Animal Making Workshops using a Sewing Machine

 

 

Appliqué Work:  OWLS

Belles Nest, 55 Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA

 

Let us guide you step by step to make your own cuddly owl from repurposed sweaters, felt, eco fill (made of corn husks) and vintage buttons. Class will emphasize layering and appliqué.  All your materials and patterns are provided. Students must bring own sewing machine to class. We'll guide you through machine set up and the techniques to complete your project. 

 

Saturday, August 15th              

10 am to 1 pm, 3 hours

 

Hearts and Flowers

 

Make your special Valentine unbreakable hearts crafted from repurposed felted sweaters, vintage buttons and trims.  Hand embellish with appliqués and simple embroidery.   All materials provided including jewelry findings.  Basic sewing knowledge helpful, but we can teach you everything you need to complete the project.  Hand sewing. Ages 9 and up

 

Sat, February 6th   2 Sessions

10:30 am to 11:30 am   (CLASS FULL)

12:30 am to 1:30 pm 

 

Sign up by Tuesday, February 2nd

Make your own Animal:  a Pattern Making Workshop

Belles Nest, 55 Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA

 

Let your imagination go wild and we'll guide you in introductory pattern making to fashion an animal from repurposed sweaters, eco fill (made of corn husks) and vintage buttons. All your materials are provided. Students must bring own sewing machine to class. We'll guide you through machine set up and the techniques to complete your project. Please bring photograph or drawing of the animal you'd like to make along with your machine.  We'll work out the pattern in class. Completed hand sewn animal workshop recommended. Machine sewing, ages 10 and up.  Each workshop is 3 hours long.

 

Saturday, August 22th              

10 am to 1 pm, 3 hours

Little Bunnies for your Easter baskets

 

Let us guide you step by step to make your own plush rabbit from repurposed sweaters, eco felt and vintage buttons and wool felt balls. All your materials are provided, bring only your imagination. Basic sewing skills are helpful, but we can teach you what you need to know. Project will be completed in one class session.  Hand sewing.  Ages 9 and up, 8 students maximum

 

Saturday, March 12th 

10:30 am to 12:30 am

 

Sign up by Tuesday, March 8th

 

 

Felt Leaves

 

Make your own felt leaf accessories—brooches, hair clips or key chains.  Using real leaves as our patterns (oak, gingko, eucalyptus or magnolia) you’ll learn to make these stylish felt leaves to adorn hats, handbags or your lapel.  Basic sewing skills are helpful, but we can teach you what you need to know. Project will be completed in one class session.  Hand and/or machine sewing.  All materials provided including jewelry findings.  Ages 9 and up

 

Saturday, May 14th 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Sign up by Tuesday, May 10th

 

 

Make a MONSTER

 

Using repurposed felted sweaters, vintage buttons and trims, you’ll craft your own unique monster.  A variety of patterns provided—though the end results are always one of a kind.  Basic sewing knowledge helpful, but we can teach you everything you need to complete the project.  All materials provided.  Student completes project during the class session.  Hand sewing.   Ages 9 and up, 8 students maximum

 

Saturday, January 30th          

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Sign up by Tuesday, January 26th

 

 

Upcoming Workshops at Belles Nest

55 Baldwin, Sierra Madre, CA

MONSTERS 2.0

 

A reboot of the popular monster making class.  Using repurposed felted sweaters, vintage buttons and trims, you’ll craft your own unique fiend.  A variety of materials and basic patterns provided—the end results are always one of a kind.  Basic sewing knowledge helpful, but we can teach you everything you need to complete the project.  All materials provided.  Student completes project during the class session.  Hand sewing. Ages 9 and up

 

Saturday, June 11th

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Sign up by Tuesday, June 7th

Hearts and Flowers

 

Make your special Valentine unbreakable hearts crafted from repurposed felted sweaters, vintage buttons and trims.  Hand embellish with appliqués and simple embroidery.   All materials provided including jewelry findings.  Basic sewing knowledge helpful, but we can teach you everything you need to complete the project.  Hand sewing. Ages 9 and up

 

Sat, February 6th 

10:30 am to 11:30 am

 

Sign up by Tuesday, February 2nd

Little Bunnies for your Easter baskets

 

Let us guide you step by step to make your own plush rabbit from repurposed sweaters, eco felt and vintage buttons and wool felt balls. All your materials are provided, bring only your imagination. Basic sewing skills are helpful, but we can teach you what you need to know. Project will be completed in one class session.  Hand sewing.  Ages 9 and up, 8 students maximum

 

Saturday, March 12th 

10:30 am to 11:30 am

 

Sign up by Tuesday, March 8th

 

 

Hand Sewing Workshop this November at Belles Nest

 

 

Handsewn Critters (Owls, Goldfish, Love Birds and Penguins)

Belles Nest, 55 Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA

 

Make your own holiday gifts.  Let us guide you step by step to make your own cuddly little animals from repurposed sweaters, felt, eco fill (made of corn husks) and vintage buttons. All your materials and patterns are provided.   Prior sewing experience not required.  We'll teach you everything you need to know.  Bring only your imagination.  

 

Saturday, November 21st         

10 am to noon, 2 hours

 

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