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NO SKILLS REQUIRED Absolutely no experience necessary. Valuable for all levels of the craft.
EASY Participants with basic skills.
INTERMEDIATE Participants have solid basic skills.
ADVANCED Participants have solid skills and experience in the craft, ready to explore or refine.
Katrina Walker is a designer, educator, and author known for her expertise in textiles, construction techniques, and modern American pojagi piecework. Her work is featured in many magazines including Threads, SewStylish, Stitch, SewNews, and Creative Machine Embroidery. She is a popular instructor both at national sewing shows and online, where her classes for Craftsy, Taunton Workshops, BurdaStyle, Craft University, and Craft Daily have enrolled thousands of students worldwide.
STITCHES Midwest 2018 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
9006 Easy Garment Sewing Basics
Let's learn the basics - seams, seam finishes, hems and darts! These skills are the foundation for successful sewn garments. If you'd like to learn, practice or simply refresh these skills - this class is for you! Build a detailed take-home reference notebook with hands-on samples and full written instructions (provided) as you sew your way to success. Taught by the instructor of Craftsy's popular "Sew Smarter".
Note: Sewing machines provided for class use.
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9012 Easy Fit to be Fabulous
Successful garment sewing requires great fit! Learn the steps to fitting your bodice and identifying required pattern adjustment areas. You will build a reference notebook as you practice making pattern alterations for common fitting challenges, including a full-bust adjustment that really worksâ€”no gaposis! Katrina is a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Fit Instructor.
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9079 No skills required Beyond the Sloper: Bodice Design
You have a basic patternâ€”now what? Learn the skills to add design details and change style lines. It's easier than you think! In this hands-on class you will learn how to move darts, add yokes, and create princess seams. With these skills you can create many looks from the same basic pattern! Build a detailed reference notebook full of samples to take home for creative inspiration.
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9080 Intermediate Sewing with Silk
Silk is simply a dream to sew once you learn her secrets. In this class you will build a detailed reference notebook as you learn about the most common types of silk fabrics, and create step-by-step samples of specialty seams, seam finishes, and hems appropriate for use with elegant silk designs. Appropriate pattern selection, a silk fabric vocabulary, and best uses for silk fabric types will also be discussed. This entertaining and educational class will inspire, invigorate, and inform your passion for sewing with silk.
Note: Sewing machines provided for use during class.