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Learn to pattern every piece that you love to wear, and have an amazing collection of patterns to work with in your studio. A garment you would like to make a pattern from. This garment will be cut flat. Make sure you are ok with cutting the garment flat. Choose the garment for the way it fits, and again be certain you are ok with cutting it f
“Project Runway” comes to PVAC! Fashion, sketching, simple pattern-making, hand-sewing, and designing simple doll garments.Make patterns by both draping and flat pattern method. Make several outfits for the doll you bring to class.
Learn the art of stained glass, using the copper foil technique, similar to Tiffany. Modern techniques and tools nearly cut the glass for you and make even first efforts fun and easy. Select designs from thousands of patterns or make your own unique patterns. Location Instructions: Class code M10H. The class is located in the Main Hall as
Use your natural creativity and our comprehensive and flexible workshop to design any style you wish. You will learn right along beside celebrity designer Leontine Abullah by using the basic principles of draping, how to create any style, and turn your ideas to reality. Draping I Introduces the fundamental principles of developing basic silhouettes
Have you always wanted to sew with special occasion fabrics and felt intimidated by the challenge?This 2 part workshop is not to be missed!You will learn techniques only done in couture ateliers. Gain insight on how to manage these “hard to sew” fabrics and the tricks to making your sewing experience enjoyable.The next time you see charmeuse or
Get ready to master the art of sewing!With our new patterns you now have the option to dress it up or dress it down. Make yourself an outfit for every occasion! Whether your working with prints, patterns, or solid colors this outfit will give you the opportunituy to tune up your sewing skills with all new fitting and alteration techniques.Supplies
How many of you have had the experience of spending weeks or months on a sweater only to have it not fit as you’d like? What if you could tell the designer your exact measurements? And knit a swatch and tell her the gauge instead of trying to match the one in the pattern? Well, with Amy Herzog’s CustomFit program, you can do all that!Mary Beth
Take your sewing skills to the next level - learn to read patterns, choose and cut fabric expertly
and make simple fitting adjustments!This course continues to go over all the basics while still introducing you to more advanced construction techniques. Gain confidence in your sewing with our basic garment patterns as you take your first steps into
Suitable for beginners. Enjoyable for everyone.
Ever wanted to make your own curtains but not wanted to risk ruining expensive fabric if you tried?
Do you have some lovely vintage fabric that you have been saving to 'get made' into curtains but been put off by the expense?
This workshop will help you better understand how window treatments are desi
Improve your technical skills in difficult areas like exposure, composition, and action photos. The 4 Exposure classes will take place in Spring; the 4 Composition classes will take place in Summer; and the 4 Sports/Action classes will take place in Fall.Spring: Exposure in PhotographyJanuary 18: Exposure Techniques. Master spot versus evaluat
Students will first be learning how to make sewing and thread bags. Then, they will be choosing their next project based on what they are interested in learning (e.g. Garments, Quilting, Home Dec.) You will make the sewing & thread bags first, and then, since there are many branches on the "Sewing Tree", you will choose your next project based
This beginner’s class is a complete knitting primer that will start you off with perfect technique and lots of inspiration and prepare you for many of our fabulous other classes offered throughout the year. It is also the perfect springboard for our Knitting “U” class. You’ll make your own hat and learn enough about the basics of pattern re
The children's intro into sewing for kids ages 9 - 17 is a hands on approach to the basics of sewing. Learn how to operate a sewing machine, understand sewing terms, select fabric, read a pattern, and mark & cut fabric. In your 6 free classes you will be shown how to make your own Messenger Bag from scratch. We will show you how to express you
In this hands-on class, students will be choosing and working on their own projects. You can learn to sew/quilt, knit or crochet. You will make the sewing & thread bags first, and then, since there are many branches on the "Sewing Tree", you will choose your next project based on what you are interested to learn: Garments, Quilting, Home Dec,
In this class you will begin to design and fabricate pillows three dimensionally using a variety of fabric and trims. Learn to make piping and become comfortable sewing curves. Choose medium weight fabrics from either the home decor or the designer dressmaking side of the store. Trims can be added and purchased in class once the design has been det
Bring in your old, new, or borrowed sewing machine or use one of ours, and in 3 short hours you will jump-start yourself right into making your own clothing or home decor items! Learn sewing machine basics, including how to thread and operate a machine, how to choose the right fabric for your sewing projects, the essential tools of the trade, how t
Our Sound Engineering course is for learners who want to master the art of recording. You will learn how to record in a professional studio with an engineer who will show you all the tips and techniques he’s picked up from years of recording bands in this very room!Our Sound Engineering course takes place in Swing House Studios boasting a Vintage
Ever wanted to spruce up your living space but don't want to spend a fortune or invest too much time and effort? Pillows: A simple and functional way to accessorize any living space. We now offer an amazing array of upholstery fabric! You can choose from numerous upholstery fabrics that can easily make your room a much more chic place!Supplies:1 Sq
In this class you will make this trendy tote inspired by the popular Lotta Jansdotter bag, in the fabric of your choice. This tote is big and billowing just like a trusty tote should be, and will soon become one of your favorites. This is our most popular class, so please be aware of limited space.Everything you always wanted to learn in a beginner
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