabric for binding
  • 50wt. light colored cotton thread
  • 50wt. or 40wt. cotton thread for quilting 
  • 60x60 inches batting (throw size)

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


Zipper Pouch 101

*Register for both Zipper Pouch Classes and receive your fabric for both FREE!*

sat, oct 28th 3:00-5:00

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, zipper, and white thread)

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 (white thread included in class fee)

**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

*Register for both Zipper Pouch Classes and receive your fabric for both FREE!*

sat, oct 28th 5:30-7:30

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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 one or prep two to do the zippers at home. Think of the organization joy ahead of you going into the school year!

Cost: $35 (includes pattern, zipper, interfacing, and white thread)

Skill Level: Novice* and above. (*Can sew straight lines and is comfortable using a machine)

Materials Needed:

  • 1 - 1/4+ yd. (depending on size) of both outer and lining fabric
  • 1 - Zipper (included)
  • Interfacing (included)
  • Thread (included)

**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.