Past Classes

Looking for a class to add to your event?

Want to gather some friends and book a class in your home?

Here are some of the classes I teach…

Part 1

Is your sewing machine sitting in the back of a closet gathering dust? 
Do you wish you remembered how to thread it? 
Do you want to learn to sew?

Bring your sewing machine and all of its accessories (power cord, manual, bobbins, presser feet, needles, etc.) to this 4-hour workshop.  Instructor Tina Bury will show you how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine, talk about the most common issues when using your machine and how to avoid them, and familiarize you with the most useful stitches.

A quick project will be sewn together to get you started. You’ll leave feeling confident that you can sew on your own!

(4 hour class)

Part 2

Self-drafted Skirt –  Draft and sew a skirt using your measurements and your sense of style. (5 hour class)

Perfect Fit T-shirt -Learn to use a sewing pattern and alter it to fit your unique body. (6 hour class)

Self-drafted Leggings – Building on the skills you learned while drafting your skirt, we’ll develop a pattern for fitted leggings that you’ll love…no more tugging! (5 hour class)

Requirements: Basic sewing

Proud skirt-drafting and sewing students!

skills helpful, if you can confidently thread your sewing machine, we’ll learn the rest. All garments will be made with easy to fit and comfortable, jersey fabric.

Do you wish you could sew your own clothes, perfectly fitted to your body and style, but it seems too daunting? 

Let’s slow the process down, learn the construction, work on fit and sew by hand…no machines required. 

In this class we’ll sew a perfectly fitted Tee Shirt, altering the pattern with your unique measurements and style.  Then we’ll learn and practice the hand stitches needed for construction. 

(3 hour class)

Hand-sewn, self-drafted tee shirt dyed with onion skins, before being dipped in indigo.

Visible mending is a nod to the traditions of prolonging the life of our clothes and our fabrics through the art of caring for them. We’ll learn techniques borrowed from the Japanese – Sashiko stitches and Boro cloth – and our own quilting roots.  Students will begin the class by creating and practice stitching small pouches before beautifying their own garments.  Suitable for all skill levels.

(Full: 6 hour class, Partial: 3 hour class)

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