Sun, Feb 11|
IN PERSON: All-Inclusive Make Comfy Pants with Kristen Takakuwa
We're doing something special for this class! We are providing you with the pre-cut fabric, and everything else you need, to make Comfy Pants with Kristen Takakuwa. This means that you get to focus on your sewing and will have more time to finish your pants. This is a great learn to sew class!!
Time & Location
Feb 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St #214, Oakland, CA 94608, USA
About the Event
IN PERSON: Sunday February 11th, 10AM - 3PM
Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St, Oakland
Jump into sewing by learning how to construct pants!
We're doing something special for this class! Pre-cut fabric, and everything else you need, to make Comfy Pants with Kristen Takakuwa are included as part of the class. This means that you get to focus on your sewing and will have more time to finish your pants. This is a great learn to sew class!!
Pants No. 1 by 100 Acts of Sewing is THE perfect pattern for learning how to sew a simple and casual pant that works equally well for women and men. Just say no to sweatpants! Pants No. 1 are an updated staple for your work-from-home wardrobe. They go from home office to around the town errands effortlessly. Made in a linen blend fabric, they have an easy-breezy casual look. Kristen will have you sewing with confidence by the end of class. You'll receive a copy of the pattern so you can make more in every color.
In this class you will learn how to:
- Use a sewing machine
- Read & understand sewing pattern and instructions
- Make length adjustments to your pattern pieces
- Create an elastic waistband
- Sew a smooth even hemline
Skill level: ✂️
This class is open to every skill level.
Supplies: We will be making the 100 Acts of Sewing: Pants No. 1. We are providing everything you need to make your pants including a copy of the pattern so you can make more. You will receive pre-cut, linen blend, fabric in a neutral color (black, if available but another neutral if it is not) and elastic in the size that matches the hip measurement you give us when you sign up. This is a very relaxed fit pant so sizing isn't exact.
This video walks you through how to measure your hips. Don't have a measuring tape? Just use a piece of string and then measure the string.
Sewing Machines: If you would like to use one of the sewing machines at Ace Makerspace (we highly recommend this for beginng sewists) please select the Use Ace Machine ticket. If you are comfortable and would like to use your own sewing machine please select the Use My Machine ticket. DO NOT purchase a Use My Machine ticket if you don't have a machine, it isn't working properly or you aren't comfortable operating it. We don't have extra machines you can use. If we have sold out of Use My Machine tickets, and you want to use your own machine, you may purchase a Use Ace Machine ticket.
About the instructor:
Kristen Takakuwa is one of the original founders of Hello Stitch and learned to sew at the age of 8. Sewing has been a lifelong habit ever since! She has been teaching sewing to adults and kids for over 10 years and loves nothing more than sharing her skills and enthusiasm for sewing with others.
Ace Makerspace is holding a Textiles Open Studio immediately following this class. You have a chance to use their beautiful space, sewing machines and equipment to continue working on your garment. The Textiles Open Studio is hosted by Team Ace who can assist you with the equipment and answer your basic sewing questions. [Please note: this is not a Hello Stitch Studio event and, while the Ace Team is very knowledgeable, they do not have experience making this specific garment.] You can learn more and RSVP for the Textiles Open Studio hosted by Team Ace here.
This class is being held at the Ace Makerspace located at 6050 Lowell St, #206, Oakland CA 94608. Located where Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville come together and just a short hop from Ashby BART. Ace Makerspace is a nonprofit whose mission is bringing people together to create, learn and solve life’s challenges with an amazing array of tools, technology, and project-based education. All in inclusive spaces, serving everybody in Oakland and beyond. You are required to open a free guest account prior to class.
Class fees are non-refundable. However you may transfer the class to a friend if you let us know in advance (please ask them to set up a guest account at Ace Makerspace). Please be aware that we may not be able to change the size of pre-cut fabrics if you transfer within a week of class.
- Ticket type
RSVP - Use My Own Machine
This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St, Oakland. You need to bring your own sewing machine!Price$189.00Sold Out
- Ticket type
RSVP - Use Ace Machine
This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Ace Makerspace, 6050 Lowell St, Oakland. You can use one of the sewing machines at Ace Makerspace.Price$189.00Sold Out
This event is sold out