March "Stitch and Bitch" Dates Announced

We have just announced our dates the March edition of out Stitch and Bitch Beginner Sewing Classes at the studio located at the store. 
For this session we are making the classes more "crafty" and learning lots of hand-swig as well has machine sewing skills. Projects will be as simple or as complex as you wish, with more attention paid too smaller details. Ideas below.

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Location: Studio at the Irish Design House, Queen & Broadview. (click for directions)

Time & Date: March 6th, 13th, 20th from 7pm - 10pm each night. 

Class 1: Intro to sewing and becoming familiar with the sewing machine. Begin  drafting a paper pattern for our design. Select all the fabrics we wish to use for the design. 
Class 2: Complete drafting the pattern. Choose fabric and cut out all fabric. Begin sewing together.
Class 3: Continue sewing pieces together. Add any hand-sewing details. Complete design and bring home :-)

Sign up now to book your place.

Payment: e-transfer to sinead clarke.sc@gmail.com ($130 all incl.)

When payment has been received, your place is booked.
Max. 8 students.

Toronto Sewing Summer Camp - Riverside / Leslieville / The Beaches

Welcome to the Irish Design House's Sewing School and Summer Camp. We have been teaching sewing and pattern drafting classes here at the store's studio for quite some time, but this will be our very first summer to host our summer camps. We have taught this same camp while we lived in Ireland but we're excited to host it this summer in Toronto. Classes will be taught by Sinéad. A maximum of 10 students per day. 

There will be select days over the course of the summer that will be allocated to the camps. There are two age groups - girls & boys aded 6-10 and girls & boys aged 11-14. No experience is necessary and each student will work at his or her own pace. This is a really fun day to allow students explore their creativity and create a t-shirt design that they can take home at the end of the day. All materials and blank t-shirts are provided. All you need is a packed lunch. 

  

Schedule

8:45am - 9am - arrive at the Irish Design House

9am - 10am - introductions and find a work space. We will then chat a little about what we will be doing over the course of the day. We will all colour and draw some designs on paper until 10am. 

10am - 11am - learn about hand sewing. Practice what we learn. 

11am - 12pm - start designing what our final t-shirt might look like. Choose from all the tshirts and materials provided.