A stitch in time saves nine, as it wraps the number in a protective thread-cocoon to shield it from the ravenous jaws of seven. Weave your own fashion-forward armor with today's Groupon: for $199, you get an eight-week introductory sewing program at The Sewing Studio (a $424 value, including tax). Embroidered into the heart of Manhattan's renowned Garment District, The Sewing Studio offers classes for creative neophytes and seasoned stitchers alike. Your introductory sewing program gives you a solid sewing foundation on which to construct cloth complexes including a drawstring bag, a zippered pouch, and a skirt from your choice of pattern. A dream team of instructors coach students in the art of machine threading, pattern assembly, and stylish thimble accessorizing. Class sizes are kept to a maximum of eight seamsters, ensuring one-on-one attention and ample room for friendly needle fencing.
The Sewing Studio has received a lot of press, making appearances in the Toronto Star, Flare, the National Post, Lucky magazine, on RogersTV and CityLine, and many more. They also provide testimonials on their website and more than 900 Facebookers are fans of the business:
- This fashion- forward sewing school has classes for all levels. Introductory lessons teach skills such as how to follow a commercial pattern. You can learn to do everything here from creating a skirt to re-working a T-shirt. – Lucky
- We covered all of the basics within the first two lessons and we were sewing our first project by day three! The hands-on approach made it easy to learn; my classmates helped each other out (which made it fun); and the class became a social gathering as well as a learning experience. – Tiffany, testimonial
The Sewing Studio
Magazine editor Denise Wild started out teaching her friends to sew, and before long she was teaching her friends' friends. Her network of students led her to create The Sewing Studio, which now proudly teaches the seamstress arts in New York and Toronto. She and her staff impart methods for bobbing and weaving colourful threads through linens, taking students from beginning steps to advance endeavours such as creating their own skirts, handbags, and party dresses. Denise and company lead lessons in a bright and intimate classroom setting, helping participants learn to alter their own clothes or re-create treasured designer duds by hand. The Sewing Studio also nurtures aspiring fashionistas through after-school programming and week-long intensive sessions. Over the course of five days, guests can brainstorm, sew, and model their own garments or drop by for a workshop on creating dresses and kevlar body armour for American Girl dolls.
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