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Basic Sewing Machine SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a sewing machine. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches. This machine sews through regular weight fabric but not heavy duty materials like leather or thick canvas. Go...

Wednesday Mar 29th, 7pm

Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki four-thread industrial serger sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems. Take advantage of this powerful machine to sew and hem heavy, layered materials like canvas and leather. Expect to increase...

Tuesday Mar 28th, 7pm

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Leatherworking - Make a Belt

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of leather cutting, embossing, hand sewing, and installing hardware – everything you need to tackle your own leather projects in the future. In addition to a custom belt, you will also walk away with tips on sourcing leather, books for further instruction, and suggestions for your next leather project. ...

Saturday Mar 25th, 2:30pm

Industrial Sewing Machines SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch industrial sewing machine and the Juki industrial walking foot sewing machine. Practice methods of speed control and accuracy. Operate the presser foot with a knee lever and enjoy continuous bobbin winding. Then get to know the walking foot industrial sewing...

Thursday Mar 30th, 5pm

Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather and walk away with a wrist cuff that you made yourself!  We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. We have a variety of design and alphabet stamps that will give you a chance to personalize your project....

Saturday Mar 25th, 11am

Advanced Sewing: Fleece-Lined Mittens

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this textiles workshop, you will be able to apply the skills learned in our Basic Sewing Machine SBU toward making a set of cozy fleece mittens! Your instructor will guide you through drafting a simple pattern, cutting your pieces and assembling the final product. Mittens are a great holiday sewing project as they can easily be scaled up or down...

Saturday Mar 25th, 2pm

Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this lecture-based class, learn the many aspects of this feature-rich, digitizing (creating machine embroidery stitches from 2D artwork) software package by Janome. (The software also supports Brother.) See how embroidery designs are created from existing artwork, objects (e.g., shapes, text, and clipart), and original artwork. This software-focused...

Sunday Mar 26th, 10:30am

CNC Embroiderer SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to create custom embroidery designs with the intuitive and easy-to-use Janome embroidery machine. Take part in several demos and become familiar with hooping methods, needles, threading, several types of stabilizers, and more. See how to create digitized stitches based on monogramming and logo art as...

Sunday Mar 26th, 2pm

Advanced Sewing: Reversible Fleece Hat

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

There's a chill in the air! Join us to learn how to make a reversible fleece hat! Utilize your sewing skills and techniques to create a unique hat with optional customization. This hat makes a practical and fun holiday gift...or keep it for yourself to stay warm and toasty all season! As this is a custom item, please bring the following: 2 yards...

Saturday Mar 25th, 11am

Advanced Sewing: Zippers

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this advanced sewing workshop we will learn how to install a zipper in a garment. Students may use the provided zipper, or bring their own zipper and garment. Students must have taken and passed the Basic Sewing Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Project: None. Students will have access to basic black and white thread, a small zipper, and muslin....

$99
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Advanced Sewing: Button Holes

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this advanced sewing workshop, we will learn how to install a button hole in a garment. Students may use the provided fabric, or bring their own fabric or garment. Students must have taken and passed the Basic Sewing Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Project: None. Students will have access to basic black and white thread and muslin. Those...

$99
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Sewing Retreat

at Sew Magarbo - Ashburn
44933 George Washington Blvd Ste 110, Washington, District of Columbia 20147

Schedule: Friday, April 21/7pm -  Meet and Greet and Dinner 830pm - Quick beginner's lesson and/or set-up for non-beginners 9pm-'til you drop- optional open sewing Saturday, April 22/9am - Breakfast 945am- Workshop (we will learn about zippers, piping, etc.) 12nn- LUNCH 1pm-Finish project 630pm- DINNER 8pm- Optional More Sewing 'til you drop...

$399

3 sessions

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Portuguese Knitting

at Nature's Yarns - Fairfax
11212 Lee Hwy, Washington, District of Columbia 22030

Learn this traditional European method of knitting! It’s great for reverse garter and stockinette stitch patterns and for those who hate purling….this one’s for you! We will learn how to make a dishcloth using this technique.  Materials: Students to bring a DK/Worsted weight cotton yarn suitable for a dish/washcloth with appropriate...

$50
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Crochet 201

at Looped Yarn Works - Dupont Circle
1732 Connecticut Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Did you take beginning crochet or already know the basics and want the next step? In this class, you will learn how to increase, decrease and shape your crochet projects, change color and work in the round. You’ll leave class well on your way with a super cute pot holder or a set of colorful coasters. Materials DK or worsted cotton yarn (2 different...

$40
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Circles and Squares Crochet

at Nature's Yarns - Fairfax
11212 Lee Hwy, Washington, District of Columbia 22030

After learning the basic crochet stitches are you ready to move on to more advanced techniques such as circles and squares? If so, this class is for you. Flat circles are used in many patterns. You can use them alone as in coasters, or in patterns such as top down hats, market bags or amigurumi. In this class, you will learn how to crochet in a circle...

$60

2 sessions

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