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

Thank you for taking classes @ The Sewing Labs

December 2022

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Basic Sewing Part 2 - 5/9

Thursday, December 1, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (Sewing Machine Operation or Basic Sewing Part 1 required)
9 sessions of 2.5 hrs. Fee $270

Sewing is a Universal Language - ESL Sewing

Thursday, December 1, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

We are excited to continue the Sewing as a Universal Language partnership with Literacy KC & The Sewing Labs.
This class is sponsored and scheduled through Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Participants are enrolled through Literacy KC. Participants will be enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) at Literacy KC and take Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2 at The Sewing Labs.
For registration information please contact Literacy KC @ 816-333-9332

Open Stitch @ The Sewing Labs

Friday, December 2, 2022
10:00 am3:00 pm

Open Stitch Fridays - This is a time for you to come together to stitch. Bring your own projects of sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, weaving, embroidery, other fiber arts to work on. You can use our stash, our domestic sewing machines, tools etc. NO instruction is offered but, there just might be someone else in the room to ask.
Domestic Machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.

Event occurs most Fridays from 10-3
FREE to the public - ages 10 - beyond (children under 13 must be accompanies by an adult and be working on project)

Longarm Machine Rentals

Friday, December 2, 2022
4:30 pm8:00 pm

THIS IS A 2 HOUR SESSION
Rent a Longarm Quilting Machine to Quilt yourself!
To rent a machine you must first attend a Longarm Quilt Machine Operator Training. These classes are generally offered each month. Seats are limited - check our class schedule on the website.

Once you have taken the Operator Training - and been approved to now quilt yourself you can Rent the Longarm machines.
Machine Rental Fees
* Block of 2 hours = $50 minimum
* $15 for each additional hour - time charged in 15m increments
* Fee does not include batting, backing or binding - batting can be purchased for $12 per yd.
* All rental times require pre-registration - NO drop ins!
* Statler Quilting - E2E patterns to choose from

For more inforamtion call 816-888-3051

Intro to Garments - Part 1 - 3/10

Saturday, December 3, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

Intro to Garments - This course takes you from Basic Sewing into Garment Elements and Construction. You will be introduced to patterns, fabric & fiber types. You will learn to decipher sewing vocabulary gaining understanding and making samples of facings & linings, curved seams and corners, darts, tucks and gathers. You will learn the proper way to cut out a garment while making a simple top. This course involves a lot of sewing and sewing homework to assure your success.

Course consists of 10 weeks of 2.5 hour sessions
All materials included with course - you can choose fabric for top from our stash or provide your own. More information will be given during course.

Course Fee - $300.00

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 7/9

Saturday, December 3, 2022
1:00 pm3:30 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

Summer 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Monday, December 5, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

Training Program Fee $4,500
** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Serger Workshop 1/3

Monday, December 5, 2022
1:00 pm3:30 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.
All materials provided
3 sessions of Fee $ 90

Fall 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Monday, December 5, 2022
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks. The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur. You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program. Limited Scholarships are available. Training Program Fee $4,500 ** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 6/9

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
9:00 am11:30 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 is a Universal Language - ESL Sewing

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

We are excited to continue the Sewing as a Universal Language partnership with Literacy KC & The Sewing Labs.
This class is sponsored and scheduled through Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Participants are enrolled through Literacy KC. Participants will be enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) at Literacy KC and take Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2 at The Sewing Labs.
For registration information please contact Literacy KC @ 816-333-9332

Community Quilt Rising

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Come join us with your heart & hands to complete our Community Quilt.
This is a casual get together to work on this quilt - this is NOT a class.

The Sewing Labs works to make an annual quilt that will be using for a future fundraiser and we are asking for your help to put it together. This requires beginner skills and we welcome you to come use our sewing machines to be part of this project.

Thank you for choosing to come stitch with us.

Summer 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

Training Program Fee $4,500
** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Longarm Machine Rentals

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
10:00 am12:00 pm

THIS IS A 2 HOUR SESSION
Rent a Longarm Quilting Machine to Quilt yourself!
To rent a machine you must first attend a Longarm Quilt Machine Operator Training. These classes are generally offered each month. Seats are limited - check our class schedule on the website.

Once you have taken the Operator Training - and been approved to now quilt yourself you can Rent the Longarm machines.
Machine Rental Fees
* Block of 2 hours = $50 minimum
* $15 for each additional hour - time charged in 15m increments
* Fee does not include batting, backing or binding - batting can be purchased for $8 per yd.
* All rental times require pre-registration - NO drop ins!
* Statler Quilting - E2E patterns to choose from

For more information call 816-888-3051

Longarm Machine Rentals

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
1:00 pm3:00 pm

THIS IS A 2 HOUR SESSION
Rent a Longarm Quilting Machine to Quilt yourself!
To rent a machine you must first attend a Longarm Quilt Machine Operator Training. These classes are generally offered each month. Seats are limited - check our class schedule on the website.

Once you have taken the Operator Training - and been approved to now quilt yourself you can Rent the Longarm machines.
Machine Rental Fees
* Block of 2 hours = $50 minimum
* $15 for each additional hour - time charged in 15m increments
* Fee does not include batting, backing or binding - batting can be purchased for $8 per yd.
* All rental times require pre-registration - NO drop ins!
* Statler Quilting - E2E patterns to choose from

For more information call 816-888-3051

Sewing is a Universal Language - ESL Sewing

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

We are excited to continue the Sewing as a Universal Language partnership with Literacy KC & The Sewing Labs.
This class is sponsored and scheduled through Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Participants are enrolled through Literacy KC. Participants will be enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) at Literacy KC and take Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2 at The Sewing Labs.
For registration information please contact Literacy KC @ 816-333-9332

Fall 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks. The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur. You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program. Limited Scholarships are available. Training Program Fee $4,500 ** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Basic Sewing Part 2 - 6/9

Thursday, December 8, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (Sewing Machine Operation or Basic Sewing Part 1 required)
9 sessions of 2.5 hrs. Fee $270

Sewing is a Universal Language - ESL Sewing

Thursday, December 8, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

We are excited to continue the Sewing as a Universal Language partnership with Literacy KC & The Sewing Labs.
This class is sponsored and scheduled through Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Participants are enrolled through Literacy KC. Participants will be enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) at Literacy KC and take Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2 at The Sewing Labs.
For registration information please contact Literacy KC @ 816-333-9332

Open Stitch @ The Sewing Labs

Friday, December 9, 2022
10:00 am3:00 pm

Open Stitch Fridays - This is a time for you to come together to stitch. Bring your own projects of sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, weaving, embroidery, other fiber arts to work on. You can use our stash, our domestic sewing machines, tools etc. NO instruction is offered but, there just might be someone else in the room to ask.
Domestic Machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.

Event occurs most Fridays from 10-3
FREE to the public - ages 10 - beyond (children under 13 must be accompanies by an adult and be working on project)

Longarm Quilt Operator Training

Friday, December 9, 2022
4:30 pm8:00 pm

Longarm Quilt Operator Training - learn to operate the Gammill Statler Stitcher or Gammill Class Stitch Regulated Free Motion machine. This course is required if you want to rent our machines.
You will learn:
* Preparing your quilt
* Preparing the machine
* Loading your quilt
* Gammill Statler Stitcher CAD system
* Gammill Classic Stitch Regulated - Hand driven quilting
* Off loading your quilt
* Tips & Tricks & recommendations

What to Bring to Class
* Face Mask - if desired for COVID
* a willingness to learn and make mistakes
* Bring snack if wanted
* You will learn on practice fabric - you can bring a quilt for discussion but, it may or may not be used for instruction

Intro to Garments - Part 1 - 4/10

Saturday, December 10, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

Intro to Garments - This course takes you from Basic Sewing into Garment Elements and Construction. You will be introduced to patterns, fabric & fiber types. You will learn to decipher sewing vocabulary gaining understanding and making samples of facings & linings, curved seams and corners, darts, tucks and gathers. You will learn the proper way to cut out a garment while making a simple top. This course involves a lot of sewing and sewing homework to assure your success.

Course consists of 10 weeks of 2.5 hour sessions
All materials included with course - you can choose fabric for top from our stash or provide your own. More information will be given during course.

Course Fee - $300.00

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 8/9

Saturday, December 10, 2022
1:00 pm3:30 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

Summer 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Monday, December 12, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

Training Program Fee $4,500
** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Serger Workshop 2/3

Monday, December 12, 2022
1:00 pm3:30 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.
All materials provided
3 sessions of Fee $ 90

Fall 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Monday, December 12, 2022
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks. The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur. You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program. Limited Scholarships are available. Training Program Fee $4,500 ** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 7/9

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
9:00 am11:30 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 is a Universal Language - ESL Sewing

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

We are excited to continue the Sewing as a Universal Language partnership with Literacy KC & The Sewing Labs.
This class is sponsored and scheduled through Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Participants are enrolled through Literacy KC. Participants will be enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) at Literacy KC and take Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2 at The Sewing Labs.
For registration information please contact Literacy KC @ 816-333-9332

Community Quilt Rising

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Come join us with your heart & hands to complete our Community Quilt.
This is a casual get together to work on this quilt - this is NOT a class.

The Sewing Labs works to make an annual quilt that will be using for a future fundraiser and we are asking for your help to put it together. This requires beginner skills and we welcome you to come use our sewing machines to be part of this project.

Thank you for choosing to come stitch with us.

Longarm Quilt Operator Training

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
9:00 am1:00 pm

Longarm Quilt Operator Training - learn to operate the Gammill Statler Stitcher or Gammill Class Stitch Regulated Free Motion machine. This course is required if you want to rent our machines.
You will learn:
* Preparing your quilt
* Preparing the machine
* Loading your quilt
* Gammill Statler Stitcher CAD system
* Gammill Classic Stitch Regulated - Hand driven quilting
* Off loading your quilt
* Tips & Tricks & recommendations

What to Bring to Class
* Face Mask - if desired for COVID
* a willingness to learn and make mistakes
* Bring snack if wanted
* You will learn on practice fabric - you can bring a quilt for discussion but, it may or may not be used for instruction

Summer 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

Training Program Fee $4,500
** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Sewing is a Universal Language - ESL Sewing

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

We are excited to continue the Sewing as a Universal Language partnership with Literacy KC & The Sewing Labs.
This class is sponsored and scheduled through Literacy KC & Don Bosco. Participants are enrolled through Literacy KC. Participants will be enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) at Literacy KC and take Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2 at The Sewing Labs.
For registration information please contact Literacy KC @ 816-333-9332

Fall 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks. The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur. You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program. Limited Scholarships are available. Training Program Fee $4,500 ** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Basic Sewing Part 2 - 7/9

Thursday, December 15, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (Sewing Machine Operation or Basic Sewing Part 1 required)
9 sessions of 2.5 hrs. Fee $270

Santa Velvet Pillow

Thursday, December 15, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Come get into the holiday spirit by making a fun Santa Velvet Pillow - This 14" pillow features Santa's suit with belt accents. We have chosen a variety of home décor velvets to choose from for the Santa Body. This is a fun simple project that is a beginner level skill set.

You will make 1 pillow in the class.
Instructor - Robert Lackie
Fee $20

Open Stitch @ The Sewing Labs

Friday, December 16, 2022
10:00 am3:00 pm

Open Stitch Fridays - This is a time for you to come together to stitch. Bring your own projects of sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, weaving, embroidery, other fiber arts to work on. You can use our stash, our domestic sewing machines, tools etc. NO instruction is offered but, there just might be someone else in the room to ask.
Domestic Machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.

Event occurs most Fridays from 10-3
FREE to the public - ages 10 - beyond (children under 13 must be accompanies by an adult and be working on project)

Longarm Quilt Operator Training

Friday, December 16, 2022
4:30 pm8:00 pm

Longarm Quilt Operator Training - learn to operate the Gammill Statler Stitcher or Gammill Class Stitch Regulated Free Motion machine. This course is required if you want to rent our machines.
You will learn:
* Preparing your quilt
* Preparing the machine
* Loading your quilt
* Gammill Statler Stitcher CAD system
* Gammill Classic Stitch Regulated - Hand driven quilting
* Off loading your quilt
* Tips & Tricks & recommendations

What to Bring to Class
* Face Mask - if desired for COVID
* a willingness to learn and make mistakes
* Bring snack if wanted
* You will learn on practice fabric - you can bring a quilt for discussion but, it may or may not be used for instruction

SEWcials

Friday, December 16, 2022
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Come check out Downtown SEWcial @ The Sewing Labs.
December is a month to come together for some holiday cheer!
We welcome you into our community and space to meet new friends. This is your opportunity to network with fellow stitchers, Professional sewists, Salon Sewing Students, employers from the Kansas City Market and agencies that support individuals into our program. If you want/need a job in sewing or are are looking to hire sewists or if you are wanting to find out how you can support this pipeline, this is a good place to start.
This is a gathering where you can come to stitch together - work on our community projects or your own.
Or just come enjoy a night out with us.

Most months on the 3rd Friday from 6-9 The Sewing Labs offers an "open house" atmosphere . We will have light refreshments for your to enjoy! You never know who you will run into!

Intro to Garments - Part 1 - 5/10

Saturday, December 17, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

Intro to Garments - This course takes you from Basic Sewing into Garment Elements and Construction. You will be introduced to patterns, fabric & fiber types. You will learn to decipher sewing vocabulary gaining understanding and making samples of facings & linings, curved seams and corners, darts, tucks and gathers. You will learn the proper way to cut out a garment while making a simple top. This course involves a lot of sewing and sewing homework to assure your success.

Course consists of 10 weeks of 2.5 hour sessions
All materials included with course - you can choose fabric for top from our stash or provide your own. More information will be given during course.

Course Fee - $300.00

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 9/9

Saturday, December 17, 2022
1:00 pm3:30 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

Summer 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Monday, December 19, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

Training Program Fee $4,500
** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Serger Workshop 3/3

Monday, December 19, 2022
1:00 pm3:30 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.
All materials provided
3 sessions of Fee $ 90

Fall 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Monday, December 19, 2022
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks. The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur. You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program. Limited Scholarships are available. Training Program Fee $4,500 ** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 8/9

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
9:00 am11:30 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.

Table napkins with mitered corners

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Just in time for holiday table scaping - Come learn to make table napkins with mitered corners. Cloth napkins can be an elegant addition to your table or a great gift for the hostess you visit. You will make a set of 4 napkins with mitered corners.

All materials provided from our stash or you can bring 1 yard of cotton fabrics.
Instructor: Robert Lackie
Fee $20 for this class
or take all 4 quick gift classes for $65

Summer 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

Training Program Fee $4,500
** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Longarm Machine Rentals

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
10:00 am12:00 pm

THIS IS A 2 HOUR SESSION
Rent a Longarm Quilting Machine to Quilt yourself!
To rent a machine you must first attend a Longarm Quilt Machine Operator Training. These classes are generally offered each month. Seats are limited - check our class schedule on the website.

Once you have taken the Operator Training - and been approved to now quilt yourself you can Rent the Longarm machines.
Machine Rental Fees
* Block of 2 hours = $50 minimum
* $15 for each additional hour - time charged in 15m increments
* Fee does not include batting, backing or binding - batting can be purchased for $8 per yd.
* All rental times require pre-registration - NO drop ins!
* Statler Quilting - E2E patterns to choose from

For more information call 816-888-3051

Longarm Machine Rentals

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
1:00 pm3:00 pm

THIS IS A 2 HOUR SESSION
Rent a Longarm Quilting Machine to Quilt yourself!
To rent a machine you must first attend a Longarm Quilt Machine Operator Training. These classes are generally offered each month. Seats are limited - check our class schedule on the website.

Once you have taken the Operator Training - and been approved to now quilt yourself you can Rent the Longarm machines.
Machine Rental Fees
* Block of 2 hours = $50 minimum
* $15 for each additional hour - time charged in 15m increments
* Fee does not include batting, backing or binding - batting can be purchased for $8 per yd.
* All rental times require pre-registration - NO drop ins!
* Statler Quilting - E2E patterns to choose from

For more information call 816-888-3051

Zippered Cosmetic Bag

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Just in time for holiday giving - Come learn to make a zippered Cosmetic Bag This is a great project for holiday giving. These bags are very versatile for travel, gifting, crafting and more.

All materials provided from our stash.
Instructor: Cali Roberta

Fee $20 for this class
or take all 4 quick gift classes for $65

Fall 2022 Sewing Salon Training Program

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
5:30 pm8:00 pm

Prepare yourself for employment or entrepreneurship in the profession of sewing. The Sewing Salon Training Program @ The Sewing Labs is a 1 year program with a commitment of up to 30 weeks of hands-on sewing instruction on both domestic and industrial machines and entrepreneurial business training to support you and an Apprenticeship Program with a local Kansas City Business covering the remaining 20 weeks. The Sewing Labs is a Registered Apprenticeship Training Operation with the Missouri Department of Labor and the United States Department of Labor. Student who complete this Apprenticeship program will receive multiple certificates including The Sewing Labs Certificate in Domestic Sewing Skills, Certificate in Industrial Sewing Skills and the US DOL Certificate of Apprenticeship. Each of these certificates represent a significate accomplishment by the student and a great addition to their resume whether they will become a employee or an entrepreneur. You will learn the fundamentals of the craft of sewing, Industrial productions methods and participate in site tours to local businesses who are actively seeking to hire Industrial Sewing Machine Operators. A tool kit is provided. Participants must participant in an entrance interview & assessment to be accepted into the program. Limited Scholarships are available. Training Program Fee $4,500 ** If you are need of financial assistance please apply for scholarship - these are limited and must go through approval process

Basic Sewing Part 2 - 8/9

Thursday, December 22, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

Earn a certification thru testing, if wanted. All materials provided. (Sewing Machine Operation or Basic Sewing Part 1 required)
9 sessions of 2.5 hrs. Fee $270

Wine Bag

Thursday, December 22, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Just in time for holiday giving - Come learn to make a gift bag for a wine bottle This is a great project for holiday giving. These bags are very versatile for travel, gifting and more.

All materials provided from our stash.
Instructor: Robert Lackie

Fee $20 for this class
or take all 4 quick gift classes for $65

Open Stitch @ The Sewing Labs

Friday, December 23, 2022
10:00 am3:00 pm

Open Stitch Fridays - This is a time for you to come together to stitch. Bring your own projects of sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, weaving, embroidery, other fiber arts to work on. You can use our stash, our domestic sewing machines, tools etc. NO instruction is offered but, there just might be someone else in the room to ask.
Domestic Machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.

Event occurs most Fridays from 10-3
FREE to the public - ages 10 - beyond (children under 13 must be accompanies by an adult and be working on project)

Closed for the Holidays

Saturday, December 24, 2022Sunday, January 1, 2023

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