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Olive's Workshops

Get To Know Your Sewing Machine

Regular price $85.00
Regular price Sale price $85.00

Instructor: Ann Tilley

Saturday, October 28

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ages: Adult (18 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Student Supplies:

  • Note taking materials.
  • Bring your own sewing machine or use a classroom machine.

Start with the absolute basics: how to thread and set up a machine, understand its various features, and explore basic construction techniques. We will also talk about the tools commonly used in sewing. Sew a drawstring bag as your first sewing project. If you ever wanted to learn how to sew (or need a refresher course!) This is the class for you! Bring your own machine or feel free to work on a class machine.

There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Bring a lunch or explore local dining options.   

All materials are included with a $5 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. 

*Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

 About Instructor:

Ann Tilley is a textile artist, clothing designer and teacher who lives in Liberty, North Carolina. She maintains a studio art practice, working in color knitting. Tilley earned her BFA in Fashion and Fibers at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. She has also worked in a variety of small-scale garment studios and factories, including two eponymous clothing lines. Her teaching style blends disciplined production techniques with home-sewing freedom and playfulness.