Did you get a new sewing machine for Christmas? (Or buy one for yourself?) Do you want to learn how to use your machine while working on a project of your choice?
This guided Lab Time is for you. It is designed to teach you how to use your own machine on a single project that you get to choose. Each student works at their own pace in a small class setting, after being guided through the basic functions and set up of your machine. Pattern reading and problem solving will be emphasized throughout the class in order to prepare you for continuing your sewing on your own at home.
Class format: Four students at a time for a 2 hour class. Sign up and bring your own sewing machine, supplies (rotary cutter, pins, scissors, ruler, thread), and the pattern for your chosen project. Come to class and complete your project at your own pace!
If you don't know how to use your machine, we will go over the basics and get you up and running. Make sure you bring your owner's manual and if the machine has been sitting for years, I would suggest you get it serviced to avoid lots of frustration.
A DISCLAIMER: I can muddle through simple garment projects, but garment sewing is not my expertise. If you are wanting to sew dresses, skirts, or jackets, it will be best to go with another instructor. Michelle at Beverly's Fabrics or Bella at Bella Studio in Monterey.
Beginner to Advanced Beginner
Cutting mats, iron and station
Supplies: sewing machine, fabric, pattern, pins, rotary cutter/scissors, rulers, thread, and any individual supplies required for your specific pattern
Machine servicing recommendations:
More Than Sewing
6 Rossi Circle
Salinas, CA 93907
$ 12.50 Cost is per hour, minimum 2 hours, for a lab style class
Thu, May 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
A long time dream come true! Finally!, a space where we can showcase our wild and funky creativity! Most items will be constructed from reclaimed materials or will be built around repurposed old furniture or cabinets, the ultimate recycling! We will have tables, chairs, lights, benches, cutting boards, wood boxes and lots of other cool stuff (depending on how much energy we have between now and then!) Come and check it out, you may not see anything you like, but then again, you may..... or, you may just be inspired! The only way to know is to stop by! We will have treats available (chocolate mental health bars (brownies), oatmeal raisin breakfast bites (oatmeal cookies) and who knows what else Rori will whip up in addition to her creative fabric creations. Don't miss it! We will also have a selection of other items from our pool of creative family and friends! Our daughter in law Jenn makes wonderful hand lettered cards, stickers and posters, our long time employee, Dave, makes really creative toys and cutting boards, our friend Roy makes cool wooden i-pad stands and other stuff. You won't want to miss out on some nice gifts for mom!
Friday, May 12 4PM to 8PM Saturday, May 13 9AM to 3PM
Come shop for Mother's Day Our address is: 21315 Abbott Road, off River Road, Salinas, CA 93908 Directions: Exit Hwy 68 to River Road, go 4 miles down and turn left on Laguna Road which will take you 1/2 mile towards the river and then make a hard right onto Abbott ROAD. We are located 1/2 mile down on the left. It's actually the second house that sits right next to the road. There is a quilt pattern on the fence. All the businesses and our home are located in the same location, so please see the map on this website.