The ability to sew was once an essential survival tool for humanity, instilling the fear of fashion victimhood into woolly mammoths and making unappetizing pots of gruel look downright delicious in fashionable cozies. Earn back your instinctual style cred with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a five-class Summer Sewing Immersion session at LA Sewing Group on Huronia Road (a $199 value). Choose from the following dates and times:
• July 4–8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
• July 4–8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• July 11–15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
• July 11–15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• July 18–22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
• July 18–22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Under the fierce direction of fashion-design pros, LA Sewing Group indoctrinates budding seamsters in the basics of garment grafting and pattern perfecting. A five-class Summer Sewing Immersion session (a $199 value) garners each student with basic sewing-machine-operation skills, understanding of patterns, various seam styles, buttonhole construction, and how to reattach rebellious shadows. By the class's end, students craft three completed projects, including a drawstring tote bag for carrying supplies and increasingly smaller tote bags. The remaining two projects can be chosen from a list that includes a wrap skirt, shrug, boxer shorts, placemats, or pyjama bottoms. LA Sewing Group furnishes pupils with patterns and fabric for the totes but requires students to cart along their own supplies or purchase fabric kits for the last two projects. Supplies students must individually will into existence include a pair of fabric scissors, a pair of paper scissors, pins, measuring tape, thread, and fabric-making tools. Those without their own machines can use one from the school for no additional cost (though they must purchase their own bobbin), a much better option than buying one offered from the inside of a grifter’s trench coat.
630 Huronia Rd.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 9H2