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! - Throw Pillow

Tuesday, feb. 19th 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! Series

saturdays, jan. 26 - feb. 15 5:30-8:30 (sold out!)

saturdays, march 16 - april 6 5:30-8:30

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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!

tuesday, Feb. 12th 6:30-8:30 (sold out!)

thursday, feb. 21st 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


macrame wall hanging

friday, feb. 22 6:00-9:00

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Come make yourself a beautiful wall hanging as you learn macrame! This classic craft will add texture and beauty to your space and give you skills to make all sorts of eye catching pieces. All materials are included in this class, so just bring yourself (and a friend!) to enjoy. 

Cost: $65

Skill Level: Newbie* and above

Materials Needed : None! Kit included with class fee.

Instructor: Taylor Riley of @mythandmoss


macrame plant hanger

friday, march 15th 6:30-8:30

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If you’re looking for an eco-friendly and USEFUL craft, look no farther! This class will walk you through making a macrame plant hanging to help bring a bit of green into your home. The class includes all supplies for the hanging (not the plant unfortunately) so just come ready for fun!

Cost: $55 (includes ALL materials!)

Skill Level: Newbie* and above

Materials Needed : None! Kit included with class fee.

Instructor: Taylor Riley of @mythandmoss


Introduction to tapestry weaving

saturday, feb. 23rd 5:30-8:30

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If you're like us you have been ogling over handwoven wall hangings recently, 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, and 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 handmade wooden handloom and kit!)

Skill Level: Beginner - No sewing or weaving experience required!

Materials Needed: All materials included in class fee! Feel free to bring yarn or fabric scraps to incorporate in the weaving if you’d like.

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: Rachel Beckman (@rachelbeckman)


reusable Utensil wrap

sunday, feb. 17th 4:30-7:30

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We are all about skipping plastic as much as possible, so how about making yourself a utensil wrap to carry your silverware and napkins with you always?? This class will walk you through making a utensil wrap, a great project for new sewists who are comfortable with the machine and straight lines! These are great for EVERYONE in your life and could easily become your go-to gift this year!

Cost: $45

Skill Level: Novice - Advanced

Materials needed:

  • 2/3 yd. of two coordinating woven fabrics (for interior and exterior)

  • 1/2 yd. of woven fabric (for napkin)

  • Coordinating thread

  • 1/2 yd. twill tape or bias tape

Instructor: Christina Brunyate


Wiksten Haori

(previously known as Kimono Jacket)

Mondays, Feb. 18 & 25 6:00-9:00

(photo from sewalongs with Colette Patterns)

(photo from sewalongs with Colette Patterns)

I'm going to call it - the Wiksten Haori is THE must-have pattern this season! This reversible garment is a great early project for those who feel comfortable on their machine and might have sewn a few basic garments but would love some help with patterns with more pieces. It can be made in different weights and different lengths, to make it perfect for home or outdoor use! Join us and make a cozy jacket you'll love for years to come. 

Cost: $100

Skill Level: Novice* and above (*comfortable using a machine and has made a few simple garments)

**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.**

Materials Needed: 

  • Wiksten Haori (previously Kimono Jacket) pattern

  • Fabrics (yardage per pattern)

  • Interfacing (yardage per pattern)

  • 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: Mary Wahl

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


Fit clinic

Thursday, Feb. 28th 6:30-9:00

Image from Collette Pattern Sewalongs

Image from Collette Pattern Sewalongs

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: $45

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


Tattoo Series foundation Paper Piecing

Thurs, JaN. 31 & feb. 7th 6:00-9:00 (sold out!)

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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


Unmentionables: underwear class

monday, feb. 11th 6:00-9:00 (sold out!)

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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)


Patterning Your Clothes

More coming soon!

We all have our favorite clothes - the ones we wear until they are tattered and worn - and THIS class will teach you how to recreate them! Bring in your favorite simple garment (feel free to ask us if your garment fits the bill via email) and you'll be walked through how to make a pattern that you can use again and again to clone that favorite piece. You'll head home after the first class with a paper pattern to mock-up and come back to the second with a muslin to make adjustments too. 

Cost: $75

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

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

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


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 - Lounge 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

Fri., february 8th 6:00-9:00 (sold out!)

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: 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

 more coming soon!


Garment construction 102 - knit tee

more coming soon!

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 Kimono

more coming soon!

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A pattern that can be used for day or night, home or work, this beautiful kimono will become a go-to. This class walks you through self bound seams and is flattering on all. Try it in a flannel for home, or give a go at a silkier rayon or lightweight woven for an airy and drapey fit. 

**Can be taken BEFORE Garment Construction 101 and 102, though you should have made a few simple garments before and feel comfortable with the machine.**

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:

  • French seams

  • Self bound seams

  • Hemming

  • Attaching patch pockets

Materials Needed:

  • Jalie Melanie Kimono Pattern (included in class fee - must pick up at shop prior to class)

  • 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 103 - woven tank

more coming soon!

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.

**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.**


garment construction 104 - woven top w/ set in sleeves

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.**


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.