Wednesday, January 06, 2010

winter classes at home ec

Happy New Year from Flirt and Home Ec!

We're so happy to see 2010! So many fantastic things to look forward to! There are many exciting projects on the horizon for this year including youth sewing camps, after school sewing programs, and quilting parties! Not to mention brand new spring/summer designs from Flirt Brooklyn! So keep your eyes on your email for exciting updates!

For the moment check out our spring class offerings below including, due to popular demand, a youth weekend sewing class!

New Build A Bag Sessions!
Youth and Adult Sessions Available!

It's a brand new year and time to pick up a brand new skill! Our extremely popular Build a Bag workshop will serve as a project driven Intro to Sewing Machine class that will have you leaving with your very own reversible cotton tote!


For kids we've added the Youth Build A Bag!
A modified version of our adult Build a Bag for those aspiring sewers age 8+. This 3-hour Saturday workshop is a perfect way to introduce the sewing machine to your blossoming fashion designer!

Sign Up Here!

Altered States: An Alterations Workshop
Four different Saturday sessions available 11:30am to 6pm:
January 16th
February 13th
March 13th
April 17th

This fantastic one-day alterations workshop created by superwoman Cal Patch and taught by Home Ec guru Patti Gilstrap will teach you the basic tailoring techniques you need to help you revamp the wardrobe you already have. It will also save you big bucks on simple jobs like hemming your jeans. Say bye-bye to your tailor!

Skirt Class II

To Sign Up For Altered States

Flirt Skirt Class
Learn to make your own Flirt Skirt

SkirtPic Are you looking for a more intermediate class now that you've taken our Build a Bag workshop? Or are you you a self-taught sewer who needs a little help with darts and zippers? Well this is the class for you! This one-day workshop will take you from soup to nuts making your own custom skirt from a commercial pattern. You'll learn to read the pattern, determine the correct sizing, set darts, and sew an invisible zipper. Supplies and some prior experience with a sewing machine are necessary.

To sign up for Skirt Class
Click Here

Cal Patch Is Back!!
The author of the patternmaking book
"Design it yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified"
is back to teach a number of classes at Home Ec!

Pattern Class
T-Shirt Patternmaking 101: $40
If you've always wanted to learn how to make your own patterns, here's your opportunity! In this 2.5 hour introductory workshop, you will learn to draft the pattern for a T-shirt that fits YOUR body!

Skirt Patternmaking Workshop: $50

This introductory lesson in basic flat pattern techniques will give you the basic skills to draft patterns to fit any body!

How To Sew A T-Shirt: $80
Has the thought of sewing knits always intimidated you? Do you think you needed a serger
to sew with stretch? Cal will show you that it's easier than you think to make your own
knit tops, including several options for finishing necklines.

93 5th Avenue
Brooklyn NY, 11217

Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday (12 - 8pm)
Sunday (12 - 7pm)

Or shop online anytime:
Flirt's Online Store

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