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.
CLASS SCHEDULE: OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2019
Pattern Making Club (PMC) is geared toward the novice or the person who has some experience creating patterns but wants to perfect the art of pattern making. The club accommodates those who are unable to commit to weeks of continuous classes. PMC will be held on Wednesdays, October 30 and November 20. No class will be held in December due to the holiday season. To register a week or more before class, call (513) 443-6739. Cost is $25 per club session. Lindsey Whittle is the PMC facilitator.
Behind the Seams Side Zipper Pocket. Learn how to sew in a side pocket with an accompanying zipper. 1.5 hr. session - $25
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- $40
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, 3hr. 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, 3hr. sessions- $70
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- $70
Kimono Classics! This popular and classic garment that can be worn a variety of ways from casual to formal. Listed are a variety of patterns that you can make: Simplicity 8952, 8172, 8696, McCall 7790 & Vogue, 1610, 9366 and 1617. Three, 2.5 hr. 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
Hack a Jacket. Put the creativity in your hands by changing the sewing pattern and creating a unique jacket to expand your wardrobe. Simplicity Pattern 8700. Three, 3h. sessions - $150.
Making A Men’s Suit! Create a modern, simple tailored suit that can be constructed from a range of fabrics-wool to poplin. RECOMMEND: Simplicity Pattern 8528. Eight, 2hr. sessions- $250
Women’s Evening Duster/Dress and Pants. Now modified loungewear can easily worn for evening wear or remain as fancy bedwear. Try your hand at Simplicity Pattern 8985 and create a luxury outfit for the holidays. Three, 4 hr. sessions - $180
Men’s Classic Tailored Shirt with relaxed fit, back yoke, sleeve with plackets, cuffs, back darts, button front, and more. Simplicity 8754. Choose correct size based on chest measurement. Three, 3hr. sessions - $100
Unless otherwise specified, students are required to bring their sewing kit when taking classes. If not, sewing kits can be purchased for $50. Sewing kits must include:
4/5-inch fabric shears
Various sewing needles
Black & White Polyester Thread
Marking Tools (Chalk, Wax, Ink)
Container to put items in
POLICIES & NOTES
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. IfSewendipity Lounge cancels a class, the affected student(s) will be given the choice of a refund, store credit, or another class.
WE WELCOME YOUR IDEAS! If there is a specific project you’d like to do, feel free to suggest a class.
Book A Workspace! Members may book a workspace free of charge. However, non-members may use the lounge unassisted for $15/hr. or with an instructor for $20hr.
Sewing Parties! Must be scheduled. Please call the lounge for details.
Body Measurements! By appointment, $15 for one session.
SKILL LEVELS AND 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.
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.