Though its name suggests otherwise, cotton candy fails as a fabric due to the tendency of the designers who use it to devour their creations before they can show them off. Turn to less tempting materials with today’s Groupon to The Designer’s Lounge, located near the Coronado Center on Menaul Boulevard NE. Choose between two options:
- For $50, you get five hours of private sewing and design lessons (a $100 value).
- For $15, you get a tote-making class (a $30 value).
Run by a mother-daughter team of stitchery specialists, The Designer’s Lounge draws on the pair’s deep-rooted family expertise to help students expand their fashion design repertoires. During private lessons, threadheads can study whatever sewing subject catches their fancy, from basic stitches and seam finishes to more advanced techniques, such as working with silk. Piece together an eye-catching pair of pants, or draft a skirt pattern for a broke friend who’s been trying to pass off her newspaper dress as a fashion statement.
Upcoming classes provide further lesson ideas. However, Groupon buyers are not bound by the classes’ listed times and can instead schedule private sessions according to their preferences and psychic intuitions. Depending on the lesson, students may need to purchase additional supplies or materials.
Tote-makers should bring their selections of material and thread to the two-and-a-half-hour class, where they’ll create a project sturdy enough to lug books home from the library or sneak seven-course meals into movie theaters. Students will craft their new shoulder ornaments in a stylish studio adorned with wall art and lined with a row of sewing machines. The schedule for the tote-making class is also flexible; call to work out a date and time.
7107 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110Get Directions