Face it -- you know very little about sewing, if anything. Staples and duct tape are probably found in your sewing kit. Believe it or not, you'll leave this class with a completed pair of drawstring pants. (You're a fast learner you say? Well then, you can make a pullover shirt to match, too!) This class moves really quickly and fills even more quickly! Limited to 12 students, be sure to enroll early to avoid missing out! 4 Sessions. $159 includes your pattern and use of sewing machines in class - You provide your basic sewing supplies, fabric and a smile! Supply list provided at first class.
Continue to hone your sewing skills by learning to install zippers, create darts and correct fit while you construct a lightly tailored lined or un-lined skirt in this second in our series of three classes designed to provide you a solid foundation upon which to further your creative sewing genius. You may also select from either a collared or collarless tunic or lightly tailored camp shirt with a convertible collar. Enrollment is capped at 10 students. $179 plus pattern, fabric and supplies.
In Sewing S1B, you easily mastered French seams and zippers. Ready to conquer the sewing world? Try Sewing S1C on for size! During this next stop in our popular introductory sewing series, you'll have a really hard time making a choice. For this session, you can choose to make a dress or jeans (made to fit), a men's or women's classically tailored collared dress shirt, or a jean jacket. Limited to 8 students. $199 plus pattern, fabric and supplies. Supply List.
You’ve got your serger… And it looked so much like once you got it home, it would make perfect sense. And now you realize that if you had about another 14 hours in the day you’d be able to master it. No worries! Before you head down the path of overlock destruction, this class will unwind the mystery of threading and tension and will explore a bunch of knit garment construction techniques while making a sweatshirt, a pair of yoga pants, and finally, the t-shirt with which everyone thinks they want to start... Limited to 6 students. 4 Sessions. Supply List.
You've got the basics of sewing with stretch knits under your belt. Stretch your skills with this course new to our schedule. With the able guidance of Ivy Vining, you'll learn how to color-block and construct a pair of legins and a sports bra. You'll even learn how to customize fit. The enrollment cap on this class is six students. 4 Sessions. Supply List.
The enthusiam for our Beginning Sewing with Stretch series has been truly remarkable. This trimester, we add to the series with a section devoted entirely to swimwear. This course continues building on the skills learned in K10A and K10B. As in K10A and K10B, the first session is dedicated to technical training and sample making. As time permits, you'll construct a one-piece swimsuit with razor back, or a bikini top and bottom. You're welcome to try your hand at a pair (or two or three) of swim trunks. Enrollment is limited to 6 students. 4 Sessions. Supply List.
Burning Man is on your mind, and you've suddenly realized that you can't spend the ENTIRE time in the buff. Comic-Con is incredibly fun, but how much longer can you REALLY get away with a felt cape, a shoulder pad used as a codpiece, and epaulettes you bought at the dollar store? And Halloween? Are you really going to strut down Santa Monica Boulevard wearing a $2.00 handmedown muscle suit that cuts off at the knees, is ripped across the back, and people whisper behind your back, "He's not SuperMan - He's NoWonderNoOneWillDateHimMan"...
Here's your chance to put your best embroidery intentions into practice. Set aside 2 1/2 hours with Jeane and Susanne and indulge your embroidery genius. Each month you'l explore the many and varied mysteries of machine embroidery. From monograms to lace, from placement to hooping, from needles to threads, from stabilizers to toppers, you'll make projects incorporating the myriad techniques available to machine embroiderers in the market today. This month's project is all abouy PLACEMENT, the key to successful embroidery.
We are absolutely delighted to introduce you to Jemi Armstrong. Not only is she faculty with the fashion department of Santa Monica College for the past 14 years, she is also an energetic author, authoring texts such as “From Pencil to Pen Tool” that is utilized in fashion schools throughout the country. Known for her extraordinary fashion illustrations, Jemi is absolutely convinced that if you can master a few basic shapes, you can master fashion illustration, too. Coupling her passion for fashion with her joy of teaching, Jemi will show you how to take design ideas that are clear as day in your head, and teach you how to express those ideas on paper - an absolute "must have" ability for any designer.