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Sewing Classes

Sewing Classes

Check out some of our upcoming sewing, quilting, and garment-making classes!
Want to learn a new skill but don’t see what you want? Let us know, we are always updating our class offerings.

pillow_action_KALFundamentals: Get to Know Your Sewing Machine
Cost $30
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: No Experience Necessary – appropriate for adults and teens

Sat. 8/8 10:15AM-12:15PM OR Wed. 8/12 12-2PM

Bring your machine, accessories, attachments, manual, and thread and learn how to operate your own sewing machine with confidence. Threading, bobbin winding, stitching, special features, and simple maintenance will be covered in this very personalized class. All makes and models welcome.  Please let the instructor know at registration what type of machine you will be using. If you would like to learn to sew but do not have your own machine, you may take this class using one of our store machines – simply reserve a machine when you register.

Fundamentals: Pillowcase Panache
Cost $30 + supplies 
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: Beginner – appropriate for adults and teens

Sat. 8/15 10:15AM-12:15PM

This is a great first project for the beginner or those wishing to brush up their sewing machine skills. Using two different cuts totaling one yard of fabric, create a banded bed pillow case using basic sewing skills. Choose fabric yourself in the store to match your style.  Student must be able to operate a sewing machine for basic stitching.

Fundamentals: Simple Gathered Skirt
Cost $40 + supplies 
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: Beginner – appropriate for adults and teens

Wed. 8/12 5-8 PM

Get started making clothes by making a fun, warm weather skirt! Appropriate for a first project, this class will teach you to take proper measurements, sew straight lines, make a casing, thread elastic, and finish a hem. You will go home with a one-of-a-kind skirt that you can tell everyone you made yourself. What a great skill-building opportunity! Students must be familiar with using a sewing machine.

Kids’ Beginning Sewing (Ages 8+)
Cost: $25 includes all supplies
with Gay Volz
Skill Level:  No Experience Necessary 

Coming again soon! Please check back!

If you have never taken a sewing class at Silk Road Textiles, this class is required before taking any other kids’ or teens’ sewing classes. Each section is a two-day class where students will learn to use and care for a sewing machine. Covered topics include properly threading the needle, winding a bobbin, sewing a straight line, selecting stitch patterns, and good sewing habits. During the class we will all make pincushions that can be used throughout other sewing classes. If time permits, we may also make geometric pillows. You are welcome to bring your machine from home or use one of ours – just let us know when you register which you’d prefer. Required Reading: All the projects in our kids’ entry level sewing classes come from A Kid’s Guide To Sewing by Sophie Kerr. If you do not already own a copy of this book, you will need to purchase one to participate in our classes.

Braided Twist Table Runner
Cost $40 + supplies
with Trish Herbers
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner

Tue. 8/11 AND 8/18 6:30-8:30PM

Join Trish to construct a unique table runner that requires absolutely no quilting, no binding, and no handwork. Using the Braided Twist tool, a rotary cutter, and a sewing machine, students will construct the sections and twist them into a distinctive table runner. It’s magic!

Flat Pattern Design I
Cost: $175 + supplies
with Terry Owen
Skill Level: Intermediate

To safeguard the health of students and teachers, this class will be rescheduled. Please check back for updates as events unfold.

Know how to sew clothing from a pattern but want to learn to make it fit your body better? In Flat Pattern Design, students will learn to adapt a sewing pattern for a flattering fit. Students will start with the basics of taking measurements and progress to making a  sloper based on those measurements. A sloper is a powerful fitting tool that allows you to adjust any pattern to fit you well. Terry Owen has decades of garment making, altering, and designing experience, so she brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom.