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!
Other classes they offer
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!!!