Thursday, May 14, 2015

Shop update!

New listings in our shop, and a ton of sales! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sewing with Sally

It's official. We've added more sewing classes --- AND --- they're going to be every week. Every Tuesday night we will host sewing classes in our workshop, starting next week with a Sewing 101. 

When we had the last sewing class at Southern Roots, there were 10 students, and only a handful had ever used a sewing machine. Since the lesson plan was to make a skirt (that even had pockets), we were all a little overwhelmed. The new classes are limited to only five students per week, and the first class is a very simple and basic "let's get to know your machine". We will review all the parts of the machine, explain the way the machine works, and then start with simple straight stitches on scrap fabric. 

By the end of the lesson, the student will leave with a market tote bag and a new outlook on sewing.

After taking the 101, students will be able to take our other beginner and intermediate classes. Lesson plans include a throw pillow and slip cover, a zipper pouch, a skirt with an elastic waistband and pockets, and more. We're currently writing new lesson plans for more intermediate and advanced classes.

All reservations for the class will be made through Eventbrite since space is limited. You can also follow our event schedule, along with all pop up stops, on our Facebook page.