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August 1, 2017 Summer Sewing for kids with Lakes Makerie
We had "sew much fun" with our kid campers in July, we decided at the last minute to schedule some classes in the waning days of summer...before to long it will be all about "back to school." For those of you wondering, Lucie will be starting volleyball practice (Go Lakers!), but when she's available she'll be there helping. Schuyler the studio dog will be there too (unless you' re allergic to dogs on those days she'll stay home). Summer is starting to wind down, the days are getting shorter, but there's still plenty of time to learn to sew or to up your sewing game before school starts.
Here is a list of August classes for kids:
Tuesday August 8
9-Noon “Make Friends with a Sewing Machine!” Learn basic machine sewing, ($60 kids 6+ with no sewing machine experience, limit 4)
1-4 PM “Tweet, Tweet, Sew” Make a bird softie colorful bird softie ($50, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
Wednesday August 9
9-Noon “Scrunchie Bunch” Hair Ties and head bands . If you want you can make a matching one for your favorite softie or dolls ($40, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
1-4 PM “Mini-Fashion Studio,” Design and make clothes for your favorite doll or softie. ($45, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
Thursday August 10
9-Noon“Simple Summer Top” sew a simple, sweet “pillow-case” style tie top or tunic ($65, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
1-4 PM “Hide and Seek Bag” Drawstring bag for storing all your treasures ($50, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
Friday August 11
9-Noon “Meow Mix” Kitty cat pillow and 2 mini kitty softies ($60, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
1-4 PM “Pajama Party” Shortie pajama bottoms with elastic waist ($50, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
Monday August 21
9-Noon“Make Friends with a Sewing Machine!” Learn machine sewing, ($60 kids 6+ with no sewing machine experience, limit 4)
1-4 PM “Won’t you be my Teddy Bear?” Design and make a custom bear softie with us ($50 kids 6+ with sewing machine experience)
Tuesday August 22
9-Noon “Pet Portrait Pillow” Make a colorful envelope pillow decorated with your favorite friend ($50, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
1-4 PM “Gather Together Skirt”* Make a gathered skirt with pockets ($40, this class does not include materials and will require 1.5- 2 yards of medium weight cotton or cotton lawn, you may bring your own, purchase fabric from us 20% off for class participants, or pay a $20 kit fee)
Wednesday August 23
9-Noon “Sew where you go!” Make a colorful travel sewing kit, so you can sew anywhere! ($50, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
1-4 PM “Hotch Potch t -shirt” Mix and match knits to design and make raglan sleeved t- shirt all your own ($60, ages 10+, sewing machine experience required)
Thursday August 24
9-Noon “Dear Diary” Make a colorful cover for your journal or sketchbook, that can even hold your pencils or paintbrushes ($50, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience)
1-4 PM “Cedar Tote Bag” Carry all the cool things you made this summer, or carry it (dare we say?…) back to school ($55, ages 6 and up with sewing machine experience
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We've added some fun kid sewing classes and camps and we'd love to have you (if you're a kid) or your kid join us. Here is Kit, modeling an outfit from the Mini-Fashion Studio. We can also do private/semi-private or small group instruction at your convenience (even if you are an adult!). Just drop us a note and we'll get right back to you. All classes and camps are held at our pop-up space in the Artrageous Adventures Studio in "downtown" Kenwood, Minneapolis.
Summer's finally here, so time for a new Facebook header. This season we choose Betsy Blue Liberty Tana Lawn. Perfect for summer makes (or maybe even some Wiksten baby bloomers). Fabric and pattern in the shop, along with lots of other cool and breezy cotton lawns!
Lots of new Classes added for May
We're especially excited about the Nokomis Knot Bag, our take on the reversible Japanese knot bag in three sizes. Our shop samples above were made by Rashida Colman-Hale of Cotton and Steel, Gray "Jax" flax/cotton canvas from Sevenberry (Japan), and Citron Wave linen/cotton canvas also by Rashida Coleman-Hale
We are pleased to announce the arrival of two adorable new patterns, the Wiksten Made Baby+Toddler Bloomers and Harem Pants. We have been a fan of Jenny Gordy's simple but special PDF patterns (Love the Tova Tunic) for ever, so we were ever so happy to welcome her first two paper patterns to our growing pattern collection. This are simple to make, with a clear, colorful and beautifully photographed instruction booklet. Sizes newborn to 3 years are included, and will sew up beautifully in lawn, double gauze, soft quilting weight cotton or even knits. We've just traced them out and will be making up samples tonight. Look for a class for making these sweet patterns soon.. .(and remember to sign up for our newsletter so you can keep you posted!)
Merchant and Mills
We are thrilled to announce that we are now proud stockists of Merchant and Mills sewing patterns and notions. Just in, we have the Factory, Rugby, Trapeze, Dress Shirt and Hallie + Ellis dresses for ladies, the Landgate Jacket for ladies, the Camber set and Top 64 tops and the 101 Trouser for ladies. We are have the ever so adorable the Trapezette and Skipper dresses for girls. More to come, we're sure!