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Sewing with Knits & Reading Patterns Class (3 Sessions)


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Have you always been afraid of using knit or stretchy fabric? Let me help you get started and make something fun and fashionable that you can take home with you and wear at the end of class!

In this class you will be making a stretchy tank circle dress! This is a private class where you can book your own dates.

Workshop Schedule: Please email me at trixyxchange@gmail.com to schedule your class! More students may be added to requested class dates. This class is 3 sessions for 3 hours each.
Where: Trixy Xchange - 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Studio #232 Chicago, IL 60657 (Wicker Park)
Cost: $185
Prerequisite: Essential sewing skills at the beginner level are a must for this class. Or take our Beginner Machine Sewing class first!
Minimum Age: 18
Trixy Xchange will Provide: Expert instructions, sewing machines, cutting tables, basic notions, basic tools, and fabric for mock-ups.
Participants Must Bring: 4 yards of 2-way or 4-way stretch fabric of choice and matching thread. Participants may bring their own sewing machines and/or sewing supplies if they'd like. 
Participants May Purchase: McCalls Dress Pattern M6754 for their own reference.

We will explore and create:
How to use and manipulate stretchy fabric
How to follow a pattern and find your size
Hem with zig zag stitching and sew in darts
How to adjust your hem around curves
How to make slight alterations to your pattern
How to layout and cut your fabric with a pattern
The importance of grain lines on patterns and how to use them

Refreshers on:
How to thread your sewing machine and wind your bobbin
Seam allowances
Seam finishes and hems
Stitch length and the importance of back stitching
Sewing and drafting darts with transfer paper and a tracing wheel
How to pin your pattern and fabric together correctly

Instructor: Marie Gouwens is the owner and designer of Trixy Xchange. She specializes in costumes and upyclced clothing. She believes in taking care of the world that we inhabit, and therefore creates a generous amount of designs that are upcycled from clothing and materials that are donated to her studio! It's a creative challenge that she has embraced, which also keeps her designs fresh, beautiful and eco-friendly. 

Directions to Studio: Trixy Xchange is located in the Flat Iron Arts Building in Wicker Park. When you get to the 2nd floor, take a left at the top of the stairs, take another immediate left, go around the bend, and look for our Clothing Recycling Bin in front of our studio!

Contact: Please email Marie at trixyxchange@gmail.com with any questions!

Trixy Xchange Refund Policy: We have very limited space in our classes, so please respect our cancellation policy. Students may cancel within 7 days for a full refund. Students that cancel within 24 hours will receive class credit. No refunds or credits if cancelled within 24 hours.

*If you purchased your class on CourseHorse, then our cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you need help canceling or have any questions, please visit the CourseHorse site (https://www.coursehorse.com/contact-us) in Chicago and contact their customer service team.

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