Cafe con Stitches: Hand Sewing for Beginners

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5.0 | 4 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Have you wanted to attach a missing button, personalize your yoga pants or fix a hole in your favorite jeans but you didn't know how? While sipping lattes at a local cafe, I'll show you how fun and easy sewing can be with no machine or experience necessary.

In this class you'll practice hand sewing basics on a coin purse making something you'll want to show off while learning a useful new set of skills. I'll patiently guide you through beginning sewing techniques such as:
*How to thread a needle - longer isn't always better!
*When and how to make a knot
*Various stitches such as the running stitch (great for patches), overcast stitch (close up that hole in a favorite stuffy) and blanket stitch (you can hem your pants with this stitch)

You'll discover sewing's so fun, it will have you in stitches! Come with questions and leave with confidence.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Leura Greunke

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Leura started sewing when she was six years old. She loves repurposing fabric and bringing new life to old favorites. A Bay Area native, you’ll find her sewing lessons woven with local insight and laughter. Creator of Sew Fun To Learn, Leura makes sewing kits, how to videos, and sewing parties to encourage sewing in beginners ages to 6 to 66. She says, “Sewing is a gift I’ve used my whole life. This is a way for me to be creative and tread lighter on our earth. Let me share this gift with you.”

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Lindsay J.
    Reviewed on 07/02/13

    There was a small group of 6 of us and Leura was very helpful in giving 1 on 1 attention where needed. She taught us 3 different stitches and we learned how /when to use each one by creating a coin purse. I found the class tremendously helpful and it sparked a new interest.

    There was a small group of 6 of us and Leura was very helpful in giving 1 on 1 attention where needed. She taught us 3 different stitches and we learned how /when to use each one by creating a coin purse. I found the class tremendously helpful and it sparked a new interest.

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    Anne C.
    Reviewed on 06/26/13

    I haven't sewn in about 25 years. After this two-hour fun class, I feel confident that I can sew a button on a shirt, which means a lot to me! Now I won't be embarrassed the next time my mother-in-law asks me where my needle and thread are because now I have a kit and I plan to use it.

    From Teacher:

    That's right! Go sew girl! Thanks Anne!

    I haven't sewn in about 25 years. After this two-hour fun class, I feel confident that I can sew a button on a shirt, which means a lot to me! Now I won't be embarrassed the next time my mother-in-law asks me where my needle and thread are because now I have a kit and I plan to use it.

    From Teacher:

    That's right! Go sew girl! Thanks Anne!

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    Stacy A.
    Reviewed on 06/26/13

    It was really fun to get my hands back into some basic sewing and learn some new ways to do things I've done before. Leura was a great guide for the whole class, and we had a fun takeaway: our own coin purse/jewelry bag/cute thing! Now I want a more advanced class. Thanks, Leura!

    From Teacher:

    So happy you've found your way back to sewing! Thanks Stacy!

    It was really fun to get my hands back into some basic sewing and learn some new ways to do things I've done before. Leura was a great guide for the whole class, and we had a fun takeaway: our own coin purse/jewelry bag/cute thing! Now I want a more advanced class. Thanks, Leura!

    From Teacher:

    So happy you've found your way back to sewing! Thanks Stacy!

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    Valerie B.
    Reviewed on 06/26/13

    For a beginner sewer like me, this class was perfect! Looking forward to practicing my skills.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Valerie! So glad you got what you needed!

    For a beginner sewer like me, this class was perfect! Looking forward to practicing my skills.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks Valerie! So glad you got what you needed!

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