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Monday, January 2, 2023
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

Garment Construction Fundamentals is Part 2 of Garments @ The Sewing Labs.
Pre-requisite Highly recommended; Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2, Intro to Garments

This course introduces sleeve types; raglan vs.. set - in, collars & cuffs; Waistbands; casing with elastic, linings and more.
Learn the sewing vocabulary terms and make samples of these fundamental elements for future reference.
Make a pant/skirt and sample top

Course consist of 10 weekly session 2.5 hrs. each.
Instructor: Cali Roberta
Pre-requisite recommended; Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2 & Intro to Garments

Monday, January 2, 2023
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

Tuesday, January 3, 2023
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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
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

Thursday, January 5, 2023
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

Thursday, January 5, 2023
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Start off the New Year with a workshop to reflect.
Robert Lackie will help you to explore your color scope and let your thoughts & feelings be expressed in a unique project using the Sulky Solvy product with a mixture of yarns, fabric scraps, words and more.
You will come away with a unique wall piece and some fiber therapy to reflect on.
All materials included

Embroidery Machine Operator Training - learn to operate the Baby Lock Venture 10-needle embroidery machine. This course is required if you want to rent the machine.

You will learn:
- To hoop your projects
-How to choose the right stabilizer
-How to choose the proper needles and threads
-Basic Operation of the BabyLock Venture
-Selecting from built-in designs
- Importing designs from other sources.
-Tips, Tricks & recommendations

What to Bring to Class:

-Face Mask - if desired
- A willingness to learn and make mistakes
-Bring snack if wanted

* You will learn on practice fabric - you can bring a small item to add a simple embellishment, but it may or may not be used for instruction, depending on the time and complexity of the project.
Instructor: Opal Miller
Class Fee $80

Friday, January 6, 2023
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)

Saturday, January 7, 2023
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 – Part 2 – Building on the skills learned in Part 1
You will learn seams and seam finishes and then apply this to simple projects.
Learn hems types while making an apron
Learn zipper basics and finally learn buttonholes, hook and snap closures.

All materials provided. (Sewing Machine Operation or Basic Sewing Part 1 required)
9 sessions of 2.5 hrs. Fee $270

Monday, January 9, 2023
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

Garment Construction Fundamentals is Part 2 of Garments @ The Sewing Labs.
Pre-requisite Highly recommended; Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2, Intro to Garments

This course introduces sleeve types; raglan vs.. set - in, collars & cuffs; Waistbands; casing with elastic, linings and more.
Learn the sewing vocabulary terms and make samples of these fundamental elements for future reference.
Make a pant/skirt and sample top

Course consist of 10 weekly session 2.5 hrs. each.
Instructor: Cali Roberta
Pre-requisite recommended; Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2 & Intro to Garments

Monday, January 9, 2023
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

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Learn the tips & tricks to use a rotary cutting system. You will learn cutting techniques, proper safety & storage, use of different rulers and blades. We have added some tips & tricks. You will come away with an informational handout to reference.
Class Instructor – Robert Lackie

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Plaid-ish is a free pattern from Kitchen Table Quilting that has been made by many quilters.
This is an Advanced Beginner class - Basic Sewing skills required
Successful class participants should have mastered 1/4 seams. We will teach correct placement of fabric for effect and proper pressing directions. Correct placement of light, medium, and dark fabric choices create a large (almost a twin) quilt that looks like a plaid. There are only three different blocks that are very similar to make. Students may need to assemble some blocks at home due the size of the project or choose to make a smaller quilt. Instructions include a coloring sheet to plan your quilt.

Pinterest and Instagram have many examples and inspiration for this quilt from other makers. We would love to have you join us in making this fun quilt.
Annette and Mary

Class is 6 sessions weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm
Fee $ 120
Materials can be used from TSL stash or bring your own.
Materials requirements will be given upon registration

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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

Friday, January 13, 2023
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)

Friday, January 13, 2023
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

Saturday, January 14, 2023
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

Saturday, January 14, 2023
1:00 pm3:30 pm

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

All materials provided. (Sewing Machine Operation or Basic Sewing Part 1 required)
9 sessions of 2.5 hrs. Fee $270

Monday, January 16, 2023
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

Garment Construction Fundamentals is Part 2 of Garments @ The Sewing Labs.
Pre-requisite Highly recommended; Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2, Intro to Garments

This course introduces sleeve types; raglan vs.. set - in, collars & cuffs; Waistbands; casing with elastic, linings and more.
Learn the sewing vocabulary terms and make samples of these fundamental elements for future reference.
Make a pant/skirt and sample top

Course consist of 10 weekly session 2.5 hrs. each.
Instructor: Cali Roberta
Pre-requisite recommended; Basic Sewing Part 1 & 2 & Intro to Garments

Mending celebrates our love for our clothes. The phenomenon known as visible mending is all about emphasizing the fix and creating garments that tell a visual history. Visible mending can turn a rip or a hole into something uniquely beautiful, creative and fun. Learn how to use a variety of patching and stitching techniques to breathe new life into a well-traveled pair of jeans in need of repair or other garments needing mending. We’ll also dig into some of the history and philosophy underpinning these techniques. Bring your garment and embark on a mending journey together.

Basic experience with hand sewing is recommended.
Instructor: Heather Anacker
Fee: $ 45

Monday, January 16, 2023
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

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
1:00 pm4:00 pm

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

All material supplied to make 1 bowl
1 session $25

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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

Thursday, January 19, 2023
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.

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.
Limited Scholarships are available - please fill our scholarship form or contact us directly for more information.

Thursday, January 19, 2023
1:00 pm3:30 pm

Learn to construct home décor pillows -
This class will teach you to cutting techniques and sewing tips to make the perfect pillow for your home. You will learn from the professional, tips of cutting your fabrics to create matching pillows. You will learn how to do a hidden zipper installation. watch a demonstration on how to create a variety of edges; self-corded, flange, ruffled and knife edge. You will make cording from pillow fabrics so that you will always have a perfect match. You will construct one (1) pillow during class and make several trim samples.
Instructor - Robert Lackie
The class is 2 - 3hr. sessions.
All Materials Provided from our stash

Friday, January 20, 2023
10:00 am2:00 pm

Hand Embroidery – Learn the basic stitches in hand embroidery while making a fun Heart motif.
Brenda Dailey will guide you through learning basic hand embroidery stitches while you stitch a simple design.
All materials & tools provided
1 session 2-4 hours Fee $20

Friday, January 20, 2023
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)

Friday, January 20, 2023
4:30 pm8:30 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

Friday, January 20, 2023
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Come check out Downtown SEWcial @ The Sewing Labs.
January is a month to come together for some new Beginnings - watch for more details!

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!

Friday, January 20, 2023
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Come check out Downtown SEWcial @ The Sewing Labs.
January is a month to come together for some new Beginnings - watch for more details!

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!

Saturday, January 21, 2023
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

Saturday, January 21, 2023
1:00 pm3:30 pm

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

All materials provided. (Sewing Machine Operation or Basic Sewing Part 1 required)
9 sessions of 2.5 hrs. Fee $270

Monday, January 23, 2023
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

Garment Construction Fundamentals is Part 2 of Garments @ The Sewing Labs. This course introduces sleeve types; raglan vs.. set - in, collars & cuffs; Waistbands; casing with elastic, linings and more.
Learn the sewing vocabulary terms and make samples of these fundamental elements for future reference.
Make a pant/skirt and sample top

Course consist of 12 weekly session 2.5 hrs. each.
Instructor: Cali Roberta
Pre-requisite recommended; Intro to Garments

Monday, January 23, 2023
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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
1:00 pm3:30 pm

Sewing Machine Basics – Domestic = Did you receive a sewing machine as a gift or are just getting started? Learn to use your new machine or refresh your skills. If you don't have a machine but, still want to learn - you can use one of ours for this class. You will learn how to thread your machine, wind a bobbin and more. Basic sewing operations including stitch width & length & pattern selection will be covered. You will make samples as you learn for future reference.
Bring your machine and all its accessories & tools. This does not cover embroidery machines.
Workbook included.
Taught by Robert Lackie
1 session 2.5 hours Fee $30

Every 4th Tuesday - watch for times

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;
* Mission of TSL
* 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 your heart & hands love.
Even if you just want to find out more before deciding to volunteer. This is a great opportunity to explore what The Sewing Labs is all about.
All volunteers are expected to go thru an orientation within the first 90 days of service Pre-registration is requested.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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

Thursday, January 26, 2023
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.

Thursday, January 26, 2023
1:00 pm3:30 pm

Learn to construct home décor pillows -
This class will teach you to cutting techniques and sewing tips to make the perfect pillow for your home. You will learn from the professional, tips of cutting your fabrics to create matching pillows. You will learn how to do a hidden zipper installation. watch a demonstration on how to create a variety of edges; self-corded, flange, ruffled and knife edge. You will make cording from pillow fabrics so that you will always have a perfect match. You will construct one (1) pillow during class and make several trim samples.
Instructor - Robert Lackie
The class is 2 - 3hr. sessions.
All Materials Provided from our stash

Friday, January 27, 2023
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)

Saturday, January 28, 2023
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

Saturday, January 28, 2023
1:00 pm3:30 pm

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

All materials provided. (Sewing Machine Operation or Basic Sewing Part 1 required)
9 sessions of 2.5 hrs. Fee $270

Monday, January 30, 2023
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

Garment Construction Fundamentals is Part 2 of Garments @ The Sewing Labs. This course introduces sleeve types; raglan vs.. set - in, collars & cuffs; Waistbands; casing with elastic, linings and more.
Learn the sewing vocabulary terms and make samples of these fundamental elements for future reference.
Make a pant/skirt and sample top

Course consist of 12 weekly session 2.5 hrs. each.
Instructor: Cali Roberta
Pre-requisite recommended; Intro to Garments

Monday, January 30, 2023
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

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
10:00 am3:00 pm

Come join us for a workday to make fleece hats & scarves for the Homeless and ALS Kids.

We will have all the fleece hats and scarves pre-cut for you to get sewing.
Our goal is to stitch 100 sets to be distributed.
Thank you for being part of your Kansas City community and giving of your sewing skills

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