by Borderstan.com November 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm 1,417 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

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Learning to sew is easy at Ginger Root Design. (Courtesy Ginger Root Design)

If the thought of learning to sew has you in stitches, don’t be so hard on yourself – consider starting from the beginning and learning from the experts.

Ginger Root Design – the U Street design shop and boutique – will offer two Hand Sewing 101 classes this month. These classes are perfect for sewing beginners or for more seasoned seamers interested in learning how to finish off projects with a professional touch.

“We have a ton of great customers who come into the shop and think, ‘What a fun thing, to learn how to sew.’ But before you break down and buy a sewing machine, we want people to learn the basics and make sure they actually like sewing,” said Kristen McCoy, co-owner of Ginger Root. “And if we convert those newbies into life-long sewers, we will expand our curriculum and offer more advanced classes.”

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:

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.

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by Borderstan.com August 15, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,621 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

"sewing"

Ginger Root Design on U Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

If the thought of learning to sew has you in stitches, don’t be so hard on yourself – consider starting from the beginning and learning from the experts.

Ginger Root Design – the U Street design shop and boutique – will offer two Hand Sewing 101 classes this month. These classes are perfect for sewing beginners or for more seasoned seamers interested in learning how to finish off projects with a professional touch.

“We have a ton of great customers who come into the shop and think, ‘What a fun thing, to learn how to sew.’ But before you break down and buy a sewing machine, we want people to learn the basics and make sure they actually like sewing,” said Kristen McCoy, co-owner of Ginger Root. “And if we convert those newbies into life-long sewers, we will expand our curriculum and offer more advanced classes.”

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

The two classes will be offered on Tuesday, August 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and on Thursday, August 30, from 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.

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by Borderstan.com April 23, 2011 at 11:30 am 1,018 0

Borderstan, fashion:district Spring/Summer, readysetcreative, Long View Gallery

April 14 at Long View Gallery: fashion:district held its Spring/Summer show. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Khelan Bhatia. You can follow Khelan on Twitter @KhelanB. He lives in the U Street area and writes about style for Borderstan.

Happy Good Friday, Borderstanis! Hope you’ve had a wonderful week.

Ginger Root, fashion:district Spring/Summer 2011, Luis Gomez Photos, Borderstan

Shirt and tie combo from Ginger Root on U Street. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Just a little housekeeping before we get underway. For the next month or so, I’ll be moving to a biweekly schedule. As much as I’d love to be able to do this on a weekly basis, other obligations have got in the way. I hope to be back on a regular weekly schedule when summer begins.

Anyways, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

So last week, I made it over to the fashion:district Spring/Summer show over at Long View Gallery on 9th Street NW, right by the convention center. (As an aside, it was my first time over at the gallery, and I just loved the space; if you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend checking it out ASAP).

Some of you may remember my piece on DC Fashion Week a couple of months ago; in so many ways, the menswear show was an unmitigated disaster with a few highlights. Well, I’m happy to say that fashion:distirct’s show, while not without its flaws, was a significant improvement.

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