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Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Years Resolution: Learn to Sew

Posted by Jessie Drake on Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 3:13 PM

It is a week into 2012, which means you've probably already cheated on whatever ambitious resolution you told all your friends in a drunken moment of optimism. Forget hitting the gym three times a day, giving up all your fun vices, or building an underground shelter for the coming apocalypse and lower your expectations to something much more fun and achievable. Learn to Sew.


The 100th Monkey Studio is offering basic sewing classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays all month, taught by Amanda Myers. Here's the class description:

In this class we will learn the basics of making a garment from start to finish. For years I have heard my friends lament that they never learned to sew, or others who could wing it but never learned the real deal. We will be working with fabric, patterns and oh yes, the sewing machine to send you home with your custom pattern ,a simple top or skirt, and the skills to re-create it and the confidence and excitement to keep sewing. I will teach you the essential rules you need to know for a stress free experience, including choosing the right project for your skill level.. Beginners and those with some experience are welcome. This class could grow into an on going clinic if enough are interested.

Register Online Here
1/11, 1/18, 1/25 Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm: Design, patterning, preparation
1/14, 1/21, 1/28 Saturdays from 12-2pm: Prep and construction
Cost: per session $35 + $5 material fees

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