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Thursday, September 1, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 2, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

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

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

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

Saturday, September 3, 2022Sunday, September 4, 2022
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

Monday, September 5, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

Favorite Project - a Tool Caddy - great for organizing, storing and transporting your sewing tools or customize for knitting or drawing or painting tools. This is voted a "favorite project" by our Fundamental sewing students so we thought we would offer it to everyone.
Choose from an amazing assortment of home décor fabric to create your one of a kind tool caddy with pocket and special features just for holding all your sewing tools.

This is a 2 - 2.5 hrs. sessions project and requires basic sewing skills
All materials provided
Class Fee $50
Instructor - Robert Lackie

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
9:00 am1:00 pm

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

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 8, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 8, 2022
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

Friday, September 9, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

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

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

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

Saturday, September 10, 2022
9:00 am2:00 pm

Join us for this fun event @ The Sewing Labs. At the Fabric Grab we will offer FREE fabric as well as bargains in fabric. The selection covers all kinds of fabrics; fashion fabrics, home décor fabrics, cotton & quilting fabrics. In addition there will be an assortment of notions, tools, patterns and sewing machines. The selection will also include vintage & newer items.

Meet other makers and learn about The Sewing Labs mission to use sewing to create jobs and to build community.
This is a soft fundraiser for our mission so donations are also accepted.

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for update and photos of items
and share with other makers or supporters.

Monday, September 12, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

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

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

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

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

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

Did you know that Kansas City is the host of a vibrant and rapidly growing sewing industry?
Within Kansas City and surrounding areas there are factories, micro-factories, production houses, designers, small businesses, manufacturers, custom workrooms, ateliers, studios and more! Each of these employ or support individuals in the legacy of sewing. Each of these work hard to sustain the tradition of sewing which has NO end and NO beginning. It will always be here and has always been!
Sewing comes in many forms and touches many industries; clothing & fashion, home interiors and furniture, special events, automotive & marine, medical services, and too many more to list.
The Sewing Labs is working to teach & grow individuals in this legacy...… please consider being part of this mission!
Applications & interviews for our Fall session are being scheduled now. Financial support for these individuals in their training are needed now.
Thank you for choosing to support The Sewing Labs! call or email for more information
816-888-3051
thesewinglabs@gmail.com

Monday, September 12, 2022
5:30 pm8:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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

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

Have you wanted to learn to make quilts? This is the class for you!!
This class starts with the basics and builds. You will learn and explore color theory, mastering 1/4" seam allowances, proper pressing and more. You will be introduced to piecing techniques .Next you will learn about strip piecing and channel quilting. Learning cutting, piecing and quilt assembly while making a baby or wall sized quilt (approx. 40" x 49")
You will come away from this class comfortable with basic techniques in quilting and ready for the next steps

Course is 6 - 2 hours sessions Tuesday evenings 6-8pm Instructor - Annette Hosmann & Mary Nelson
All materials provided - or you can bring your own. Fabric choices will be discussed at first class. Fee $120.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
10:00 am12:00 pm

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

Once you have taken the Operator Training - and been approved to now quilt yourself you can Rent the Longarm machines.
Machine Rental Fees
* Block of 2 hours = $50 minimum
* $15 for each additional hour - time charged in 15m increments
* Fee does not include batting, backing or binding - batting can be purchased for $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

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
1:00 pm3:00 pm

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

Once you have taken the Operator Training - and been approved to now quilt yourself you can Rent the Longarm machines.
Machine Rental Fees
* Block of 2 hours = $50 minimum
* $15 for each additional hour - time charged in 15m increments
* Fee does not include batting, backing or binding - batting can be purchased for $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

Did you know that Kansas City is the host of a vibrant and rapidly growing sewing industry?
Within Kansas City and surrounding areas there are factories, micro-factories, production houses, designers, small businesses, manufacturers, custom workrooms, ateliers, studios and more! Each of these employ or support individuals in the legacy of sewing. Each of these work hard to sustain the tradition of sewing which has NO end and NO beginning. It will always be here and has always been!
Sewing comes in many forms and touches many industries; clothing & fashion, home interiors and furniture, special events, automotive & marine, medical services, and too many more to list.
The Sewing Labs is working to teach & grow individuals in this legacy...… please consider being part of this mission!
Applications & interviews for our Fall session are being scheduled now. Financial support for these individuals in their training are needed now.
Thank you for choosing to support The Sewing Labs! call or email for more information
816-888-3051
thesewinglabs@gmail.com

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

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

Thursday, September 15, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 16, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come check out Downtown SEWcial @ The Sewing Labs.
September - This is your opportunity to network with sewists, Salon Sewing Students, employers of sewing from the Kansas City Market and agencies that support individuals into our program. This is a great networking opportunity if you want/need a job in sewing. If you are looking to hire sewists or if you are wanting to find out how you can support this pipeline . At TSL, we believe sewing is a pathway to financial independence - come find out how!

Most months on the 3rd Friday from 6-9 The Sewing Labs offers an "open house" atmosphere where you can come to connect with kindred spirits of sewing and The Sewing Labs. We will have simple projects (or bring your own) and light refreshments for your to enjoy! But you do not have to come to sew, you can just come for conversation and community. You never know who you will run into!

Saturday, September 17, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

Saturday, September 17, 2022
9:30 am12:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 19, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

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

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

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

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

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

Did you know that Kansas City is the host of a vibrant and rapidly growing sewing industry?
Within Kansas City and surrounding areas there are factories, micro-factories, production houses, designers, small businesses, manufacturers, custom workrooms, ateliers, studios and more! Each of these employ or support individuals in the legacy of sewing. Each of these work hard to sustain the tradition of sewing which has NO end and NO beginning. It will always be here and has always been!
Sewing comes in many forms and touches many industries; clothing & fashion, home interiors and furniture, special events, automotive & marine, medical services, and too many more to list.
The Sewing Labs is working to teach & grow individuals in this legacy...… please consider being part of this mission!
Applications & interviews for our Fall session are being scheduled now. Financial support for these individuals in their training are needed now.
Thank you for choosing to support The Sewing Labs! call or email for more information
816-888-3051
thesewinglabs@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Have you wanted to learn to make quilts? This is the class for you!!
This class starts with the basics and builds. You will learn and explore color theory, mastering 1/4" seam allowances, proper pressing and more. You will be introduced to piecing techniques .Next you will learn about strip piecing and channel quilting. Learning cutting, piecing and quilt assembly while making a baby or wall sized quilt (approx. 40" x 49")
You will come away from this class comfortable with basic techniques in quilting and ready for the next steps

Course is 6 - 2 hours sessions Tuesday evenings 6-8pm Instructor - Annette Hosmann & Mary Nelson
All materials provided - or you can bring your own. Fabric choices will be discussed at first class. Fee $120.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
9:00 am1:00 pm

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

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

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

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

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

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

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

Did you know that Kansas City is the host of a vibrant and rapidly growing sewing industry?
Within Kansas City and surrounding areas there are factories, micro-factories, production houses, designers, small businesses, manufacturers, custom workrooms, ateliers, studios and more! Each of these employ or support individuals in the legacy of sewing. Each of these work hard to sustain the tradition of sewing which has NO end and NO beginning. It will always be here and has always been!
Sewing comes in many forms and touches many industries; clothing & fashion, home interiors and furniture, special events, automotive & marine, medical services, and too many more to list.
The Sewing Labs is working to teach & grow individuals in this legacy...… please consider being part of this mission!
Applications & interviews for our Fall session are being scheduled now. Financial support for these individuals in their training are needed now.
Thank you for choosing to support The Sewing Labs! call or email for more information
816-888-3051
thesewinglabs@gmail.com

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

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

Thursday, September 22, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 23, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

Friday, September 23, 2022
10:00 am2:00 pm

SEW POWERFUL PURSE taught by Chris McMullen – Sew Powerful, a non-profit organization, asks seamstresses from around the world to make and donate a purse for a schoolgirl in Zambia. The purse is filled with re-usable feminine hygiene supplies made by those employed in Zambia by Sew Powerful. The girl receives the purse and supplies in her health training class to enable her to attend school all month and improve her academic performance. With Chris' instruction, you will learn to sew the cross-body purse from the free pattern provided by Sew Powerful. Your bag created will be donated to Sew Powerful! You will learn the skills to make this bag and you can contribute to this wonderful organization by helping them achieve their 2022 goal of collecting and distributing 24,000 purses. All materials included.

1 Session - Fee - Donation Optional to cover materials $15

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

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

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

Please join Ann Greenleaf for a fun, fast paced, hands on (and often messy) workshop on Shibori. Shibori is the Japanese art of shape resist dyeing.
It goes way beyond tie dye and I focus on the traditional Japanese techniques.
No experience required. If you are a repeat workshop attendee, we can over dye pieces you did in the first workshop.
I’ll also teach advanced techniques in Arashi (Pole wrapping) and Nui Shibori (stitching) for those who want spend a little more time with those techniques.
They are a bit more time consuming but very satisfying.
Come play with me! :)
This class fills quickly - so register early!

All materials provided
1 session 4 hours
Fee $85

Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:30 am12:00 pm

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

Saturday, September 24, 2022
1:00 pm3:30 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 26, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

Monday, September 26, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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. Sewing Machine Operation and Basic Sewing Skills required.

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

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

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
6:00 pm8:00 pm

Have you wanted to learn to make quilts? This is the class for you!!
This class starts with the basics and builds. You will learn and explore color theory, mastering 1/4" seam allowances, proper pressing and more. You will be introduced to piecing techniques .Next you will learn about strip piecing and channel quilting. Learning cutting, piecing and quilt assembly while making a baby or wall sized quilt (approx. 40" x 49")
You will come away from this class comfortable with basic techniques in quilting and ready for the next steps

Course is 6 - 2 hours sessions Tuesday evenings 6-8pm Instructor - Annette Hosmann & Mary Nelson
All materials provided - or you can bring your own. Fabric choices will be discussed at first class. Fee $120.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
1:00 pm3:30 pm

Learn how to improve your Production skills and in-turn improve your profitability. Industrial Sewing Machines are faster and handle fabric with ease. Learn batching tips and tricks, safety and ergonomic skills to get your products to the marketplace faster.
This is a 4 session classes that will cover Industrial Straight Needles and Industrial Sergers. You are welcome to bring one of your products for mentoring on the production process.

Your Instructor Cali Roberta is a Professional Cut & Sew Manufacturer.
Four (4) Session
Total Fee : $150.00

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

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

Thursday, September 29, 2022
9:00 am11:30 am
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 29, 2022
1:00 pm4:00 pm

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

Friday, September 30, 2022
9:00 am4:00 pm
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
US

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 ***
Please register using catalog link below

This is NOT rental for Longarm Quilting Machines - please look for those separately

Friday, September 30, 2022
10:00 am3:00 pm

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

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

Friday, September 30, 2022
4:30 pm8:00 pm

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

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

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