I almost never teach in the Chicagoland area, actually I don’t think I ever have, so I’m super excited to share that I’ll be teaching at BERNINA USA just outside Chicago this December! I’ll be teaming up with Jaime David who is the serger education specialist for BERNINA USA to teach you how to make the Driftless Cardigan on a serger as well as specific garment making techniques on your sewing machine. Here’s a bit more about the class..
Are you ready to take your garment sewing skills to the next level? Come to our two day Capsule Club Meet and Make and let BERNINA educator, Jaime David and Grainline Studio Pattern Designer, Jen Beeman show you how. In this two day workshop you will create a Driftless Cardigan and learn a series of techniques for Hems and Closures. Cardigans are an essential piece for any wardrobe and this pattern can be made to fit your style. Additionally, you will get to know other garment sewists and have time to socialize during our dinner reception. You are sure to go home enthusiastic to take on your next big project.
Techniques taught include (BERNINA B590):
- Blind Hem
- Denim Hem
- Narrow Hem
- Knit Hem
- Use the latest BERNINA Overlocker L 460
- Learn machine basics
- 4-thread Overlock
- Hem Options- including Coverstitch
- Pocket chain stays
- Check out more about the Driftless Cardigan and fabric suggestions here: https://grainlinestudio.com/2016/03/14/styling-swatches-cardigan/
Prerequisites: This class is considered a beginner-level class; however, you will get the most out of the training if you have a basic idea of how the machine functions. You do not need to be a BERNINA owner to take this course.
Before the class you must prepare your fabrics for the Driftless Cardigan. A list of recommended fabrics will be sent to you along with the PDF of the pattern. Wash and dry your fabric before cutting your pattern size. Come to class with the pattern cut out and ready to sew. Bring along your pattern and extra fabric for practice and in case you need to make a corrections.
Schedule of Events
- Class begins at 8:30 AM each day
- Lunch is from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM each day
- Class ends at 4:00 PM each day
I hope you’re as excited about this class as I am. I’ve taken classes as the Creative Center and I’m so excited to now be leading one. If you’re interested in more info or signing up, you can do that here. Hope to see you there!!