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Fashion designer Erika teaches sewing basics that culminate in clean-seamed tote & introduces techniques to resize & repair garb

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Promotional value expires Aug 9, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Valid only for option purchased. 14 day cancellation notice or $30 fee may apply; 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to 1/2 the Groupon price may apply. Must be 13 or older. Not valid for drop ins. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A patchwork blanket, like a person after their 21st birthday party, is a collection of sewn-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 $60, you get a three-hour garment-alterations class (a $120 value).
  • For $30, you get a two-hour sewing machine operation class (a $60 value).<p>

Classes generally are held on weekends or evenings, but customers should call 8-Limbs to schedule their preferred time slots.

Erika Ikeler holds laid-back sewing seminars in her teaching space, 8-Limbs, which also serves as a gallery and boutique for her clothing line. For more experienced seamsters and seamstresses who have already taken the sewing machine operation class, the three-hour garment-alterations course introduces practical tricks to remedy ill-fitting or ripped clothing. Step-by-step instructions acquaint students with techniques such as top-stitching, hole-fixing, and blind-hemming, in which sewers take in hemlines while squinting through the eye of a needle. New know-how lets students salvage torn-up denim or tailor a vintage dress to their own size.

In the two-hour 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 stitch clean, professional-quality seams. Students can then apply this skill at home while crafting line-centric items such as tote bags, drapes, and asymmetrical pillowcases.

Erika maintains modest class sizes, ensuring budding designers receive personal attention for optimal 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.

Customer Reviews

I really enjoyed my class at 8 Limbs. There's a great atmosphere, I got very friendly help making and rescheduling my class reservation and I learned a lot. I will be going back and taking friends.
Heather C. · October 18, 2012
Small class size and friendly and knowledgeable staff made this class a lovely learning experience!
Jessica I. · October 17, 2012
It was great. Really fun.
Emily C. · October 3, 2012
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    1104 Mohawk St.

    Los Angeles, California 90026


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