• Maker Workshop: Sewing Machines

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    Name: Maker Workshop: Sewing Machines
    Date: May 14, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Kids, teens and adults are invited to join us for a maker workshop with sewing machines. You can register for one session or all three (April 30, May 7, May 14). Please be aware that the library has a limited number of sewing machines. If you are bringing your own machine, please note it in your registration. 
    Today: Accessories and more!

    Kids, teens, and adults are invited to join us for a sewing maker workshop focused on modifying, accessorizing, and having fun with your clothes! Attendees can bring pants to turn into shorts, t-shirts to embellish, skirts to add pockets, and more. We’ll also have materials for making bags, hair decorations, and other accessories.

    Registration is required and space is limited, so if you are unable to attend please let the library know. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn basic sewing machine skills as well as choosing and completing a simple project. Learn how to thread a machine, control the treadle (foot control), and sew a straight line and curves.

    Attendees must have the required skills listed below:

    Ability to work independently and wait patiently for assistance when needed.

    Can safely use sewing implements with minimal supervision (needles and sharp scissors).

    Ability to thread a needle (needle threaders will be provided) and knot the end.

    Ability to safely use a sewing machine with limited supervision.

    Have sufficient motor control to use a foot pedal.


    Matheson Memorial Library
    Date/Time Information:
    Mondays, April 30, May 7, and May 14 at 4:30 PM
    Contact Information:
    Jennifer Wharton
    Free, registration required.  Please call 262-723-2678 or visit https://www.elkhorn.lib.wi.us/wordpress/calendar/ to register.
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