three bags

Sewing Refresher: Make a Custom Bag

Dust off your Home Economics sewing skills! In this class you will make a simple crossbody bag that will remind you that you CAN (still) sew!

We will start with a refresher on the sewing machine - a quick walk through on threading and proper bobbin making and installation. (It's always the threading or the bobbin that messes stuff up!) After practicing a few straight seams we will jump into the project. You will work with a set pattern, but have lots of room for customization. There will be 3 bag options to choose from: hobo, tote and crossbody. Get creative and make it yours by determining the bag size, pocket placement and more. For those who finish quickly there will be options for quick add-on or second projects to compliment the skills of the day.

All sewing materials will be provided. There is so much fabric choosing will feel like the hardest part! Lunch will be provided.

ENR7073
Date: Nov. 15
Class meets: Tuesday, 8:30 am–1:30 pm (1 mtg.)
Location: Windward CC, Hale Akoakoa 132
Cost: $80 (seating limited)
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Date: Nov. 19
Class meets: Saturday, 8:30 am–1:30 pm (1 mtg.)
Location: Windward CC, Hale Akoakoa 132
Cost: $80 (seating limited)
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
bags with zippers

Sewing Refresher: Zippers

Have you always been a little nervous about zippers? This is the class that will change that forever and give you the skills to add a zipper almost anywhere. You will make a cute zippered coin purse, a zippered clutch and a zippered closed pillow case.

We will start with a refresher on the sewing machine - a quick walk through on threading and proper bobbin making and installation. (It's always the threading or the bobbin that messes stuff up!) After practicing a few straight seams we will jump into the project. You will work with a set pattern but have lots of room for customization. Get creative and make it your own. For those who finish quickly you will be invited to make more of the same or switch up your patterns.

All sewing materials will be provided. There is so much fabric choosing will feel like the hardest part! Lunch will be provided.

ENR7074
Date: Nov.22
Class meets: Tuesday, 9:00 am–1:30 pm (1 mtg.)
Location: Windward CC, Hale Akoakoa 132
Cost: $80 (seating limited)
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Kamuela Klemmer
Kamuela Klemmer is a Kailua native that has been sewing for over 45 years and teaching for 15 years. She owns a small sewing studio called Sew Kailua.

Kamuela holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and has taught in the classroom for many years. She is thrilled to watch people discover what their hands can do and how sewing a simple item can bring so much joy.

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