Hey mamas and daughters (ages 9-18)! This summer, I am hosting a beginning sewing class for mothers and daughters. Well, I actually call it a retreat because along with the sewing class, there are sumptuous snacks and meals, vintage sewing decor, party favors, fellowship and more. I am offering two seasons, one in June and one in July.
Now moms, you do not need to know how to sew to come to this class. You don’t even have to pretend to be crafty. The main reason I am having you come is to bond with your lovely daughter (of course) and also to learn alongside her so that when you get home you both know enough to keeping sewing forward.
I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. All the details are below. I SEW hope you can make it.
DO I HAVE TO OWN A SEWING MACHINE?
Yes, you do have to own a sewing machine to take this class. One of the greatest benefits of this class is I will teach you how to thread your needle, wind your bobbin and make a button hole using your machine. You will go home confident in how to make that machine hum. You can purchase a reasonable, quality machine at Wal-Mart or Amazon. My best suggestion for beginners is the Singer 2259 Tradition. This one is also a good beginner machine.
WHEN & WHERE IS IT?
At my home in Arvada, Colorado
Friday, June 19 (6:30-8:30 pm) & Saturday, June 20 (9 am-5 pm)
Friday, July 31 (6:30-8:30 pm) & Saturday, Aug. 1 (9 am-5 pm)
HOW MUCH IS IT? $250 per mother-daughter couple
WHAT DO WE GET FOR MY $250?
Your daughter will walk away saying, “Why yes! I do sew.” She will also take home three completed projects, a binder with patterns and notes and the confidence to sew on her own. You will also get appetizer/dessert (Friday), and breakfast, lunch, and yummy snacks along the way (Saturday). Believe me, you won’t go away hungry.
Small Tote Bag
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
- Sharp sewing scissors or shears The pair that you have in your drawer, which you use to cut paper will NOT work.
- Box of pins I prefer this kind because they are longer (1 ½ inch) and the pearls make them easy to grab. Don’t worry about a pin cushion (Wink! Wink!).
- Seam ripper
- Sewing gauge
- Spool of white thread
- Sewing machine. Bring all bobbins, parts and instruction manual. Package of replacement needles for your sewing machine.
- Package of hand-sewing needles
- Tape measure
- Fabric for your three projects
TO REGISTER: Go to joysongschool.com. Space is limited.