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October 2020

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, October 1, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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.

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday
Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon

Industrial Machine Basics - Sewing Salon - this is a NEW program @ TSL and is part of a 40 week course offered to give in depth training in sewing using Industrial Straight needle machines and limited exposure to Industrial serger machines. If you are signing up for this course you are agreeing to up to 40 weeks of instruction including ; Industrial sewing, Domestic Sewing and Entrepreneurial training. You will have multiple classes during the week with a combination of in person and Virtual and homework is expected. In addition you will have the opportunity to be exposed to local Kansas City companies using sewing in their business thru site tours, online job fairs and possible internships. Students will also be exposed to "live sewing products" so that you get a true understanding of the expectation of sewing in a real job situation. Scholarships and student stipends are available for those who qualify.

Industrial course consists of; In-person Industrial Machine Sewing - Monday & Thursday - 1:30 - 4:30,
Entrepreneurial Virtual on Tuesdays (can be viewed online) and Domestic machine course to follow

If you have additional questions - please call.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, October 1, 2020
3:00 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 - 6 sessions

Thursday, October 1, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
The Sewing Labs - limited in person capacity
Garments &  Garments - 6 sessions

Garments & Garments - Learn to sew with commercial patterns. Participants sign up for a 6 week block of classes (if you miss a week you can make them up). Re sign up for as many 6 week blocks as you want as you continue to grow your skills..

Class covers;
* pattern & fabric selection
* proper garment sizing
* pattern layout and instructions tips
* cutting marking and more

You will select and bring a pattern to sew based on your skill set. Wait to purchase pattern until after first class.
Fabric selection can be from our stash or bring your own.
Then construct your garment with step by step mentor ship by instructors.
This class contains students at different levels of sewing skills. This allows you to see many different types of garment construction - learning from each others challenges.

This course is NOT a job skills certification course but give you complete information to be successful with garment sewing.

Open Sew Fridays

Friday, October 2, 2020
10:00 am3:00 pm
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 own sewing machine or use one of ours (first come, first serve) Use our tools & stash to practice your sewing skills or start a project or bring a UFO 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 is FREE

Industrial Machine Operator & Safety

Saturday, October 3, 2020
1:00 pm4:00 pm
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.

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - 2/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday

Industrial Machine Basics - Sewing Salon - this is a NEW program @ TSL and is part of a 40 week course offered to give in depth training in sewing using Industrial Straight needle machines and limited exposure to Industrial serger machines. If you are signing up for this course you are agreeing to up to 40 weeks of instruction including ; Industrial sewing, Domestic Sewing and Entrepreneurial training. You will have multiple classes during the week with a combination of in person and Virtual and homework is expected. In addition you will have the opportunity to be exposed to local Kansas City companies using sewing in their business thru site tours, online job fairs and possible internships. Students will also be exposed to "live sewing products" so that you get a true understanding of the expectation of sewing in a real job situation. Scholarships and student stipends are available for those who qualify.

Industrial course consists of; In-person Industrial Machine Sewing - Monday & Thursday - 1:30 - 4:30,
Entrepreneurial Virtual on Tuesdays (can be viewed online) and Domestic machine course to follow

If you have additional questions - please call.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
3:00 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

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
3:00 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, October 8, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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.

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 2/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday

Industrial Machine Basics - Sewing Salon - this is a NEW program @ TSL and is part of a 40 week course offered to give in depth training in sewing using Industrial Straight needle machines and limited exposure to Industrial serger machines. If you are signing up for this course you are agreeing to up to 40 weeks of instruction including ; Industrial sewing, Domestic Sewing and Entrepreneurial training. You will have multiple classes during the week with a combination of in person and Virtual and homework is expected. In addition you will have the opportunity to be exposed to local Kansas City companies using sewing in their business thru site tours, online job fairs and possible internships. Students will also be exposed to "live sewing products" so that you get a true understanding of the expectation of sewing in a real job situation. Scholarships and student stipends are available for those who qualify.

Industrial course consists of; In-person Industrial Machine Sewing - Monday & Thursday - 1:30 - 4:30,
Entrepreneurial Virtual on Tuesdays (can be viewed online) and Domestic machine course to follow

If you have additional questions - please call.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, October 8, 2020
3:00 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 - 6 sessions

Thursday, October 8, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
The Sewing Labs - limited in person capacity
Garments &  Garments - 6 sessions

Garments & Garments - Learn to sew with commercial patterns. Participants sign up for a 6 week block of classes (if you miss a week you can make them up). Re sign up for as many 6 week blocks as you want as you continue to grow your skills..

Class covers;
* pattern & fabric selection
* proper garment sizing
* pattern layout and instructions tips
* cutting marking and more

You will select and bring a pattern to sew based on your skill set. Wait to purchase pattern until after first class.
Fabric selection can be from our stash or bring your own.
Then construct your garment with step by step mentor ship by instructors.
This class contains students at different levels of sewing skills. This allows you to see many different types of garment construction - learning from each others challenges.

This course is NOT a job skills certification course but give you complete information to be successful with garment sewing.

Open Sew Fridays

Friday, October 9, 2020
10:00 am3:00 pm
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 own sewing machine or use one of ours (first come, first serve) Use our tools & stash to practice your sewing skills or start a project or bring a UFO 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 is FREE

Fall Poncho Workshop

Saturday, October 10, 2020
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Make a quick & Fun Poncho in time for Fall weather!!!! This is a beginner level class and is open to persons 16 yrs or older

We have selected a variety of cozy warm fabric for you to create a seasonal poncho! You will choose your fabric from our stash or you can bring your own - supply list provided upon registration. You will have the opportunity to use our machines and tools for this workshop.
This is a 1 session - 3 hour workshop. Lead by Cali Roberta.

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 3/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday

Industrial Machine Basics - Sewing Salon - this is a NEW program @ TSL and is part of a 40 week course offered to give in depth training in sewing using Industrial Straight needle machines and limited exposure to Industrial serger machines. If you are signing up for this course you are agreeing to up to 40 weeks of instruction including ; Industrial sewing, Domestic Sewing and Entrepreneurial training. You will have multiple classes during the week with a combination of in person and Virtual and homework is expected. In addition you will have the opportunity to be exposed to local Kansas City companies using sewing in their business thru site tours, online job fairs and possible internships. Students will also be exposed to "live sewing products" so that you get a true understanding of the expectation of sewing in a real job situation. Scholarships and student stipends are available for those who qualify.

Industrial course consists of; In-person Industrial Machine Sewing - Monday & Thursday - 1:30 - 4:30,
Entrepreneurial Virtual on Tuesdays (can be viewed online) and Domestic machine course to follow

If you have additional questions - please call.

Industrial Basics 2/8

Monday, October 12, 2020
6:00 pm8:30 pm
Industrial Basics 2/8

Are you wanting to improve your sewing knowledge and add Industrial sewing machines to your skills? In this course you will learn to operate and industrial straight needle and Industrial serger while making simple projects. Cali Roberta, your Industrial Machines Instructor will lead you to learn tips & tricks of operating these fast high power machines. This course consists of weekly 2.5 hours sessions for 8 weeks.

Students will sew on a variety of Industrial Machines including
Straight Needle Machines - Brother Nexio 7300, Juki DDL-8700, Brother DB2 or Conso 210
Sergers - Juki MO-6814S or Yumato Z361

Limited scholarships are available - fill out scholarship application to submit for approval

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
3:00 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

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
3:00 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, October 15, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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.

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 3/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday

Industrial Machine Basics - Sewing Salon - this is a NEW program @ TSL and is part of a 40 week course offered to give in depth training in sewing using Industrial Straight needle machines and limited exposure to Industrial serger machines. If you are signing up for this course you are agreeing to up to 40 weeks of instruction including ; Industrial sewing, Domestic Sewing and Entrepreneurial training. You will have multiple classes during the week with a combination of in person and Virtual and homework is expected. In addition you will have the opportunity to be exposed to local Kansas City companies using sewing in their business thru site tours, online job fairs and possible internships. Students will also be exposed to "live sewing products" so that you get a true understanding of the expectation of sewing in a real job situation. Scholarships and student stipends are available for those who qualify.

Industrial course consists of; In-person Industrial Machine Sewing - Monday & Thursday - 1:30 - 4:30,
Entrepreneurial Virtual on Tuesdays (can be viewed online) and Domestic machine course to follow

If you have additional questions - please call.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, October 15, 2020
3:00 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 - 6 sessions

Thursday, October 15, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
The Sewing Labs - limited in person capacity
Garments &  Garments - 6 sessions

Garments & Garments - Learn to sew with commercial patterns. Participants sign up for a 6 week block of classes (if you miss a week you can make them up). Re sign up for as many 6 week blocks as you want as you continue to grow your skills..

Class covers;
* pattern & fabric selection
* proper garment sizing
* pattern layout and instructions tips
* cutting marking and more

You will select and bring a pattern to sew based on your skill set. Wait to purchase pattern until after first class.
Fabric selection can be from our stash or bring your own.
Then construct your garment with step by step mentor ship by instructors.
This class contains students at different levels of sewing skills. This allows you to see many different types of garment construction - learning from each others challenges.

This course is NOT a job skills certification course but give you complete information to be successful with garment sewing.

Open Sew Fridays

Friday, October 16, 2020
10:00 am3:00 pm
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 own sewing machine or use one of ours (first come, first serve) Use our tools & stash to practice your sewing skills or start a project or bring a UFO 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 is FREE

Origami Bag Workshop

Saturday, October 17, 2020
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Origami Bag Workshop

Make a unique Origami bag for fun or fashion. This all-around tote can be used for shopping or fashion accessory. Bag is made from uniquely beautiful home decor fabrics for durability.

All materials provided from our unique stash.
Class Fee $45

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 4/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday

Industrial Machine Basics - Sewing Salon - this is a NEW program @ TSL and is part of a 40 week course offered to give in depth training in sewing using Industrial Straight needle machines and limited exposure to Industrial serger machines. If you are signing up for this course you are agreeing to up to 40 weeks of instruction including ; Industrial sewing, Domestic Sewing and Entrepreneurial training. You will have multiple classes during the week with a combination of in person and Virtual and homework is expected. In addition you will have the opportunity to be exposed to local Kansas City companies using sewing in their business thru site tours, online job fairs and possible internships. Students will also be exposed to "live sewing products" so that you get a true understanding of the expectation of sewing in a real job situation. Scholarships and student stipends are available for those who qualify.

Industrial course consists of; In-person Industrial Machine Sewing - Monday & Thursday - 1:30 - 4:30,
Entrepreneurial Virtual on Tuesdays (can be viewed online) and Domestic machine course to follow

If you have additional questions - please call.

Industrial Basics 3/8

Monday, October 19, 2020
6:00 pm8:30 pm
Industrial Basics 3/8

Are you wanting to improve your sewing knowledge and add Industrial sewing machines to your skills? In this course you will learn to operate and industrial straight needle and Industrial serger while making simple projects. Cali Roberta, your Industrial Machines Instructor will lead you to learn tips & tricks of operating these fast high power machines. This course consists of weekly 2.5 hours sessions for 8 weeks.

Students will sew on a variety of Industrial Machines including
Straight Needle Machines - Brother Nexio 7300, Juki DDL-8700, Brother DB2 or Conso 210
Sergers - Juki MO-6814S or Yumato Z361

Limited scholarships are available - fill out scholarship application to submit for approval

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 1/10

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
9:00 am11:00 am
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 1/10

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.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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, October 20, 2020
3:00 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.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
3:00 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

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
3:00 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, October 22, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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.

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 4/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday

Industrial Machine Basics - Sewing Salon - this is a NEW program @ TSL and is part of a 40 week course offered to give in depth training in sewing using Industrial Straight needle machines and limited exposure to Industrial serger machines. If you are signing up for this course you are agreeing to up to 40 weeks of instruction including ; Industrial sewing, Domestic Sewing and Entrepreneurial training. You will have multiple classes during the week with a combination of in person and Virtual and homework is expected. In addition you will have the opportunity to be exposed to local Kansas City companies using sewing in their business thru site tours, online job fairs and possible internships. Students will also be exposed to "live sewing products" so that you get a true understanding of the expectation of sewing in a real job situation. Scholarships and student stipends are available for those who qualify.

Industrial course consists of; In-person Industrial Machine Sewing - Monday & Thursday - 1:30 - 4:30,
Entrepreneurial Virtual on Tuesdays (can be viewed online) and Domestic machine course to follow

If you have additional questions - please call.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, October 22, 2020
3:00 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 - 6 sessions

Thursday, October 22, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
The Sewing Labs - limited in person capacity
Garments &  Garments - 6 sessions

Garments & Garments - Learn to sew with commercial patterns. Participants sign up for a 6 week block of classes (if you miss a week you can make them up). Re sign up for as many 6 week blocks as you want as you continue to grow your skills..

Class covers;
* pattern & fabric selection
* proper garment sizing
* pattern layout and instructions tips
* cutting marking and more

You will select and bring a pattern to sew based on your skill set. Wait to purchase pattern until after first class.
Fabric selection can be from our stash or bring your own.
Then construct your garment with step by step mentor ship by instructors.
This class contains students at different levels of sewing skills. This allows you to see many different types of garment construction - learning from each others challenges.

This course is NOT a job skills certification course but give you complete information to be successful with garment sewing.

Private Event - Demdeco Co.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Did you know that The Sewing Labs can host a private creative event for you?

Private workshops events can include - Company Team Building, Company Creative, Sorority Community Service , Youth group makers, Private creative parties .

If you are interested please contact us @ info@thesewinglabs.community

Pumpkin Wall Hanging

Saturday, October 24, 2020
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Pumpkin Wall Hanging

Just in time for Halloween or Fall - Make this fun Pumpkin wall hanging from unique and beautiful home décor fabrics.

We have a great selection of home décor fabrics from you to choose from. You can make it seasonal colors or match your homes interior. Cali Roberta, your instructor will show you how to create this project . All materials & equipment supplied.

Class is held 1-4 on Saturday 10/24

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 5/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday
Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 5/10

Industrial Machine Basics - Sewing Salon - this is a NEW program @ TSL and is part of a 40 week course offered to give in depth training in sewing using Industrial Straight needle machines and limited exposure to Industrial serger machines. If you are signing up for this course you are agreeing to up to 40 weeks of instruction including ; Industrial sewing, Domestic Sewing and Entrepreneurial training. You will have multiple classes during the week with a combination of in person and Virtual and homework is expected. In addition you will have the opportunity to be exposed to local Kansas City companies using sewing in their business thru site tours, online job fairs and possible internships. Students will also be exposed to "live sewing products" so that you get a true understanding of the expectation of sewing in a real job situation. Scholarships and student stipends are available for those who qualify.

Industrial course consists of; In-person Industrial Machine Sewing - Monday & Thursday - 1:30 - 4:30,
Entrepreneurial Virtual on Tuesdays (can be viewed online) and Domestic machine course to follow

If you have additional questions - please call.

Industrial Basics 4/8

Monday, October 26, 2020
6:00 pm8:30 pm
Industrial Basics 4/8

Are you wanting to improve your sewing knowledge and add Industrial sewing machines to your skills? In this course you will learn to operate and industrial straight needle and Industrial serger while making simple projects. Cali Roberta, your Industrial Machines Instructor will lead you to learn tips & tricks of operating these fast high power machines. This course consists of weekly 2.5 hours sessions for 8 weeks.

Students will sew on a variety of Industrial Machines including
Straight Needle Machines - Brother Nexio 7300, Juki DDL-8700, Brother DB2 or Conso 210
Sergers - Juki MO-6814S or Yumato Z361

Limited scholarships are available - fill out scholarship application to submit for approval

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 2/10

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
9:00 am11:00 am
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 2/10

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.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
3:00 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

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
3:00 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, October 29, 2020
1:00 pm2:30 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.

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 5/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday
Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 5/10

Industrial Machine Basics - Sewing Salon - this is a NEW program @ TSL and is part of a 40 week course offered to give in depth training in sewing using Industrial Straight needle machines and limited exposure to Industrial serger machines. If you are signing up for this course you are agreeing to up to 40 weeks of instruction including ; Industrial sewing, Domestic Sewing and Entrepreneurial training. You will have multiple classes during the week with a combination of in person and Virtual and homework is expected. In addition you will have the opportunity to be exposed to local Kansas City companies using sewing in their business thru site tours, online job fairs and possible internships. Students will also be exposed to "live sewing products" so that you get a true understanding of the expectation of sewing in a real job situation. Scholarships and student stipends are available for those who qualify.

Industrial course consists of; In-person Industrial Machine Sewing - Monday & Thursday - 1:30 - 4:30,
Entrepreneurial Virtual on Tuesdays (can be viewed online) and Domestic machine course to follow

If you have additional questions - please call.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, October 29, 2020
3:00 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 - 6 sessions

Thursday, October 29, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
The Sewing Labs - limited in person capacity
Garments &  Garments - 6 sessions

Garments & Garments - Learn to sew with commercial patterns. Participants sign up for a 6 week block of classes (if you miss a week you can make them up). Re sign up for as many 6 week blocks as you want as you continue to grow your skills..

Class covers;
* pattern & fabric selection
* proper garment sizing
* pattern layout and instructions tips
* cutting marking and more

You will select and bring a pattern to sew based on your skill set. Wait to purchase pattern until after first class.
Fabric selection can be from our stash or bring your own.
Then construct your garment with step by step mentor ship by instructors.
This class contains students at different levels of sewing skills. This allows you to see many different types of garment construction - learning from each others challenges.

This course is NOT a job skills certification course but give you complete information to be successful with garment sewing.

Shibori Dye Workshop - Arashi

Friday, October 30, 2020
10:00 am1:00 pm
Shibori Dye Workshop - Arashi

In this class you’ll learn the Japanese art of Arashi (pole wrapping.) It’s one of many techniques under the umbrella of Shibori, which mean shape resist dyeing. Ann Greenleaf, your instructor, is an expert in the art of Shibori and uses this for crafting beautiful textiles that are then used in garments, accessories , home decor and more. Her vast experience in teaching includes teaching at Hallmark.
Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, or compressing it.

We’ll explore many ways to tie the fabric on cylinder and compress the fabric to create folds or patterns.

Indigo dye baths will be mixed ahead of class but instructions will be given so students can learn how to mix Procion MX dyes if they want to pursue Shibori on their own.
Students will learn how to set and rinse their finished pieces.

All fabric and dye supplies included.
Class Fee $65.

Happy Halloween!! Closed

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Happy Halloween!! Closed

The Sewing Labs is closed today to celebrate Halloween

BE SAFE !!!

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