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If the thought of learning to sew has you in stitches, donât be so hard on yourself â consider starting from the beginning and learning from the experts.
Ginger Root Design â the U Street design shop and boutique â will offer two Hand Sewing 101 classes this month.Â These classes are perfect for sewing beginners or for more seasoned seamers interested in learning how to finish off projects with a professional touch.
âWe have a ton of great customers who come into the shop and think, âWhat a fun thing, to learn how to sew.â But before you break down and buy a sewing machine, we want people to learn the basics and make sure they actually like sewing,â said Kristen McCoy, co-owner of Ginger Root. âAnd if we convert those newbies into life-long sewers, we will expand our curriculum and offer more advanced classes.â
What Will You Learn?
During the classes, participants will learn how to:
- Begin and finish seams securely
- Complete four different stitches (including two different hemming stitches)
- Attach buttons and affix other closures
Ginger Root has four Hand Sewing 101 classes on the calendar:
- Thursday November 15th 7:15 to 9:15 pm
- Wednesday November 28th 6:30 to 8:30 pm
- TuesdayÂ December 4th 6:30 to 8:30 pm
- Thursday December 13th 7 to 9 pm
Each class is $50; registration is required and can be completed online. (Insider tip: Use discount code HANDSTITCHED at the online checkout to receive five dollars off your first class.) For more information on the sewing classes, call (202) 567- 7668 or visit the website.