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October 2021

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Open Sew Fridays

Occurs almost every Friday
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Open Sew–Open Sew is a time for you to come together to enjoy sewing on your own projects in The Sewing Labs. Bring your sewing machine or use ours (first come, first serve). Use our tools & stash to practice your skills or start a project or bring your own project to work. NO INSTRUCTION IS OFFERED - YOU MUST HAVE SEWING EXPERIENCE! but, volunteers are available for simple help. Domestic machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.
Due to COVID restrictions - this is limited to 5 sewists - PRE- REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED - if we have reached our capacity - you will be turned away. Class FREE

Machine Rentals

Saturday, October 2, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 3/9

Saturday, October 2, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm

Basic Sewing – Phase 1 part 2 – Building on the skills learned in Part 1 or start where you are. You will learn seams and seam finishes and then apply this to simple projects. Learn hems types while making an apron and finally learn to apply buttonholes, hook and snap closures.
You will end making a cross body bag with the skills you learned.

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (sewing machine operation required) 9 sessions of 2 hrs. Fee $200

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 2/9

Saturday, October 2, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 - This course if for a beginner who has never sewn before or for someone who has not sewn for awhile and needs a refresher course. You will learn to operate a domestic sewing machine including threading, basic operation and safety & maintenance. You will also learn the tools of the trade and more while making some simple projects & a tool caddy. Each week you will learn a new skill and you will have home practice work to complete. At the end of this course you can earn a certification thru testing. This course is also part of our Sewing Salon program - for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

This course will be lead by Cali Roberta on Saturdays & Robert Lackie - on week days -Classroom Instructors for Domestic machine.

All materials and supplies are included with this course. You can use our machines & tools or bring your own to learn with.

This course will get you back to sewing and then you can continue to more courses for additional certificates or just for self enrichment.
Limited Scholarships are available - please fill our scholarship form or contact us directly for more information.

SSTP Domestic

Monday, October 4, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. SSTP is a vocational training program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you. You will learn the craft of sewing, participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire professional sewist included & tool kit provided Participants will take an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program. Limited Scholarships are available.
Next session starts June 21st. Entrance Interviews to be held Monday & Wednesday June 7th & 9th.

Machine Rentals

Monday, October 4, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Monday, October 4, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

SSTP Industrial

Monday, October 4, 2021
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. SSTP is a vocational training program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you. You will learn the craft of sewing, participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire professional sewist included & tool kit provided Participants will take an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program. Limited Scholarships are available.
Next session starts June 21st. Entrance Interviews to be held Monday & Wednesday June 7th & 9th.

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 3/9

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Basic Sewing – Phase 1 part 2 – Building on the skills learned in Part 1 or start where you are. You will learn seams and seam finishes and then apply this to simple projects. Learn hems types while making an apron and finally learn to apply buttonholes, hook and snap closures.
You will end making a cross body bag with the skills you learned.

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (sewing machine operation required) 9 sessions of 2 hrs. Fee $200

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Introduction to Quilting 4/6

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Have you wanted to learn to make quilts? This is the class for you!!
This class starts with the basics and builds. You will learn and explore color theory, mastering 1/4" seam allowances, proper pressing and more. You will be introduced to piecing techniques while making a 4 patch pin cushion. Next you will learn about strip piecing and channel quilting while making a simple journal cover and stitching nine patches and binding for a hot pad. And finally learning cutting, piecing and quilt assembly while making a baby or wall sized quilt (approx. 40" x 49")
You will come away from this class comfortable with basic techniques in quilting and ready for the next steps

Course is 6 - 2 hours sessions Tuesday evenings 6-8pm Instructor - Annette Hosmann & Mary Nelson
All materials provided - or you can bring your own. Fabric choices will be discussed at first class. Fee $120.

Machine Rentals

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

SSTP Site Tour - Closed Registrations

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm

As part of our Sewing Salon Training Program, The Sewing Labs students and instructors take "site tours" to local Kansas City Companies who use Industrial Sewing Machine Operators as part of their business.
The goal of this is to allow our students to get a well rounded exposure the many opportunities for employment that they will have when they finish our program.

If you are a company who uses Industrial Sewing Machine Operators and would like to offer a tour to our students, please contact our Program Manager @ 816-888-3051 or email @ thesewinglabs@gmail.com

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 7/9

Thursday, October 7, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 - This course if for a beginner who has never sewn before or for someone who has not sewn for awhile and needs a refresher course. You will learn to operate a domestic sewing machine including threading, basic operation and safety & maintenance. You will also learn the tools of the trade and more while making some simple projects & a tool caddy. Each week you will learn a new skill and you will have home practice work to complete. At the end of this course you can earn a certification thru testing. This course is also part of our Sewing Salon program - for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

This course will be lead by Cali Roberta on Saturdays & Robert Lackie - on week days -Classroom Instructors for Domestic machine.

All materials and supplies are included with this course. You can use our machines & tools or bring your own to learn with.

This course will get you back to sewing and then you can continue to more courses for additional certificates or just for self enrichment.
Limited Scholarships are available - please fill our scholarship form or contact us directly for more information.

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Thursday, October 7, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Sew Powerful Purse Workshop

Friday, October 8, 2021
10:00 am2:00 pm

SEW POWERFUL PURSE taught by Chris McMullen – Sew Powerful, a non-profit organization, asks seamstresses from around the world to make and donate a purse for a schoolgirl in Zambia. The purse is filled with re-usable feminine hygiene supplies made by those employed in Zambia by Sew Powerful. The girl receives the purse and supplies in her health training class to enable her to attend school all month and improve her academic performance. With Chris' instruction, you will learn to sew the cross-body purse from the free pattern provided by Sew Powerful. Keep the bag for yourself OR donate it to Sew Powerful! Either way, you will learn the skills to make this bag and you can contribute to this wonderful organization by helping them achieve their 2021 goal of collecting and distributing 24,000 purses. All materials included.

1 Session - Fee $40

Open Sew Fridays

Occurs almost every Friday
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Open Sew–Open Sew is a time for you to come together to enjoy sewing on your own projects in The Sewing Labs. Bring your sewing machine or use ours (first come, first serve). Use our tools & stash to practice your skills or start a project or bring your own project to work. NO INSTRUCTION IS OFFERED - YOU MUST HAVE SEWING EXPERIENCE! but, volunteers are available for simple help. Domestic machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.
Due to COVID restrictions - this is limited to 5 sewists - PRE- REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED - if we have reached our capacity - you will be turned away. Class FREE

Machine Rentals

Saturday, October 9, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 4/9

Saturday, October 9, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm

Basic Sewing – Phase 1 part 2 – Building on the skills learned in Part 1 or start where you are. You will learn seams and seam finishes and then apply this to simple projects. Learn hems types while making an apron and finally learn to apply buttonholes, hook and snap closures.
You will end making a cross body bag with the skills you learned.

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (sewing machine operation required) 9 sessions of 2 hrs. Fee $200

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 3/9

Saturday, October 9, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 - This course if for a beginner who has never sewn before or for someone who has not sewn for awhile and needs a refresher course. You will learn to operate a domestic sewing machine including threading, basic operation and safety & maintenance. You will also learn the tools of the trade and more while making some simple projects & a tool caddy. Each week you will learn a new skill and you will have home practice work to complete. At the end of this course you can earn a certification thru testing. This course is also part of our Sewing Salon program - for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

This course will be lead by Cali Roberta on Saturdays & Robert Lackie - on week days -Classroom Instructors for Domestic machine.

All materials and supplies are included with this course. You can use our machines & tools or bring your own to learn with.

This course will get you back to sewing and then you can continue to more courses for additional certificates or just for self enrichment.
Limited Scholarships are available - please fill our scholarship form or contact us directly for more information.

SSTP Domestic

Monday, October 11, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. SSTP is a vocational training program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you. You will learn the craft of sewing, participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire professional sewist included & tool kit provided Participants will take an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program. Limited Scholarships are available.
Next session starts June 21st. Entrance Interviews to be held Monday & Wednesday June 7th & 9th.

Machine Rentals

Monday, October 11, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Monday, October 11, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

SSTP Industrial

Monday, October 11, 2021
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks.

The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur.

You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program.
Limited Scholarships are available.

New session starts October 2021
Next session will start in Spring 2022

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 4/9

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Basic Sewing – Phase 1 part 2 – Building on the skills learned in Part 1 or start where you are. You will learn seams and seam finishes and then apply this to simple projects. Learn hems types while making an apron and finally learn to apply buttonholes, hook and snap closures.
You will end making a cross body bag with the skills you learned.

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (sewing machine operation required) 9 sessions of 2 hrs. Fee $200

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Sewing Salon Entrepreneurial - Insurancestomer Service

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
6:00 pm7:30 pm
This course is held Virtual - 2nd & 4th Tuesday

Online format - Do you want to start a business in sewing?
Facilitated by Jim & Trisha Fridell of the Opus Group

You will be guided by your instructors through the modules of the Smart Money program hosted thru The Sewing Labs. There are 13 models to be covered. During the 13 months program you will have the opportunity to learn different aspects of running your own sewing business taught by local business professional. In addition, local creative business professionals will share their stories of the start up and running of their businesses.

Classes will be held by Zoom on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday, from 6-7:30 pm.
You will have homework for the weeks in between. You can attend the modules monthly or sign up for the entire 13 months. (sign up for year through our website. A workbook will be provided by email.

Business of Sewing – Entrepreneurial

Entrepreneurs will:
- Understand the basics of marketing a start-up business
- Learn about consumer research and product/service development
- Discover marketing tools for growth and expansion

Introduction to Quilting 5/6

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Have you wanted to learn to make quilts? This is the class for you!!
This class starts with the basics and builds. You will learn and explore color theory, mastering 1/4" seam allowances, proper pressing and more. You will be introduced to piecing techniques while making a 4 patch pin cushion. Next you will learn about strip piecing and channel quilting while making a simple journal cover and stitching nine patches and binding for a hot pad. And finally learning cutting, piecing and quilt assembly while making a baby or wall sized quilt (approx. 40" x 49")
You will come away from this class comfortable with basic techniques in quilting and ready for the next steps

Course is 6 - 2 hours sessions Tuesday evenings 6-8pm Instructor - Annette Hosmann & Mary Nelson
All materials provided - or you can bring your own. Fabric choices will be discussed at first class. Fee $120.

Machine Rentals

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 8/9

Thursday, October 14, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 - This course if for a beginner who has never sewn before or for someone who has not sewn for awhile and needs a refresher course. You will learn to operate a domestic sewing machine including threading, basic operation and safety & maintenance. You will also learn the tools of the trade and more while making some simple projects & a tool caddy. Each week you will learn a new skill and you will have home practice work to complete. At the end of this course you can earn a certification thru testing. This course is also part of our Sewing Salon program - for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

This course will be lead by Cali Roberta on Saturdays & Robert Lackie - on week days -Classroom Instructors for Domestic machine.

All materials and supplies are included with this course. You can use our machines & tools or bring your own to learn with.

This course will get you back to sewing and then you can continue to more courses for additional certificates or just for self enrichment.
Limited Scholarships are available - please fill our scholarship form or contact us directly for more information.

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Thursday, October 14, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Open Sew Fridays

Occurs almost every Friday
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Open Sew–Open Sew is a time for you to come together to enjoy sewing on your own projects in The Sewing Labs. Bring your sewing machine or use ours (first come, first serve). Use our tools & stash to practice your skills or start a project or bring your own project to work. NO INSTRUCTION IS OFFERED - YOU MUST HAVE SEWING EXPERIENCE! but, volunteers are available for simple help. Domestic machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.
Due to COVID restrictions - this is limited to 5 sewists - PRE- REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED - if we have reached our capacity - you will be turned away. Class FREE

SEWcials

Friday, October 15, 2021
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Who Do You Want to Hang Out with?
Are you a Sewist, Quilter or other Fiber maker and just want to gather with others with the same interest?
Come check out Downtown SEWcial @ The Sewing Labs.

Each month on the 3rd Friday from 6-9 The Sewing Labs offers an "open house" atmosphere where you can come to connect with kindred spirits of sewing and The Sewing Labs. We will have simple projects (or bring your own) and light refreshments for your to enjoy! But you do not have to come to sew, you can just come for conversation and community. You never know who you will run into!

Pillowcase Project Workday

Friday, October 15, 2021
6:00 pm9:00 pm

Come join us to make kits and/or sew pillowcases for the Sweet Dreams for Seniors Project for 2021.
We will be cutting fabrics to make kits to home sewing or you can sew them here during this workday.

2021 marks our 4th year to support local low income senior centers with a simple gift during the holidays of pillowcase for the seniors.
FREE pattern is available on our website and your sewing skills are wanted to serve your community

Staff Training - TSL Closed

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Sewing Labs will be closed today for Staff Training!

Thank you for your consideration

SSTP Industrial

Monday, October 18, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks.

The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur.

You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program.
Limited Scholarships are available.

New session starts October 2021
Next session will start in Spring 2022

Machine Rentals

Monday, October 18, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Monday, October 18, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

SSTP Domestic

Monday, October 18, 2021
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks.

The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur.

You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program.
Limited Scholarships are available.

New session starts October 2021
Next session will start in Spring 2022

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 5/9

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Basic Sewing – Phase 1 part 2 – Building on the skills learned in Part 1 or start where you are. You will learn seams and seam finishes and then apply this to simple projects. Learn hems types while making an apron and finally learn to apply buttonholes, hook and snap closures.
You will end making a cross body bag with the skills you learned.

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (sewing machine operation required) 9 sessions of 2 hrs. Fee $200

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Introduction to Quilting 6/6

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Have you wanted to learn to make quilts? This is the class for you!!
This class starts with the basics and builds. You will learn and explore color theory, mastering 1/4" seam allowances, proper pressing and more. You will be introduced to piecing techniques while making a 4 patch pin cushion. Next you will learn about strip piecing and channel quilting while making a simple journal cover and stitching nine patches and binding for a hot pad. And finally learning cutting, piecing and quilt assembly while making a baby or wall sized quilt (approx. 40" x 49")
You will come away from this class comfortable with basic techniques in quilting and ready for the next steps

Course is 6 - 2 hours sessions Tuesday evenings 6-8pm Instructor - Annette Hosmann & Mary Nelson
All materials provided - or you can bring your own. Fabric choices will be discussed at first class. Fee $120.

SSTP Industrial

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks.

The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur.

You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program.
Limited Scholarships are available.

New session starts October 2021
Next session will start in Spring 2022

Machine Rentals

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

SSTP Domestic

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks.

The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur.

You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program.
Limited Scholarships are available.

New session starts October 2021
Next session will start in Spring 2022

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 9/9

Thursday, October 21, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 - This course if for a beginner who has never sewn before or for someone who has not sewn for awhile and needs a refresher course. You will learn to operate a domestic sewing machine including threading, basic operation and safety & maintenance. You will also learn the tools of the trade and more while making some simple projects & a tool caddy. Each week you will learn a new skill and you will have home practice work to complete. At the end of this course you can earn a certification thru testing. This course is also part of our Sewing Salon program - for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

This course will be lead by Cali Roberta on Saturdays & Robert Lackie - on week days -Classroom Instructors for Domestic machine.

All materials and supplies are included with this course. You can use our machines & tools or bring your own to learn with.

This course will get you back to sewing and then you can continue to more courses for additional certificates or just for self enrichment.
Limited Scholarships are available - please fill our scholarship form or contact us directly for more information.

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Thursday, October 21, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Sew Connected - Professional

Friday, October 22, 2021
8:00 am10:00 am

Are you a Sewn Product Professional looking to "find your people" Sew Connected is a face-to-face meet up were we gather for FREE to build conversations and connection about our industry. Each month we gather for coffee and a short talk about what is important to us and supporting the Industry of Sewing Professionals.

What is a "Sewing Professional"? We define it as the following groups, but, if you think we left someone out - Let us know!
* Sewn Product Professional - Cut & Sew Manufacturers, Factories, Micro-factories, Custom Sewist - person/businesses being hired to sew a product in relationship to textiles like; fashion or clothing, accessories, home goods and more.
* Designers - product designers using textiles or fiber as their medium. This could include Fashion Designer, Surface Pattern Designers, Product designer.
* Supplies/Vendor - Businesses that sell the supplies needed to create the items listed above - typically wholesalers. Possible shop owners.
While we welcome most everyone - Professional Persons within the Sewing Industry is the focus. We are building this community of talented people who are eager to share and collaborate to rise each other up

These gathering are currently hosted by The Sewing Labs at The Sewing Labs - 526 Campbell, KCMO 64106
Volunteer hosts are needed to keep it organized. And the support of local Coffee Co and breakfast refreshments is welcome.
Support partnerships are welcomed - this is where a business supports us and in turn, we highlight them!

You must register beforehand and reserve your spot!

Open Sew Fridays

Occurs almost every Friday
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Open Sew–Open Sew is a time for you to come together to enjoy sewing on your own projects in The Sewing Labs. Bring your sewing machine or use ours (first come, first serve). Use our tools & stash to practice your skills or start a project or bring your own project to work. NO INSTRUCTION IS OFFERED - YOU MUST HAVE SEWING EXPERIENCE! but, volunteers are available for simple help. Domestic machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.
Due to COVID restrictions - this is limited to 5 sewists - PRE- REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED - if we have reached our capacity - you will be turned away. Class FREE

Machine Rentals

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 5/9

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm

Basic Sewing – Phase 1 part 2 – Building on the skills learned in Part 1 or start where you are. You will learn seams and seam finishes and then apply this to simple projects. Learn hems types while making an apron and finally learn to apply buttonholes, hook and snap closures.
You will end making a cross body bag with the skills you learned.

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (sewing machine operation required) 9 sessions of 2 hrs. Fee $200

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 4/9

Saturday, October 23, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 - This course if for a beginner who has never sewn before or for someone who has not sewn for awhile and needs a refresher course. You will learn to operate a domestic sewing machine including threading, basic operation and safety & maintenance. You will also learn the tools of the trade and more while making some simple projects & a tool caddy. Each week you will learn a new skill and you will have home practice work to complete. At the end of this course you can earn a certification thru testing. This course is also part of our Sewing Salon program - for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

This course will be lead by Cali Roberta on Saturdays & Robert Lackie - on week days -Classroom Instructors for Domestic machine.

All materials and supplies are included with this course. You can use our machines & tools or bring your own to learn with.

This course will get you back to sewing and then you can continue to more courses for additional certificates or just for self enrichment.
Limited Scholarships are available - please fill our scholarship form or contact us directly for more information.

SSTP Industrial

Monday, October 25, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks.

The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur.

You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program.
Limited Scholarships are available.

New session starts October 2021
Next session will start in Spring 2022

Machine Rentals

Monday, October 25, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Monday, October 25, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

SSTP Domestic

Monday, October 25, 2021
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks.

The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur.

You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program.
Limited Scholarships are available.

New session starts October 2021
Next session will start in Spring 2022

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 6/9

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Basic Sewing – Phase 1 part 2 – Building on the skills learned in Part 1 or start where you are. You will learn seams and seam finishes and then apply this to simple projects. Learn hems types while making an apron and finally learn to apply buttonholes, hook and snap closures.
You will end making a cross body bag with the skills you learned.

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (sewing machine operation required) 9 sessions of 2 hrs. Fee $200

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
5:00 pm6:00 pm
The Sewing Labs - Virtual format

We want you to volunteer at The Sewing Labs!
This is a one session orientation training which will give you an overview of the mission of The Sewing Labs and how you can serve as a volunteer.
Orientation will cover;the mission of TSL, the opportunities for volunteers from the classroom to community to boardroom, rules of operation and safety precautions for everyone in the program and more. We want you to do what you heart & hands love.
Even if you are just interested in finding out more before deciding to volunteer this is a great opportunity to explore what The Sewing Labs is all about.
All of our volunteers are expected to go thru an orientation within the first 90 days of service Pre-registration is requested.

Sewing Salon Entrepreneurial - Insurancestomer Service

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6:00 pm7:30 pm
This course is held Virtual - 2nd & 4th Tuesday

Online format - Do you want to start a business in sewing?
Facilitated by Jim & Trisha Fridell of the Opus Group

You will be guided by your instructors through the modules of the Smart Money program hosted thru The Sewing Labs. There are 13 models to be covered. During the 13 months program you will have the opportunity to learn different aspects of running your own sewing business taught by local business professional. In addition, local creative business professionals will share their stories of the start up and running of their businesses.

Classes will be held by Zoom on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday, from 6-7:30 pm.
You will have homework for the weeks in between. You can attend the modules monthly or sign up for the entire 13 months. (sign up for year through our website. A workbook will be provided by email.

Business of Sewing – Entrepreneurial

Entrepreneurs will:
- Understand the basics of marketing a start-up business
- Learn about consumer research and product/service development
- Discover marketing tools for growth and expansion

SSTP Industrial

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks.

The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur.

You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program.
Limited Scholarships are available.

New session starts October 2021
Next session will start in Spring 2022

Machine Rentals

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

SSTP Domestic

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks.

The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur.

You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program.
Limited Scholarships are available.

New session starts October 2021
Next session will start in Spring 2022

Sewing Machine Operator Basics

Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am

Sewing Machine Basics – Domestic = Did you receive a sewing machine as a gift or are just getting started? Learn to use your new machine or refresh your skills. If you don't have a machine but, still want to learn - you can use one of ours for this class. You will learn how to thread your machine, wind a bobbin and more. Basic sewing operations including stitch width & length & pattern selection will be covered. You will make samples as you learn for future reference.
Bring your machine and all its accessories & tools. This does not cover embroidery machines.
Workbook included.
1 session 2.5 hours Fee $25

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco ESL Sewing Classes

Thursday, October 28, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm

These classes are offered in partnership with Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Registration is available @ Literacy KC

Basic Domestic & Industrial Sewing with English as a Second Language

Open Sew Fridays

Occurs almost every Friday
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Open Sew–Open Sew is a time for you to come together to enjoy sewing on your own projects in The Sewing Labs. Bring your sewing machine or use ours (first come, first serve). Use our tools & stash to practice your skills or start a project or bring your own project to work. NO INSTRUCTION IS OFFERED - YOU MUST HAVE SEWING EXPERIENCE! but, volunteers are available for simple help. Domestic machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.
Due to COVID restrictions - this is limited to 5 sewists - PRE- REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED - if we have reached our capacity - you will be turned away. Class FREE

Machine Rentals

Saturday, October 30, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Industrial Sewing Machine Rental –
Do you need an Industrial machine to take your sewing business to the next level but can’t yet make this investment? You can rent an Industrial Straight needle or serger machine @ The Sewing Labs. Industrial machines are meant for production or entrepreneurial sewing.

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals (https://thesewinglabs.community/classes/machine-rentals.html)

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 6/9

Saturday, October 30, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm

Basic Sewing – Phase 1 part 2 – Building on the skills learned in Part 1 or start where you are. You will learn seams and seam finishes and then apply this to simple projects. Learn hems types while making an apron and finally learn to apply buttonholes, hook and snap closures.
You will end making a cross body bag with the skills you learned.

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (sewing machine operation required) 9 sessions of 2 hrs. Fee $200

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 5/9

Saturday, October 30, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 - This course if for a beginner who has never sewn before or for someone who has not sewn for awhile and needs a refresher course. You will learn to operate a domestic sewing machine including threading, basic operation and safety & maintenance. You will also learn the tools of the trade and more while making some simple projects & a tool caddy. Each week you will learn a new skill and you will have home practice work to complete. At the end of this course you can earn a certification thru testing. This course is also part of our Sewing Salon program - for employment, entrepreneurship and enrichment.

This course will be lead by Cali Roberta on Saturdays & Robert Lackie - on week days -Classroom Instructors for Domestic machine.

All materials and supplies are included with this course. You can use our machines & tools or bring your own to learn with.

This course will get you back to sewing and then you can continue to more courses for additional certificates or just for self enrichment.
Limited Scholarships are available - please fill our scholarship form or contact us directly for more information.

Witchcraft Surprise!!

Sunday, October 31, 2021

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