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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...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 4pm

Basic Sewing: Springtime Plushies

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

Spring has sprung- celebrate the new season by making a springtime plushie at TechShop! Students in this workshop will use basic sewing skills to make an adorable, imaginative stuffed animal. Consider the animal you'd like to make when picking out your fabric, and come ready to create some cuteness!  Since these are custom plushies, each student...

$69
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Beginning Sewing ll

at G Street Fabrics - Rockville
12220 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Now that you have learned the basics of sewing, continue the adventure while learning advanced techniques. Construct a skirt with fitted waistband, darts and a zipper. Prerequisite: sewing I or basic sewing skills.

$169

3 sessions

Monday Nov 6th, 10am

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Beginning Sewing IV

at G Street Fabrics - Rockville
12220 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Now that you have learned the basics of sewing, continue the adventure while learning advanced techniques. Construct a skirt with fitted waistband, darts and a zipper. Prerequisite: sewing I or basic sewing skills.

$169

3 sessions

Wednesday Nov 8th, 10:30am

Machine Quilting for Beginners

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

Directed to the beginner machine quilter who is unsure what to do with her hands and how to attach and use her feet. If you have put off jumping into the water or have jumped in and floundered, this class is for you. We will be using a pre-printed panel to minimize preparation time and maximize learning. The panel is large enough to allow for continued...

$75

2 sessions

Thursday Oct 26th, 6:30pm

Getting Started: The Handi Quilter Longarm Machine

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

Learn the ins and outs of the longarm machine and the frame, how to set up for quilting a quilt, what proper tension is, and some basic quilting designs.

Saturday Oct 21st, 11am

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Open Studio Extended Help with Quilts

at G Street Fabrics - Rockville
12220 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Do you have an unfinished quilt that you need help to complete? Bring an unfinished quilt, drafting challenge or an idea for a new quilt and let an expert teacher help you find solutions.

Friday Nov 3rd, 10:30am

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The Handi Quilter Simply Sixteen Machine

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

This small longarm has built-in stitch regulation.  Learn how to load your quilt on the frame, thread the machine, wind and load a bobbin, establish good tension, bring up the bobbin thread, anchor and tie off threads, and do a little stitching.

Saturday Oct 28th, 1pm

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Getting Started: The Basics of ProStitcher

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

Learn the basic buttons and tools of ProStitcher Premium. Customize Edge-to-Edge (E2E) designs on your computer to fit any quilt size and transfer the design to the ProStitcher on the longarm for accurate stitch out.  Please make an appointment to install the ProStitcher Premium Simulator on your laptop computer by emailing CourseHorse at least...

Friday Oct 20th, 10:30am

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The Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen Machine

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

Using this sit-down quilting machine feels a lot like using your home sewing machine.  Learn how to thread it, wind and load a bobbin, establish good tension, bring up the bobbin thread, anchor and tie off, use the TruStitch stitch regulator, and do some basic designs.

Tuesday Oct 24th, 10:30am

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ANS: Meander Quilting Edge to Edge

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

Create your own edge-to-edge quilting patterns using Art and Stitch (ANS) in this hands-on class. Bring your laptop with Art and Stitch installed, your power cord, and a mouse. If you need help installing ANS, make an appointment an hour before class. Art and Stitch must be installed on your computer prior to the start of class. Class limited...

Sunday Nov 5th, 12pm

Knitting 102: Knit Cowl Class

at Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio - Leesburg
102 Loudoun St SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20175

Learn to knit a cowl using the knit stitch and the purl stitch making either a seed stitch pattern or a ribbed stitch. Also, learn to knit and join in the round. This is a great class for those who have learned to cast on and knit and want to learn to Purl and Knit in the round. (Level 2 Beginner).  Supplies Needed. 1 Skein of Freia Bulky**...

$100

2 sessions

Wednesday Nov 8th, 6:30pm

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Playing with Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Learn how to make interactive book forms that can easily be adapted to many projects. We’ll start by exploring some ways to make books using just one sheet of paper. We’ll then move on to making simple books that require minimal sewing and gluing. The beauty of all the book forms covered in this workshop is that they can be made with any variety...

Thursday Nov 30th, 6pm

Eco-Dying on Silk Scarves

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this one day class you will learn how to dye two silk scarves with leaves and other assorted materials. Keep one for yourself and give one as a holiday gift (but you'll want to keep both, we promise you!) While the scarves are 'cooking' in the dye, you'll get a chance to try your hand at the eco-dying process on handmade paper, and then learn...

Saturday Dec 9th, 10am

Quilting by Hand - the Ultimate Finish

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr, Washington, District of Columbia 20877

Quilting by hand is immensely satisfying and a terrific stress-reliever.   Not only that, others will ooh and aah over your beautiful quilt. Put on your favorite music or a book tape and find your quilting Zen. Chris will show you how to mark your fabric, what needles, thread, and thimbles to use, and how to do the stitches. A state of peace...

Monday Nov 27th, 10:30am

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