Silver Lake

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In a Nutshell

Fashion designer Erika Ikeler teaches sewing basics that culminate in clean-seamed projects from T-shirts to altered garments.

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Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 30 days in advance. 48-hour cancellation notice required, or $25 fee may apply. Must be 13 or older, unless accompanied by a guardian. Must be proficient with a sewing machine to take garment alterations and construction class. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Knowing how to sew can come in handy in numerous scenarios, such as patching up a favorite pair of jeans or concealing a flask inside a teddy bear. Nurture your sutures with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $30 for a two-hour beginner Sewing Machine Operation (a $60 value)
  • $60 for a three-hour Garment Alterations (a $120 value)
  • $89 for a four-hour intermediate Intro. to Clothing Construction (a $180 value)
  • $160 for all three classes (a $360 value)

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. Students learn handy tips in the garment alterations class so that they can modify existing items to fit better or conceal emergency candy bars. Intro. to Clothing Construction applies pupils' existent skills to designing and developing a T-shirt from conception to completion.


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

Amazingly organized and a they have really perfected the way the class is structured for optimal learning for everyone.
February 8, 2013
I'm really enjoying the classes I've taken so far! I'm looking forward to finishing up the ICC class!
Christel T. · August 21, 2012
Friendly, patient, clear instruction!
Allison B. · August 20, 2012
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    Silver Lake

    1104 Mohawk St.

    Los Angeles, California 90026


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