Classes & Events

ABOUT OUR SCHEDULING PROCESS

 

Regardless of whether you are a novice or an experienced sewer, Sewendipity Lounge has classes and events just for you. To register for a class, simply call the store at 513-4-I-DO-SEW (513-443-6739). First call, first served! If you're booking a class for the first time and are unsure of your skill level, start by taking our online Skills Assessment

 

SEWING CLASSES 2020

TECHNIQUES


Introduction to Operating a Serger/Sewing Machine. Bring your serger or view demonstrations on how to operate the machines in store. For those who need assistance using a sewing machine, the instructor will guide the student into gaining knowledge and confidence when using the machine. One, 2hr. session- $50


BEGINNER PROJECTS


Beginner Sewing Part 1
 

Create an Infinity Scarf! Learn about the anatomy of fabric; needle types; toolkit essentials; cutting fabric with rotary cutters vs. shears; parts of a serger and sewing machine. Everything is included in the class just bring a smile and a great attitude! One, 2hr. session- $70


Beginner Sewing Part 2
 

Circle/Pencil Skirt, Pajama or Wide leg Pants! Learn about bias, warp and weft while cutting your fabric and constructing the garment. Learn to put in elastic for waistband, zipper, waist facings, etc. Must purchase one of the following patterns: Skirt or pants - New Look 6544, Pajama Pants - Simplicity 2250, Simplicity - S8885 wide leg pants and long skirt. Use body measurements to select proper size. Circle skirt pattern is an online pattern provided by SL.Two, 2hr. sessions- $90
 

Basic Knit Top! Learn how to sew with knit fabrics. Raglan sleeve variations. RECOMMEND: For women: Simplicity 8548. For men: Simplicity 8613. Similar patterns must be approved by instructor. Two, 3hr. sessions- $80


INTERMEDIATE PROJECTS


Pullover top and layered skirt is a fun sewing project which allows for great creativity when choosing fabric prints for both skirt and top. Great for late summer and fall wear. Pattern shows elastic waist and side pockets.  Vogue Patter V1705. 
Four 2hr. sessions - $125


6 Week Garment Construction! Learn about pattern layout; fabric cutting; garment construction; and finishing techniques.  Six, 2.5 hr. sessions- $180


Bomber Jacket! Sew your own stylized bomber jacket using a variety of fabric and trims. Take body measurements, sew a muslin, make adjustments, cut from fashion fabric. RECOMMEND: Simplicity Pattern 8418, McCall’s 7637(Unisex), or McCall’s 7100. Four, 2hr. sessions- $100


ADVANCED PROJECTS


Men’s Classic Tailored Shirt with relaxed fit, back yoke, sleeve with plackets, cuffs, back darts, button front, and more.  Simplicity 1544 and 8427. Choose correct size based on chest measurement. 
Three, 3hr. sessions - $100


Tailored Women’s Coat. This is a stylish vintage coat with dramatic collar, fitted bodice and flared skirt with back pleat and front pocket flaps. Use Vogue pattern V1669. Previous McCall’s Pattern M7848 can also be used. 
Six, 2hr. sessions - $150.


SEWING ESSENTIALS
Unless otherwise specified, students are required to bring their sewing kit when taking classes. If not, sewing kits can be purchased for $70. Sewing kits must include:

4/5-inch fabric shears

Tape Measure

Sewing/Hem Gauge

Various sewing needles

Dressmaker Pins

Pin Cushion

Black & White Polyester Thread

Seam Ripper

Pencil (optional)

Marking Tools (Chalk, Wax, Ink)

18-inch ruler

Container to put items in

POLICIES & NOTES

 

  • MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES IN STORE. If necessary, you may also purchase a N-95 mask ($2.00) at our store or fashion masks from our website)

  • Registration: Payment in full is required at the time of registration, for all classes. Please register early, in store or by phone. When necessary, supply lists for the specific class will be provided by email prior to the scheduled class.

  • Incomplete Class Work: Sewendipity Lounge is not obligated to schedule make-up classes if student fails to return to class within a two-week period. It is the students’ responsibility to attend class and complete garments during the allotted time.

  • Refund Policy: Class deposits are non-refundable. All sales are final. If Sewendipity Lounge cancels a class, the affected student(s) will be given the choice of a refund, store credit, or another class.

  • Body Measurements! By appointment, $15 for one session.


SKILL LEVELS & ASSESSMENT

Classes are arranged by the following skill levels:

  • Beginner. Little to no experience required. 

  • Intermediate I. Must be able to use a machine and follow printed directions.

  • Intermediate II. Must know basic garment and construction techniques and be very comfortable using a sewing machine. 

  • Advanced. Must be extremely proficient in a variety of sewing skills and techniques.

 

Skills Assessment: If you don’t know your skill level, please take our online assessment then select from classes suited for you: http://sewendipityounge.com

MEMBERSHIPS
The purpose of membership is for our members to have access to limited support from SL when they are creating or completing a sewing project. You must have some sewing knowledge in order to register for a membership. Membership is not a substitute for sewing classes, which provide more in-depth instruction. We offer two membership levels:

 

  • MONTHLY $50 Payment one-time fee for the month. Book a workspace with a maximum of 16 hours.

  • ANNUAL $40 Per Month Book a workspace up to 48 hours per month (576 hours per year). Payments automatically withdrawn from your credit card each month.

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LOCATION:

722 Main Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Tel: 513-4-I-DO-SEW/513-443-6739

 

STORE HOURS:

Tue, Wed and Thu 11:00 am-6:00 pm

Attend a class!

  • 12:00-2:00 pm

  • 2:30-4:30 pm

  • 5:00-7:00 pm

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