July 23, 24, 30, 31, August 6, 7, 2013: Introduction to Sewing

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Introduction to Sewing

This course is for sewing beginners.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Learn to sew with these basic lessons – designed for ages 8 through adult.

This introduction to sewing includes lessons for learning how to use a sewing machine to basic hand stitches.  You will learn about different kinds of fabrics and the correct needles used in sewing, how to take measurements and read a sewing pattern.  You will also learn what tools you need to complete sewing projects and make a portfolio sampler that you can refer to when working on projects.

DATES:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays – July 23, 2013 through August 7, 2013

TIME:

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM each day

July 23:  Sewing machine basics, sewing kit supplies, sewing terms
July 24:  Begin your portfolio: Fabrics and hand-sewing basics
July 30:  Patchwork pincushion, t-shirt skirt
July 31:  Fun with jeans:  Restyle a pair of jeans into a skirt or bag
August 6:  Wrap skirt and tote bag
August 7:  Pajama pants

COST:  $30.00 per class.  Attend all classes for $150.00.  July 23 and 24 classes are prerequisites for all other classes.

KIT FEE:  $25.00  (Due first day of class by cash only. Includes book, some supplies for the projects)  You will receive a list of other supplies you will need to bring once registration is complete.  You are not considered registered until payment is received.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Location: Studios of Catrina Fashions, LLC
5995 Lee Highway, Troutville, VA 24175

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For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions
, LLC
P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

 

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment at time of registration.  Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal.  If you would like to pay via check, please call or email to register.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers.  No refunds for missed classes.  To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given by July 19 – prior to the class start date.  If cancellation occurs after July 19, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class.  Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

 

 

July 24 and 25, 2013: Fit Clinicˢᵐ

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Fit Clinicˢᵐ

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This clinic is designed for people who already know how to sew.  If you have clothes in your closet that you have not gotten around to altering because you have no one to help you fit them, or if you need help deciding where your garments need to be altered, let Genevieve coach you through the process so that you can then make the correct changes.   Please bring your own pins and tape measure as well as a notepad to your private consultation so that you can remember what steps you need to take once you get back home to your sewing machine.  Don’t postpone those alterations any longer!

Dates available:

July 24 and 25, 2013

Time and Consult fee:

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Fittings by appointment only – please allow 1/2 hour for your appointment

$5.00 per garment with a 5 garment maximum  (if you have more than 5 garments please inquire about extending your allotted time)

Registration: Please email or call to make your appointment – payment by cash only – due at the appointment.

For more information, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions
, LLC
P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

Location: Studios of Catrina Fashions, LLC
5995 Lee Highway, Troutville, VA 24175

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About Your Instructor:

 

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

September 14-16, 2013: Knits 101

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Knits 101

 

Have you ever wondered why clothing made from knit fabrics moved from weekends and the workout room into our daily lives? When you look at knit garments in the store or in a catalog, do some catch your eye while others are “just there”? Have you noticed that some of your knit clothing sits in the dresser drawer, but you’re always reaching for others?

Knit garments are here to stay because they are easy to care for, they don’t tend to wrinkle, and they are so comfortable to wear.

This class will give you the opportunity to explore knits – how to recognize and choose knits, how to sew them to get good results, and how to design with knits.
You will leave the class with a basic pattern that fits (choose from a T-shirt, a close-fitting bodysuit or a camisole pattern) and a notebook of ideas and techniques on how to make knit garments look terrific. We will review patternmaking skills so that you can easily make the changes necessary to rework your mock-up into a properly fitted garment. Mornings will usually be devoted to lecture and discussion, and afternoons will generally involve more hands-on tasks.

Days 1 and 2 (8:30 – 5:30 each day) include:

  •  Recognizing different knit fabrics and knit structures.
  •  Inherent stretch properties of knits in comparison to the addition of spandex.
  •  The use of darts and other fitting style lines in knits.
  •  Matching knit fabrics to different garment styles.
  •  Techniques for knit fabrics: stay taping; judging the length of self-fabric bands/cuffs; hemming; finishing options; applying trims.

Optional Half-Day 3 (8:30-12:00) includes:

  •  Using your basic patterns with different knit fabrics.
  •  Easy pattern variations to make.
  •  Designing with knits.
  •  How to select commercial patterns for a knit fabric, including what size to choose.

After your registration is complete, you will receive:

  • A detailed supply list (including correct knit fabric choices and amount of knit fabric you will need to purchase).
  • A set of instructions for preparing the first mock-ups of your T-shirt, close-fitting bodysuit or camisole, including pattern suggestions. (You need to arrive with these completed. Sarah will personally fit your garment so that you can fine-tune your pattern and make a new mock-up.)

Date:

Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, 2013 (with optional additional half day Monday, September 16, 2013)

Time and Class fee:

September 14 and 15, 2013 – $475.00
September 14 and 15, 2013 with half day September 16, 2013 – $575.00

 

To register: Class is over, please look for another one in the future!

For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions
, LLC
P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

Location: Studios of Catrina Fashions, LLC
5995 Lee Highway, Troutville, VA 24175

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About Your Instructor:

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Sarah Veblen

www.sarahveblen.com

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met 14 days before the class start date, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

 

Class Fee Policy:
Classes require a 50% deposit, at time of registration.  Please call or email and the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you. Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable on the day of class.  Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:
A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 14 days prior to the class start date. If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY?:  Try the Country Inn and Suites at 7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, VA.

Details: Special sleeping room rates at Country Inn and Suites, 7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, VA for $82.00 per night for 2 queen beds are available for students traveling from out of town. Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book under the block of rooms saved for Catrina Fashions. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.


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May 17, 2013: Basic Skirt Sloper 101

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Basic Skirt Sloper 101

OPTIONAL additional half day May 18, 2013
Basic sewing skills are needed for this course.

Have you ever had a skirt that never quite fit you correctly?
Have you ever had a problem trying to achieve a decent fit from a store bought pattern?

There are 2 ways to solve these pesky situations – to make a sloper either by draping or by using your own measurements.

In this class, you will learn to draft a skirt sloper from your own measurements that will ensure a great fitting skirt every time. Each day will start out with a lecture followed by hands on exercises designed to help you create a sloper that FITS YOU.

People often ask what the difference is between a sloper and a pattern.  The best explanation is that the sloper is a draft of a garment that fits with a minimum of wear ease and has no design ease at all – in other words, it should be like a second skin.  The sloper also has no seam allowances.

Design changes, design ease, wear ease and seam allowances are added to the sloper in order to create the pattern.

Part 1 – Creating a Skirt Sloper

In this class, you will learn the best way to take your measurements and the formulas involved in producing your sloper. It is difficult to take measurements on yourself, so you will practice this skill on each other.  Not only is this a great way to get accurate measurements for yourself, you will also become aware of specific fit issues that can be addressed at this time.

In the hands on portion of the class, using your own measurements, you will create a muslin to fit you using the drafting tools of the trade.

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Part 2– Designing a Skirt from a Sloper

Once you have perfected the sloper, the creativity can begin!

The second half of this class will be spent discussing how to make design changes to the sloper in order to create a skirt.  We will address questions such as deciding how much ease to put in the pattern and how to change a straight skirt to an A-line skirt or a gored skirt.  What length and proportion looks best on you? Waistband or no waistband?  What about pockets?

In this class, you will try your hand at simple design changes and make a skirt mock-up (also called a muslin or a toile) based on those changes. Interestingly enough, muslin also refers to the type of inexpensive fabric used to make the mock-up. From your mockup, we will discuss how you can then make a pattern.  Remember, the pattern must not only include the skirt pieces, but also any facing, lining, interfacing and miscellaneous pieces as well.

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You can then apply this process of learning simple design changes as a stepping stone to create more designs!

Part 3 – Perfecting and Practicing  – optional additional half day

During this extra session, you will learn more about how you can change the sloper to create different designs.  You will then take those skills and put them
into use by creating a mock-up of your new design.

Date:  May 17, 2013 (with optional additional half day May 18, 2013)

Time and Class fee: 

May 17, 2013 – $345.00
May 17, 2013 with half day May 18, 2013 – $500.00

Registration:  Please call or email  – the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you.

Location: Studios of Catrina Fashions, LLC
5995 Lee Highway, Troutville, VA 24175

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For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions
, LLC
P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment via check at time of registration.  Please call or email and the registration form and class invoice will be emailed to you.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers.  No refunds for missed classes.  To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 14 days prior to the class start date.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class.  Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

 

 

April 6-8, 2013: NYC Garment District Trip

Visit the New York City Garment District with Artisan Sewing Classes

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If you have ever wanted to go to New York to shop for fabric, now is the time.

Genevieve has been traveling to NYC for over two decades to buy fabric for clients and for her bridal business. She will share her resources, which include the places to shop for fabrics, notions, trims and supplies. You will be able to visit famous name stores, but the list also includes lesser known, yet reasonably priced resources.

The trip also includes an optional tour – at no extra charge – of a 4th generation family owned fabric flower factory.  If culture is your thing – the number of museums, restaurants and tourist attractions abound, not to mention the theater.  If you like, bring a family member or friend along, there will be time to get to know your surroundings and sight-see.

Getting into and around the city is very easy and by using this trip as a learning tool, you will be able to make trips on your own to New York with ease and confidence in the future.

The cost of the trip includes travel to and from NYC by train originating in Lynchburg, VA and two nights stay (room for 4) in NYC at the Radisson Martinique near Macy’s at Herald Square.  Extras on your own.  More extensive trip details after you register and if there is anything specific you are looking for, please let Genevieve know in order to provide you with the best possible experience.

Date: April 6-8, 2013

Time:  Train leaves Lynchburg at 9:59 AM on April 6th and arrives back at 8:36 on the 8th.  Please plan to get to the Lynchburg station by 9:30 AM on the 6th.

Trip Cost: $450.00 until March 1, 2013  –  After March 1, 2013, rates go up – please call for availability and pricing

The cost of the trip includes travel to and from NYC by train originating in Lynchburg, VA and two nights stay (room for 4) in NYC.  If you are not from the Roanoke area and would like to meet us in New York or if you desire a room for 1, 2 or 3 people, please call or email for a price adjustment.

REGISTER NOW!

For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions
, LLC
P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Host:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you cannot go on the trip, Genevieve would be happy to source fabric and other supplies for you.  Call or email to inquire about charges.

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment at time of registration.  To pay via check, please call or email for a downloadable registration form.  Space on the trip is reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A $140.00 fee applies to all class cancellations.  No refunds for missed attendance or no-shows.  To receive a refund (less the $140.00 fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given by February 19, 2013.  If cancellation occurs after February 19, 2013, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class or event.  If Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class.  Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

January 26, 2013: Basic Skirt Sloper 101

Artisan Sewing Classes Presents:

Basic Skirt Sloper 101

OPTIONAL 2nd day on February 2, 2013 (Prerequisite is Day 1)
Basic sewing skills are needed for this course.

REGISTRATION ENDED. CLASS FULL.

Have you ever had a skirt that never quite fit you correctly?
Have you ever had a problem trying to achieve a decent fit from a store bought pattern?

There are 2 ways to solve these pesky situations – to make a sloper either by draping or by using your own measurements.

In this class, you will learn to draft a skirt sloper from your own measurements that will ensure a great fitting skirt every time. Each day will start out with a lecture followed by hands on exercises designed to help you create a sloper that FITS YOU.

People often ask what the difference is between a sloper and a pattern.  The best explanation is that the sloper is a draft of a garment that fits with a minimum of wear ease and has no design ease at all – in other words, it should be like a second skin.  The sloper also has no seam allowances.

Design changes, design ease, wear ease and seam allowances are added to the sloper in order to create the pattern.

Day 1 – Creating a Skirt Sloper

On the first day of class, you will learn the best way to take your measurements and the formulas involved in producing your sloper. It is difficult to take measurements on yourself, so you will practice this skill on each other.  Not only is this a great way to get accurate measurements for yourself, you will also become aware of specific fit issues that can be addressed at this time.

In the hands on portion of the class, using your own measurements, you will create a sloper to fit you using the drafting tools of the trade.  Once you have perfected the sloper, the creativity can begin!

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Day 2 (optional) – Designing a Skirt from a Sloper

(must bring completed sloper from day 1 class)

The second day of this class will be spent on discussion of how to make design changes to the sloper in order to create a skirt.  We will address questions such as deciding how much ease to put in the pattern and how to change a straight skirt to an A-line skirt or a gored skirt.  What length and proportion looks best on you? Waistband or no waistband?  What about pockets?

In the hands on portion of this class, you will try your hand at simple design changes and make a skirt mock-up (also called a muslin or a toile) based on those changes. Interestingly enough muslin also refers to the type of inexpensive fabric used to make the mock-up. From your mockup, we will discuss how you can then make a pattern.  Remember, the pattern must not only include the skirt pieces, but also any facing, lining, interfacing and miscellaneous pieces as well.

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You can then apply this process of learning simple design changes as a stepping stone to create more designs!

 

 

Date: January 26, 2013 (with optional 2nd day February 2, 2013)

Time and Class fee:
Lecture only – Jan. 26 – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – $45.00
Lecture and hands on – Jan. 26 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – $180.00
Lecture only – both days – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – $60.00
Lecture and hands on – both days – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – $345.00

REGISTRATION ENDED

Location: Studios of Catrina Fashions, LLC
5995 Lee Highway, Troutville, VA 24175

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For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions
, LLC
P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

Genevieve Journell

View Genevieve’s bio and philosophy on the About Page. If you would like to continue with design work or additional pattern work on a one-on-one basis, Genevieve is available for private sewing classes/coaching.

 

Class Fee Policy:

Class requires a payment at time of registration.  Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal.  If you would like to pay via check, please call or email to register.  Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers.  No refunds for missed classes.  To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 14 days prior to the class start date.  If cancellation occurs within the 14 days prior to the class, the amount paid will be applied toward a future class.  In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class.  Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

 

 

March 16 – 19, 2013: Alterations for Professionals with Linda Stewart

Alterations for Professionals Series

Alterations for Professionals

This two day Master Class is designed for the sewer who wants to become an alterations specialist, or already has an alterations business and desires to improve skills. Nearly every type of basic alteration is covered including hemming, letting out/taking in side seams, adjusting collars, cuffs, necklines and shoulders. Instruction will also include challenging problems such as clients with high hips, stooped shoulders, large busts or protruding tummies. The class teaches how to analyze and fit ready to wear garments to maximize comfort and make your clients look their best.

Sewing skill level: intermediate

Advanced Specialty Alterations:

Bridal and Formalwear

This two day Master Class is designed for those wishing to learn techniques used by alterations specialists to alter bridal and formalwear. Instruction is geared to the professional who wants to add specialty alterations to his/her business, or improve the skills of those who already offer them. Subjects covered include working with lace, sequins, rhinestones, beads, and pearls, specialty fabrics such as velvet, chiffon, metallic, and satin. Guidelines for cleaning and preservation of these garments will be included in the course.

Sewing skill level: intermediate
Prerequisite: Alterations for Professionals

Date: March 16 – 19, 2013

Time: March 16 – 18, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, March 19, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class fee: $575.00

REGISTRATION HAS ENDED: 

If you wish to pay for class in full via PayPal, email info@artisansewingclasses.com and an invoice will be emailed to you.  Please include your name, address and phone number in the body of the email. See registration, payment and cancellation policies below.

To pay in full via check, (cash only accepted on first day of class) download this registration form: Click Here (pdf)

Location: Studio of Catrina Fashions, LLC, 5995 Lee Highway, Troutville, VA  24175


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Details: Special sleeping room rates at Country Inn and Suites, 7860 Plantation Road in Roanoke, VA for $82.00 per night for 2 queen beds are available for students traveling from out of town. Microwave and small refrigerator in every room. Call the hotel directly at 540-366-5678 to book under the block of rooms saved for Catrina Fashions. This is a quiet location ½ mile from Interstate 81 and 5 miles from the Roanoke Airport. No shuttle service from the airport, cab costs around $15. Free full breakfast for hotel guests. Indoor pool, exercise room or walk to a nice park with walking trails and tennis courts a short distance behind the hotel.

Click to see pictures of the hotel and look at area attractions.

For more information about the class and how to register, please contact:
Genevieve Journell at:
Catrina Fashions, LLC

P. O. Box 35
Troutville, VA 24175

Call: 540-992-2127
Email: info@artisansewingclasses.com

About Your Instructor:

Linda Stewart

www.lindastewartcouturedesigns.com

 

 

 

 

 

Registration:

Early registration is encouraged to secure space in class as well as ensure minimum registration. Class minimums and maximums vary – if the minimum for a class is not met 14 days before the class start date, the class must be cancelled. If the class fills, a waiting list will be established. Please wait for class confirmation before making travel plans other than booking a hotel room.

Paypal signup is available. See the Class Fee Policy regarding payment with Paypal. Payments may also be made by check via US mail, email, or by calling (540) 992-2127. Please note that payment or deposit must be received before registration is confirmed. If registering by mail, please fill out the registration form on this page.

Class Fee Policy:

Classes require a 50% deposit, at time of registration. All classes with a fee of $100.00 or less require full payment at the time of registration. The balance is due 14 days prior to the class start date. Partial payment is not available when paying with Paypal. Materials and kit fees, where applicable, are made payable to the instructor on the day of class.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

A 5% transaction fee applies to all class cancellations and transfers. No refunds for missed classes. To receive a refund (less the 5% transaction fee) for a cancelled registration, notification must be given 14 days prior to the class start date. In the event Catrina Fashions, LLC must cancel a class, the student may choose to have a full refund by check or applied to a future class. Catrina Fashions, LLC’s liability for refunds shall be limited to the amount of the portion of the registration fee paid by the student.

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