Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ginger Root Design sewing lessons are fun and worthwhile

I can't lie, I have a little bit of sewing experience. But most of it was obtained by trial-and-error sessions with a borrowed Singer that we kept on the dining room table in my senior year group house. So when Kristen and Erin announced that they would host sewing workshops in their new store, I jumped at the chance.  And look what I made!

It might not look like much, but that's 2 hours of straight-up sewing right there. We practiced four basic hand stitches and learned the proper way to apply buttons to shirts and coats. And with four students and two instructors to guide us, everyone got the individual attention they needed—especially Your Girl Blogger, who is a right-hander with a tendency to do things left-handed. 

It's going to take some practice over time, but I plan to use what I learned for small projects....and for as long as I'm too fed up with my sewing machine to figure out what's wrong with it.  (Note to Erin and Kristen: Do you provide any sewing machine tutoring services?!)

Here is the schedule of upcoming classes (with descriptions!):

Be Your Own Tailor: Make It Mini Oct 18 or 21 7:30pm-9pm 
Fall is here, so get out the tights and hike up those skirts! we’ll teach you how to update your dress or skirt by losing some length and showing some leg. Bring in the garment you wish to transform and we’ll help you to mark, cut, press, and hem it to perfection. No sewing machine necessary.
Be Your Own Tailor: Hem Your Pants Oct 14 7:30pm-9pm
Do your hems keep falling down?or dragging on the floor? No need to go to a tailor- Fix it yourself! Bring in a pair of slacks with droopy hems or length 1 or 2 inches too long, and we will help you find the right length and rehem them. No machine necessary. *Note--No jeans or khakis

There are also plans to add more classes in November and beyond, including basic sewing, sweaters deconstructed, and mending. Classes are $35 each. You can reserve a spot or inquire about future classes by calling 202-567-7668, or by visiting 1530 U St NW.


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