$325.00 | 6 WEEKS
Wednesdays - 6:30-9:00pm
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13
PILLOWS. CURTAINS. STORAGE. SET THE TABLE.
In our home decor series you will learn how to create the simple things that make your home a home so you can re-create them again and again as your style or just the season changes. You will receive 15 hours of sewing instruction and practice plus a new vocabulary that will have you tackling projects with confidence instead of overwhelm.
To best allow you to work at your own pace and practice new skills we include weekly Seamsters Lounge FREE during the course AND for 1 month after! This is open studio time attended by an instructor to answer questions and help if you get stuck.
This series is for beginners who are familiar with a sewing machine. Never sewn before? We recommend the Adult Beginner Bootcamp or equivalent (having 4-5 projects under your belt) before you take this course.
This is a fast paced course packed with a lot of information. The purpose of this course is not to finish 3 sets of curtains or build a collection of throw pillows for your sofa. But you will finish armed with the skills and tools to take on home decor projects on your own with confidence. While we work on finishing one pillow, for example, we explore the many ways you can alter the design for a different look or purpose. We show examples of the various techniques you might use to accomplish a different look…and then we give you resources to access that information later. It’s the class that keeps on teaching… yes, we are heavy on the handouts!
We use the book School of Sewing by Shea Henderson as a text. You can order it on amazon or purchase in class for $20.
Basic fabrics are included in the class for all projects except curtains. We will discuss your fabric requirements for curtains during the first class. Two weeks prior to the start of class you will receive a list of fabrics, trims, and yardage needed to complete the course as you may have something special you want to use for a project. .
For any of the projects you are welcome to use our standard fabrics and remnants, purchase our premium fabrics in 1/4 yard increments for $12-$16 per yard, or bring your own.
SECTION 1 | PILLOWS
Learn to make pillow covers yourself! They are easier than you think. We will take you step by step through making a pillow cover with a quick and easy standard pillow case and then an 18" square pillow cover with a zipper and bound edges. We will make the Speedy Pillowcase and Zip It Pillow from School of Sewing by Shea Henderson. You will learn about:
Keeping straight seam allowances and turning corners
Installing a hidden zipper
Binding pillow edges
SECTION 2 | CURTAINS
Get introduced to various types of curtains, their function, and their aesthetic. Learn how to measure for curtains, calculate fabric yardage, and make a simple curtain panel, with tips and tricks to make your handmade curtains look professional. Your choice of cased-heading or tabbed curtain for a project. In addition you will learn about:
Making a casing
Making tabs and tiebacks
Lined and unlined curtains
SECTION 3 | STORAGE
Simple, stylish storage is an issue in any home...and office...and car...and playroom! But we've got you covered with these fantastic storage bins you can learn to make in ANY size. Keep a small one in the bathroom for makeup or a large one in the livingroom for toys, fold down the sides and slip one under the bed for blanket storage. Use various fabrics for different functions but the simple design always stays the same. Modify the design with pockets for tools or art supplies. It's the most versatile storage option that you can fold and put away when not in use! Concepts covered:
Lining a reversible piece
Keeping an even seam allowance
Sewing in the round
How to square a bin or bag base
SECTION 4 | SET THE TABLE
Set your summer table with handmade placemats, and napkins. Learn simple techniques to personalize your handmade table setting. Get introduced to beautiful fabrics and simple design ideas that will have your guests asking where you bought them! We will make the quilted placemat from School of Sewing by Shea Henderson. You will learn:
Straight line quilting using a walking foot
How to make a quilt sandwich with batting
Making a rolled hem on using a serger