Advances in clothes manufacturing allowed civilizations to flourish because citizens were no longer weighed down by the living bears they wrapped themselves in for warmth. Create nonbreathing duds with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sewing classes and more at Common Thread Studio in Pasadena.
Common Thread offers a variety of sewing classes to teach DIY enthusiasts how to create their own items. Common Thread's bright, well-maintained studio features home- and industrial-grade sewing machines, cutting tables, dress forms, and basic sewing tools, as well as industry experts who offer trade secrets such as how to thread a needle and how many eggs are too many eggs. Introductory sewing classes include the basic sewing class ($45, plus $5 material fee), where you'll learn to read fabric grain lines, thread a machine, and practice sewing exercises. More advanced craftsters can opt for the three-hour sewing workshop ($65), where you'll work on your own project at your own pace with the help of an expert, or anyone can select the needle-free silkscreen printing workshop ($100 including T-shirt). For all classes, a basic sewing kit is required. To prevent sewing them into pant hems, Common Thread features a children's play area.
- …it’s like no other boutique in South Pasadena — the front retail space sells journals, sewing kits, jewelry and whimsical fabric-based gifts, and the airy, open studio space in back is filled with sewing machines, work tables, silkscreening and printmaking equipment, and even a play area (to keep little kids happy while Mom sews)… – Skylar Sutton, Hometown Pasadena
- The name “common thread” comes from the idea to bring people together in a communal and creative environment. Her classes vary from basic sewing, silk screening to more specialized classes, “Mod Shift Dress”, “Apron and Pot Holder,” “Kids ‘60s Bathing Suits” and “Amy Butler’s Gum Drop Pillow.” – Sarah McClure, Your Daily Thread Los Angeles
1011 Mission St.
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