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May 2015

Sew a Summer Skirt (3-week class)

May 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$60

Celebrate the return of warm weather with an new fun, flirty skirt that will be a complete reflection of your unique style. We will cover techniques such as following a pattern, making pockets, and installing a zipper.

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June 2015

MEND series #1: darning

June 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$20

Our MEND series focuses on basic hand sewing skills for repairing and improving your clothing and textiles. We will cover a different technique each week to help you give new life to your beloved, damaged items, ranging from simple repairs to decorative flourishes.

In this first instalment of MEND, you will learn how to do that most mysterious and magical of repairs: darning a hole. Darning involves weaving a new layer of fabric into an empty space, and can either be worked to blend seamlessly or made to deliberately contrast for decorative effect.

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MEND series #2: patching

June 28, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$20

Our MEND series focuses on basic hand sewing skills for repairing and improving your clothing and textiles. We will cover a different technique each week to help you give new life to your beloved, damaged items, ranging from simple repairs to decorative flourishes.

In this second instalment of MEND, you will learn a sturdy and elegant method for hand patching high friction areas in heavy fabrics, such as the knees and butts of jeans.

No sewing experience is necessary.

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Sew a zippered pouch

June 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$40

In this class you will create an elegant, fully lined zippered fabric pouch appropriate for toting around your drawing tools, toiletries, your collection of cool pebbles, or whatever objects in your life need a pouch to hold them! You will learn how to install a zipper and lining, as well as basic sewing skills to construct a one-of-a-kind, professionally finished little bag.

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July 2015

MEND series #3: sew a button

July 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$20

Our MEND series focuses on basic hand sewing skills for repairing and improving your clothing and textiles. We will cover a different technique each week to help you give new life to your beloved, damaged items, ranging from simple repairs to decorative flourishes.

In this third instalment of MEND, you will learn one of life's most useful skills: sewing on a button. We will cover how to create a thread shank for any flat button, customized to suit the thickness of the fabric you're sewing it onto. You'll also learn some tips and tricks for preventing your buttons from falling off again!

No sewing experience is necessary.

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September 2015

Sew a messenger bag (2-week class)

September 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - September 29, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$60

Christine Chenier from Saint Flamingo is bringing her popular messenger bag workshop to Levigator Press!

In this class you will create a messenger-style bag that's great for all ages and genders. You will receive a pattern and be led through the process to create a trendy bag that you can use to replace your purse or use for books, laptop, diaper bag, etc. We will cover beginning sewing skills such as creating a lining, adding pockets, and making an adjustable strap. You will also be able to customize the bag to fit your needs by choosing the fabric, changing the size, and adding or changing the size of the pockets.

This class runs for two weeks, Tuesday nights September 22 and 29, from 7-10pm. You will leave the class with a finished bag.

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April 2017

Beaded deer hide pouches

April 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$25

Join us for a fun class with guest instructors Maryann and Kat Pasquach, and make your own beaded or fringed deer hide pouch! We will be making a small pouch in your choice of two sewing styles, and you can decorate your finished pouch with beads, or fringe, or leave it plain. No sewing experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Space in the class is limited, and a non-refundable 30% deposit is required to secure your spot in…

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March 2019

MEND 1: Patching

March 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map
$35

Learn the art of visible mending in this fun and practical class! If you have a beloved pair of pants you can't bear to throw away despite a gaping hole, or if you feel uncomfortable contributing to the environmental disaster that is fast fashion, you need to learn this easy and beautiful way to keep your favourite clothes out of the landfill. Bring your ripped jeans, or any other item of medium to heavy weight woven material, and we will…

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September 2023

Mending

September 20, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Artspeak Gallery (ACWR), 1942 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map

$30 + $5 materials fee Join us and learn some basic sewing skills so that you can easily and confidently mend small tears and holes in your fave clothes- no need to get rid of them! You will be introduced to invisible and decorative mending methods and we’ll even teach you how to sew on a button. Bring along a piece of your own clothes or we will provide cloth for you to practice on. All materials provided. Class space…

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Introduction to hand quilting

September 21, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Artspeak Gallery (ACWR), 1942 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada+ Google Map

$30 + $10 materials fee We will explore the fundamentals of quilt making and discuss what makes a quilt a quilt. You will learn basic hand piecing, hand quilting, and hand binding and leave with the knowledge to complete your very own tiny quilt. A selection of fabrics as well as batting, needles, and thread will be provided for class work. No previous quilting experience is necessary although a basic knowledge of hand sewing will help you get started. Class…

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