Monday, January 3, 2011

Ginger Root Design announces winter sewing class schedule

If your new year's resolution has anything to do with being crafty, being resourceful, or reducing the number of times you prick your fingers with a needle trying to hem your pants, Ginger Root Design can help. Sign up for any of the following classes and get your thread on.

Beginning Sewing

The ultimate class for guys or girls just starting out, or wanting to learn how to finish off their projects with a professional touch. This course offers all the basics of hand sewing: how to begin and finish seams securely, 4 different stitches (including 2 different hemming stitches), attaching buttons (both tailored shirt and winter jacket buttons), and affixing other closures. A great class for those who want to tackle a variety of wardrobe woes. 2 hour class. $40.

Available Classes:

  • Monday, January 10th, 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 12th 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 20th 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, January 22nd 9:30 AM
  • Thursday, January 27th 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, February 2nd 7:30 PM
  • Monday, February 7th 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 15th 7:30 PM
  • Monday, February 28th 7:30 PM

Be Your Own Tailor: Make it a Mini

Why toss out a perfectly good dress or skirt when all it needs is an update? We’ll teach you how to revamp 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. Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing. 1.5 hour class. $35.

Available Classes:

  • Monday, January 17th, 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 3rd, 7:30 PM

Be Your Own Tailor: Hem Your Pants

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 a few inches too long, and we will help you find the right length and rehem them. No machine necessary. *Note--No jeans or khakis. Pre-requisite: Beginning Sewing. 1.5 hour class. $35.

Available Classes:

  • Thursday, January 13th, 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 26th, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 12th, 9:30 AM
  • Monday, February 21st, 7:30 PM

Be Your Own Tailor: Mending 101

Are those moth holes keeping you from wearing you favorite sweater, or does your favorite shirt have a 2” hole in the side seam now held together with safety pins? No worries! In this class we go through various ways to stitch that moth hole closed without an obvious eyesore of a patch. AND by using a stitch from our beginning class we also show how to mend a side seam by hand with a look similar to a sewing machine. We will also touch on how to fix a fraying button-hole. Please bring an item with moth holes to class, as well as an item with a small hole in a seam. If you do not have an item, let us know in advance and we will provide a sample to work on. No machine necessary. No further supplies needed. Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing. 1.5 hour class. $35.

Available Classes:

  • Monday, January 24th 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 22nd 7:30 PM

Sweater Hat Making

Get prepared for the winter weather with our Sweater Deconstruction Class. We show you how to turn an unflattering, pilling, or shrunken sweater into a slouchy winter hat. Perfect for keeping out the cold, this hat is a great way to go green this winter. If you are feeling ambitious to make 2 hats from your sweater, and are in the spirit of giving to someone in need, we will be collecting extra hats made by our students to donate to Martha's Table, a local charity in DC. NOTE: This class requires a sweater to cut up and repurpose. No machine necessary. Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing. 1.5 hour class. $35.

Available Classes:

  • Monday, January 31st 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 17th 7:30 PM

Call them at (202)567-7668 or stop by the shop at 1530 U Street (basement).


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