Friday, June 3, 2011

New Fabric and Sewing Class update

NEW Japanese fabric arrived!

First up are these sweet, delicate floral prints in a super soft cotton.

Next are the yarn-dyed checks...they just exude summery freshness and I can see a perfect picnic blanket and napkin set in the yellows and blues and fresh gingham-y dresses and men's shirts in the blues, greens, and browns. For those of you who don't know, "yarn-dyed" means that the check design is created by weaving the colored thread together to create the design rather than printing on one side. This develops a beautifully textured look to the fabric and it's also reversible and makes for a nice fray to the unfinished edge.

We also have some new cotton interlock (jersey, stretchy) fabric in that I'm dying to make a summer shift out of..right now we have the all important basic black, a black and grey strip, an aqua polka dot, and a bright floral.

Last up, a quick reminder that we have a sewing class and a workshop starting next week and there are still a few spaces left in both. Call or come in to the shop to register:

BYOP: Bring Your Own Project Workshops

Sundays 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Workshop 2: May 29; Workshop 3: June 12; Workshop 4: June 19; Workshop 5: June 26

Sign up for only one workshop $30

This class is perfect for the sewer who knows how to sew, but needs a little help with a current project. Two hour session includes instruction on using our machines.

Finishing Touches Workshop

Instructor: Taylor McVay

Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 pm

June 11; June 18; June 25 Level: Intermediate

$100 plus materials

Sewing technique classes for those who know how to sew, but would like to give their handmade garments a little extra polish. Class will cover seams (French seams, faux French seams, flat fell seams, Hong Kong bound seams); hand and machine hem stitching (including tape hems, chiffon hems, folded and rolled hems); handpicked zippers; hook and eye closures; blind and belt loops; and fabric covered snaps. These finishing techniques will make your garment sing!

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