upcoming scheduled workshops
Sewing 101: 5 week series $300/person
In this class we will get you sewing in no time! You will start by learning and practicing machine and bobbin threading, sewing straight, curved, and angled lines, different seam finishes and what they are appropriate for, inserting an invisible and regular zipper. We will discuss how to read and draft basic patterns. We will then work on a basic woven tank top. 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
Air Purifying Plants for Urban Environments $45/person
A great way to liven your apartment and help cleanse the air is with beautiful foliage. Especially needed in urban locations where there isn’t as much plant life. Easy to care for, these plants cleanse the air of chemicals and bring gorgeous colors and textures to your deco. You will learn all about these plants and which type of plants work best for your environment. You’ll leave this workshop with a variety of 2-3 air cleansing plants in your choice of a selection of pots. We will also teach you all about how to care for these hard to kill plant wonders.
Sewing 101 - make your own Makeup BAG $40/person
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 class will focus on sewing machine basics while we cut and sew a makeup bag. Bring your own machine in or use one of ours.
Sewing 101 - make your own TOTE BAG $40/person
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 class will focus on sewing machine basics while we cut and sew a tote bag. Bring your own machine in or use one of ours.
Winter Succulent Terrarium Arrangement $45/person
Come join us for a special winter workshop featuring a much loved house plant, the succulent! You will learn how to create a one of a kind terrarium, using a provided selection of glass terrariums, a wide variety of succulents, as well as all the care tips you can imagine! We will be bringing lots of pretty stones and sand/organic potting soil so your new succulent can live in style and comfort, and provide your home with life throughout the winter.
Candle Making: Create your own scent $40/person
In this workshop, chemist and scent expert, Juan Cotto, will teach you how to create a your own custom scent using all natural botanical extracts to incorporate into your own handmade candle using soy wax. Various glass and wood candle containers will be provided for you to choose from. We will also provide fresh botanicals, such as rosemary, thyme, lavender and other greens to imbed in the wax to release its scent as it burns. You will leave the class with your very own handmade candle with a custom scent created by you!
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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