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Fashion designer & instructor Erika teaches basics of sewing with machines & helps students create clean seams on tote or T-shirt

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Promotional value expires Jun 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Must be 13 or older. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

8-Limbs - Silver Lake: Sewing Machine Operation Class or Intro to Clothing Construction Class at 8-Limbs (Half Off)

A patchwork quilt, like a person after their 21st birthday party, is a collection of pieced-together memories spread across a bed. Learn to put the pieces together with today’s Groupon for sewing classes at 8-Limbs. Choose between the following options:

  • For $30, you get a two-hour Sewing Machine Operation class (a $60 value).
  • For $90, you get a four-hour Intro to Clothing Construction class (a $180 value).<p>

Classes generally occur on weekends or evenings, but customers should call 8-Limbs to schedule their preferred timeslots.<p>

Erika Ikeler instructs laid-back sewing seminars in her teaching space, 8-Limbs, which also serves as a gallery and boutique for her clothing line. In the Sewing Machine Operation class, Erika explains the cornerstone of future fashion careers by familiarizing pupils with each aspect of the sewing machine, namely the control panel and needle. While crafting a tote bag, students learn how to fasten clean, professional-quality seams, which can then be applied at home while crafting line-centric items, such as quilts, drapes, and asymmetrical pillowcases. Intro to Clothing Construction also covers the basics of the sewing machine, but builds on this knowledge with the construction of a T-shirt from a pattern. Erika maintains modest class sizes, ensuring budding designers receive personal attention for optimized information absorption. Sewing machines are available to use for both classes, and proud machine owners are welcome to ride their own to class. Though not included in this Groupon, patrons can also purchase sewing supplies and machines at 8-Limbs.


The educated, collaborative team of instructors at 8-Limbs hold laid-back fashion-design seminars each month. A sewing school with a strong focus on building fashion, the 8-Limbs team hopes to provide inspiration to every student they get the chance to meet. The space is now also available for students to rent by the hour to work on projects in a creative workshop atmosphere. As Silverlake buzzes outside, the team infuses the funky workshop with their own artistic energy, equipping novice designers with the skills necessary to fashion their own threads, home goods, or any number of projects. Hands-on classes maintain modest sizes, ensuring budding designers receive personal attention. Each student mans a sewing machine, available to rent for $5—or his or her own trusted apparatus—and learns the gamut of garment creation, from sewing machine basics to the intricacies of alterations and clothing construction. 8-Limbs also offers new and used sewing machines for sale, a variety of the sewing supplies including fabric and tools, and a friendly and knowledgable staff.


296 Ratings

Best GroupOn I've gotten to date! Best teacher, great space and friendly classmates = learned so much in my 3 classes. Can't recommend enough - do it!!
M T. · June 23, 2015
great experience. Erin is so knowledgeable, ask lots of questions!
Amber B. · April 13, 2014
Be sure to read their email about materials to bring to class, you will use them all :)
Chris · March 21, 2014

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