Classes Up Close: Sewing #awipyearfive

While we continue to unwind from our fall semester, which was topped with a spectacular Mainstage production of “White Christmas,” classes are quickly filling up for next semester! This week we will be posting several blog posts intended to shine a spotlight on classes that still have space available. We expect them to fill, so be sure to register soon!

 

AWIP Stitchers: Sewing classes for all levels

Pam Macbeth offers a warm and encouraging atmosphere for students to thrive at any level.

Pam Macbeth fitting Mary Poppins

Raised in the midwest, Pam Macbeth learned to sew under the loving instruction of her grandmother Nina, who made clothing from feed sacks and newspaper patterns. Pam began her theater and sewing experience in high school by making her own costume for Guys and Dolls. As a homeschool mother of five delightful daughters, creations continued to be stitched from smocked baby clothing, matching holiday dresses, quilts, Civil War reenacting garments, costumes for play and home dec items. She continues to pass on the love of sewing and creating through mentoring, charity sewing workshops and teaching. Two daughters have pursued professional opportunities in the sewing field but all have been involved in various aspects of performing arts from orchestras to the stage. “Alice in Wonderland” was Pam’s first costume department theatrical experience with Jen Roca and it was the perfect marriage of the love of creating and the stage. Five years of Mainstage + Junior Productions followed. Pam looks forward to imparting the excitement to the next generation of creative stitchers!

“I would say that she’s a really good teacher. She’s nice and she teaches really well. After one class, with no experience, I am now able to sew things like pillow cases, and am able to stitch things back together. Her class was really fun and I can’t wait to take another class with her and learn more!” — Evie, age 9

The following classes are being offered this upcoming semester and class sizes must remain small, so space is limited!

 

Machine Beginner (Level 1)

Fundamentals of sewing machine basics to familiarize a new seamstress with operation, basic tools needed for sewing as well as pattern language and construction. Student will make a pillowcase and additional take home projects. Must provide basic supplies; machine available for rent.

  • Thursdays, Jan. 11-Mar. 8 @12:30-2:00 • Ages 10+
  • MANDATORY OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, January 4  @12:00
  • No Classes over school vacations, unless a snow make-up day is needed

Machine Beginner (Level 2)

Intermediate to advanced sewing skills required as well as working knowledge of machine, fundamentals of patterns terms and sewing language. Prior project selection and skill approved prior to class beginning. Select the pattern you have always wanted to make and step by step creation will occur during class time. No material fee but pattern selection must be approved prior to class. Machine available for rent.

  • Thursdays, Jan. 11-Mar. 8 @2:15-3:45 • Ages 10+
  • MANDATORY OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, January 4  @12:00
  • No Classes over school vacations, unless a snow make-up day is needed

Team or Solo Quilting

Teams of parents/child or siblings or friends work side by side to create a basic cotton lap quilt. One machine required. Extensive supply and materials list provided and required for first class. Minimal skill needed by both. Machine available for rent.

  • Thursdays, Mar. 15-May 10 @12:30-2:00 • Ages 12+
  • MANDATORY OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, January 4  @12:00
  • No Classes over school vacations, unless a snow make-up day is needed

 

For pricing, location, and to register, click here!

 

As always, contact us if you have any questions!

#learngrowshine,

Jen Roca for all of us at AWIP

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