A pinafore is like an apron but better.
It has two deep pockets so your iPhone doesn't fall out and doesn't have to mix with your keys. It wraps around to protect your clothes at the side as well as the front. Go ahead, dry your hands on it, or pick up the corners to hold things in — apples, laundry, toys. Pocket your hair band or a letter to mail so you don't need to remember. Wear it as a dress. You will look competent and artisanal without even trying.
We have NO idea how to sew, so we've invited Regan from A Bit Stitchy in Elmira to help us out! This is the perfect sewing course for you if you are a complete beginner wishing to have a thorough introduction to using a sewing machine, learn different sewing techniques, understand basic sewing patterns and learn basic cutting skills.
You will be taken through the very basics of setting up and threading a sewing machine to make a simple linen pinafore apron/dress. You can choose to use one of our machines (3 available for rent - additional $10) or, we prefer you bring your own if you’d like to learn to use it. Come and be part of a lovely small group with plenty of individual attention from the teacher, learn to sew, chat and make friends. The tea and biscuits are on us!
YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN SEWING MACHINE IF YOU ARE NOT RENTING ONE OF OURS (a $10 fee to rent)
YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN FABRIC IF YOU ARE NOT PURCHASING OURS ($40/project - white & tan available)
- you need 1.5 yards linen total
- as a cheaper alternative, you can purchase a rectangular linen (or linen blend) tablecloth (min 64" x 84") from Homesense or Home Decor stores
Other Supplies Required
Coordinating thread, scissors, straight pins, extra machine needles in case you break one!
Optional: rotary cutter, cutting mat and lined ruler of you have one
Make sure your sewing machine is in working order and you have a bobbin
You do not need to pre wash your fabrics
Time: 3 hours
Where: reFIND Studio - Elora Centre For The Arts - 75 Melville St. Elora - 2nd Floor through main gallery doors