Clothing (301)

301-613. Begin & Return to Knitting/6wk.

Learn or review the basics of knitting, reading a pattern and exploring and trying various techniques for future use. Choose you own project or work on a preselected class project. Bring size 7, 8 or 9 (24" circular length) needles and one skein of light-colored worsted weight yarn to the first class. All levels of experience welcome!

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301-613C. Knitting Workshop - Mittens.

Get ready for winter and add creativity to your mittens! In this mitten kniting workshop, learn to work with two colors, cables, two types of thumbs, three different closures and the Kirchener/grafting stitch. Beginners welcome.

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301-613D. Knitting Workshop - Cast On.

In this knitting workshop, learn the principles of different cast ONs", how they differ and which cast on is suited for various types of projects. Beginners welcome.

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301-613E. Hand knit Socks - Beginners.

Hand knit socks are snuggly, comforting and a bit of extravagance for your feet! They are a fun, portable project and easier to make than they look. Students will use heavier worsted weight yarn to make it easier to learn the cast-on, heel flap, turning the heel, no-hole gusset and the Kitchner joining stitch. The socks you make in this beginner course can be worn as bed slippers, in your boots, or around the house. Once you have the basic techniques down, you will be able to advance to using the typical finer sick yarns! Please bring 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (no dark colors) and size 4 double-pointed needles to the first class.

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301-613F. Knitting Workshop-Binding Off.

Give your finished knitted items a professional look! In this hands-on workshop, learn the principles of different bind offs, what bind off is suited for various knitted items, and why it should be used. Students must already know how to do the pearl and knit stitches. A supply list with homework to make small swatches will be mailed prior to the class.

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301-613G. Knitting Workshop - Finishing.

In this workshop, learn various ways to finish a knitted item. Techniques will include three-needle bind-off, mattress stitch seams for stockinet stitch, seaming garter stitch, weaving in ends, seaming two bound-off edges, adding new yarn and starting the finishing at the beginning of the knitted item using placement of the various increases and decreases. A supply list with homework to make small swatches will be mailed prior to the class.

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301-626. Basic Sewing Plus.

This course will review basic sewing techniques and introduces intermediate sewing skills. Topics will include pockets, collars, buttonholes, hems, techniques for fabrics that require special handling and timely sewing tips and shortcuts to make sewing fun and professional. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class.

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301-626K. Adv Clothing Const. 16 Hrs.

Challenge your sewing skills and discover your best work in this 16 hour advanced clothing construction course. Receive assistance with custom fitting, pattern alterations and construction detail. Students may choose projects which can include, but are not limited to, special occasion dresses and slacks.

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301-626V. Patternmaking & Design-24 hrs.

Learn how to make a pattern block, which is a custom pattern to the specifications of your own body. It can be used as a reference for pattern alterations when sewing clothing. Discover proper measurement techniques, basic drafting skills and how to apply this block to future projects. In addition, learn basic pattern manipulations, which are the foundations of design. This is an intermediate-advanced level class that requires basic pattern knowledge and experience.

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301-626Y. Beginning & Return to Sewing.

In this basic sewing class, get started on a sewing machine and learn fabric selection, cutting out fabric and seam variations. Techniques to be covered include hems, zippers and buttons, as well as an introduction to sewing on a surging machine. Choose your own beginner project or choose a preselected class project.

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301-628. Trendy Handbags and Totes.

Be ready and in style for all your handbag and tote needs! Learn various decorative sewing techniques while creating one-of-a-kind handbags, beach bags, grocery bags, diaper bags, toy totes and more! This is a great course for beginners and experienced sewers.

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301-628B. Alteration and Clothing Repair.

Learn to modify garments for proper fit, including dresses, skirts, pants, suits and more. Practice repairing tears and zippers, applying buttons and patches, mending and resizing garments, removing pockets, tearing original seams and other important skills.

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