August Class Schedule!

July 24, 2014

I'm super excited to announce my August classes, as they include some fun new garments from some of my favorite indie pattern companies, including Sewaholic and Deer & Doe! Read below to see my whole schedule and then join me for a class! Spaces are limited, so don't delay!

All classes listed below are taught at Sew L.A. at 3153 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Contact the shop directly to sign up or visit the website at the link for each class to sign up on-line!

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Belcarra Top by Sewaholic
Everyone needs some good staples in their closet and the Belcarra Blouse from Sewaholic Patterns is exactly that! Ideal for dressing up or dressing down, this simple shape can be worn with everything from summer shorts to fancy skirts. In this 3-part class, we will learn to make view A, a simple shell that has raglan sleeves, bias-bound neckline, and no fussy details, making it a great choice for new sewers and beyond.
Limited to 8 students
3-part class starts August 2
11am-2pm
$125
(Photos above from Sewaholic, Sew Well, and Guthrie & Ghani)

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Aubépine Dress by Deer & Doe
Throwing on a dress is such a quick and easy way to look pulled together, but when it’s also cozy and comfortable to wear, it’s a bonus! The Aubépine Dress from Deer & Doe Patterns is exactly that. Full of lovely details, this dress features an empire waist with pleats and a drawstring casing, tucks across the bust and around the sleeves, bust darts, and it’s even fully lined! This is a serious skill builder that is bound to be your next toss-it-on-and-go dress!
Limited to 6 students
4-part class starts August 16
3-6pm
$165
(Photos above from Deer & Doe, Jolies Bobines, and Paunnet)

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Stand Up Zipper Bags by Noodlehead
These handy bags are amazingly useful to have around for on the spot organizing! They also make fantastic crafty gifts for friends & family. Bags are lined and have boxed corners, and they stand on their own so your stuff is easy to get to. The end of the exposed zipper is covered with the cutest little tab. Great for makeup, travel, school supplies, or anything you need to corral inside your purse. Once you make one you’ll be addicted [trust us], and you’ll be whipping up a whole set in no time.
Limited to 8 students
1-part class on August 1
6:30-9:30pm
$65
(Photos above from Noodlehead, Sew L.A., and Noodlehead)

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Easiest Skirt by Sew L.A.
You've seen me in this skirt many times, and though it's super duper easy (which makes it perfect for beginner sewers) it's also really cute and great for these hot summer days with a tank or t-shirt. The Easiest Skirt has a yoke with elastic in a casing at the waist, so it’s comfortable but not too bunchy under an un-tucked top. Learn about using a commercial pattern, pinning & cutting accurately, gathering, hems & casings – and get more practice sewing straight and zig-zag stitches.You can choose to make the shorter or longer length in class.
Limited to 8 students
2-part class starts August 15
6:30-9:30pm
$95
(Photos above by me & Sew L.A.)

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Throw Pillows
Whip up a pair of quick and easy throw pillow covers and add some instant style to your home! Or, it’s a perfect gift for your friends and family! Make these 16” square pillows and learn fabric and pattern construction basics, sewing straight seams, zig-zag stitching, and pivoting corners. A great beginner class!
Limited to 8 students
2-part class starts August 27
6:30-9pm
$85
(Photos above by me)

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Machine Intro
The most basic class at Sew L.A.! This one’s for you if you just purchased a machine and you have no idea how to get it started, or if you’d like to become familiar with a machine before getting one of your own. Also good for general knowledge if it’s been awhile since you have used a machine! Following a brief discussion about sewing tools & supplies, you’ll learn how to prepare the machine for sewing: threading the top thread, winding a bobbin and installing it, and inserting a needle. Also, you’ll learn how to change stitches along with their length and width. Practice sewing some seams and finishing the edges, and voila! You have a cute tote bag to carry your sewing supplies in!
Limited to 8 students
1-part class on the following dates and times:
August 8, 6:30-9:30pm
August 9, 3-6pm
August 20, 6:30-9:30pm
August 30, 11am-2pm
(Photos above by me)

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French Sewing Goodies Giveaway!

July 21, 2014


Along the way while I was treating myself to some goodies, I decided to buy a few other treats to give to all of you! It's my way of saying thank you for following along during my vacation, and just for generally being so awesome. I never want to take my customers, followers, friends, and students for granted and I hope a little giveaway helps show my appreciation!


So, here's what I brought back to give to one of you: A gorgeous card of red vintage buttons that I picked up at the Porte de Vanves flea market, two cuts of adorable Atelier Brunette fabric, and an Atelier Brunette logo tote bag! All kinds of French goodies!


Enter to win by simply commenting on this post by telling me what your favorite French-related thing is, and it doesn't have to be anything elaborate, can even just be France itself!


Want to get a second entry in? Comment on my Instagram photo of the giveaway for a second chance to win! I can be found at @christinehaynes if you aren't already following me there.


The giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world and will close at midnight, Sunday July 27th, PST. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday July 28th! Be sure to check back to see if you won! Best of luck to you all!