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Class — Beginner Serging

This will be a half-day class of basic serger, so if you are new to serging or looking for a refresher course, this is the class for you. We will go over all the parts of the serger, threading for 4 thread basic serging, 3 thread wide, and 3 thread narrow.  This will give you most of the basic threading you will need. If we cover this in time we can do a very simple project with our stitches. Questions and answers about what your serger can and can’t do and how to do it.  Please bring your serger, in good working order, serger thread that matches the threading on your machine, (for example my machine has pink, yellow, green and blue) and 4 cones of whatever basic color you want to rethread your serger with before you go home so you are ready to sew when you get back to your sewing room.  Also bring your serger manual and all accessories that go with your machine, pen and paper for taking notes, and some scissors.

Teacher: Pat Nicholson

Dates: February 15, 2014 (half day)

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Class — Christmas Quickies

Here are the quick things that will be done in the class.
  1. Denim Basket made out of a jeans pant leg and some cotton fabric.  Great little storage item.
  2. Embroidery Hoop sewing Kit. Colourful cotton scraps and a small wooden hoop come together to create this kit.
  3. Facecloth Travel Kit…turn a facecloth into a storage for your toiletries when travelling.
  4. Roll-up Chalkboard. New chalkboard fabric is used to make a great take along for the kids.
  5. Car caddy or Chair caddy… great for travel or keeping things close at home
  6. Mesh Christmas.. work with mesh ribbon to create a simple centerpiece or wreath of your choice.

Teacher: Carmen Faber

Dates: December 7, 2013

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Class — Industrial Sewing Techniques – FULL

This class is now full. Should a spot open up, Guild Members will be notified.

This class is a hands-on class.  A work packet of samples is required.  The technique will be demonstrated and then you will complete your own samples.

  • Sewing Without Pins – 85% of your sewing can be done without pins.  Learn why and how.
  • Curves – Inside and Outside – counteracts the natural tendency of forcing the fabric into the needle.
  • Lapped Zipper – this is the kind of zipper that can be put in the side of a skirt as it is a curved seam and it also covers the zipper and you can’t see it.
  • Centered Zipper – this zipper is inserted without pins and with the facing ready and in position
  • “Burrito” Waistband – this technique is a method to avoid dealing with 6 layers of fabric at the corners of waistbands, cuffs, and collar bands.
  • Perfect Top-stitching – demonstration only
  • Understitching the proper way – is an art form.  We want to sculpt our lining or facings so it forms the structure from which the garment will fall and hang correctly
  • Flat Felled Seam – normally flat-felled seams are a lot of work – sewing it once, trimming, folding it over, pressing etc.  Learn the easy way to sew flat felled seams.
  • Shirt pockets – sew a shirt pocket without pins and stretching of the pocket.
  • Patch pockets – sew an easy patch pocket without pins.
  • Invisible zipper insertion – demonstration only.

Teacher: Fay Gunter

Dates: November 23, 2013

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