Classes

GenCon Online Classes

Free Classes

Open Sew

Bring your Own Project and Sew!

Do you need access to a sewing machine & help while at GenCon? Or do you just want to hang out & sew for an hour? This is the event for you! Bring your own project & sew!

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Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

Learn all of the basics of using a sewing machine by making a pincushion.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine? It’s easy and anyone can do it! We will start with the very basics and you will make a cute pincushion you can take with you.

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Quiltoni Classes

English Paper Piece Your choice of Catan, Star Wars and More!

Love English Paper Piecing or want to learn to quilt by hand? Let’s hand sew together – learn to English Paper piece a 9″ Quilt of your choice!
 
Learn to English Paper Piece by creating a small quilt, 9″-12″ wide to be exact (depending on the kit you choose). In this class we will start with the basic hexagon shape and add on triangles and/or half hexagons. Kits you can choose from can be found here: http://www.crafthackers.com/classes/. You will be emailed after registering to choose your kit. You will not finish the quilt in class, but will gain the knowledge to finish on your own.
 
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Intermediate English Paper Piecing a D20 or Einstein

Love English Paper Piecing and want to take it to the next level?
 
In this class we will take a look at the basics of the kite shape. Choose between a D20 or a mini quilt based on the Einstein shape (a mathematical geometry discovery). Kits you can choose from are on the website. You will be emailed after registering to choose your kit. You will not finish the quilt in class, but will gain the knowledge to finish on your own.
 
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Bling a Star Wars, NBC or other Zipper Pouch

Let’s decorate zipper pouches with Diamond Dotz!
 
Love Diamond Dotz or want to learn how they work? This super simple project is a great fast and easy to way make something cool.
 
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Bling a Star Wars, Disney or other Ready to Hang Canvas

Let’s decorate a ready to hang picture with Diamond Dotz!
 
Love Diamond Dotz or want to learn how they work? This project will be ready to hang on a wall or gift to a friend as soon as you finish blinging it, no additional work required!
 
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Hand Sew a Dice Tray

Learn how to hand sew and add snaps by making a dice tray.
 
Want to create your own portable dice tray? In this class you will choose from precut fabrics to create your own dice tray. Hand sew it together and then add snaps to make it portable!
 
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Craftigurumi Classes

Cross Stitch: Novice and Beginner

Learn the first steps of how to cross stitch and start on a novice/beginner design.

This class is recommended for a complete novice to cross stitching. I will explain what tools and methods are used in cross stitching and why, and I will then teach the two basic stitches used in most cross stitching pattern, along with the how to start a piece. Participants will receive a practice pack to work with during class and a complete pattern kit of their choosing to work on during and after class. Kit designs can be viewed below and can be reserved ahead of time. Contact me via email if you need more info to decide if this class is for you or to reserve your preferred design.

Class Times/Dates:
Thursday 8/3 – 1-3pm
Saturday 8/5 -1pm-pm

Cross Stitch: Making Mini Magnets!

Learn to cross stitch on plastic canvas and make some cute little mini pieces to use as magnets!

This class is recommended for cross stitchers with some experience or higher, but I will go over the 4 most common basic stitches used in almost every cross stitch pattern, along with skills needed to work on plastic canvas. Participants will receive a practice pack to work with during class and a complete pattern kit of their choosing to work on during and after class. Kit designs can be viewed below and can be reserved ahead of time. Contact me via email if you need more info to decide if this class is for you or to reserve your preferred design.

Class Times/Dates:
Friday 8/4 – 4-6pm

Cross Stitch: Make a Dice Try

Pick your own tray and pattern to make a custom dice tray.

This class is recommended for cross stitchers with some experience or higher, but I will go over the 2 most common basic stitches used in almost every cross-stitch pattern, along with skills needed to work on vinyl. Participants will get a tray base and a pattern kit of their choosing to work on during and after class. 2 dice tray sizes (a 4″ base and a 6″ base) along with several kit designs are available. Kit designs can be viewed below and can be reserved ahead of time. Contact me via email if you need more info to decide if this class is for you or to reserve your preferred design.

Class Times/Dates:
Thursday 8/3 – 4-6pm
Friday 8/4 – 11am-1pm

Cross-Stitch: Intermediate and Advanced Stitching

Learn to add beads, do a double running stitch, fractional stitching and other advanced techniques for cross-stitch before starting on an intermediate/advanced pattern.

This class is recommended for beginner+ or higher level stitchers. I will quickly discuss the 3 most common stitches before teaching how to do more advanced techniques such as adding beads, working a double running stitch, and doing fractional stitching. Time it takes to learn the listed stitches will determine how many other techniques get added on after. Participants will receive a practice pack to work with during class and a complete pattern kit of their choosing to work on during and after class. Kit designs can be viewed below and can be reserved ahead of time. Contact me via email if you need more info to decide if this class is for you or to reserve your preferred design.

Class Times/Dates:
Saturday 8/5 – 4-6pm

Capes and Arrows Classes

Block Printing Basics: Design, carve, ink, and print!

Learn how to stamp and print custom designs on fabric and paper using linoleum blocks!

During this class we will place custom designs (multiple will be available for use as well) on linoleum blocks and learn to carve the designs into usable stamps! We will then have fabric and paper to print your designs onto and go over fun ways to use your stamps in decor and even gameplay! You will be supplied with everything you need and will be able to take home completed stamps and prints.

Class Times/Dates:
Thursday 8/3 – 11am-1pm
Saturday 8/5 – 9-11am

Intro to Weaving on a Small Lap Loom

Learn how to warp, weave, and finish small woven projects on a 6” x 9” lap loom!

During this class, we will learn how to weave a small project from start to finish, including how to warp, weave, and finish the project. You will be able to choose your yarn colors and will be supplied with all you need to complete your weave!

Class Times/Dates:
Friday 8/4 – 11am-1pm
Saturday 8/5 – 2-4pm

Hoop Embroidery Basics

Learn how to do basic embroidery stitches on linen to create a cute hoop decoration!!

During this class, we will learn basic embroidery stitches such as back stitch, french knots, and stem stitch to make an image of your choice on linen fabric. We will also go over how to transfer designs and how to finish your piece when it is complete! You will be provided supplies for during and after the class to fully complete your project. Please contact me before the class if you have questions on specific designs or would like more information!

Class Times/Dates:
Thursday 8/3 – 9-11am
Friday 8/4 – 2-4pm
Sunday 8/6 – 10am-12pm

Casey Renee Classes

Introduction to Embellishments: Your choice of a heart, moth, tropical bee, or skull with roses.

Have you ever dreamed of adding beadwork to your costumes? Well now is your chance to learn how to sew trim, beads, and sequins onto your costumes with award winning cosplayer, Casey Renee Cosplay.

In this class you will learn the basics of embellishing for costumes, clothes and even quilts. You will start by learning how to sew trim onto fabric. From there you will learn how to sew sequins and beads in a straight line, individually, and onto the trim that you previously stitched down. This class comes with a kit that you can choose including an anatomical heart, moth, tropical bee, or a skull with roses.

Class Times/Dates:
Thursday 8/3 – 3-5pm
Saturday 8/5 – 11am-1pm

Introduction to Smocking: Dragonscale, Lattice, and Honeycomb Smocking

Do you want to add texture and depth to future sewing projects? Learn the basics of smocking from award winning cosplayer, Casey Renee Cosplay.

Learn how to do dragonscale, lattice and honeycomb smocking in this class! You will get to learn these three smocking techniques plus take home stencils so that you can apply these techniques to future sewing projects.

Class Times/Dates:
Thursday 8/3 – 11am-1pm
Friday 8/4 – 1-3pm

Tambour Embroidery Basics

Have you ever wanted to learn an embroidery technique that is hundreds of years old?

In this class by embellishment master Casey Renee Cosplay you will learn the basics to Tambour/Luneville Embroidery. You will specifically learn the stitch to rule all stitches, the chain stitch, how to cast on, cast off, different methods of applying beads and more. This class comes with a kit including the Tambour hook, hoop, thread, beads, fabric and a design to practice on.

Class Times/Dates:
Friday 8/4 – 9-11am