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May 2021

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Machine Rentals

Saturday, May 1, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 8/9

Saturday, May 1, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 8/9

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 add the building block skills of sewing seams, hems, finishes, zippers and more while making some simple projects. 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 Robert Lackie - Classroom Instructor 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 - 6/9

Saturday, May 1, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 6/9

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

Machine Rentals

Monday, May 3, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Monday, May 3, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 3/9

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 3/9

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 Sewing as a Second Language

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Intro to Garments - wk 4/10

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Intro to Garments -  wk 4/10

Phase 2 Intro to Garment Basics - Phase 2 /Part 1 Instructor - Linnca Stevens & Marilyn Whitacre
– Learn the fundamental of garment construction – from Intro to Patterns & fitting, Textiles – grainlines and fibers, understanding; linings, darts, gathers, under stitching, grading and more.
You will construct a simple top practicing these skills.
Must have sewing machine operator skills for this class.
Testing will be required if you want certification Sessions run 10 weeks Fee $ 200

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 9/9

Thursday, May 6, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 9/9

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 Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, May 6, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Garments, Garments

Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:00 pm8:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Garments, Garments

Garments& Garments – Do you have basic sewing skills but you need some help to sew with patterns? – this is the class for you.  Beginner & beyond sewing skills are welcome but sewing machine operations and simple sewing skills are required. You will choose your own pattern & fabrics with guidance from the instructor. You will get help with body measuring & sizing. Proper fabric selection, notions and more.    Beginner to Intermediate projects work best.  Garments, bags or other items can be considered. We will assist you with pattern layout, cutting, marking and construction.  Use our stash or bring your own.  (our stash is limited - yardages in our stash are generally under 2 yards and vary from fashion to cotton to home décor.  Sign up for6 weeks & re-sign up as many times as you need.         Thursday evenings 6-8 pm                  6weeks Fee  $ 120  

Sew Powerful Purse Workshop

Friday, May 7, 2021
10:00 am2:00 pm
Sew Powerful Purse Workshop

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

Machine Rentals

Saturday, May 8, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 9/9

Saturday, May 8, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 9/9

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 add the building block skills of sewing seams, hems, finishes, zippers and more while making some simple projects. 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 Robert Lackie - Classroom Instructor 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, May 8, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 7/9

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

Machine Rentals

Monday, May 10, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Monday, May 10, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 4/9

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 4/9

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 Sewing as a Second Language

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Sewing Salon Entrepreneurial - Time Managemetn

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
6:00 pm7:30 pm
This course is held Virtual - 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Sewing Salon Entrepreneurial   - Time Managemetn

Online format - Do you want to start a business in sewing?
Introducing - Dr. Patricia Eisele as our Smart Money coordinator. Dr. Eisele holds a bachelors degree in Journalism and Public Relations, an MBA with a Marketing emphasis, and a PhD in Family Business Entrepreneurship. She has started two businesses and has both U.S. and International experience. Trish is a former Small Business Development Center consultant and previously managed international degree programs for Ottawa University at 13 sites in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

She will be your guide instructor for the modules of the Smart Money program hosted thru The Sewing Labs.
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
Time Management (May 2021)
Entrepreneurs will
- Understand the importance of time management
- Discover commonly used time management practices like
• Pareto analysis
• ABC method
• Eisenhower method
• POSEC method

Intro to Garments - wk 5/10

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Intro to Garments -  wk 5/10

Phase 2 Intro to Garment Basics - Phase 2 /Part 1 Instructor - Linnca Stevens & Marilyn Whitacre
– Learn the fundamental of garment construction – from Intro to Patterns & fitting, Textiles – grainlines and fibers, understanding; linings, darts, gathers, under stitching, grading and more.
You will construct a simple top practicing these skills.
Must have sewing machine operator skills for this class.
Testing will be required if you want certification Sessions run 10 weeks Fee $ 200

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, May 13, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Garments, Garments

Thursday, May 13, 2021
6:00 pm8:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Garments, Garments

Garments& Garments – Do you have basic sewing skills but you need some help to sew with patterns? – this is the class for you.  Beginner & beyond sewing skills are welcome but sewing machine operations and simple sewing skills are required. You will choose your own pattern & fabrics with guidance from the instructor. You will get help with body measuring & sizing. Proper fabric selection, notions and more.    Beginner to Intermediate projects work best.  Garments, bags or other items can be considered. We will assist you with pattern layout, cutting, marking and construction.  Use our stash or bring your own.  (our stash is limited - yardages in our stash are generally under 2 yards and vary from fashion to cotton to home décor.  Sign up for6 weeks & re-sign up as many times as you need.         Thursday evenings 6-8 pm                  6weeks Fee  $ 120  

Open Sew Fridays

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

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, May 15, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 8/9

Saturday, May 15, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 8/9

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

Get Hooked On Crochet! Beginner Workshop

Saturday, May 15, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Get Hooked On Crochet!  Beginner Workshop

Learn to crochet or refresh your skills if you have been inactive for a while. In this class, you will learn basic crochet abbreviations and terms, and be taught basic crochet stitches. You will be provided a simple dish cloth pattern to start in class and finish at home.

Skill Level:
Beginner (No Experience Required)

Prerequisites:
None

Supplies Provided:
Crochet Pocket Guide; Worsted Weight Yarn; 6.5 mm crochet hook; scissors; tapestry hook

1 Session - Fee $35

Machine Rentals

Monday, May 17, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Monday, May 17, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 5/9

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 5/9

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 Sewing as a Second Language

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Intro to Garments - wk 6/10

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Intro to Garments -  wk 6/10

Phase 2 Intro to Garment Basics - Phase 2 /Part 1 Instructor - Linnca Stevens & Marilyn Whitacre
– Learn the fundamental of garment construction – from Intro to Patterns & fitting, Textiles – grainlines and fibers, understanding; linings, darts, gathers, under stitching, grading and more.
You will construct a simple top practicing these skills.
Must have sewing machine operator skills for this class.
Testing will be required if you want certification Sessions run 10 weeks Fee $ 200

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, May 20, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

NO EVENING CLASSES

Thursday, May 20, 2021
4:00 pm9:00 pm

Make N Herstory

Friday, May 21, 20213:00 pmSaturday, May 22, 20214:00 pm
Make N Herstory

The Sewing Labs proudly presents, Make’n HER Story, a two-day community event and fundraiser in support of The Sewing Labs. This showcases women who have made a life or a living through their creative muse and will raise mission critical funds for The Sewing Labs.
 
150+ in person & unlimited virtual attendees have access to the following benefits:

A featured speaker series including a keynote from Tamara Day of HGTV Bargain Mansions & Growing Days KC

Access to speaker series and roundtable breakouts with:
Kilee Nickels of Nickel & Suede
Thalia Cherry of Cherry Co.
Katie Mabry Van Dieren of The Strawberry Swing
Breakouts features additional KC local maker’s shares

The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair Pop-Up % of sales donated to TSL

Live & Silent auction with a special art exhibit “Mask Parade”

Boxed lunch & opportunity to purchase additional snacks at food trucks

Machine Rentals

Monday, May 24, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Monday, May 24, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 6/9

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 6/9

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 Sewing as a Second Language

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm
The Sewing Labs - Virtual format
Volunteer Orientation

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 - Time Managemetn

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
6:00 pm7:30 pm
This course is held Virtual - 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Sewing Salon Entrepreneurial   - Time Managemetn

Online format - Do you want to start a business in sewing?
Introducing - Dr. Patricia Eisele as our Smart Money coordinator. Dr. Eisele holds a bachelors degree in Journalism and Public Relations, an MBA with a Marketing emphasis, and a PhD in Family Business Entrepreneurship. She has started two businesses and has both U.S. and International experience. Trish is a former Small Business Development Center consultant and previously managed international degree programs for Ottawa University at 13 sites in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

She will be your guide instructor for the modules of the Smart Money program hosted thru The Sewing Labs.
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
Time Management (May 2021)
Entrepreneurs will
- Understand the importance of time management
- Discover commonly used time management practices like
• Pareto analysis
• ABC method
• Eisenhower method
• POSEC method

Intro to Garments - wk 7/10

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Intro to Garments -  wk 7/10

Phase 2 Intro to Garment Basics - Phase 2 /Part 1 Instructor - Linnca Stevens & Marilyn Whitacre
– Learn the fundamental of garment construction – from Intro to Patterns & fitting, Textiles – grainlines and fibers, understanding; linings, darts, gathers, under stitching, grading and more.
You will construct a simple top practicing these skills.
Must have sewing machine operator skills for this class.
Testing will be required if you want certification Sessions run 10 weeks Fee $ 200

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

NEW SESSION START UP Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 1/9

Thursday, May 27, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
NEW SESSION START UP Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 1/9

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 Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, May 27, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

Literacy KC/ Don Bosco - Sewing as a Second Language - registration for these classes are through Literacy KC/Don Bosco. Participants will learn domestic sewing machine operation, tools of the trade and start to build fundamental skills in sewing. Student will also be exposed to businesses in Kansas City who need sewist for employment. Students can also take this class for entrepreneurship and personal enrichment.
If you are wanting to take this type of course you can enroll in the Sewing Basics - Phase 1 course.

Garments, Garments

Thursday, May 27, 2021
6:00 pm8:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Garments, Garments

Garments& Garments – Do you have basic sewing skills but you need some help to sew with patterns? – this is the class for you.  Beginner & beyond sewing skills are welcome but sewing machine operations and simple sewing skills are required. You will choose your own pattern & fabrics with guidance from the instructor. You will get help with body measuring & sizing. Proper fabric selection, notions and more.    Beginner to Intermediate projects work best.  Garments, bags or other items can be considered. We will assist you with pattern layout, cutting, marking and construction.  Use our stash or bring your own.  (our stash is limited - yardages in our stash are generally under 2 yards and vary from fashion to cotton to home décor.  Sign up for6 weeks & re-sign up as many times as you need.         Thursday evenings 6-8 pm                  6weeks Fee  $ 120  

Community Sewing - Just Sewcial

Friday, May 28, 2021
10:00 am2:00 pm
Community Sewing - Just Sewcial

Community Sewing – TSL continues to have sewing items needed for distribution to the local KC community.
These items are available in kit to take home to sew or you can come to sew together @ TSL workroom on the last Fridays 10-2.

The KC sewing Community thru TSL has sewn - face masks, pillow cases for seniors, Community tote bags for the homeless, Fleece hats & scarves for the homeless and more.
It is FREE to come to sew for community

Open Sew Fridays

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

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 Fee $15

Machine Rentals

Saturday, May 29, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

Industrial Machine Operator & Safety

Saturday, May 29, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Industrial Machine Operator & Safety

New to The Sewing Labs - This course is required if you want to rent a sewing station @ TSL.
This is a 1 session course covering basic operator & safety skills for the Industrial Straight Needle or Serger machines. It covers proper threading and adjusting for different fabrics, proper tension and how to improve your stitch performance. Changing needles and feet and essential machines maintenance. It is taught by Cali Roberta - Industrial Instructor /Production Manager

This course is REQUIRED prior to rental of an industrial machine @ The Sewing Labs. Class is offered each month, so sign up before you want to rent machines. Space is limited.

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 9/9

Saturday, May 29, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 9/9

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

MEMORIAL DAY - NO CLASSES

Monday, May 31, 2021
MEMORIAL DAY - NO CLASSES

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