3-Hour Intro to Machine Sewing - Make a Pin Cushion!


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This class is normally $120! Get 45% off for a limited time!

Want to learn how to sew, but don't want to commit to a lengthy class? Then this class is for you! Learn how to thread your machine and sew a cute pin cushion from recycled materials!

*Students must use their clothing credit on the same day as their class.

Where: Trixy Xchange - 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., Studio #232 Chicago, IL 60657 (Wicker Park)
Prerequisite: This is a complete beginners class - no prior experience is required! You do not need to own a sewing machine to take this class!
Minimum Age: 18
Trixy Xchange will Provide: Expert instructions, sewing machines, cutting tables, basic notions, basic tools, and fabric for mock-ups
Participants Must Bring: JUST BRING YOURSELF!

We will explore and create:
How to thread your sewing machine
Basic machine stitches
Seam allowances
How to pin your pattern and fabric together correctly

Instructor: Marie Gouwens is the owner and designer of Trixy Xchange. She specializes in costumes and upyclced clothing. She believes in taking care of the world that we inhabit, and therefore creates a generous amount of designs that are upcycled from clothing and materials that are donated to her studio! It's a creative challenge that she has embraced, which also keeps her designs fresh, beautiful and eco-friendly. 

Directions to Studio: Trixy Xchange is located in the Flat Iron Arts Building in Wicker Park. When you get to the 2nd floor, take a left at the top of the stairs, take another immediate left, go around the bend, and look for our Clothing Recycling Bin in front of our studio!

Contact: Please email Marie at trixyxchange@gmail.com with any questions!

  1. Learn to thread and use your machine
  2. What is seam allowance? Find out in class!
  3. Make a pin cushion from recycled materials & use it for your next project!
What will be provided

All fabric and sewing materials will be provided. Students can bring in their own fabric if they'd like.

Trixy Xchange
1579 N Milwaukee Ave, #232
Chicago, IL, 60622

Student Reviews

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    Christine R.
    3-Hour Intro to Machine Sewing - Make a Pin Cushion!

    I really liked this class! I took it as a refresher so I can start hemming clothes, especially dresses myself. The teacher is very casual and easy to learn from. She's thorough explaining and demonstrating what she's doing/how to do something and gives helpful tips throughout the class to specify to what you want to do in the future. Classes are small so you get a lot of attention as you're learning too.

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Hi! I'm Marie! I've been designing clothing for over 15 years! When I'm not making crazy, awesome things for www.TrixyXchange.com, I like to teach others how to let their creativity flow. I'm always amazed at the ideas that my students come up with, and find that they in turn, inspire me as well!

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