Monday, September 9, 2013

{LEARN TO SEW!} with Madam Chino!

Madam Chino is teaching two workshops at the UWM Studio Arts and Craft center this October and November, listed on pages 9 and 12 in this fabulous class booklet! Each is two back-to-back evenings.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th & 10th from 5:30-8pm
Beginning sewing for more than just beginners. Learn important sewing vocabulary, and the tips and tricks for efficient snipping and stitching. Create and reverse narrow strips without a hanger! Get even pleats without doing math! Get to know your household machine; use the many available machine feet to create various edgings, use it to sew on buttons and buttonholes, zippers, and to do professional looking hemming with ease. Create samples in addition to a lined satchel that applies these skills to take home.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6th & 7th from 5:30-8pm
Learn the basics of pattern making to create form-fitting patterns based on your own measurements! Apply anthropometrics to draft flat patterns that use simple graphing in addition to special darting techniques to bring 2-D into 3-D. Create a block pattern for future use and appropriation, and test it out on a stretch knit garment. Use draping techniques on a dress form to add-on to your item. Study your favorite garments and swipe patterns to recreate them!

Contact info for the Craft Centre is located in the back of their booklet!