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 TEXTILES (TXL)
 
   
TXL1222: Advanced Sewing - Hems

In this free-form workshop, students will learn how to hem various items of clothing from an experienced instructor. Topics covered (depending upon the hem called for) may include plain hems, blind hems, and french hems along with the various types of stitches that can be used to achieve these hems.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring an article of clothing that needs to be hemmed or with a hem that needs to be repaired.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing - Hems Saturday, 3/25/17 11:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL204: Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software

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 class does not include time on the CNC embroidery machine. Prepare to start having fun printing art in thread!

Project: None

Prerequisites: None. However, successful completion of TXL103 CNC Embroidery Machine prior to taking this class is recommended.

Equipment access: Digitizer embroidery software

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Sunday, 3/19/17 1:30 PM 2.5 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL101: Basic Sewing Machine SBU

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 on to create pillows, clothing, plushies, costumes, and more!

Project: Pocket bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Sewing machine

Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the sewing machine outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

6 sessions currently scheduled:
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 2/26/17 12:30 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
CLASS FULL
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Tuesday, 2/28/17 1:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Friday, 3/3/17 6:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 3/12/17 10:00 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 3/18/17 12:30 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 3/30/17 12:30 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL1217: Advanced Sewing - Zippers

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. Students who wish to work on their own projects must bring any other materials needed for their garment.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: Must have passed the Basic Sewing SBU class

  • Recommended: 12 hours experience basic sewing
Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing - Zippers Monday, 3/6/17 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL525: Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

Ever wanted to make your own garment, but it seemed like you'd have to learn a new language? Come, take a vocabulary lesson with us -- and feel free to bring a pattern you have questions about.

This class is an introduction for people who would like more information or are new to using patterns. It is easy to be overwhelmed and this class will help you locate the key information. It will also explain how to follow the directions to assemble a completed project.

Please bring in a pattern you would like use as a reference or one that you have questions about.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Sunday, 3/12/17 2:30 PM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Wednesday, 3/29/17 7:00 PM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $59.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $69.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL104: Serger Sewing Machine SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the serger sewing machine to sew and hem fabric. Learn basic operations such as threading, adjusting stitch length and feed ration, and fixing broken thread. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems.

This machine sews regular weight fabric but not leather or thick canvas. Expect to increase productivity after learning this efficient machine.

Project: Pocket bag

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Serger sewing machine

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the serger sewing machine outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

Safety: Closed-toe shoes are required.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Serger Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 3/5/17 10:00 AM 1.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL106: Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine SBU

The walking foot industrial sewing machine is a perfect tool for working with leather, heavy weight canvas and other thick fabrics that have slick, resistant surfaces.

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you will learn how to safely operate the walking foot industrial sewing machine. We will cover an overview of the machine and its capabilities as well as its several safety features.

You will complete a small project in this class.

Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

4 sessions currently scheduled:
    Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine SBU Tuesday, 2/28/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine SBU Monday, 3/6/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 3/12/17 12:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 3/23/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL301: Textiles - Sewing a Tote Bag

You've taken the Basic Sewing Machine Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. What's next? Go green with your own grocery bags!

Make this grocery/tote bag and become one with the sewing machine. Learn what it takes to make seams that won't fall out in the wash or during use. Use several functional stitches, learn how to set them up and when to use them.

In this class, we will discuss how to change the size, add pockets, change positioning of handles and reinforce the bag and handles. Participants who have taken the Serger SBU will serge seams when appropriate and learn how to tell when to sew and when to serge.

This is a simple project in a short time span that's packed with juicy knowledge and class time on the machine to slingshot the beginning sewer/maker onto creating bigger, better, more customized fabric items.

In this second in a series of Textile Project classes, come, sew and socialize with others who like to sew and share ideas and skills! The two-hour class includes time afterwards to finish your project, socialize, experiment and ask questions of the instructor and classmates. As with most projects that allow for individual customizing, it's not expected that you will completely finish the project during the class, so, the time afterwards will give you more time to sew!

Prerequisite: TXL101: Basic Sewing Machine SBU.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Textiles - Sewing a Tote Bag
(Textiles - Sewing a Tote Bag)
Wednesday, 3/29/17 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $79.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $99.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.