Learning to modify clothing can come in handy during extreme shifts in fashion trends or stints as a tailor for adolescent caterpillars. Prepare for change with today’s Groupon to Stitch Pretty in Roswell. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a one-hour Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine class (a $25 value).
- For $25, you get a two-hour Skills for Sewing class (a $65 value).
- For $45, you get a Home for the Holidays workshop (a $115 value).<p>
Stitch Pretty’s owner, Carla Powell, draws upon a master’s degree in textile design to preside over experienced instructors as they coach patrons on modern techniques for crafting sturdy seams in introductory classes. Pupils dust off their own appliances for Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine sessions, during which eight novices practice basics and learn to thread presser feet, switch out bobbins, and give dolls intimidating new limbs. Six students bring materials to feed new Baby Lock sewing machines during Skills for Sewing sessions. Thread jockeys conquer the contraption’s controls to perfect fundamental stitches that form straight and zigzag lines and aesthetic embellishment over the course of two hours of hands-on exercises.
Ten patrons drape tabletops with personalized trimmings after the two-hour Home for the Holidays workshop. Teachers provide the gear and know-how to fashion a table runner, four napkins, and four placemats fit to flank holiday spreads or lethargic uncles snoozing in the cranberry sauce.