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Advanced Sewing - Hems

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this free-form workshop, students will learn how to hem various items of clothing from an experienced instructor. Topics covered (depending upon the hem called for) may include plain hems, blind hems, and french hems along with the various types of stitches that can be used to achieve these hems.  Participants are strongly encouraged to bring...

Saturday Jul 22nd, 3:30pm

Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki four-thread industrial serger sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems. Take advantage of this powerful machine to sew and hem heavy, layered materials like canvas and leather. Expect to increase...

Saturday Jul 22nd, 10:30am

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Advanced Sewing - Circle Skirt

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Tired of your current wardrobe? Come in and make your own custom circle skirt!  In this workshop, you will learn how to sew a custom fit (not to mention, adorable) circle skirt. This is the perfect time to try out your sewing skills on something fun, functional and fashionable!  As this is a custom garment, each student will want to bring...

Saturday Jul 22nd, 1pm

Industrial Sewing Machines SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch industrial sewing machine and the Juki industrial walking foot sewing machine. Practice methods of speed control and accuracy. Operate the presser foot with a knee lever and enjoy continuous bobbin winding. Then get to know the walking foot industrial sewing...

Friday Jul 21st, 5:30pm

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Advanced Sewing: Button Holes

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this advanced sewing workshop, we will learn how to install a button hole in a garment. Students may use the provided fabric, or bring their own fabric or garment. Students must have taken and passed the Basic Sewing Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Project: None. Students will have access to basic black and white thread and muslin. Those...

Sunday Jul 23rd, 10:30am

Advanced Sewing: Zippers

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this advanced sewing workshop we will learn how to install a zipper in a garment. Students may use the provided zipper, or bring their own zipper and garment. Students must have taken and passed the Basic Sewing Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Project: None. Students will have access to basic black and white thread, a small zipper, and muslin....

Sunday Jul 23rd, 1pm

Basic Sewing Machine SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a sewing machine. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches. This machine sews through regular weight fabric but not heavy duty materials like leather or thick canvas. Go...

Friday Jul 28th, 4:30pm

Advanced Sewing Workshop - Deciphering Paper Patterns

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Join TechShop DC-Arlington for a workshop in paper patternmaking for garments!  Learn the difference between three types of paper pre-sized patterns as well as understand markings, instructions, sewing legends, and packaging. You will also learn the correct way to cut, transfer, and piece paper patterns. Leave class with a breadth of knowledge...

Saturday Jul 29th, 1:30pm

Advanced Sewing - Body Measurements and Tissue Fitting

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn the art of fitting! In this workshop, you will learn to correctly take body measures to transfer into patterns, tissue fit a paper pattern from your measurements, and learn what to look for in terms of alterations needed in the pattern.  Wear close-fitting clothes to allow for accurate measurements.  Prerequisite: Successful...

Saturday Jul 29th, 4pm

Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this lecture-based class, learn the many aspects of this feature-rich, digitizing (creating machine embroidery stitches from 2D artwork) software package by Janome. (The software also supports Brother.) See how embroidery designs are created from existing artwork, objects (e.g., shapes, text, and clipart), and original artwork. This software-focused...

Sunday Jul 30th, 2:30pm

Laser Cut and Etched Leather Wallet

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, you'll cut out a wallet design using the laser cutter. Then, you can etch into the surface of the leather to customize it to your heart's content! Finally, you'll hand-stitch your creation together into its fetching, functional final form. Your instructor will also provide valuable guidance on working with leather in the laser. ...

Wednesday Jul 26th, 7pm

Leatherworking - Make a Belt

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of leather cutting, embossing, hand sewing, and installing hardware – everything you need to tackle your own leather projects in the future. In addition to a custom belt, you will also walk away with tips on sourcing leather, books for further instruction, and suggestions for your next leather project. ...

$129
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Leatherworking - Create a Wrist Cuff

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather and walk away with a wrist cuff that you made yourself!  We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. We have a variety of design and alphabet stamps that will give you a chance to personalize your project....

$99
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Advanced Sewing: Make a Messenger Bag

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Bring your sewing skills to the table in this new advanced sewing workshop! You'll be making a stylish, useful messenger bag that has infinite potential for customization after class. After tracing and cutting both the exterior bag and an interior lining, you'll create a zipped pocket for your valuables. After you stiffen the lining with...

$99

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CNC Embroiderer SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to create custom embroidery designs with the intuitive and easy-to-use Janome embroidery machine. Take part in several demos and become familiar with hooping methods, needles, threading, several types of stabilizers, and more. See how to create digitized stitches based on monogramming and logo art as...

$99
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