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Sewing Classes

If you don’t know – and you live in Salt Lake City, Utah!! - A Fashionable Stitch is not just a blog and online shop (curated by the one and only Miss Sunni Standing) its also a brick and mortar fabric store! Holy cow! What’s that? Oh yes, we are a bona-fide real deal business! Yikes! In addition to this brick and mortar, we offer a community of sorts where we teach sewing classes to the locals. And its f.u.n. So if you’re a Salt Lake City local or thereabouts, or you’re in town for a visit, do stop in, say hello and sign up for a class. We would love to meet you!

Here is what’s on the docket for November 2014:

Personal-Sloper-Class

Personal Sloper Private Lessons, $50 per lesson, $45 for textbook (optional)
Dates & Times Available: November 3, 10, 17 & 24; 1pm – 3pm
Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Instructor: Emily Woods
Have you ever wanted to learn to make a set of slopers that are custom fitted to your body measurements?  These lessons will be geared to teaching you how to draft a basic set of slopers that you can design any number of perfectly fitting patterns from.  Please wear tighter clothing to first class to aid in easy measuring.

Please note that the dates and times listed are this instructor’s availability. You can sign up for individual lessons on these dates and times. Sign up for your slot today!
Materials to bring: Muslin fabric for a test garment.

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Hand printed Holiday Stocking –1 session, $50
Dates & Times: November 19,  6:00 – 8:00 pm
Skill level: Beginner
Instructor: Miriam Tribe
Although  a very simple project, these hand printed stockings will make your holiday decor unique, festive and beautiful. They can be jazzed up with piping, ric-a-rack or pom poms, and they are easy enough to make for the whole family. Whether you decide to do matching ones for each person, or create a coordinating set by customizing each stocking with different stamps and colors, they’ll bring the holiday cheer this year.

Materials to bring: -1/3 yard white canvas for front, 1/3 yard coordinating fabric for back (unless you want to print both front and back then you won’t need this–printing both front and back may cut into your sewing time, so I suggest just printing the front unless you’re a quick printer;), 1/3 yard coordinating lining fabric, 1/3 yard heavier weight woven or canvas for interlining (doesn’t matter what it looks like), coordinating thread and any additional trimming you would like to add i.e. piping or ric a rac (you’ll need a package), pom poms for top rim (about a 1/2 yard).
*Note: If you wish to skip the hand printing and just use fabric of your choosing you’re welcome to!

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Hand Printing Fabric, 1 session, $50
Dates & Times: November 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Miriam Tribe
Whether it’s taking your sewing projects from boring to bangarang, or personalizing something with your very own flare, hand printing is hot right now–and a fantastic way to add depth, design, texture, print and general awesomeness to your  sewing projects.  This hands-on class will overview various hand printing tools and materials, cover printing techniques, tips and pattern design, and finally give you application ideas on a large and small scale. We’ll begin carving and printing in class!

Materials to bring: Linoleum cutter, Carving Block (I like Speedball’s Speedy carve or even better Speedy Carve Easy, the 3X4 or 4X6’s would be ideal), fabric to print. You can print anything, but I prefer solid colored wovens or knits with a smooth tight weave, and generally steer clear of synthetics. Any RTW item will work, but it’s easier to print flat fabric than three-dimensional clothing.

*Cutters, brayers, inks and tray will be available for use during class. We will discuss where to purchase these items during class.

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Interested in taking any of these classes? Contact us!
A Fashionable Stitch
 988 East 3300 South
(801) 466-3110