Tue, Aug 3, 2021 - Aug 24, 2021
6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Entry level class for true beginners. Students will learn to make a pillow, tote bag and pull on pajama bottoms. Emphasis will be placed on machine operation and reading a pattern.
The sewing machine rental is included in the sewing supply fee or can be rented for $25 for the duration of the class.
Don’t forget to bring the sewing machine manual, sewing foot pedal, several extra bobbins, sewing machine oil sewing machine needles (and a variety of sizes from 9 to 16).
SEWING NOTIONS NEEDED FOR CLASS:
• A good pair of scissors/Shears dressmaker size • Straight pins
• Pin cushion
• Quilt-N-Sew thru Ruler
• Seam Gauge
• Seam ripper
• Marking Chalk/pencil
• Fray check
• Hand sewing needles
• Bodkin or extremely large safety pin
*Please purchase and bring to the first class project supplies*
Project #1: Pillow:
- 1⁄2 yard of cotton medium weight decorator fabric
- 1 spool of sewing thread
- 14 inch pillow foam
-Sew Creative Lounge Pillow Pattern
*Optional: ribbon or trimming*
Project #2: Tote Bag:
- 1⁄2 yard of medium weight woven decorator or cotton fabric,
- 1⁄2 yard of medium weight woven cotton (should coordinate with first fabric)
- 2 yards of cotton webbing for handles, 1 spool of matching sewing thread
- Sew Creative Lounge Tote Bag Pattern
Project #3: Pajama Bottoms
- 3 yards of 45-60” woven cotton fabric
- 1 1⁄2 yards of 3⁄4” waistband elastic
-1 spool of matching sewing thread
-Sew Creative Lounge Pajama Bottom Pattern
How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
Reviews for Sew Creative Lounge - DC
4.9 out of 5
Based on 112 provider ratings
Sep 16, 2021
(1) The instructing style of Ms. Tisha Thorne; (2) the camaraderie of the group; (3) the knowledge, skills, tools, ideas, innovations, workarounds suggested by members of the group, instructors, and co-sewists alike. It is truely a sewing community where the members share. This is my new "Happy Place"!
Eliminating COVID so we can congregate together.
Sep 15, 2021
Clear instruction and patience
I had the understanding that the class would be on Thursday. Therefore I missed half the class. But I am grateful that they had it. I cannot watch the replay because I did not purchase the ability to do so.
Sep 15, 2021
I started the bag at the conference on Sat. I got lost during the process because of a machine malfunction. I was able to complete it on Tues.
Sep 15, 2021
Beginners are very slow.
Sep 15, 2021
The instructor had patience with us.
About Sew Creative Lounge - DC
Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne met by chance in the hallway of a new building they both moved into back in 2006. They soon realized that they both had a passion for sewing.
The pair noticed that there really weren’t many places where people could take sewing classes, even though there was clearly a demand for it. So, they decided to fill that void and launch Sip and Sew DC, a three-hour workshop that teaches participants how to sew and complete a project such as a clutch, pants or skirt.
The response was overwhelming with many of the classes selling out from 2014-2016. Hosting pop-up classes was a lot of work and Cecily and Tisha’s husbands eventually urged the pair to find their own space. It was from their recommendation that pushed them to open Sew Creative Lounge in Mt. Rainier, MD.
Today Sew Creative Lounge teaches children and adult sewing classes and hosts summer camp at their home studio and satellite studio in Chicago. They also partner with various elementary schools throughout the DC metropolitan area including Yu Ying Public Charter School, Creative Minds Public Charter School, Center City Public Charter School and the Burke School. In response to the pandemic, Cecily and Tisha opened up an online store and began designing their own collection of fabrics. They excited about their work and are always eager to work with their students.