**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. Class time is Pacific Time**
Whether you’re fixing a hem, setting in a sleeve, sewing in a new pocket, or constructing a garment, we all need to know how to do a little basic machine sewing. But why settle for basic when you can be extraordinary? A well-stitched seam will do more than just hold fabric together… it can dress up your seams, add visible stitches to your work, and add an extra WOW factor to any finished project.
We have assembled 7 of the most-used seams in sewing that will totally up your game for home décor, garments, quilting, fiber art, and accessories. These techniques are all 100% functional but also add an element of elegance and polish to your finished projects and give your off-the-rack wardrobe just a little special touch. Want to know the difference between a Hong Kong seam and a French Seam and when to use each one? Join us for this fun and informative class!
Supplies you will need:
- Sewing Machine
- 1 yd, light colored, cotton fabric
- 40 or 50 wt thread (needle and bobbin) in contrasting color to fabric
- Felt tip sharpie or other permanent fabric marker
- Machine equipped with universal needle
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Standard sewing kit including at least:
- Fabric scissors
- Thread snips
- Seam ripper
Note: This class will be recorded. The recording will be available to registrants for 30 days after the class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register and watch on your own schedule—as many times as you like—for 30 days!
- A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to the event start date. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from BARN.
- BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for this class.
Shannon Leigh Roudhán and Jason Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo from Seattle, Washington. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of domestic and international publications and their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. Shannon & Jason have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.
The duo have been partners in life for 27 years and have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as Sew Expo, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with Shannon & Jason will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?). Please visit them at shannonandjason.com.