Arts & Crafts

Conquer the Sewing Machine!

Brooklyn, NY , United States

About Your Host

Karin Persan is a hands on textile designer and maker, working from her store and studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She received her BFA in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused in Fiber and Material Studies. She formed her line "Better Than Jam" of printed clothing and accessories shortly after graduating, while teaching on the side. In early 2010 she opened a boutique of the same name, which has since grown to include a communal studio and workshop space.

What we'll do

This class works best as a private or booked with a friend! Mornings work for me as I have to open the shop at noon, so feel free to request a date. Please request dates with one week warning. Class Level: Beginner Age Requirements: 12 and older Average Class Size: 4-6 Don't be afraid of your sewing machine! Always wanted to learn how to sew, but a bit intimidated? Here's were to start! In this 2 hour class you will learn how to thread a sewing machine, bobbin and sew straight seams, and zig zag. Students will get an overview of how the machine works, basic care and stitching. At the end of class students will have made a tote bag! If there's time, we can sneak some decorating in! Feel free to bring in or suggest a direction you would like to take the class in. I work with you to create the best learning experience. Materials We provide, but you're welcome to bring: 3/4 yd of medium weight fabric thread to match (we have Tons though) (student get natural unbleached canvas material or printed cotton to use) Teacher: Karin Persan "by Better Than Jam"



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    $80 USD

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    per person