Friday, March 19, 2010 at 11:24 AM

of our classes will require the use of a sewing machine. Each student
will have a sewing machine provided for class, unless otherwise
indicated. If you want to bring your machine to class instead of using
ours, please feel free to do so, we will just move one out of the
way. We will also have tools to check out for class, you may want your
own supplies, feel free to bring them, but we will all basic sewing
supplies, cutting supplies, and machine equipment provided for you. We
will provide you with a list of supplies needed for the class in
addition to this list, that will include consumables and fabric, books
and patterns. Books and patterns will be available for class purchase
at MD, and MD students receive a 10% discount for class supplies
purchased from Bolt! All hands-on sewing classes are limited to 8
students. You will also receive free use of the space during your class
session and for 2 weeks after class to work on your class project!


Skill level categories:

Beginning: you’ve learned to thread your machine and make the needle move. You know how to wind and change a bobbin, sort of. 

Advanced Beginning:
You’ve sewn a little, mostly straight seams, read through a pattern,
maybe could use some help with that, or just some more practice with
keeping your stitches straight. You’ve finished your pillows and want
to tackle a skirt — with elastic. 

You’re comfortable reading a pattern, have made a number of projects.
Want to learn how to keep your zippers neat, make even darts, and
successful alterations. You’re venturing into more complicated patterns
(e.g., fitted and lined blazers, trousers, no elastic here). 

You use a pattern just as the starting point, and jump off from there.
You want to learn to make patterns, be more precise with your
alterations, do more detail work. You tackle challenging patterns with

you need help getting to this point, look for a “learn to sew” level
class and get signed up. Learn to Sew classes will cover machine use,
choosing the correct needle and thread, and basic sewing terms.


Sew Basic

The first class for the new sewist. This class will cover the basics
and beyond of using a sewing machine. You will learn to thread the
needle and wind a bobbin, use a variety of different needles and
thread, and sample some presser feet. If you plan on using the studio
for open sewing, this is a prerequisite (or equivalent sewing skill),
and if you have never really know what your machine is capable of, this
class is for you. You will leave this class feeling confident on any
classroom machine at Modern Domestic and ready to start your first
sewing project. Class includes 3 hours of open sew time. 

Learn to Sew/Beginner. 
Cost: $30 (includes 3 hours of open sewing time)
Instructor: MD Staff

Multiple Sessions Offered:

  • Sunday March 21st, 1-3pm

  • Thursday March 25th, 7-9pm

  • Friday April 2nd, 10am-12pm

  • Sunday April 11th, 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Friday April 16th, 1pm-3pm

  • Wednesday April 21st, 10am-12pm

  • Saturday April 24th, 2pm-4pm 

Friday Night Open Sewing

Come and bring a friend and spend an evening full of productive
inspiration. Created to become your favorite go-to place for some
sewing companionship, Friday will become the best night of the week to
get things done! You can use our sewing machines and sergers, tools,
and tables and work on what ever project you like. We can help you pin
a skirt hem, choose a project, use a new presser foot, or get started
cutting. Modern Domestic Open Sewing fill up fast, so pre-register
online to save a spot.

Cost $10
Friday Nights 6-9pm

Learn to Sew Pajamas for the People

In this learn to sew class, you will learn your way around sewing
machines, fabric, and patterns. You also gain a much greater knowledge
of sewing terminology and tools. We will work through these comfy pants
in a 3 night class. The pattern
from Favorite Things has a basic elastic waist that work for both men
and women. These pants are perfect for spring in light-weight cotton or
double gauze, and the pattern size accommodates either men's or women's
adult (child size pattern available).

Learn To Sew Class/Beginning.
Cost $90
Wednesdays, March 24th, 31st, and April 7th. 6:30-8:30pm 
Instructor: Lupine Swanson

Learn to Sew Pillowcases

Learn to sew and discover the joy of working with beautiful cotton
or flannel fabrics by making matching pillowcases. This class will take
someone who has never before touched a sewing machine all the way
through completing a project. You will learn machine basics, all about
fabric, sewing terminology, and how to use basic tools and equipment.
You will gain confidence working on a straight forward project that can
get you going into further sewing adventures. 

Learn To Sew
Cost: $60
Saturday, March 27th 1-5pm
Insturctor: Autumn Lapour

Learn to Sew Grocery Tote

Learn to sew and make a practical every day grocery tote at the same
time. This class will take someone who has never before touched a
sewing machine all the way through completing a project. You will learn
machine basics, all about fabric, sewing terminology, and how to use
basic tools and equipment. You will leave gain confidence working on a
darling tote bag that folds up into its self; this great project that
can get you going to the grocery store and into further sewing
adventures in style. 

Learn To Sew
Cost: $60
Saturday, April 10th, 10am-2pm
Instructor: Autumn Lapour


Looking for a t-shirt that fits perfectly? Using the popular Jalie
patterns, you will learn how to lay out and cut knit fabrics and how to
sew perfectly stretchy seams. We will discuss which areas need stretch
and which need reinforcement to prevent unsightly sag. Choose a Men’s pattern (with sizes for boys) or a feminine Women’s version (with sizes for girls).

Advanced Beginner
Cost: $60
Sunday, April 11th
Instructor: Sally Hess

Knit Dress

Have you made a t-shirt or two? If so, you are ready to make a knit dress! Working with the charming Sew U Home Stretch Book,
we will take your knit sewing to the next level. You will make a great
spring dress, choosing sleeve length, waistline (empire, regular, or
low) and hemline. Have a custom dress in time for warm weather!

Advanced Beginner
Previous knit experience required
Cost $60
Sundays, April 18th and 25th, 2pm-4pm
Instructor: Sally Hess

Serger Class

Are you mystified by your serger? Does it sit in the box because you
are afraid of how to thread it or what might happen if a thread breaks?
Do rolled hems intrigue you? Do you covet the tidy seams on the inside
of serged garments and crafts? Come take this class, bringing your own
serger or learning to use one of the MD sergers.

Cost: $37.50
Sunday May 2nd, 1:30pm-4:00pm
Instructor: Sally Hess

Good Night and Get Lucky: Camisole and Panties

Are  you charmed by the idea of making your own lingerie and
undergarments? Do you dream of perfectly fitted and comfortable clothes
against your skin? Choose a knit fabric such as soft cotton or a
luxurious bamboo or rayon blend and make a snug fitting camisole and matching panties. Or you can choose a woven such as silk, satin or cotton voile and have a bias cut chemise with loose fitting tap pants.

Advanced Beginner
Previous knit experience required if you choose the knit camisole
Cost: $60
Sunday May 16th, Noon-4pm
Instructor: Sally Hess

Diapers and Diaper Covers

Cloth diapers are the best “green” choice you can make for your
baby, and family. Using soft flannel, we will make highly absorbent
contoured (hourglass) diapers. In the second class we will focus on
waterproof diaper covers with Velcro closures and fold over elastic
(FOE) around the leg openings for a snug, leak-free fit.

Cost: $60
Sundays, June 6th and 13th, 2pm-4pm
Instructor: Sally Hess

Sandbox Pants

Increase your sewing and finish techniques with a super cute and practical pair of pants
to fit a little child in your life.  In this three-part class we will
learn how to use a single pattern for multiple sizes, make an elastic
wasted pair of pants with a tie, and add front or back pockets.  These
pants can be made quickly and easily for growing children with
seasonally appropriate fabrics from lightweight cotton to denim or
corduroy. There are a few great details included in the class to
increase your sewing skill level and add a bit of personality to any
project. This class will require homework.

Advanced Beginning. 
Cost: $90
Thursday, April 8th, 15th, and 22nd 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Lupine Swanson

Uniform Skirt

The uniform skirt is the perfect everyday all the time lots of
options skirt. We will install a zipper (invisible), baste some seams,
make a super fun skirt, and talk custom details. Maybe you want a
lining, maybe you want a simple turned hem. Maybe you find that you
can't live with out a ruffle or a raw edge.  This is a great class to
finally make yourself something to wear, and overcome your fears of fit
and zippers. The Barcelona skirt pattern will be the jumping off point, but we will explore the options from there. This class may require homework.

Beginning-Advanced Beginning.
Cost $90
Wednesdays, April 14th and 21st. 6-9pm
Instructor: Lupine Swanson

Kimono Wrap Dress and Obi Sash

Sew this flattering dress
for your spring wardrobe in all sorts of beautiful fabric. The beauty
of this dress will be fully recognized with a great fabric that drapes
well and a contrasting Obi sash; from there, you will learn about using
elastic thread, garment fitting, and gain confidence following a
pattern. Using the pattern from Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing book, we
will trace off and sew this beautiful project that is sure to flatter
any figure and become a favorite for the warm weather ahead. This class
will require homework.

Advanced Beginning. 
Cost $90
Saturdays, April 3rd, 10th, and 17th. 10am-12pm.
Instructor: Lupine Swanson

Sewing 101: Kids 8-12 or 13-17 

This is the perfect class for the child who has never sewn before.
They will learn sewing machine functions, the basics of fabric, using
measurements, and how to sew seams. This class will include finished
projects that can be shown off and used for years to come, and of
course their sewing skills will last a lifetime.  Shelly has chosen
wonderful projects such as a roomy reversible Tote Bag that they can
use on your trips to the library or help carry home the grocery goods
and envelope pillow covers to decorate their room or special spot in
the house.  Both of these great projects will allow your child to be
creative with fabric choices and express their personal taste.

Learn to Sew/Beginning 
Cost $120
Tuesdays, April 30th, 6th, 13th and 20th. 3:30-5:30pm (ages 8-12)
Wednesdays, April 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th. 3:30-5:30 (ages 8-12)
Thursday April 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. 3:30-5:30 (ages 13-17)
Instructor: Shelly Figueroa

Sewing 102: Kids 8-12 and 13-17

If your child is ready to take the next step into sewing clothing
this class is right for them. Geared toward the second level student
who understands sewing machine functions, fabric, and seaming sewists
will gain further confidence and skills in this class and be ready to
take off sewing. Your child will learn the basics of apparel sewing,
increased knowledge of pressing, and beginning garment fitting skills.
The projects include darling pajama pants with a drawstring and the perfect springtime elastic waisted skirt

Advanced Beginning/or equivalent knowledge
Cost $120
Dates: to be announced
Instructor: Shelly Figueroa

“Mary Go ‘Round” Child’s Reversible Wrap Dress

This is a wonderful all season wrap dress
that your little girl (size 2-6) can wear twice for every trip to the
laundry. Shelly Figueroa will take you through the pattern with a snap
closure and also give you a few variations: adding piping or a
buttonhole. You will have the opportunity to make this cute dress with
the designer herself. It is the perfect pattern for the newer sewer who
is just beginning to make clothes for little ones. 

Cost $45
Tueday, April 27th 9:30-12:30
Instructor: Shelly Figueroa

Screen Printing Basics

Learn the fundamentals of screenprinting in this two-part workshop.
The first class will explore the stencil making process with contact
and freezer paper. We will make a small screen and use the
screen-filler method to produce a one-of-a-kind design. We will also
cover the principals of proper inks and technically appropriate images
for our second class covering the photo-emulsion process. The
photo-emulsion method of screenprinting is the most effective in
achieving the highest level of image detail. You will have the
opportunity to "burn" your favorite photograph or illustration. 

Cost: $210 (includes $60 kit fee)
Two sessions offered:
Saturday March 20th and 27th 12-5pm
Saturday April 17th and 24th 12-5pm
Instructor: Nicole Cipriano


Time to protect your investment and cute-up your sewing area all at the same time. You will make a sewing machine cover
that is custom fit and styled (by you ) to be the perfect patchwork
addition to your work space. Working off the measurements that you
bring to class, we will use some quilting techniques to piece a sewing
machine cover. We will also explore a “walking” or “even feed” foot to
quilt our projects and learn how to apply grommets. This pattern is
from the book, I (Love) Patchwork, and is perfect for the sewist who
wants to give quilting a try on a small and useful scale. 

Cost: $60
Wednesdays, April 28th and May 5th, 6:30-8:30
Instructor: Autumn Lapour

Charm Squares Baby Quilt

Make this beautiful row style baby quilt
with a clean modern feel. In this 3 session class students will use
pre-cut 5" fabric squares (or "charm packs") to make a 33"x40" baby or
wall quilt. You will learn the basics of quilt construction, including
sewing with a quarter inch seam allowance, making a quilt
sandwich, machine quilt using a walking foot, and making and sewing on
the binding. This class will require homework.

Cost: $90
Wednesdays, March 31st, 7th, and 14th. 10am-12pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Hartman

Crazy Nine-Patch Lattice Quilt

This class will walk students through each step of the process of making a simple modern patchwork quilt
measuring 38"x53". Students will learn how to make  "wonky" patchwork
blocks, how to piece a quilt top and back, make a quilt sandwich,
free-motion quilt, and make  continuous double-fold binding. This is a
great class for the sewist who has always wanted to venture into
quilting but not know where to start. This class will require homework.

Advanced Beginning
Cost: $180
Sundays, April 18th, 25th, and May 2nd, 1-4pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Hartman

Introduction to Felt Making

Felt is the oldest textile on earth. It is a non woven material
which is created by the compression of wool with the help of moist heat
and rubbing, but without use of binding compound. Wool is the only
fibre endowed by nature with the properties that enable it to be
felted. Through use dyed super fine merino fibre from Australia, and
mostly recycled fabrics, I am endeavoring to explore the creation of
unique textiles, that rest on the laurels of this prestigious fibre,
wool. In this introductory class, students will learn to make a basic
piece of flat felt using superfine merino wool tops as well as using
fabric and/or thread to embellish it. Time permitting, we will also
explore cobweb and nuno techniques. 

Cost: $45
Sunday, March 28th 11am-2pm
Instructor: Margy Alexander

Never Tear Us Apart

Learn to make a pattern from an existing favorite garment with out
even tearing it apart! A well fitting garment is a treasure that you
want to keep forever, and maybe even have another? In this class you
will create a paper pattern to use to sew another one of your most
flattering pieces of clothing. 

Advanced Beginning
Cost: $60
Tuesdays, March 23rd and 30th, 6:30-8:30
Instructor: Margy Alexander

School House Tunic

You will love the School House Tunic
by Sew Liberated.  This tunic is flattering on lots of body types and
is a stylish essential for your spring wardrobe. This tunic is cute
longer layered with jeans or leggings, or sew the shirt variation and
turn your tunic into a top. Choose a fabric with nice drape, such as a
mid-weight to light cotton, cotton voile, or linen. In this class, you
will gain confidence gathering, sewing pleats, sewing and setting in
sleeves, and make an elastic casing.  This is a class for the moderate
sewer who is ready to make a shirt. There will be some homework

Advanced Beginning
Cost: $60
Thurdays, May 13th and 20th. 6:30-9pm
Instructor: Autumn Lapour

Kitchin' Stitchin

This three night class will get you sewing some great accessories
for the home as well as learning a ton of fun new skills. You will make
a reversible lined apron with patch pockets and ties, quilted oven
mitt, and dish towel with applique trim and a hook to hang it with.
There will be the opportunity to use a walking foot, practice edge
stitching, and apply a pocket. These modern, chic, and useful kitchen items brighten up any space and make for wonderful mothers and/or fathers day gifts. 

Cost: $120
Thursdays, April 1st, 8th, and 15th 6-9pm
Instructor: Autumn Lapour

And the fine print:

Full payment is due upon signing up for a class

of class fee is refundable if cancellation is at least 72 hours before
class. 50% of class fee is refundable if cancellation is less than 72
hours before class starts; other 50% goes to teacher payment; unless
student’s space is filled by another student

No-shows forfeit any refund unless it’s an unforeseen emergency.

class fee includes use of the studio and machines at no additional
charge to work on your class project during the class session and 2
weeks after the class has ended. This is to encourage you to complete
your project and is not intended to be used for other projects.