Befriend Your Sewing Machine - Sat 5/20

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Befriend Your Sewing Machine - Sat 5/20

65.00

with Cal Patch

Saturday, May 20th, 10 - 1

Location: 442 Warren Street, Hudson NY

Class size limited to 8

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Do you have a sewing machine in your closet, but have never used it? Or you want to sew, but the last time you stitched anything up was in Home Ec class in 8th grade? If you are looking for a low­ commitment class to get acquainted with your machine (or reacquainted with the art of sewing), this is the one for you!

In this 3­ hour session, you will learn how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin, sew a simple seam, and hem edges. You will make either a pillowcase, tote bag, or drawstring pouch. From this start you’ll have a foundation for moving on to all kinds of sewing projects, and your machine may just become your very BEST friend!

Make a day of it, and add zippers to your repertoire in Cal's Zip IT! workshop which directly follows this class.

Supplies to bring: your sewing machine** (including several bobbins and at least one new needle), 1/2 yard or more fabric(any basic woven, printed or solid cottons, denim or twill, etc.), thread to match, sharp fabric ­cutting scissors, pins and pincushion, seam ripper, tailor’s chalk/wax, ruler (Optional: 1 yard ribbon for handles or drawstring, or trims for decoration) 

**Please be sure your machine is in working condition. Though she has many talents and a whole lot of experience, Cal is NOT a repair person! If in doubt, or if it's been many years since the machine has been used, please have it serviced in advance, especially if it's an older machine. Also, please bring the manual if possible; most can now be downloaded if the original has been lost.

Sustenance: light snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring a lunch.

Cal Patch has been a maker since she was a Girl Scout in the seventies. She sews, crochets, spins, embroiders, knits, prints, makes patterns, dyes… hence the name of her label: *hodge podge*. Cal has taught all of these subjects for over a decade, and loves showing people new skills. After seventeen years of being a New York City dweller, Cal now resides in the Catskills where she is becoming a crafty farmer. She teaches at creative retreats around the country and online via Creativebug. Her first book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified, was published by Potter Craft. You can see what she’s up to at her blog, hodge podge farm.