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Old 02-09-2008, 05:36 PM
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I googled, but I thought I'd ask here too.

I want to learn to make my own figure skating dress!

I don't even know how to put the thread through the machine anymore, though I somehow managed to make a jogging suit in home ec in the early 80s

N. Raleigh and Cary are more convenient to work and Durham convenient to all, but if anyone knows of a good class anywhere else then please let me know, thanks!
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:42 PM
Location: Ellicott City MD
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Well, I kept sewing after home ec in the 80s, but if I were looking for a class I'd probably go to Bernina World of Sewing in Oak Park (that's where I got my machine).
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:54 PM
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My daughter is a sophomore in high school and she want to design clothes. I have been looking for sewing class in the Raleigh, Cary, Durham area. Not online classes but actual classes do you know of any?? ..
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:51 PM
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How about JoAnn Fabrics? If they don't have classes, I'm sure they can point you in the right direction.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:33 PM
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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call Martha Pullen in Huntsville Alabama and ask if they have a martha Pullen Licensed Instructor in the area. These ladies must pass alot of classes and have skills to teach sewing. You want to make sure you are taught not only by someone who knows how to sew but also how to teach. There is a big difference.
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:34 PM
Location: in & around the Triangle
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You just missed this, but I bet if you contact them they'll be able to tell you when the next class with be:
Beginning Garment Sewing- This class will teach students how to read a pattern, mark fabric, make simple seam finishes and much more. Students will make a simple top. Pre-requisite: Knowledge of how to use your machine. Instructor: Karen Campbell Dates and Times: Wednesdays Sept 16, 23 & 30: 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays Oct. 7 14 & 21: 6-8 p.m. OR Saturday Oct 31: 10am-4:30 p.m. Cost: $45
Sew Unique Sewing Center

Another one...
Sewing FUNdamentals- This class is for students with no previous sewing experience. We will cover sewing terms and techniques, sewing supplies and basic sewing skills. Pre-requisite: Knowledge of how to use your machine. Instructor: Karen Campbell Date and Time: Saturday Sept. 19: 2 p.m.- 4 p.m., OR Wednesday Nov 11: 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20

here's some in Raleigh...

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Old 11-01-2009, 07:10 AM
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Sew n Vac on Capital Blvd near 540 have some classes for beginners. Please check on the phone before going there.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:14 AM
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I took a beginner sewing class at a Joann in another state and loved it--very laid back, small class size, teacher spent lots of time with each of us as needed. We picked something to make and over the course period we sewed it, with "homework" in between. Definitely worth giving them a call.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:29 AM
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I took a class at Durham Tech at the Orange County Campus. In 6 or 8 weeks (can't remember for sure) I made a skirt and blouse and had never opened a pattern before. I inherited a machine from my mom; she showed me how to thread it and that was about it. I would definitely recommend signing up.
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