Friday, November 23, 2012

Sewing Classes at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics for 2013 are up on our website - Plus a tip on How to Hem a Silk Scarf

Sewists Unite at Stonemoutain! I am so excited to be done scheduling and happy to share with you these amazing classes here at our beautiful store in Berkeley. If you haven't taken a class with us yet, please consider it! Our teachers are amazing and have been with us for years. Our sewing studio upstairs in our store is two full rooms of space, machines, dress forms - every thing you need to work on the project of your choice.

Call us at 510-845-6106 
to register or ask questions! 

Are you intrigued by the styles of the past? 

Do you have vintage  patterns in your collection? 
Have you admired the many wonderful  garments at Stonemountain & Daughter and wondered about the secrets  of these great looks?

 Join us as we explore available patterns and learn the techniques that make the styles popularized by The Look and the form-fitting sheath dresses of Mad Men so unique. New vintage inspired pattern lines, muslins, and fitting issues will be discussed. Darts, interfacings, gussets, and bound buttonholes will be included. Supply List
$40 / Workshop Fee

(322A) March 2, Saturday 2:00pm - 6:00 pm 

(322B) May 21, Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30 pm

The Artemis Coat is for those who enjoy La Fred's designs or are newly  introduce to her patterns. This is a perfect class for the experienced  beginner sewer! This easy to sew coat will look wonderful in a number of  different fabrics - especially lightweight wools.

Class - Make the Artemis Coat or the Lily Jacket - Barbara Beccio
For more experienced sewists, the Decades of Style, Lily Jacket is a great way to top off your favorite skirt, pants or dress. This jacket may be made of one fabric or the piecing on the jacket may be cut with a contrasting fabric/color for additional interest. Piping, cording and tucks will be demonstrated as additional visual interest that can be added to this jacket.
$85 Workshop Fee
Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30pm
March 7, 14, 21

Class - Make the Artemis Coat or the Lily Jacket - Barbara Beccio

Make a scarf to go with your new Coat! 


How to Hem a Silk Scarf
Use fine Gutermann polyester or silk thread with a long sharp needle.
1) Sew by machine on a single layer 1/2" around all edges.
2) Press to the wrong side along the stitching line.
3) trim / cut next to the stitching line.
4) Fold over to make a narrow hem and use a running stitch by hand to sew down.

Haven't you always wanted a corset?
Here's your chance!

 Class - Creative Corsets - Barbara Beccio
Beginning with Vogue Corset Pattern #2810, we will make the corset in muslin to fit to your body. The revised pattern will then be made up in the fabric(s) and trims of your choice. A variety of options including front, back, or side lacing and use of a busk will be explored. A rich variety of seam treatments and surface embellishments will be demonstrated, which can also be applied to your corset. Experienced beginner +

$140 Workshop Fee / 5 sessions
April 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6
Monday 6:30 - 9:30
The recycled sweater is back!
Do you have sweaters that have a hole, are stretched out, the wrong size or oops - were accidentally thrown into the washer and dryer? Recycling fashion can make new garments and accessories! In this class, students works with sweaters they bring to cut up and re-sew to create a whole new look.
(422A) March 26th and 27th - Tues & Weds, 6:30pm - 9pm
(422B) May 13 & 20th - Mondays, 6:30pm - 9pm


                 TIPS and TECHNIQUES
Check out our Sewing Help pages on our website
 for many techniques and tips!
We have tips on bias tape, fabric care, buttons, silk fabric, fleece fabric, interfacing, fabric dyes and more!

To see a few techniques in action -
check out our sewing videos as well!
Vinyl, oil cloth, laminated cotton and faux leather are everywhere these days but they can be difficult to sew. In this class, we will discuss the best methods for cutting, pinning and securing these fabrics while we make a quick and stylish wallet and checkbook cover.  Supply list 
$30 Class Fee
(422A) March 12, Tuesday 6:30 - 9:30 pm  
(422B) June 16, Sunday 11 am - 2 pm

Glitter Vinyl! 
Never sewn before? Here is is a great way to get started!

Learn to use the sewing machine and take home a finished pillowcase in this 3-hour introduction to sewing class. Bring 1 yard of 45" cotton fabric for a standard case or 1.25 yards for a king-sized case.   All you'll need to finish your project is thread to match, scissors, pins, and a ruler.  This is a great class for adults and youth - 12 and up.
Only $30 per session
(35A) Jan 16  - Weds - 10am - 1pm
(35B) Feb 17 -  Sun, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
(35C) Mar 28 -  Thurs, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
(35D) April 3 -  Weds, 6:30pm- 9:30pm
(35E) April 26 -  Friday,  2:30pm - 5:30pm
(35F) May 10 - Friday, 10am - 1 pm
(40G) Jun 12 - Wed, 10am - 1 pm
Stonemountain is offering a quilting class for young sewists!
Class - Youth Summer Camp - Learn to Quilt!
Basic quilting class for young people ages 8 - 15. Is your young sewist ready to quilt? This one week camp includes everything you need to know to get started on sewing and create a simple rag quilt to treasure. You'll be learning basic machine sewing skills, safety, basic information about fabrics and cutting, and get started quilting. Machines provided. Small classes for plenty of one-on-one attention in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Supply list. 
  $145/4 Sessions    Instructor: Mary Patrone
(933) July 29, 30, 31, August 1
 10am  - 1 pm


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