The Little Sewing Room

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490 W. Arrow Hwy, Suite H

San Dimas, CA909-618-5241

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Sewing 001 Intro to the Sewing Machine     1 session, 1 hour    $20.00

Do you have a sewing machine and have no idea how to use it?   Thinking about learning to sew?  

 

This class will cover so much in one hour or so about the sewing machine.  (We can even teach you some history also!)  We’ll wind the bobbin and install it, thread the machine, adjust stitch length and width, backstitch, use some of the different stitches on the machine, review the feet and other items that come with the machine, and review tension.

 

Supplies required:  your machine and treadle and a spool of thread.

Please call to set up a class as we try to schedule this one as a one on one type class.

 

Open Sewing Lab   $ 10.00 hourly

Once you have completed the first class, come in to practice, use the overlock or our industrial overlock or coverstitch machines, dressforms, cutting tables, and other professional equipment and get help on your projects.  This lab times is set up to work more independently.  Prerequisite – 1 TLSR sewing class or current enrollment.

 

Creative Sewing Lab   $ 12.00 hourly

Choose this lab if you need a more class-like experience while choosing your own projects.   Prerequisite – 1 TLSR sewing class or current enrollment.

 

Sewing 101

4 sessions, 3 hours each + 2 lab hours, 14 hours total $ 160.00

This class is designed for the beginning stitcher and will get you started sewing your own garments and accessories.   You will also discover the joy of the creative journey.  Cutting on grain, importance of pressing, and following a sewing sequence are covered in depth.  Each session is project oriented and each student will leave class with finished wearable projects.  2 open lab hours are included in the class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for each session.

 

Sewing 102 Jumpstart Sewing

1 session, 3 hours, supplies included $ 50.00

This is a single session class that will introduce you to the concepts of sewing. You will learn about the importance of grainline, cutting correctly, sewing a straight seam, the importance of finishing seams and pressing, a few seam finishes, interfacing and fusing, and a discussion of closures. You will complete a project - a bag that will fit in your purse or backpack! Supplies are included in the class.

 

Sewing 201

4 sessions, 3 hours each + 4 lab hours, 16 hours total       $ 185.00

This class will build on the skills learned in Sewing 101 and is designed for stitchers with some sewing experience.  Cutting, accurate sewing, and reading pattern sewing instructions, interfacings, darts, blind hem, zipper are covered.  Each session is project oriented and each student will leave class with finished wearable projects.  4 open lab hours are included in the class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

Sewing 225

Sewing Knits 101

4 sessions, 3 hours each + 4 lab hours 16 hours total         $ 190.00

This class is all about sewing knits.  You will learn to identify knit types and stretch ratios and cutting knits for optimal stretch benefits.  Cutting and attaching rib to necklines in a variety of ways, t-shirt construction, attaching elastic for leggings, alternates to coverstitching hems, will be covered.   Use of the overlock (serger) will be covered.  Sessions are project oriented with finished wearable garments in the end.  4 open lab hours are included in the class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

Sewing 170    Basic Sewing Techniques

2 hours per session     $ 32.00

Learn a variety of sewing techniques that will transfer to your projects.  You will create a reference file with notes of how and when to apply them.  This class is not project based; it is techniques oriented.  You will create a notebook of techniques to use for future reference.  This is a great way to learn a plethora of information quickly and easily and will serve you well in the future.  We suggest you take this in conjunction with Sewing 101 and 201.  You may never need another sewing class again until you want to sew knits.  Supplies:  binder for samples, basic sewing kit.  (Fabric samples supplied by TLSR).   No prerequisite.

 

•115A What to Know Before You Sew

•115B Hand Stitches and Hemming

•115C Seam Finishes and Treatments

•115D Fullness

•115E Facings, Curved and Cornered Seams

•115F Bias Bindings, Sleeves and Interfacings

•115G Zippers

•115H Closures

•115I   Knit Treatments for Swim and Lingerie

 

Sewing 180 Preparing for Fashion School                

4 sessions 3 hours each, 12 hours total                                  $ 145.00

Get a preview of some of the techniques you will be learning when you enroll in one of area’s fashion programs.  Practice makes perfect and this class will take the pressure off and help you get the best grade possible!  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

 

 

Sewing 250

4 sessions, 2 hours each + 4 lab hours, 12 hours total        $ 145.00

Dresses and an accessory are the focus in this class, which is designed to follow Sewing 201 or the sewing with some experience.  Make it a LBD (Little Black Dress, every woman needs one!)  Cutting, accurate sewing and reading sewing instructions, interfacings, fitting and closures are covered and if time permits, we will cover some couture finishing techniques.  Each session is project oriented with a finished wearable garment at the end.  4 open lab hours are included in the class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

Sewing 270

4 sessions, 2 hours each + 4 lab hours, 8 hours total          $ 145.00

Classic blouses are the focus of this class, which is designed for sewers with some sewing experience.  Cutting, accurate sewing, fitting, pressing, reading a pattern sewing instructions sheet, collars and sleeve plackets with cuffs, buttons and buttonholes will be covered.  Class is project oriented with a finished wearable garment at the conclusion.  4 open lab hours are included in the class. Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

 

 

Sewing 320 Swimwear

4 sessions, 2 hours each + 4 lab hours, 12 hours total       $ 150.00

Do you have an extra long torso or are large on top?  Maybe you have had a mastectomy.  Do you just have trouble finding a cute and sexy swimsuit that fits you?  Learn how to fit your suit, handle elastics for the openings and create straps for tying and wrapping.  We can even create a cover-up for lounging in.   Most sessions are project oriented with finished wearable garments in the end.  4 open lab hours are included in this class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

Sewing 325 Lingerie

4 sessions, 2 hours each + 4 lab hours, 12 hours total       $ 150.00

Cami’s, panties, and nighties oh my!  Learn basic lingerie construction and elastic applications to create your choice of a sexy nightgown, robe, tap pants, camisoles, bustier, panties or nightgowns.   All garments are made in knits and you will be using the overlock (serger) for most construction.   Stretch lace elastics, picot edge elastics, and lace appliques will be covered.  Most sessions are project oriented with finished wearable garments in the end.  4 open lab hours are included in the class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

Sewing 401 Tailoring

8 sessions, 2 hours each, 16 hours total                                  $ 265.00

Learn to make a jacket incorporating fusable interfacing and contemporary (and some traditional) tailoring techniques.  Single, double welt, and lined patch pockets, notched or shawl collars, and linings are covered.  You will leave class with a finished project.  5 open lab hours are included in this class.  Minimum class enrollment required.

 

Please call the studio for information on class breakdown.

 

Sewing 421   Formal Dresses  

4 sessions, 3 hours each + 4 lab hours, 16 hours total       $ 190.00

Be the only one on the dance floor with your own custom style formal dress.  Choose your own pattern and our instructors will provide instruction in cutting, sewing, fitting, and finishing your formal dress.   This class is project oriented and you will leave class with a finished and wearable garment.  4 open lab hours are included in the class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

#500 Beginning Fashion Illustration

4 sessions, 2 hours each       $ 90.00

In the world of fashion, concepts need to be conveyed through drawings and illustrations. Express fashion designs and ideas through artistic renderings of the fashion figure, showing apparel on the body and in “flat” form for technical purposes.  Supplies: 11x14 drawing paper, pencils, eraser, Prisma pencils in a variety of colors, markers (colors) any that are available are fine, but if able to purchase new, suggested are Prisma, Chartpak, Copic.  No prerequsite.

 

 

 

#211 Dorm Room Delights

2 sessions 3 hours each + 2 lab hours, 8 hours total           $ 95.00

Send your son or daughter to the dorm with items to make their lives easy and organized.  You choose your projects:  robe, pajama pant or short, oversized laundry bag, bedside organizer, hanging toiletry bag, or sleeping mask.  This class is project oriented and you will leave class with 1-2 items complete each session.  2 open lab hours are included in the class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

#356 Horrors of Halloween            

3 sessions + consult 3 hours each + 3 lab hours, 10 hours total        $ 155.00

Spooky costumes galore come from this class.  Consult with the instructor before class begins, shop for patterns and fabrics and come sew costumes for yourself and loved ones.  Make them funny, sexy, or scary!  Instructor is a costume designer with a variety of experience making kids and adult costumes.  This class is project oriented and you will leave class with a completed 1 – 2 piece costume.  3 open lab hours are included in this class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

#215 Table Linens and Hostess Apron          

3 sessions 3 hours each + 3 lab hours, 12 hours total         $ 145.00

Get ready for the holidays and make your own placemats, napkins and rings, and table runners and a matching apron.  Practice a few heirloom sewing techniques.  This class is project based; you will leave class with an apron, placemat, and napkin and ideas for rings.  You will finish the rest on your own or in lab.  3 open lab hours are included in this class.

 

#225 Quick and Easy Gifts

3 sessions, 2 hours each + 3 lab hours, 9 hours total          $ 100.00

Avoid the last minute rush for the holiday gifts by making your own gifts from the heart!  Gift projects can include zipper bags, holiday aprons, table runners, casserole carries, pillowcases, etc.  This class is project oriented and you can make 2-3 items during the class.  3 open lab hours included in this class.  Once enrolled, we will provide you with the supply list for the class.

 

 

Don’t see what you are looking for?  Call us.  If we can sew it, we will try to set up a class for you!

 

 

 

Need a place to sew in a creative environment?  We would love for you to join us.  Bring your machine and use our tables, dress forms, and irons and just sew!  Don’t have a machine?  We have some newer machines available for rental.

 

We are now offering monthly memberships and they will work like this

 

1. Priority use of equipment is given to class members first.

2. Shop availability is closed during kid’s classes

3. Schedule in advance the time you wish to come so that we can advise you of classes in session, space availability, and to make sure a staff member is available to open the shop.

4. Teachers may not be available to answer questions or assist you if you need help; this is independent sewing.

5. Unused hours may not be carried over to the next month.

 

Membership Plan A:  includes 5 hours of monthly use of shop          $ 45.00 monthly

Membership Plan B:  includes 8 hours of monthly use of shop          $ 65.00 monthly

Membership Plan C:  includes 10 hours of monthly use of shop        $ 75.00 monthly

Membership Plan D: includes 15 hours of monthly use of shop         $110.00 monthly

Membership Plan E: includes 20 hours of monthly use of shop         $ 140.00 monthly

 

 

 

Newer home mechanical machine rental:   $ 2.00 hourly

Home overlock (serger) rental  $ 3.00 hourly

Industrial single needle rental: $ 6.00 hourly

Industrial single needle with bias folder rental:  $ 7.00 hourly

Industrial overlock or coverstitch rental $ 8.00 hourly

Industrial corner (all of our machines) $ 10.00 hourly

 

Student must provide own thread in cone form and needles.  Bobbins, cases, and needles can be purchased from us.            

 

 

 

Does your troop need their badges sewn on?  Schedule a class for you or parents to learn badge sewing.   Bring your machine or use ours.  Call for more info.

 

We can also create classes for your girls to earn their sewing badges.  Classes can also include dyeing fabric before sewing their masterpiece.

 

 

 

1 session Workshops, 3 hour each.  Topics can include:

Infinity Dress, Pockets, Survival Sewing, Embellished Collar, Boxer shorts, Embellishments, Newsboy Hats, Using Sewing Notions, Clutch Purse, Collar Necklace, Zippered Bag, Pillbox Hat, Basic Embroidery, Discharge Dyeing, Indigo Dyeing (using pre-reduced indigo, Shibori techniques, Batiking.  Just let us know what you would like to learn.

 

 

 

If you are planning your wedding and would like to create some of your wedding accessories or would like to have a fun and creative get-together with your bridesmaids, join us for Bridal Boot Camp!

 

From hair accessories, ring bearer pillows, flower girl baskets, garters, or any other idea you have; we can help you create it.  Call us to set up an appointment.

 

 

 

 

2”x 18” clear C-thru gridded ruler, 60” measuring tape, fabric shears, pins, pin cushion, fabric chalk, seam ripper, hand needles, thread, a yard or two of plain weave fabric (like muslin).

 

 

 

You can bring your own or use ours, (ours have no fancy stitches or computer chips).  You will need bobbins, (bobbin case if not drop in), machine needles, screwdriver, and pressure feet for your machine.

 

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