Apr 14, 2017 Friday
(Almost full)
Trade School Indy @ Rabble Coffee
2119 E 10th St
Indianapolis US

You'll learn the basics of operating a sewing machine. We'll practice using a simple drawstring bag project that requires straight stitches, turning corners, and top-stitching. This project is suitable for beginners, and kids (6+) can participate with a parent as their sewing partner. *REQUIRED SUPPLIES: 2 contrasting fabrics. You'll need two fat quarters -or- two 1/3 yard cuts. Pick coordinating fabrics as the lining of the bag will show, 1 spool of coordinating thread, 2 yards of coordinating string. Recommended: 1/4" twill tape, satin cord, or grosgrain ribbon, your sewing machine. If you don't have one, you may be able to borrow one of mine (send me an email), and two or four coordinating beads (totally optional). See examples of finished projects at sewingforgeeks.com/theclass/

Bring one of the following:
*email classes@tradeschool.coop to volunteer at this class (this is your barter!)
*have your own goods or services to offer? arrange your own barter by emailing your teacher
*REQUIRED: supplies in class description
Chocolate that doesn't contain soy (I'm allergic)
Heirloom seeds or plant starts
Local honey or pesticide-free produce
Natural fabrics (100% silk, wool, or cotton)
Neat stationary
Vintage buttons, old lace, or other interesting notions
Wide mouth canning jars

About the teacher, Aimee Formo

Aimee has been sewing since she barely had any hand-eye coordination. She learned to sew from the same grandmother whose recipes involved measurements like, “about a handful or two” and “just keep pouring it in until it looks right,” and while she’s successfully taught many beginner sewing courses formally and informally, she’s never taken formal stitchery classes herself. When she stitches, she usually foregoes anything that adds time to the process, including pinning (ironing, however, is never optional). Aimee’s happy place is making small stuff, for dolls, babies, and children. If you like to cook without a cookbook, you’ll love to sew without too many rules, too.

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