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Sewing Techniques: Above the Waist

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

In this course, students learn to assemble garments that cover the upper half of the female form. Industry standard techniques and tips are presented for sewing together a pattern for a button-down shirt with sleeves and a lined, zippered shell. Students leave with the ability to transfer their skills to commercial patterns or their own designs. ...

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10 sessions

Lava Lamp Beaded Beads

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

These beaded beads are a little more complicated but the result is a fun, textured bead. The pattern is based on tubular herringbone stitch. Students should have some previous experience working with seed beads. This class is for you if: You have some experience with bead weaving You're looking for something with a little challenge, but not too...

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Master 2-Color Brioche Flat

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Have you tried brioche on your own without success? This class is for you!  Learn how to knit 2-Color Brioche starting with a flat pattern. After you master basic 2-color brioche, you will learn how to incorporate increases and decreases as well as strategies for fixing your mistakes. 

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2 sessions

Basic Sewing: Learn Your Stitches

at Sew Anastasia - West Town 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60612

In this class you will learn all of the basic stitches and techniques including how to thread sewing machine and wind a bobbin. In this class series you will have a sample binder of personal seam and technique samples, to take with you that will have everything you have learned in it! You can reference this when you are working on a project and forget...

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6 sessions

Beginning Knitting

at Knit Nirvana - Forest Park 7453 W Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60130

Learn to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and pick up dropped stitches.  Always wanted to learn how to knit? Now is your chance! This class is for people who have never had needles in their hands and for those who need a refresher course. We will also talk about Ravelry, an essential resource for knitters these days. Supplies needed: ...

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Introduction to Machine Sewing - Make a Pin Cushion

at Trixy Xchange - Wicker Park 1579 N Milwaukee Ave Stu #232, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Learn how to thread your machine and sew a cute pin cushion from recycled materials!   Want to learn how to sew, but don't want to commit to a lengthy class? Then this class is for you!  We will explore and create: How to thread your sewing machine Basic machine stitches Seam allowances How to pin your pattern and fabric together correctly...

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Doubleknit Shawl

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Air Lux by Katia is a dream to knit with! Air Lux is constructed with a shimmery bamboo core, lightly wrapped in merino wool. This lightweight poncho is perfect for the holiday season; new colors include ruby and teal! This pattern, modified by Jami, is knit in one piece from side-to-side. Visit us at Sister-Arts to see this beautiful garment, and...

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3 sessions

How to Change Patterns

at Vogue Fabrics - Evanston 718 Main St, Evanston, Illinois 60202

Learn how to make simple changes to store bought patterns to give them new looks. Imagine buying one pattern but creating several styles just by altering sleeve design, hem length, neckline, etc. You will not only build your wardrobe quickly and economically, you will also come away with basic understanding of how patterns are drafted and designed. ...

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3 sessions

Felt Cuffs And Bracelets - Beginners (Westmont)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Westmont 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559

An ancient method of creating fabrics resurrected in contemporary style. Learn this fun, unusual process that by-passes spinning and knitting and capitalizes on the natural attributes of animal hair fibers to bond together in the formation of a sturdy "non-woven" bracelet base fabric. During Tammy's 2.5 hour workshop, each student will color select,...

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Extreme Embroidery Workshop

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Embroidery is widely used today in contemporary art, especially in combination with other media, such as painting, sculpture, and even ceramics. Taking inspiration from the use of stitch in contemporary art and historic embroidery traditions from around the world, you will develop your individualized stitch “vocabulary” and deepen your artistic...

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2 sessions

Paper Piecing Class

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Foundation paper piecing is a popular technique in making quilts which looks incredibly intimidating but join s and discover how actually easy & fun it is! Created by sewing fabric to a printed paper foundation, this method is popular because it can be used to create extremely precise points and shapes.   Create many designs, from simpler...

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2 sessions

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Knit and Crochet Studio

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Bring your knit or crochet projects to this multi-level class to receive the help you need. Learn new techniques, get help reading directions, and learn how to customize a pattern to get the look you want. Total beginners to advanced students welcome, but must come in with yarn, needles, and project directions all ready to go. Visit your local yarn...

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9 sessions

Natural Dyes

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn the basics of the natural dyeing process on fabric. Looking at the world around us - flowers, tree bark, and plants, etc. - we will create natural dyes. Apply the dyes with simple resist including Shibori (Japanese stitching, pleating, twisting), over dyeing, and mordant to create a wide range of colors. Experiment on small fabric pieces as samples...

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Pursue Your Embroidery Passion!

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Get Hands-On A Multi-Needle, With A Software Demo! Make it your business! Make money with Multi-needle embroidery! Join us, and Michelle Gillmartin, premier embroidery educator from Brother, as we share the benefits of embroidery on multi-needles… Learn how to embroider items not possible with a single-needle, home machine, how to embroider efficiently,...

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2 sessions

Tunisian Crochet

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Tunisian (or Afghan) crochet is a cross between traditional crochet and knitting, creating a highly textured and sturdy fabric appropriate for home décor. Skills taught: Tunisian Simple Stitch Tunisian Knit Stitch Slip Stitch Color changes Pre-requisite: Beginning Crochet or equivalent.

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