Sewing Summer Camp

  Sewing Summer Camp    This class is open for ages 10 -65!!! Class will start each day at 10:30 am and end at 3:30 pm.  Students will learn all of the elements of sewing from the Introduction to Sewing 101 & 102 classes.  Here is what you will learn…. All about your sewing machine Proper threading techniques Pressure feet and their purposes Different stitches and…

Ladies Fitted Pants – Pant Fitting Class

Ladies Fitted Pants – Pant fitting Class Wary of making pants? Ever made pants that didn’t fit? Never again! In this class, we adjust a muslin to fit your body then make adjustments to your pattern. Your muslin will be further fitted and adjustments transferred back to your pattern you love! We focus solely on making the muslin and altering your pattern, as so many…

Historical Costume Making

Historical Costume Making  Do you have a passion for costumes or Costume history? Do you love Jane Austen? In this class we will be creating a beautiful dress inspired by the early 1800 fashion also known as the industry. The class will double as a history lesson, covering this important era of fashion and how we got to it. Burda 2493 will be our base,…

Finishing Techniques

Finishing Techniques  This class will cover some of the essential finishing techniques that one might need when sewing clothing.  In this class students will learn how to make buttonholes, sew on buttons properly, make fabric covered buttons, make continuous bias tape, hemming pants by hand, make french seams, Hong Kong Finish and also flat felled seams. Sewing will be done in our classroom.   This Class will…

Silk Blouse & Designer Skirt Sewing Retreat

Darrell Thomas Textiles Sewing Retreat Come and join us for this amazing retreat on June 24th & 25th at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.  This two day retreat will focus on creating a beautiful Silk Nicky Blouse and a Skirt.  Each student will arrive with their sewing machine and their fabric ready to sew. We will then begin to construct these garments together. Arrival at…

Ladies Fitted Dress

Ladies Fitted Dress In this course, each student will leave with a perfectly fitted dress. The dress is sleeveless. To enable the wearer to emphasize their figure, there are bust darts, and  front and back darts. The dress will have an invisible zipper in the back. Every woman always want that perfect little black dress…well, here it is! Muslin fittings will be provided.  Pattern is Vogue #8146…

Designer Silk Infinity Scarf

Designer Silk Infinity Scarf Class In this course, students will learn how to design and create handmade Scarves good enough to sit on any self at any high-end boutique. At the end of this course, the student will have created their silk scarf..  What a perfect class to create a gift for that special someone! Many of the elements that will be learned during this course may be applied…

Intro to Sewing 101-1 Lined Tote bag & Apron

Introduction to Sewing 101-1 Lined Tote Bag & Apron  Everyone can learn to Sew with the proper instruction. This class is entry level. We will teach you everything to get you started sewing. This Class will be 100% hands on experience. Sewing will be done in our classroom. In this class you will learn…. 1. All about your sewing machine 2. Proper threading techniques 3. Pressure feet…

Intro to Sewing 101-2 Pyjama Pants

Introduction to Sewing 101-2 Pyjama Pants Everyone can learn to Sew with the proper instruction. This class is entry level. We will teach you everything to get you started sewing. This Class will be 100% hands on experience. Sewing will be done in our classroom. In this class you will learn…. How to read a Sewing Pattern Understanding pattern markings. Laying out of Fabric. Proper…