upcoming scheduled workshops
Sewing 101: 5 week series $300/person
adobe illustrator basics $40/person
Learn some basics to get you started in illustrator. We will get familiar with the most useful tools and some shortcuts. We will demo how to sketch a flat garment and advise on all your questions. A computer is not required unless you wish to follow along with your own software. Book HERE
SHIBORI DYEING $75/person
In this class we will explore different techniques and materials for Shibori Dyeing. Shibori is the ancient traditional Japanese resist dyeing technique used traditionally with Indigo dye. We will use silk swatches and cotton swatches and a few different color dyes. Please wear clothes that can be stained, dyeing is messy. Book HERE
In this 2 hour class, we will teach the most basic of sewing skills: attaching buttons, sewing patches, and hand stitching. Participants will leave with a finishing product. Free beer! Book HERE
patternmaking intensive $120/person
The ultimate skill of a fashion designer is to make your own patterns. These patterns will give you the freedom to create any kind of garment you want. This 2-day intensive will teach you the fundamentals of pattern drafting. You will learn about the tools used and create your own pattern blocks.
Bring in that article of clothing you keep meaning to fix. We will show you some basic alterations so you can save your clothing previously doomed for goodwill. Alteration demos include basic hems, taking in/letting out seams, sewing buttons, mending holes. Then we will focus on your personal project(s). We utilize both hand sewing and machine sewing. No experience necessary.
Fashion design 101 $50
Learn how to design from a Chicago design legend, Borris Powell. This 2-hour lesson is tailored around Fashion Design: Concept, Fabric selection, Direction, How to find your client, Media, Show design, Model Casting, Team selection, etc.
drawing and donuts $35/person
Anna is combining her two favorite things: donuts and illustration! Enjoy coffee and fancy donuts while she teaches you the basic proportions for the illustrated figure often used for fashion illustration or storyboards. No drawing experience needed. Book HERE
Intro to Fashion illustration $40
In this 2-hour BYOB class you will learn the basics of fashion illustration. I’ll show you step by step how to draw a fashion figure, create dynamic and interesting poses and develop personalized croquis.
Do It Yourself PR seminar $100
This 2-hour seminar will help you draft pitches, hone your message and create a targeted media list. Topics include templates for email pitches, branding tips, timelines, and tactics for working with influencers.
make your own yoga wrap cover-up $100
Can't get to the gym? Then you probably need a new top to motivate you! In this BYOB workshop, you will learn to cut and sew your very own yoga wrap-style coverup, it can be worn 3 ways. Choose from our in house, super-soft jersey stretch fabrics. Leave class with a finished garment!
Home sewing Machine Lesson $35
Do you have a home sewing machine that you never use? Don't know how to work it? Come in and we'll show you! This 2 hour lesson will focus on sewing machine and tool basics. Bring your own machine in or use one of ours.
Ready to use a pattern? We will show you how to cut your fabric using a store-bought pattern and explain all the terms and sizing features on the pattern. This will be a demo-based workshop. Students will not leave with a finished project. Bring your own pattern in or use one of ours. Book HERE
beginner knitting $35/person
In this class we will get you started on learning the skills for knitting your first project and learning to read basic knitting patterns. We will also discuss gauge and yarn/needle sizes. Skills to be learned: Casting on, Knit stitch, purl stitch, slip slip knit, and knit 2 together. Supplies Needed: 1 ball worsted weight yarn, 1 pair size 7 needles (wood is best) Book HERE