Wednesday, August 13, 2008

GET SCHOOLED: Fall Classes at Sew Be It Studio

Become a knitter in just one class! Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. This workshop is for absolute beginners. You will learn the basic set of knitting skills: knitting and purling, casting on and off, increasing and decreasing. In this class, you'll complete your first simple project. We'll talk about how to read a pattern, how to shop for yarn and supplies, how to fix mistakes--in short, everything you need to know, so you won't throw down your needles in needless frustration halfway through a project!

Course runs over two weeks.

Date: September 13 & 20, Saturdays
2pm - 5pm

Date: October 1 & 8, Wednesdays
6pm - 9pm

$65.00 + GST

Materials: Please bring 4.5mm or 5mm knitting needles and 4-6oz worsted weight yarn.

Sock Knitting 101

Who doesn't like a bit of near-instant gratification? Whether you're a novice knitter or a seasoned veteran, this class is for you! Come learn to knit two socks at once on one circular needle! We'll walk you through designing and knitting your own pair of custom-fit socks from start to finish. No circular knitting experience necessary! Beware though: Sock knitting is addictive!

You'll learn:
The Magic Loop method--no double pointed needles to lose!
Toe-up sock construction--never run out of yarn again!
Proper fitting
Short rows

Skills required:
Participants should already be comfortable with the knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off.
Students will need to bring their own knitting needles. Information will be given upon registration.

November 18 & 25, Tuesdays

6pm – 9pm

$75 + GST. Price includes yarn

Beginner Sewing

If you have never sewn before, never thread a needle or held a thimble, this is the class for you.

Master your fear of machines! In this course, you'll learn the fundamental stitches and the uses of needles, work on small projects to increase your level of comfort with the sewing machine and serger. Students will also learn different types of hand stitching and seam finishing. You will also learn how to use commercial patterns, how to take a full set of measurements, and about different types of fabric and their preparations.
Students will also learn basic zipper applications.
You will apply all these basic sewing techniques to your project. Ladies can create a SIMPLE SKIRT, PANTS, or SHORTS and gentlemen can create simple pants or shorts (or a skirt if you like!).
Our students also work on small starter projects, one of which is making beds for dogs and cats at The Toronto Humane Society.

No sewing skills required. Perfect for absolute beginners.

Each session runs for five weeks.

Date: September 7, Sundays
Time: 10am -1pm

Date: September 26, Fridays
Time: 10am -1pm

Date: October 7, Tuesdays
Time: 6pm -9pm

Date: October 22, Wednesdays
Time: 6pm -9pm

Date: November 21, Fridays
Time: 6pm -9pm

Date: December 2, Tuesdays
Time: 6pm -9pm

Date: December 3, Wednesdays
Time: 6pm -9pm

Price: $225.00 + GST

Now if you sign up for Intermediate Sewing following your Beginner Sewing Class, you will receive 15% off the course fee.
Please ask us for more details.

Introduction to Fashion Design for Teens

Do you have a dream of becoming a fashion designer? Ever wonder what it takes to be one? This is the opportunity for you to get a taste of the world of fashion design.

This is an intensive Fashion design training course. You will get an overview of fashion sketching, sewing techniques, fabrics, design concepts, creating a portfolio, and most of all designing a wardrobe! You will be challenged to take your design conception to make it into a reality.

Date: October 4, Saturdays
Time: 2pm - 4pm

Course is 8 weeks

Price: $240.00 + GST

Register for the above classes at:

Sew Be It Studio
2156 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M4S 2A8


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