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Fashion designer Erika Ikeler teaches sewing basics that culminate in clean-seamed projects from tote bags or T-shirt to reversible garments

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Promotional value expires Mar 28, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 30 days in advance of chosen class date. 48hr cancellation notice or $30 fee may apply. Must be 13 or older. Classes must be used by same person. 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 this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for a two-hour beginner sewing-machine operation class (a $60 value)
  • $89 for a four-hour intermediate intro to clothing construction class (a $180 value)
  • $89 for a four-hour advanced Building Reversible clothing construction workshop (a $180 value). All students must bring two cut-out basic T-shirts.<p>

During the beginner-level class, students learn to navigate a sewing machine’s sea of bobbins to create seams, change the needle, and adjust controls, culminating in the creation of a tote bag. The intro to clothing construction class applies pupils’ existent skills to designing and developing a T-shirt from conception to completion. Challenging every advanced sewing skill, from installing a sleeve to tapping Morse code on the pedal, the Building Reversible workshop imparts more subtle techniques for engineering clothing as students gain the ability to design a T-shirt that can be worn inside-out.<p>


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

Very nice
Elisa H. · September 27, 2013
Good classes and very friendly and helpful instructors.
Diana H. · March 25, 2013
I enjoyed my experience at 8-Limbs and plan to go back in the future. It's nice to have a place to learn new things in a positive atmosphere.
Kristin N. · February 20, 2013
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    Silver Lake

    1104 Mohawk St.

    Los Angeles, California 90026


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