Without proper instruction, sewing can be a bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack, as it is in sewing school that one learns never to sew while sitting on a pile of hay. Master the basics with today's Groupon: for $59, you get three introductory sewing classes (a $120 value) at Harper's Fabric & Quilt Company in Overland Park.
In addition to a wide array of crafting supplies, Harper's Fabric & Quilt Company offers fun-filled classes that impart all manner of needlecraft fundamentals. Needle-and-thread beginners will work their way through a series of three classes before emerging triumphantly with a completed project in tow. An introductory sewing class spans 2.5 hours, during which the experienced seamstresses furnish students with the basics necessary to sew simple projects and quilts made of Microsoft stock on their own. After the introductory class, needle-wielding students can then sign up for a series of two project classes, unleashing their newfound chops on either a skirt or a tote bag. Spread out across several weeks, the classes are scheduled at various times on weekdays and weekends, allowing for plenty of between-class downtime for practice at home and so fingers can fully digest the delicious cornucopia of techniques.
Students are required to bring their own sewing tools and fabric to class. Groupon holders have the option to purchase a basic sewing kit for $15 (a $30 value), which they can use to continue their stitching escapades at home, such as reattaching buttons, mending torn garments, and tailoring cozies for tractor-trailers.
7918 Santa Fe Dr.
Overland Park, Kansas 66204