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L' Etoffe Fabrics: San Diego, California

Sustainable Fashion Fabrics and Trims for Fine Garment Sewing


Professional Alterations Workshop
Jan
12
9:30 AM09:30

Professional Alterations Workshop

Pant Hems, for slacks, straight, with a cuff, men and women, including invisible jean hems. We will be also using a blindstitch hem machine. Students must bring examples of items to hem and take notes. You will receive detailed instructions after paying for class.

Become a better sewer through learning professional alterations.

Please take advantage of this series. Alterations are expensive and also a great service to provide for a side hustle or full time business. Even if you are an advanced sewer I think you will still have much to learn in these classes. Students must bring a machine and general sewing materials. I will provide tools for each specific class.

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Sewing Lounge
Dec
28
3:00 PM15:00

Sewing Lounge

This time is set aside for you to get assistance with your sewing projects, get your muslin fit, and to consult me on pattern and fabric selections. I have an extensive collection of books donated to the shop that you can relax and consult. This is not a time to learn about patternmaking and some ftting issues may be beyond the purview of this time - please feel free to ask me before signing up. The cost is $12, which can be used for a purchase during the studio time on this day only. Studio sewing lounges are also for sewers to get together and have a good time sewing and learning from others. Sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch hem machines are available for an additional rental fee.

Machine rentals are per hour:

Blindstitch hemming - $20

Serger - $8

Coverstitch - $8

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Sewing Lounge
Dec
21
3:00 PM15:00

Sewing Lounge

This time is set aside for you to get assistance with your sewing projects, get your muslin fit, and to consult me on pattern and fabric selections. I have an extensive collection of books donated to the shop that you can relax and consult. This is not a time to learn about patternmaking and some ftting issues may be beyond the purview of this time - please feel free to ask me before signing up. The cost is $12, which can be used for a purchase during the studio time on this day only. Studio sewing lounges are also for sewers to get together and have a good time sewing and learning from others. Sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch hem machines are available for an additional rental fee.

Machine rentals are per hour:

Blindstitch hemming - $20

Serger - $8

Coverstitch - $8

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Sewing Lounge
Dec
20
11:00 AM11:00

Sewing Lounge

This time is set aside for you to get assistance with your sewing projects, get your muslin fit, and to consult me on pattern and fabric selections. I have an extensive collection of books donated to the shop that you can relax and consult. This is not a time to learn about patternmaking and some ftting issues may be beyond the purview of this time - please feel free to ask me before signing up. The cost is $12, which can be used for a purchase during the studio time on this day only. Studio sewing lounges are also for sewers to get together and have a good time sewing and learning from others. Sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch hem machines are available for an additional rental fee.

Machine rentals are per hour:

Blindstitch hemming - $20

Serger - $8

Coverstitch - $8

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Invisible Zippers 5 Ways - Fills Fast!
Dec
15
9:30 AM09:30

Invisible Zippers 5 Ways - Fills Fast!

In this workshop students will learn techniques for installing invisible zippers that are easy and not commonly used in home sewing. The 5 ways: regular skirt, across dress waist seam, on bias, on chiffon, stretchy pant ankle hem. Students will need a straight stitch foot or half foot or an invisible zipper foot, if not please contact shop before signing up.

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Sewing Lounge
Dec
14
3:00 PM15:00

Sewing Lounge

This time is set aside for you to get assistance with your sewing projects, get your muslin fit, and to consult me on pattern and fabric selections. I have an extensive collection of books donated to the shop that you can relax and consult. This is not a time to learn about patternmaking and some ftting issues may be beyond the purview of this time - please feel free to ask me before signing up. The cost is $12, which can be used for a purchase during the studio time on this day only. Studio sewing lounges are also for sewers to get together and have a good time sewing and learning from others. Sergers, coverstitch, and blindstitch hem machines are available for an additional rental fee.

Machine rentals are per hour:

Blindstitch hemming - $20

Serger - $8

Coverstitch - $8

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No Serger Knits: Hemlock Tee
Dec
8
8:30 AM08:30

No Serger Knits: Hemlock Tee

Home For The Holidaze? Description: In this class we will complete a hemlock tee which is a free downloadable pattern. It is one size and lends itself to many variations. Treat yourself right!

Skill level: absolute beginners to advanced

Skills covered: sewing with knits without a serger, hemming techniques, neckbands, and adding a pocket.

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Free Mitered Corner Napkins Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
9:30 AM09:30

Free Mitered Corner Napkins Small Business Saturday

No More Paper Napkins and Paper Towels ! Small Business Saturday All Day Long

Registration required

Come out and shop local for the holidays. In this workshop we will be learning how to make quick and easy mitered corner napkins perfect for the holidays. This is an essential skill for all sewers. You may also use class time to embroider or embellish your napkins with others. Bring your own fabric and supplies or we have have some great navy blue or white cotton linen along with Kiriki Press Embroidery Sampler Kits for inspiration. Napkins make great gifts.

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Piping Primer Class
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Piping Primer Class

Learning how to use piping is a fun way to up your sewing game. In this class we will learn how to use piping in a variety of applications on garments and accessories. All supplies will be provided - we will work with a couple of different types of fabric and a couple of different types of piping. This is a stress free class.

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Knit to Fit Class Full
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Knit to Fit Class Full

9/29: Getting Started: Take measurements and decide on size. Get info on yarn requirements and where to go for yarn. If you have worsted weight yarn and any circular needles, bring them and we can see if they can be used.

10/6: Start Knitting: You will do your swatch and learn how to check your gauge. Cast on with a sturdy stretchy cast on. Determine any side shaping for fronts and backs. How to attach a second skein.

10/20: Shaping upper body: Binding off and shaping armholes. How to create a strong edge for a polished finish. Shape neck edge.

10/27: Shoulders & Edgings: Binding off shoulders for a smooth shoulder seam. Planning and starting sleeves. How determine sleeve lengths and adjusting circumference of sleeve if needed. Invisible increasing. Making two at once.

11/3: Shaping upper sleeve cap to fit the armhole. Pick up stitches for neckband. Learning the pick up ratio for a smooth ribbing.

11/17: Putting it all together. How to sew in your sleeves and side seams for a make or break finish. Weaving in ends and blocking to perfection.

6 Sessions. 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 and 11/17 ALL TIMES 9am to 11 am

Materials:

Pattern for classic pullover in worsted weight yarn will be provided

Appropriate circular needle size to be determined

Removable stitch markers, small scissors, tape measure and gauge, pen and paper for notes.

Class payment: Payments will be accepted in store only, not online.

In order to secure your spot in the class please drop off payment at L’Etoffe Fabrics by cash or check. Or kindly drop off a cash deposit of $25, the remainder can be paid the first day of class. The first day of class credit card charges will be accepted.

Class Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your attendance 7 days prior to the class with a full refund. After that there will be no refunds.

Once class is filled we will begin a wait-list.

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