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April 2021

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Basic Sewing - Phase 1 4/9

Thursday, April 1, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 4/9

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

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

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

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, April 1, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

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

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 9/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday
526 Campbell
Kansas City , MO 64106
US
Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 9/10

Industrial Production Basics - class held 2 times per week & is part of our “Salon” program or can be taken separately.
This course covers introduction to industrial straight needle & serger. Machine operation & troubleshooting. Tools of the trade, threads, needles, tension and various feet for production. Production skill building for accuracy & speed using real work samples, real work-room site tours included – when possible. Taught by Cali Roberta, Industrial Instructor and Production Manager.

Course consists of class lectures, lab work and homework. Includes Tool Kit & materials.
10 weeks with 2 – 3-hour sessions per week, Fee $800 or 2 payments of $410

If you have additional questions - please call.

Open Sew Fridays

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

Open Sew is a time for you to come together to enjoy sewing on your own projects in The Sewing Labs. Bring your sewing machine or use ours (first come, first serve). Use our tools & stash to practice your skills or start a project or bring your own project to work.
NO INSTRUCTION IS OFFERED - YOU MUST HAVE SEWING EXPERIENCE! but, volunteers are available for simple help. Domestic machines are available - NO Industrial machines offered.
Due to COVID restrictions - this is limited to 5 sewists - PRE- REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED - if we have reached our capacity - you will be turned away. Class Fee $15

Machine Rentals

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

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

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 4/9

Saturday, April 3, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 4/9

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

This course will be lead by Robert Lackie - Classroom Instructor for Domestic machine.

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

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

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 2/9

Saturday, April 3, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 2/9

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

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

Machine Rentals

Monday, April 5, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

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

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

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 10/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday
526 Campbell
Kansas City , MO 64106
US
Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 10/10

Industrial Production Basics - class held 2 times per week & is part of our “Salon” program or can be taken separately.
This course covers introduction to industrial straight needle & serger. Machine operation & troubleshooting. Tools of the trade, threads, needles, tension and various feet for production. Production skill building for accuracy & speed using real work samples, real work-room site tours included – when possible. Taught by Cali Roberta, Industrial Instructor and Production Manager.

Course consists of class lectures, lab work and homework. Includes Tool Kit & materials.
10 weeks with 2 – 3-hour sessions per week, Fee $800 or 2 payments of $410

If you have additional questions - please call.

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

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

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

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

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 5/9

Thursday, April 8, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 5/9

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

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

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

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, April 8, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

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

Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 10/10

Occurs Every Monday & Thursday
526 Campbell
Kansas City , MO 64106
US
Industrial Basics - Sewing Salon - wk 10/10

Industrial Production Basics - class held 2 times per week & is part of our “Salon” program or can be taken separately.
This course covers introduction to industrial straight needle & serger. Machine operation & troubleshooting. Tools of the trade, threads, needles, tension and various feet for production. Production skill building for accuracy & speed using real work samples, real work-room site tours included – when possible. Taught by Cali Roberta, Industrial Instructor and Production Manager.

Course consists of class lectures, lab work and homework. Includes Tool Kit & materials.
10 weeks with 2 – 3-hour sessions per week, Fee $800 or 2 payments of $410

If you have additional questions - please call.

Simple Projects - Travel Art Books

Friday, April 9, 2021
10:00 am1:00 pm
The Sewing Labs
Simple Projects - Travel Art Books

Join us during Open Sew time to Sew a simple project -
Simple Sewing Project – Each month we offer a simple sewing project that is quick and suited for beginner sewists or kids with help.

Travel Art Books – make a quick simple cover for travel size notebook with pockets to hold crayons – all supplies included Fee $15.

Open Sew Fridays

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

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

Machine Rentals

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

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

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 5/9

Saturday, April 10, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 5/9

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

This course will be lead by Robert Lackie - Classroom Instructor for Domestic machine.

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

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

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 3/9

Saturday, April 10, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 3/9

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

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

Machine Rentals

Monday, April 12, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

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

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

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 1/9

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 1/9

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

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

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

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

Intro to Garments - wk 1/10

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Intro to Garments -  wk 1/10

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

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

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 6/9

Thursday, April 15, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 6/9

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

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

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

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

Literacy KC/Don Bosco Sewing as a Second Language

Thursday, April 15, 2021
2:00 pm4:30 pm
Literacy KC/Don Bosco are online classes
Literacy KC/Don Bosco  Sewing as a Second Language

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

Volunteer Orientation

Friday, April 16, 2021
10:00 am11:00 am
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.

Open Sew Fridays

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

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

Machine Rentals

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

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

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 6/9

Saturday, April 17, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 6/9

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

This course will be lead by Robert Lackie - Classroom Instructor for Domestic machine.

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

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

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 4/9

Saturday, April 17, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 4/9

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

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

Machine Rentals

Monday, April 19, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 2/9

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 2/9

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

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

Intro to Garments - wk 2/10

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Intro to Garments -  wk 2/10

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

Industrial Machine Operator & Safety

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
1:00 pm4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Industrial Machine Operator & Safety

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

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

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 7/9

Thursday, April 22, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 7/9

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

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

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

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

Garments, Garments

Thursday, April 22, 2021
6:00 pm8:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Garments, Garments

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

Open Sew Fridays

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

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

Shibori Pillows by Ann Greenleaf 1 of 2

Friday, April 23, 2021
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Shibori Pillows by Ann Greenleaf 1 of 2

Shibori Dye Pillow Workshop - Make fun fresh pillows to brighten up your Spring/Summer décor

The first will be dying the fabric using traditional Shibori techniques taught by Ann Greenleaf. The second class will be sewing the dyed pieces into 18X18” pillows with a simple zipper closure taught by Robert Lackie Materials include in the class will be enough fabric to make 4 sides. You can choose to make 2 pillows with dyed pieces on the front and backs, or 4 pillows with other fabric from the sewing labs stash on the backs. You will get 2 pillow inserts.
All materials included in fee.
Class Fee $140

Machine Rentals

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

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

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 7/9

Saturday, April 24, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 7/9

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

This course will be lead by Robert Lackie - Classroom Instructor for Domestic machine.

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

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

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 5/9

Saturday, April 24, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 5/9

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

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

Machine Rentals

Monday, April 26, 2021
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Machine Rentals

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

** Pre-requisite of Industrial Operator Classes is required – offered monthly ***
Register on line @ TSL Machine Rentals

Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 3/9

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
Pt 2 Basic Sewing - 3/9

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

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

Sewing Machine Operator Basics

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
1:00 pm3:30 pm
Sewing Machine Operator Basics

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

Sewing Salon Entrepreneurial - Organizational Types - LLC ? or Sole Entrepreneurial

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:00 pm7:30 pm
This course is held Virtual - 2nd & 4th Tuesday
Sewing Salon Entrepreneurial   - Organizational Types - LLC ? or Sole Entrepreneurial

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

She will be your guide instructor for the modules of the Smart Money program hosted thru The Sewing Labs.
During the 13 months program you will have the opportunity to learn different aspects of running your own sewing business taught by local business professional. In addition, local creative business professionals will share their stories of the start up and running of their businesses.

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

Business of Sewing – Entrepreneurial
Organizational Types (April 2021) Presented by Mid Continent Public Library
Entrepreneurs will
- Know that the legal structure of a business determines how a company operates and is taxed
- Distinguish the general characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of organizational types:
• Sole proprietorship
• Partnerships
• Limited liability company
• C-corporation
• S-corporation

Intro to Garments - wk 3/10

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
9:30 am12:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Intro to Garments -  wk 3/10

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

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 8/9

Thursday, April 29, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Basic Sewing - Phase 1 8/9

Basic Sewing - Phase 1 - This course if for a beginner who has never sewn before or for someone who has not sewn for awhile and needs a refresher course. You will learn to operate a domestic sewing machine including threading, basic operation and safety & maintenance. You will also learn the tools of the trade and 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.

Garments, Garments

Thursday, April 29, 2021
6:00 pm8:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US
Garments, Garments

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

Open Sew Fridays

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

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

Shibori Pillows by Ann Greenleaf 2 of 2

Friday, April 30, 2021
1:00 pm4:00 pm
Shibori Pillows by Ann Greenleaf 2 of 2

Shibori Dye Pillow Workshop - Make fun fresh pillows to brighten up your Spring/Summer décor

The first will be dying the fabric using traditional Shibori techniques taught by Ann Greenleaf. The second class will be sewing the dyed pieces into 18X18” pillows with a simple zipper closure taught by Robert Lackie Materials include in the class will be enough fabric to make 4 sides. You can choose to make 2 pillows with dyed pieces on the front and backs, or 4 pillows with other fabric from the sewing labs stash on the backs. You will get 2 pillow inserts.
All materials included in fee.
Class Fee $140

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