Archive for January 2015

Spring Classes Have Sprung!

Our newest class list is now up. You can view the calendar on the left hand side of our website, or by clicking HERE.  For a full list of descriptions, times, instructors, and costs, please see below.

Please note: Pre-registration is required for all classes and workshops so we know what our attendance will be.

Class Name: Wet Felted Bowls
Date: Sat. Feb 7th
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Alexis Bach
Description: Learn the basic techniques to turn lush wooly fibres into dense fabric. You’ll mix and layer colours to make one of a kind felted bowls. Materials are included in cost of this workshop.
Cost: $35

Class Name: Pattern Adjusting 101 – Tops
Date: Sun. Feb 8th
Time: 1-4pm
Instructor: Jill Sullivan
Description: Using a basic pattern for woven fabrics we will be teaching you how to make the changes to create a better fitting top for you shape. By cutting and basting a top from simple fabric you will test and finalize techniques to get a better fitting blouse, t-shirt or vest.
Supplies: Burda pattern 8218 or 7051, enough light to medium weight woven fabric for your sample (reused materials are fine, this is just to make a prototype not a finished product) , scissors, pins, tape measure, pencil, notebook.
Cost: $35

Class Name: Pattern Adjusting 101 – Bottoms
Date: Sun. Feb. 15th
Time: 1-4pm
Instructor: Jill Sullivan
Description: Pants that don’t fit well are uncomfortable and don’t help you look your best. Using a basic pattern we will make the changes required for a better fit customized for your shape and at the end of the class you’ll know how to make any pants fit great everytime.
Supplies: Burda pattern 7068, appropriate fabric for a sample, scissors, pins, tape measure, pencil, notebook.
Cost: $35

Class Name: Learn to Knit
Date: Sat. Feb 21st
Time: 10:30-12pm
Instructor: Linda Brooks
Description: Learn the basics of knitting in a day! We’ll teach you how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off, setting you up for success with your first knitting project.
Supplies: One ball of DK or worsted weight yarn and 4mm or 4.5mm needles. Materials can be bought in store with a 15% discount for this workshop.
Cost: $15

Class Name: Landscape Quilting
Date: Sun. Feb. 22nd and Mar. 1st
Time: 1-4pm
Instructor: Jill Sullivan
Description: Copying your own photos or creating a design free form is a great way to learn new skills and apply old ones to make your own art. In this class we will make a small wall quilt that will give you need to know to move forward in designing and creating your own landscape quilts.
Supplies: Sewing machine for quilting, fabrics (just about anything works for landscape quilts as they don’t get washed, pay attention most to textures, we can swap and share to get the best effects)
Cost: $60

Class Name: Anatomy of a Bag
Date: Thurs. Feb. 26th and March. 5th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Jill Sullivan
Description: Bags have a few basic shapes that are easy to reproduce. Once you create your chosen shape and size, it is a matter of making straps, handles, pockets, linings, and using the hardware that works best. We will explore some basic shapes and the different materials that can be used to achieve a bag that works for you.
Supply list to be determined.
Cost: $45

Class Name: Beginner Quilting
Date: Sun. Mar. 8th, Mar. 15th, and Mar. 22nd
Time: 1-4pm
Instructor: Jill Sullivan
Description: In this class we will make a small quilt that will give you all the basic skills and language to let you move into more complex projects. Starting with measuring and safely cutting, right through to quilting and finally binding, you will do each step that leads to a finished quilt.
These skills are not difficult and we welcome anyone from 12 on up to join us.
Supply list to be determined.
Cost: $75

Class Name: Sewing Skills: Beyond the Basics
Date: Thursdays, Mar. 12, Mar. 19th, Mar. 26th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Jill Sullivan
Description: This session is aimed at those that are comfortable using their sewing machine and wish to expand their skills. We will begin by using a pattern to make pj pants or shorts. Choosing the right fabric and pattern, and learning the language of a pattern are all skills that will serve you as you forward with your chosen projects.
Supplies: Basic pajama pants pattern, appropriate fabric can be brought from home or purchased in store with a 15% class discount.
Cost : $60

Class Name: Needle Felted Easter Decorations
Date: Sat. Mar. 14
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Alexis Bach
Description: Alexis will teach you the basics of flat and 3D needle felting while making super cute Easter decorations! This class is suitable for ages 12 and up. Materials are included in cost of this workshop.
Cost : $35

Class Name: Learn to Knit
Date: Sat. Mar 21st
Time: 10:30-12pm
Instructor: Linda Brooks
Description: Learn the basics of knitting in a day! We’ll teach you how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off, setting you up for success with your first knitting project.
Supplies: One ball of DK or worsted weight yarn and 4mm or 4.5mm needles. Materials can be bought in store with a 15% discount for this workshop.
Cost: $15

All classes require you to pre-register in store, so give us a call or drop in to make sure you’re signed up!

A New Year

Happy new year to all of our friends and family from us at Sew Easy! We just wanted to let you know that we’re working on new class offerings, which we will hopefully be posting shortly. In the meantime, we’ve changed over to Google Calendar for ease of use, and you can check it out on the left or at the top of this page. If you have a Google account, you’ll be able to add events to your own calendar, or set reminders for upcoming workshops and events.

 

That’s all for now!