Sewing Lesson ScheduleFebruary 5, 2015

So finally! The time has come to spread some sewing knowledge. Let me help you help yourself improve your textile environment with this useful skill. If you don’t have a machine to bring and practice on, I have some machines for you to use. All classes will be held in the basement of Rebel Waltz Tattoo at 810 Notre Dame, here in Winnipeg.

If you have minimal sewing experience, and are interested in learning about the tools, materials, and techniques involved in cutting and sewing projects, I am offering
Sewing Room Basics
A comprehensive class for beginners. This class will be two 2-hour sessions, and will cover sewing machine anatomy, stitch types, fabric properties, garment descriptions/pattern shapes, taking measurements, prepping your fabric, tips for cutting, sewing seams, and finishing touches. Hands on practice is involved to create your own unique throw pillow. This class is $60 for the two sessions and includes the cost of materials. Offered on Thursdays February 19th and 26th, from 7-9pm, and again on March 5th and 12th, from 7-9pm.

If you have some sewing experience, but want to work on simple projects in a guided group atmosphere, or want to learn how to repair and alter your existing wardrobe, here are some options for you. (Prerequisite of Sewing Room Basics or demonstration of sewing machine operation.)

Tailoring shirts- Learn how to adjust your shirts to make them fit you in the sides, shoulders, and length. Techniques include taking in side seams, adding darts, moving sleeves/armholes, and hemming. Bring a few shirts (or dresses) to work on. All fabrics and designs welcome. This 2-hour class costs $30, and includes time to work on your alterations. Offered March 19th from 7-9pm.

Sewing accessories- Enjoy your sewing practice even more by handcrafting your own customized accessories! Choose from three mini projects: a pincushion for your wrist, sewing machine dust cover, or roll up tool kit. This 2-hour class is $40 and includes the cost of materials. Offered March 26th from 7-9pm.

Variations of a skirt- Get ready for spring by sewing your own skirt. Learn how to make a waistband, optional pocket, wrap design or zipper closure. Choose to use darts, gathers, or pleats to shape your custom skirt. Environmental option: repurpose an old tablecloth, using the border as the hem. This 2-hour class is $40 and includes the cost of materials, OR $30 if you bring your own thrifted tablecloth and materials. Offered April 2nd from 7-9pm.

Re-Workshop- Bring a special textile item that you would like to re-work or re-purpose. The class will have a group discussion/brainstorm addressing each item, what doesn’t work about it, what you love about it, and possible alterations. Learn new relevent techniques, and work alongside each other to transform your piece into something usable/ wearable. Bring whatever additional materials you think you might need, or just your piece to rework. Some additional materials available. This 2-hour session is $30 and includes the cost of a variety of buttons, ribbons, and closures. Offered April 9th from 7-9pm.

This schedule is subject to change if there is zero interest in a class, or if there is a lot of interest in another. If you have any questions, please write me at andrea@andreapelletier.com subject line: sewing lessons. Or stop by Rebel Waltz Tattoo during business hours to fill out a registration form and drop off a non-refundable $20 deposit to hold your space. I am looking forward to sewing with you!!

2 Comments|

  • andrea, January 24, 2016

    Yes, I could make you a ribbon skirt! If you send me an email to describe what you're looking for, I can give you a better idea of what it might cost. Satin ribbons hanging from a waistband like a grass skirt? Ribbons sewn together to make vertical stripes? Is it a straight cut, flared, a-line, or full and gathered skirt silhouette?

  • Amber, November 01, 2015

    Hi, do you make ribbon skirts for sale?

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