Before sewing machines were invented, clothes makers had to rely on tedious spinning wheels and protracted negotiations with impish Rumpelstiltskins to get anything done. Reap the fruits of the Industrial Revolution with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sewing classes at Sewing Machines Etcetera in Burlington.
Sewing Machines Etcetera schools students of the seam in a variety of project-based, hands-on classes geared toward all ability levels. Under the tutelage of knowledgeable instructors who stay up to date with modern methods and technologies, students can handcraft home decor in the Hollyhocks Yo-Yo Wallhanging class ($60) or study new sewing techniques, such as telekinetic stitch removal, in the Lutterloh Club ($30). Four two-hour Learn to Quilt sessions ($90), meanwhile, cover the basics of basting, and pupils can whip up wearable masterpieces in two two-hour Embellished Jersey T-Shirt classes ($40). All sewers are expected to bring the equipment listed on each course's supply list, including sewing machines, needles, fabric, thread, and straw primed for spinning into gold.
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