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Beginning Sewing for Fashion Level 1 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.

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Beginning Sewing for Fashion Level 2 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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Block of the Month - Amish With A Twist BOMA

We are extraordinarily excited to launch a new block of the month program at Sewing Arts! With the loads of folks who’ve been joining us for our illustrious QuiltWorks QW1A series, here’s the perfect opportunity to put some notches in your quilting belt. Join us once each month for this 9 month class and watch while not only you learn to piece a bunch of different blocks and learn to applique, but your skills build, too! $259 for the 9-month tour, or $39 per month, plus pattern, kit fee, materials. Pay up front and receive the pattern absolutely free! (Saves you $39.95!) Supply List.

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Blueprinting TABP

Blueprinting, also known on cyanotype, uses photosensitized fabric, opaque design media, and sunshine to create amazing designs. We will design, explore, experiment and discover a creative approach to textile design.  At the end of class, you will have useable swatches that you can incorporate into your sewing projects, and the knowledge to design and create yardage on your own. $39, plus materials. Supply List. 1 Session.

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Couture Cloning CC1A

We're very pleased to introduce you to Barbara Rain's newest addition to the Sewing Arts Schedule: a course showing you how to rub-off ready made garments. In this 3-hour introductory course, using your favorite hoodie, you'll learn all the fundamental skills needed to take your favorite garments back to flat patterns so that you can recreate fabulous fashion that fits you to a "T".

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Crafty Carrier CC

This crafty carrier is just the source to put order to your crafting chaos! These carriers have handles, outside divided pleated pockets on front and back, and a single outside pocket on each side. The outside carrier is made from three different fabrics and the inside carrier is made from a fourth fabric choice. There is a firm heavy-weight interfacing between the outer and inner layers. $59 plus materials. Supply List. 2 Sessions.

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Crochet C1A - the Introduction

Crochet is making a huge comeback. We’ve received numerous requests for crochet classes, and are thrilled to be able to provide. Sharon McCauley joins the Sewing Arts faculty to provide you expert tutelage in this two session introductory crochet course! You’ll learn the fundamentals you need to set you squarely on your way to expert crochet. 2 Sessions. $59, plus materials. Supply List.

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Crochet C1B - Stitching It Up A Notch

You’ve got the basics of crochet firmly knotted up...err, under your belt. Time to step it up! In this class, you’ll have the opportunity to further your skills as Sharon shows you how to read and to make sense of those amazing crochet patterns. 2 Sessions. $59, plus materials. Supply List.

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Deana McGuffin - BootWoman Extraordinaire!

Ok... If you've been by the shop, you've likely seen Russell wearing the boots he made in December under the watchful eye and expert instruction of Deana McGuffin of Albuquerque, NM. It was an awesome experience, and now Russell's absolutely smitten. (Hey... for the cost of leather, some tools and some time, WAY big bragging rights...) 

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Early Morning FasTrack - Fashion Sewing S1A, S1B, S1C

Who knew so many of you would be up so early and ready to sew? Join us for our FasTrack Sessions - our early morning S1A, S1B and S1C garment sewing series. Now you can confidently amass a myriad of sewing skills before you even set out for work. These sessions are intense, fast and furious, meeting twice weekly, and covering all the materials covered in the general coursework. It’s structured so that the coursework follows consecutively from S1A to S1B to S1C so that in just seven short weeks, you’ll be well on your way to expressing your creative sewing genius.

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