Class is designed for children and adults who have had no or very little machine sewing experience. Students will be taught the three foundational hand stitches that are frequently used in sewing projects. Using those hand stitches students will be taught how to make a pin cushion and a needle book. They will also be taught how to use a electric powered sewing machine to make a tote bag, and a simple vest if time allows.
In our intermediate sewing class students will be taught how to make garments from patterns. They will be taught how to read a pattern, and how to properly measure a body and use those measurements to adjust their pattern. Then they will cut their pattern out and sew all of the pieces together using the manufacturers suggested guidelines. In order to successfully complete this class, perspective students must have prior machine sewing experience
Our advance sewing classes are technique based private or private group classes that are structured on request. The classes that can currently be scheduled are:
In our crochet class students will be taught how to read and follow a crochet pattern by making a market bag and a small accessory envelope.
With crochet, our belief is that once you know how to read and follow standard patterns you will be able to make anything you want from a sweater to a afghan and anything in between.
We have found that people who are comfortable with their machines, use their machines. In this class we will teach participants many nuances of their machines including: How to properly thread it and the bobbin, how to make buttonholes, blind hem stitches, satin stitches, faggoting stitches, stretch knit stitches, overcast stitches, and much more - all while making a fun accessory bag.
Participants must have at least a beginner sewing level and bring their own machine with them to class
Ideally we limit our workshops to six participants and one two hour session so that our instructors have time to give each participant individualized attention. The cost for our Make and Take workshops include all of the supplies you will need to complete the advertised project - even if it has to be finished at home.
Normally no prior experience is required for participation in Make & Take Workshops.
We love NeedleArts and there are a few that can get you to a level of novice level proficiency in a few short hours. In this class we will teach participants how to Cross Stitch, Colonial Knot, Crewel, Embroider, and then hand quilt all four creations together into a useful decorative accent.
For groups and organizations that want specific disciplines taught that are not listed here - we probably have you covered (as long as it's a textile art form).
We accommodate groups as small as three and as large as you have the facilities to handle. Let's get the discussion started,
Our summer hours are by appointment.
We're looking forward to getting crafty with you.
26150 Five Mile Road, Redford, Michigan 48239, United States