Monday, October 17, 2011

NEW - Community Sewing Workshops

Wanted to give you all a heads up on our new Community Sewing Workshops that will be happening once a month to give you all a taste of what our classes are like. 

We have just added two classes that will be happening both in October and in November. Guess what's the best part? They are only $5 each and you'll walk away truly having learned a brand new skill.

How to Sew a Button: 
Community Class - Beginner Level - 1/2 Hour Workshop
If we had a nickel for everytime we talk to people who want to learn how to sew and they tell us "I don't even know how to sew a button" we'd be gazillionaires. This class is for those that just want to learn how to do some mending and replace some buttons that have fallen off of favorite clothing pieces. Don't throw that shirt away, learn how to fix it!

In this workshop students will learn:
*How to thread and prepare a hand sewing needle
*How to sew a standard flat button the proper way

Community Class = $5
All Supplies Included

Upcoming Dates

Sunday October 30th, 2011 12 - 12:30pm
Sunday November 13th, 2011 12 - 12:30pm

Hand Sew Your Hem Workshop:
Community Class - Beginner Level - 1/2 Hour Workshop

Are you tired of paying the tailor way to much money to hem your pants? Do you have a pile of pants, jeans and/or skirts that could totally be worn, if only you could get the hem fixed or shortened?
In this M Avery Designs Comunity class, we'll teach how to hem your own pants or skirt at home using just a needle and thread. You'll learn a skill that you can do at home without a sewing machine. Bring a practice pair of pants to hem if you want.

Community Class = $5

All Supplies Included

Upcoming Dates
Sunday October 30th, 2011 11am-11:30am
Sunday November 13th, 2011 11am - 11:30am

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hat Lab Starts on Thursday

There's a chill in the air and I reached into my fall hat bin yesterday because I was ready. It's almost like the fall has come just for us to start our Hat Lab on Thursday.

I am not teaching the class, but will be staying and stitching for most classes because 1. I love hats! and 2. Because Irina is such an excellent teacher, I can always learn many things when I take her hat class.

Irina is the hat expert. Plain and simple. She's been doing this a long time and has learned from the best and now creates patterns and samples for the best. Coach.

Irina's passion for hats started with her first trip to London in 1994: inspired by Top Shop, upon return she made hats for the artists friends. Soon she became famous in her native Ukraine for her casual, understated creations. Innovative and resourceful, she was working with vintage and recycling materials producing original collections and fashion performances. 

Here are just a few of the adorable and highly functional designs we'll be working on in class: