Thursday, September 2, 2010

Intro to Sewing @ The Urban Craft Center

Any of you heard about Groupon?  It's a deal-of-the-day website that offers probably the best deals in almost anything under the sun.  Check it out and see if they serve your area.  Couple months ago, I got this Groupon $30 coupon redeemable for one class at The Urban Craft Center (up to $70 value).  I signed up for their INTRO TO SEWING CLASS (3 hours - Regularly priced at $65) since I have this brand new Brother sewing machine that my boyfriend got me for our anniversary that's still in the box and just gathering dust.  I don't want him to think that I'm neglecting it.

2433 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

I went on a Saturday morning for the 11am-2pm class.  I didn't have time to get the materials (1/2 yard of fabric and thread) ahead of time so I just bought it there since they sell them too.  Class syllabus says we're going to make throw pillow covers.  I had enough time to look around and take some photos inside the studio.

Laminated Cosmetic Bag Class Sample

Quilting Class Sample

Intro to Sewing Class Sample

Their September schedule! I wanna sign up for everything but I don't have the time and $$$

Stuff for sale

If only I know how to work on polymer clays! Pincstuff will like this!

Front desk

Other classes they offer

Hello buttons!

Our work area

My assigned sewing machine.  I want a JANOME! Expensive tho ;(

Thank God for diagrams or I'd be lost!

Me workin it ;)

Showcasing our masterpieces

My cam acted up again. Sorry for the poor quality!

with our instructor Christine Haynes - author of the book "Chic & Simple Sewing"

Lookie! She's so cool, she signed my book! Click here to order her book.

Finally, here's my baby enjoying my masterpiece.  So cute!

Overall, it was a wonderful experience.  I get to meet fellow crafters and hopefully hang out with them in the future.  I don't have any crafty friends that's why to go with.  I am super excited and now planning to take their Patternmaking Class.  That's a whooping $150 though.  Too bad no more Groupon Coupon but I think it's a good investment anyway.  I was so inspired by this girl's blog:  NewDressAday and can't wait to start making my own clothes!!!

Ciao, luvlies!!!

1 comment:

GiGi said...

I wish they had one in the OC. Great job on the pillow.