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Reminder:  If you desire a consideration for Scholarship - you will need to fill out Scholarship Application for each class.

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August 2021

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SSTP Domestic

Monday, August 2, 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, August 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)

Zippered Make - up Bag

Monday, August 2, 2021
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Zippered Make-up

Zippered Make Up Bag – Make this fun personal sized make up bag with zipper – a perfect gift. This is a quick fun project that incorporates the application of a zipper and lining skills.
You will choose from a variety of cotton or fashion fabrics.
All Materials included 1 session 3 hr. Fee $40

SSTP Industrial

Monday, August 2, 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.

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 5/9

Tuesday, August 3, 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.

Microwave Fabric Bowls

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Come learn to make a quick and easy sewing project - Microwave Fabric Bowl Cozies. Great for holding your bowl for microwaving and great for keep your fingers from getting burnt by the hot bowls. They make great gifts and take scraps of fabric.

All material supplied to make 1 bowl
1 session $15

SSTP Domestic

Wednesday, August 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.

SSTP Industrial

Wednesday, August 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.

Pillowcases

Thursday, August 5, 2021
9:00 am12:00 pm

Sew a pillowcase for you bed, or make one to give away as a gift. You will learn the "magic" of the "Burrito" method while making a fun pillowcase from fun prints. You will also learn how to add accents and creative trims in wanted. Take home this FREE pattern for the standard size pillowcase and options for King or travel sizes.

Materials available from our stash or bring your own to match your décor.
Each standard size pillow case requires 3/4 yd. or 27" of 44" wide 100% cotton fabrics + 1/3yd. or 12" of 44" wide 100% cotton material.

Instructor - Robert Lackie
1 session $20

Intro to Commercial Embroidery

Thursday, August 5, 2021
1:00 pm5:00 pm

Introduction to Commercial Embroidery - Embroidery on Baby Lock Venture - 10 needle.

This class is for anyone interested in renting The Sewing Labs Commercial Embroidery - Baby Lock Venture or is you are have your own and want a hands on start up class. You will learn about Stabilizers; Cutaway, Tearaway and Water Soluble, as well as other backings and aides. IN addition you will learning about Topping; Washaway, Heataway & Permanent. Learn proper hoops & hooping tips; Standard, clamp, magnetic, free arm, cap frames and more. Explore Thread types , needles and more. You will have hands-on opportunities with the machine as well as demonstration and lecture. You will come away with samples and a strong knowledge of the machines operations.

This class is a pre-requisite to renting the machine at The Sewing Labs.
Taught by Mary Spence of Forevergreen Designs

Simple Sewing Candy Zippered Bags

Friday, August 6, 2021
10:00 am2:00 pm

Simple Sewing – Candy Wrapper Zippered Bag– Create this bag from recycled candy bags (bring your own candy bag). Learn to make a simple zippered bag with lining but, add your fun using your favorite candy wrapper.

Materials included are: iron on vinyl, zipper and lining (participants must bring their own candy wrapper)
Individual or Family size bags are good - empty and clean your candy bag if needed before class

1 session 2 hrs. Fee $20

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, August 7, 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)

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 8/9

Saturday, August 7, 2021
9:30 am12:00 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.

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 7/9

Saturday, August 7, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 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

STITCH CAMP FOR KIDS

Monday, August 9, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm

Hey Kids!!
Are you ready to Learn to Sew @ TSL Stitch Camp!! Runs August 9th -13th,2021
This year's theme - Explore & Wander
Our camp consists of a morning session and/or afternoon session. Open to kids ages 8-15
Campers will explore: hand sewing & embroidery, simple machine sewing & some survival sewing all while making fun projects

Morning sessions will be: Monday through Friday 9-12
Campers will make:
* Pocket Buddies
* Friendly Snakes
* Bug Jar Sewing Kit

Afternoon sessions are Monday -Friday 1-4pm
Campers will Make:
* Stitched Compass
* Be Prepared Nap Sac
* Travel Map

Campers can enroll in just morning or afternoon sessions or all day (all day participants need to bring a sack lunch)
Seats are limited! Must sign up for all week (Monday -Friday) but, can limit to morning or afternoon. Projects are preset and cannot be traded.

Cost - $150. for all day/all week
$ 75 for am or pm/all week

SSTP Industrial

Monday, August 9, 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.

STITCH CAMP FOR KIDS

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm

Hey Kids!!
Are you ready to Learn to Sew @ TSL Stitch Camp!!
This year's theme - Explore & Wander
Our camp consists of a morning session and/or afternoon session. Open to kids ages 8-15
Campers will explore: hand sewing & embroidery, simple machine sewing & some survival sewing all while making fun projects

Morning sessions will be: Monday through Friday 9-12
Campers will make:
* Pocket Buddies
* Friendly Snakes
* Bug Jar Sewing Kit

Afternoon sessions are Monday -Friday 1-4pm
Campers will Make:
* Stitched Compass
* Be Prepared Nap Sac
* Travel Map

Campers can enroll in just morning or afternoon sessions or all day (all day participants need to bring a sack lunch)
Seats are limited! Must sign up for all week (Monday -Friday) but, can limit to morning or afternoon. Projects are preset and cannot be traded.

Cost - $150. for all day/all week
$ 75 for am or pm/all week

STITCH CAMP FOR KIDS

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm

Hey Kids!!
Are you ready to Learn to Sew @ TSL Stitch Camp!!
This year's theme - Explore & Wander
Our camp consists of a morning session and/or afternoon session. Open to kids ages 8-15
Campers will explore: hand sewing & embroidery, simple machine sewing & some survival sewing all while making fun projects

Morning sessions will be: Monday through Friday 9-12
Campers will make:
* Pocket Buddies
* Friendly Snakes
* Bug Jar Sewing Kit

Afternoon sessions are Monday -Friday 1-4pm
Campers will Make:
* Stitched Compass
* Be Prepared Nap Sac
* Travel Map

Campers can enroll in just morning or afternoon sessions or all day (all day participants need to bring a sack lunch)
Seats are limited! Must sign up for all week (Monday -Friday) but, can limit to morning or afternoon. Projects are preset and cannot be traded.

Cost - $150. for all day/all week
$ 75 for am or pm/all week

SSTP Industrial

Wednesday, August 11, 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.

STITCH CAMP FOR KIDS

Thursday, August 12, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm

Hey Kids!!
Are you ready to Learn to Sew @ TSL Stitch Camp!!
This year's theme - Explore & Wander
Our camp consists of a morning session and/or afternoon session. Open to kids ages 8-15
Campers will explore: hand sewing & embroidery, simple machine sewing & some survival sewing all while making fun projects

Morning sessions will be: Monday through Friday 9-12
Campers will make:
* Pocket Buddies
* Friendly Snakes
* Bug Jar Sewing Kit

Afternoon sessions are Monday -Friday 1-4pm
Campers will Make:
* Stitched Compass
* Be Prepared Nap Sac
* Travel Map

Campers can enroll in just morning or afternoon sessions or all day (all day participants need to bring a sack lunch)
Seats are limited! Must sign up for all week (Monday -Friday) but, can limit to morning or afternoon. Projects are preset and cannot be traded.

Cost - $150. for all day/all week
$ 75 for am or pm/all week

STITCH CAMP FOR KIDS

Friday, August 13, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm

Hey Kids!!
Are you ready to Learn to Sew @ TSL Stitch Camp!!
This year's theme - Explore & Wander
Our camp consists of a morning session and/or afternoon session. Open to kids ages 8-15
Campers will explore: hand sewing & embroidery, simple machine sewing & some survival sewing all while making fun projects

Morning sessions will be: Monday through Friday 9-12
Campers will make:
* Pocket Buddies
* Friendly Snakes
* Bug Jar Sewing Kit

Afternoon sessions are Monday -Friday 1-4pm
Campers will Make:
* Stitched Compass
* Be Prepared Nap Sac
* Travel Map

Campers can enroll in just morning or afternoon sessions or all day (all day participants need to bring a sack lunch)
Seats are limited! Must sign up for all week (Monday -Friday) but, can limit to morning or afternoon. Projects are preset and cannot be traded.

Cost - $150. for all day/all week
$ 75 for am or pm/all week

Machine Rentals

Saturday, August 14, 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)

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 9/9

Saturday, August 14, 2021
9:30 am12:00 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.

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 8/9

Saturday, August 14, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 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

SSTP Domestic

Monday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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)

Serger Workshop 1/2

Monday, August 16, 2021
2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serger Workshop - Serger Basics - Learn how to use a serger.
Bring your own serger to add to your skills or use ours
. This class covers basic serger sewing. Proper Threading and maintenance, thread tension and understanding serger features. Participants of this class will create a workbook with samples of stitches, mastering curves on your serger, creating special hems and more.
2 sessions of Fee $ 60

SSTP Industrial

Monday, August 16, 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.

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 6/9

Tuesday, August 17, 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.

SSTP Domestic

Wednesday, August 18, 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.

Industrial Basics 1/4

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Intro to Industrial & Production – Learn to operate a straight needle industrial machine including operation, threading, tension, and trouble shooting. Industrial machine will allow you to sew faster & take your business to the next level. You will learn tips & tricks to speed up your production while experience the speed and power of an Industrial machine.
This class can be a pre-requisite to Industrial Machine Rental @ The Sewing Labs

Course is 4 session $120.00

SSTP Industrial

Wednesday, August 18, 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.

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, August 20, 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!

Intro to Machine Embroidery - Domestic 1/2

Saturday, August 21, 2021
9:00 am12:30 pm

Do you have an embroidery machine and not sure where to start? Never fear, the Sewing Labs is here. Pack up your machine and join us for this beginner's level class where you will get to know your machine. This workshop takes 2 session; August 21st & 28th

You will learn:
- To hoop your projects
-How to choose the right stabilizer
-How to choose the proper needles and threads.
-To stitch designs that are built-in to your machine
- How to import designs from other sources.
-Mistakes do happen

Projects Include:

-Embellishing ready made items
-Creating a lined Zipper Bag entirely in the hoop
Instructor: Opal Miller

**Participants must bring their own Embroidery Machines. The Sewing Labs does not have embroidery machines available. Once registered, participants will be contacted with additional instructions prior to the class.

Machine Rentals

Saturday, August 21, 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 - 9/9

Saturday, August 21, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 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

SSTP Domestic

Monday, August 23, 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, August 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)

Serger Workshop 2/2

Monday, August 23, 2021
2:00 pm4:00 pm

Serger Workshop - Serger Basics - Learn how to use a serger.
Bring your own serger to add to your skills or use ours
. This class covers basic serger sewing. Proper Threading and maintenance, thread tension and understanding serger features. Participants of this class will create a workbook with samples of stitches, mastering curves on your serger, creating special hems and more.
2 sessions Fee $ 60

SSTP Industrial

Monday, August 23, 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.

/ Basic Sewing - Phase 1 7/9

Tuesday, August 24, 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.

Sewing Machine Operator Basics

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
1:00 pm3:00 pm

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

SSTP Domestic

Wednesday, August 25, 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.

Industrial Basics 2/4

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Intro to Industrial & Production – Learn to operate a straight needle industrial machine including operation, threading, tension, and trouble shooting. Industrial machine will allow you to sew faster & take your business to the next level. You will learn tips & tricks to speed up your production while experience the speed and power of an Industrial machine.
This class can be a pre-requisite to Industrial Machine Rental @ The Sewing Labs

Course is 4 session $120.00

SSTP Industrial

Wednesday, August 25, 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.

NEW SESSION STARTING - Basic Sewing - Phase 1 1/9

Thursday, August 26, 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.

Home Decor Pillows with Knife Edge

Thursday, August 26, 2021
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Brighten up your home with Accent Pillow that you will make. Choose from our stash of Home Décor fabrics to make a square pillow with fill to decorate your home. Pillow is constructed with "knife edge " and zippered edge. ( this class does not cover optional edgings)
Sizes options will range from 12" to 16"

All materials are included but you can bring your own décor fabric if wanted. 1 pillow requires 1/2 yard of of 54-60" wide fabric.
1 session
Instructor - Robert Lackie

Intro to Commercial Embroidery

Thursday, August 26, 2021
1:00 pm5:00 pm

Introduction to Commercial Embroidery - Embroidery on Baby Lock Venture - 10 needle.

This class is for anyone interested in renting The Sewing Labs Commercial Embroidery - Baby Lock Venture or is you are have your own and want a hands on start up class. You will learn about Stabilizers; Cutaway, Tearaway and Water Soluble, as well as other backings and aides. IN addition you will learning about Topping; Washaway, Heataway & Permanent. Learn proper hoops & hooping tips; Standard, clamp, magnetic, free arm, cap frames and more. Explore Thread types , needles and more. You will have hands-on opportunities with the machine as well as demonstration and lecture. You will come away with samples and a strong knowledge of the machines operations.

This class is a pre-requisite to renting the machine at The Sewing Labs.
Taught by Mary Spence of Forevergreen Designs

Sew Connected - Professional

Friday, August 27, 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

Intro to Machine Embroidery - Domestic 1/2

Saturday, August 28, 2021
9:00 am12:30 pm

Do you have an embroidery machine and not sure where to start? Never fear, the Sewing Labs is here. Pack up your machine and join us for this beginner's level class where you will get to know your machine. This workshop takes 2 session; August 21st & 28th

You will learn:
- To hoop your projects
-How to choose the right stabilizer
-How to choose the proper needles and threads.
-To stitch designs that are built-in to your machine
- How to import designs from other sources.
-Mistakes do happen

Projects Include:

-Embellishing ready made items
-Creating a lined Zipper Bag entirely in the hoop
Instructor: Opal Miller

**Participants must bring their own Embroidery Machines. The Sewing Labs does not have embroidery machines available. Once registered, participants will be contacted with additional instructions prior to the class.

Machine Rentals

Saturday, August 28, 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 Domestic

Monday, August 30, 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.

SSTP Industrial

Monday, August 30, 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.

/ Basic Sewing - Phase 1 8/9

Tuesday, August 31, 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.

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