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Introduction to Sewing for Handweavers

Dates: August 9 - August 10

Cost per ticket: $265.00

About Class

Are you afraid of your sewing machine? Got yards of handwovens but don’t know what to do next? This workshop is for you.

On day one, we will learn how to sew basic seams, do some sewing machine adjustments and use a variety of seam finishes (flat-felled, French seam, Hong Kong finishes and more) using “practice” commercial fabrics. We will cover sewing pattern conventions, layouts for cutting and how to choose a good commercial sewing pattern that works well with handwoven yardage. We will introduce you to finishing on a serger and ways to stabilize handwovens before cutting into them.

On day two we will practice these techniques on your own handwoven fabrics to create either a tote bag or simple project on which to practice your new skills. Pattern for bag will be provided by instructor and garment patterns will be available for sale.

Students should have a sewing machine in good working order for use in the classroom and should bring about a yard of ‘store bought’ woven fabric (cotton or wool) for practice, plus as much of their woven yardage that they might like to work with for the project.

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All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

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For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.



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Intro to Sewing for Handweavers
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This class's instructor

Judy Gelzinis Donovan

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