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  • Introduction to Sewing

    2010 - 08.15

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    Cost: Intro Class – $25 + $1.61 ticket fee; with Sewing Theme Night access – $50+$2.24

    In this class, students will learn the ins and outs of sewing machines, and will learn how to sew safely and accurately in straight lines, curves, and sharp corners. Students will work on two pillows as a final project to demonstrate their proficiency with their sewing machine.

    This introductory class can also be purchased bundled with a discounted theme night membership, where the student is allowed to stay at the Asylum for an additional 3 hours to practice sewing on their own projects with helpful experienced instructors on hand at all times.

    Class Goals:

    The goal of this class is to familiarize students both with how to sew and with how a sewing machine works, so that they can immediately apply their skills at home or on Asylum machinery.

    Prerequisites:

    None.

    Materials:

    Students will need to purchase an inexpensive package of materials from the instructor to complete the class project.

    Instructor Biography: Jenn Martinez

    Jenn Martinez

    Jenn Martinez is a theatrical costume designer. Her love affair with theater started in 2002 when she joined an extracurricular theater group. She was trained in sewing, alteration and design by MIT’s theater department, and went professional in 2007. Since then she has worked with a number of groups around the Boston area, including fringe companies, dance companies, and schools. She has gleefully taken on a number of dress periods and styles, such as Victorian, the 1930s, burlesque, and the just plain surreal. In 2009 she was nominated for Best Costumes by the Independent Reviewers of New England.

    Class Times:

    Session 1: 9/5/2010, 6 PM – 7 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA

    Session 2: 9/12/2010, 6 PM – 7 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA

    Session 3: 9/19/2010, 6 PM – 7 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA

    Session 4: 9/26/2010, 6 PM – 7 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA

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