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MADAM CHINO  |  1737A N. Palmer Street Milwaukee WI 53212 USA  | Fri-Sun 12pm-5pm  |  414-303-1981  |   madamchino@yahoo.com

MADAM CHINO CLASSES!

One of the greatest goals of Madam Chino is to bring sustainability full circle by providing sewing classes to the public in order that people can feel empowered by expressive use of clothing, and become more self-sufficient in a world where so much of what we own is ready-made.  People who can fix their own clothes make those clothes last longer and prevent purchasing new, likely fast fashion usually created by underpaid child laborers.   

 

MADAM CHINO is now offering the Milwaukee, WI public affordable sewing classes on a monthly basis!  

Classes // 
-First and third Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30pm 

-Cost $25 per person and last 3 hours, but we understand if you need to leave a little early

-Open to all ages!
-Machines and fabrics provided, unless otherwise stated, but feel free to bring your own to learn on.
-Finish a project in each session. 
-Small class sizes with only 5 seats available at a time.
-Sign Up via madamchino.com and pay ahead via SHOP < CLASSES by adding your class to the cart and checking out!  You will be emailed a confirmation. Paypal or Day of via Cash, Check or Credit Card.

-Because classes are reserved and limited, your missed unpaid attendance means a loss of attendence for another individual. unpaid     missed attendance will result in an invoice for the amount of the class and no future classes until amount has been paid. paid missed classes are not refundable for these same reasons.  Thank you in advance for your understanding. 
 

 

 

DATES: 

NO-SWEAT SEWING // Sewing 101!  

Date: Tuesday March 7th

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm 

Beginning sewing for more than just beginners!  Learn important sewing vocabulary, and the tips and tricks for efficient snipping and stitching. Create and reverse narrow strips without a hanger! Get even pleats without doing math! Get to know your household machine; use the many available machine feet to create various edgings, use it to sew on buttons and buttonholes, zippers, and to do professional looking hemming with ease. Create samples in addition to a lined satchel that applies these skills to take home.
Instructor: Vanessa Andrew

Cost: $25

 

 

 

PATTERN-MAKING vs DRAPING // Pattern Making Fundamentals
Date: Tuesday March 21st
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Learn the basics of pattern making to create form-fitting patterns based on your own measurements! Apply anthropometrics to draft flat patterns that use simple graphing in addition to special darting techniques to bring 2-D into 3-D. Create a block pattern for future use and appropriation, and test it out in a stretch knit garment. Use draping techniques on a dress form to add-on to your item. Bring your favorite garments to study, and swipe patterns from in order to recreate them!
Instructor: Vanessa Andrew

Cost: $25

 

 


FITTING YOUR BRITCHES // Crotch Science, Pants Fitting and Construction

Date: Tuesday April 4th

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Want a pair of designer jeans? Than YOU be the engineer! Learn how pants are patterned, pattern a pair for your own body, and explore techniques to change your unfit flannels into gorgeous gauchos, funny flairs into streamline seams, high risers into low-riders or vice versa.  Bring a pair of pants that don't fit you (and extra fabric if they are too small, and one pair that you love or that fit great on you.  Wear some leggings so you can try them on easily!  

Instructor: Vanessa Andrew

Cost: $25

 

 

 

 

T-SHIRT RECLAMATION // Reconstructing T-shirts, Using all the scraps!

Date: Tuesday April 18th

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Rescue old boxy t-shirts from conformity. Learn patterns and draping, cutting and pinning techniques, the use of origami in fashion, and visual design elements for transforming all of your old tees into fitted and flattering articles. Take home tutorials and one ready-to-sew garment.  Bring a few old T-shirts, Madam Chino will provide plenty of examples, inspiration, and scraps to add or take with.

Instructor: Vanessa Andrew

Cost: $25 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPROV QUILTING // Krazy Quilts with Zero Waste

Date: Tuesday May 2nd

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Waste nothing, including labor planning your quilt top with this amazing patchwork technique that will surprise and relax.  Also known as "Krazy Quilts" these improvisational patchworks leave little to no waste because they conform to the existing shapes of your scraps!  Learn the basics, explore techniques in straight and curved patches, get inspired!  Learn finishing techniques to take with you.  Bring scraps to use and share, although plenty will be provided.  Leave with a small quilt top!     

Instructor: Vanessa Andrew

Cost: $25 

 

 

 

 

DIY SCREEN PRINTING at HOME // Overview of Multiple Screen Printing Techniques

Date: Tuesday May 16th

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

One day workshop. Learn the best tools and techniques for in-home screen-printing. Through demonstrations explore stretching screens, image prep, drawing and photo emulsion, exposing screens and the printing process. Supplies: all provided.  Leave with a booklet and printed sample.  

Instructor: Vanessa Andrew

Cost: $25 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FASTEN FASTER // Fastening Techniques in Garment Construction

Date: Tuesday June 6th

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Fascinate yourself with the many ways in which fabrics are bound together to create original art.  Create an abstract sample work displaying playful panaceas with zippers, buttons, bows, ribbons, snaps, grommets, sewing, appliqué, embroidery floss, ties, piping, thread drawings. Take home tutorials, fastener sample packs, and progress works.  Fabric supplied but bring your own if you prefer.  Fastener sample pack supplied with the class.  Purchase extras with 25% off supplies for students.  

Instructor: Vanessa Andrew

Cost: $25 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTERATIONS and REPAIRS // Open Workshop 

Date: Tuesday June 20th

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Get the most out of your garments by fitting and repairing them yourself!   Explore a variety of supplies that can help you along the way.  Apply knowledge about sewing machine feet, and the best needles and threads for the job.  Use problem solving for each unique issue!  Bring in your individual alterations and repairs, consult and do it yourself with help!

Instructor: Vanessa Andrew

Cost: $25