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A La Mode Bucket Bag BB

We've noticed LOTS of variations on this bag theme out and about, so we've come up with several of our own. A perennial favorite, our take on the Bucket Bagis made of denim and leather, has internal pockets and zippered exterior pockets, attachments for the handle strap - 2 across the top and one at the bottom, so that you can carry it cross-body or simply over your shoulder.

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And Sew It Seams ASIS

Sewing Arts students have been asking for a hands-on sewing techniques class. Well, for those of you who want to learn how to install zippers, welt pockets, attach bindings, make corded buttonholes and sew on buttons in addition to zillions of other techniques, "And Sew It Seams" is the answer to your quest!

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Beginning Sewing for Fashion S1A

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.

Posted in: Sewing - Fashion
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Beginning Sewing for Fashion S1B

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.

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Beginning Sewing for Fashion S1C

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.

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Beginning Sewing With Stretch K10A

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.

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Beginning Sewing With Stretch K10B

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.

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Beginning Sewing With Stretch K10C

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.

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Beginning Sewing with Stretch K10D: From T's to Tease - Keeping It "Brief"

Taking a bit of a novel approach, you’ll increase your serger savvy while making these cool briefs. The perfect gift for the guy who’s got everything (just in time for Valentine’s Day…), take his favorite knit t-shirt (the one he really shouldn’t be wearing anymore…), and turn it into what is sure to be the biggest conversation piece this season… 1 Session. $49, (includes pattern), plus materials.

Posted in: Sewing - Fashion
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Bernina Designer 7 & DesignWorks - The Inner Workings Revealed BD7

If you're anything like the rest of us, the world of machine embroidery software can be completely and awesomely overwhelming. Every sewing machine manufacturer has its own brand, and there are several embroidery software companies that are completely independent of any sewing machine brand. The choices are phenomenal, but therein lies the crux of the problem: Which one do I choose? What in the heck do all these programs do? Which one is right for me? Help!

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