Sewing Lessons with ME+U

Sewing Lessons with ME+U

ME+U Sewing strives to engage your creativity through our fun and modern approach. We’ll guide you step-by-step through easy to intermediate projects that teach you the skills, vocabulary, and techniques needed to complete projects and care for a sewing machine.

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Here’s a little bit about your instructors and the sessions we offer exclusively at the Art Explorium.  We look forward to sewing up some fun with you!

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*Class registration will close every Monday for that week’s scheduled lessons*

ME+U Stitchkeeper Bios

Beginner Sessions

Kids DIY Series (Ages 8-14): Hey Kids!  Ready to learn how to sew? Start here. This comprehensive, 3-class course will take you from threading a machine to winding a bobbin, sewing straight lines, and decorating with fancy quilting stitches. Your instructor will walk you step by step through instructions as we familiarize you with basic skills, vocabulary and machine knowledge.  You’ll get to take home one great project every class.  No prior sewing experience is needed and we have a machine for everyone. If you have a personal machine that you’d like to learn on, please sign up for a private lesson with one of our instructors.  This course will meet at the same time each week for 3 weeks.  This course is appropriate for ages 8-14 and cost $180 (tax + materials included). REGISTER NOW

Kids DIY : Part 2 Series (Ages 8-14): Hey Kids!  Now that you’ve learned some basic skills, vocabulary and machine knowledge in your Part 1 Series, join us for this great, 3-class followup course.  We’ll teach you how to appliqué and understand some basic patterns as you finish one project a class.  Some prior sewing experience is required (KIDS DIY or instructor’s approval) and we have a machine for everyone.  This course will meet at the same time each week for 3 weeks.  This course is appropriate for ages 8-14 and cost $190 (tax + materials included). REGISTER NOW

 

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Summer Membership Studio Hours (Ages 8+): Your wish is our command so you can expect lots of “More Time + More Sewing”!!!  Follow up on your beginner series with our fun new Membership Packages that allow you to pick your favorite project from our ME+U Library (at least 4 new projects added each week ranging from EASY to HARD). Work at your own pace with your fabric allotment, our unlimited notions and our unlimited fabric scraps.  You’re welcome to bring your own fabric from home too to add to the fun.  And best of all, join us anytime that’s most convenient for you during our extended hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday + Friday from 2:00pm – 7:00pm.  Limited spaces are available and a wait list will be created once spaces fill up.  Students must have at least the Part 1 Beginner Series completed to participate and must be able to help him/herself to our bathroom and snack area on the lanai.  More info at: www.byuakea.com/memberships

  • WEEK 1 PROJECTS: Boxy Pouch (easy), Simple skirt (easy), Doggy Leash + Snack Bag (medium), Pocketed Knit Dress (medium-hard)
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  • WEEK 2 PROJECTS: Ice Cream/Popcicle Phone Case (easy), Appliquéd tote bag (easy), Pusheen Plushie (medium-hard), Peplum Swim Tankini (hard)
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  • WEEK 3 PROJECTS: Stuffed Dachshund (easy), Sun Hat (medium), Spaghetti Strap Dress (medium), Pompom shorts (hard)
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  • See byuakea.com/memberships for more info on the remaining weeks’ projects

Adult Beginner Series Part 1 (Ages 15+): Begin your sewing journey with this comprehensive, 2-class course that will take you through various skills and techniques like threading a machine, attaching a zipper, changing out your needle, and using stretch stitches. Uakea will walk you step-by-step through beginner tutorials as we familiarize you with basic skills, vocabulary and machine knowledge.  You’ll gain confidence and be amazed at what you can accomplish as we complete 3 fun projects.  No prior sewing experience is needed and we have a machine for everyone.  Please register for a private lesson if you are hoping to learn on your own machine.  This quarterly course will meet at the same time each week for 2 weeks.  You’ll need to bring 3 old 100% cotton t-shirts to repurpose in our 2nd week.  Otherwise, all supplies and materials will be provided.  This course is appropriate for ages 15+.  Please see registration page of upcoming class times and cost.  ** If we aren’t able to fill this course with 2 or more registrations, we will shorten this course to be 2 hours long for each class instead of 2.5 hours long. ** REGISTER NOW

Adult Beginner Series Part 2 (Ages 15+): After completing PART 1 of the Adult Beginner Series course, join us for another fun 2-class follow up course here.  Uakea will walk you step-by-step through additional beginner tutorials.  Prior sewing experience is required (via the Adult Beginner Part 1 Series or other) and we have a machine for everyone.  Please register for a private lesson if you are hoping to learn on your own machine.  This course will meet at the same time each week for 2 weeks.  All supplies and materials will be provided.  This quarterly course is appropriate for ages 15+.   Please see registration page of upcoming class times and cost.  ** If we aren’t able to fill this course with 2 or more registrations, we will shorten this course to be 2 hours long for each class instead of 2.5 hours long. ** REGISTER NOW

One-on-one Private Lessons (Ages 6+):  If you’ve never touched a machine before and are excited to learn how to use one, this is the class for you. This Private Sewing Lesson allows you to get comfortable working on a sewing machine with your instructor’s full attention while making a great pouch to enjoy. We’ll teach you how to thread a machine and how to wind a bobbin too.  Students may repeat a private lesson session and choose from 2 other Beginner projects.  All materials will be provided and ages 6+ are welcome.  Cost is $100 (tax included) per session. REGISTER NOW

Two-on-one Private Lessons (Ages 6+):  Private lessons are a great opportunity to get individualized attention on any Beginner – Intermediate project of your choice.  Also, If you’ve been meaning to spend quality time with a friend or sister, bring that special person with you to this session!  You’ll work from the same tutorial or pattern on your own machines. We’ll start with the basic and move at your comfort level.  Materials will be provided, unless stated otherwise.  Ages 6+ are welcome; students age 6-8 must have one adult companion with them during class to be on standby when help is needed.  Cost is $122 (tax included) for individual registration or $170 (tax included) for 2 people per session. REGISTER NOW

Group Lessons (Ages 8+):  With so many great projects out there to try, here’s where we get to have some fun. We recommend that anyone without prior sewing experience start with a private lesson or beginner series.  Once you’ve got the basic sewing know-how + practice, you can join us for these 2.75 hour projects featured on our monthly calendar shown below.  Featured projects will often involve repurposing scrap materials into new projects.  We will have shared machines during this time.  Materials will be provided, unless stated otherwise.  Beginner and Intermediate students, age 8+ are welcome.  Please see registration page of projects and cost per session. Please email your instructor at byuakea@gmail.com  for more questions. REGISTER NOW

 

 

 

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Intermediate Sessions

(DIY 101 alumni or 12 hours of Group or Private Lessons completed)

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Intermediate Lessons (Ages 8+): Once you’ve got the basics down, you’ll want to do more and more.  So join us for more challenging projects and work on some new skills + tools.  We will provide instruction from an Intermediate tutorial during this 2.5+ hour lesson.  All materials will be provided, unless stated otherwise.  Ages 8+ are welcome.  Please email your instructor at byuakea@gmail.com for more details about each session’s tutorial or if you have another project in mind.  Please see registration page of class times and cost. REGISTER NOW

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Sewing with ME+U Open Studio: When all you need is a little more time on our studio equipment, drop in during Open Studio sessions.  Work independently as you share what you have and use what you need.  Instructors will be present but Open Studio is ideal for those who can set up their own machine and navigate through their own tutorial.  Available to all Intermediate Students who are be able to operate the equipment safely on their own.  We will be sharing machines during Open Studio.  Please email an instructor at byuakea@gmail.com if you wish to set up a Private Lesson during this time. REGISTER NOW

 

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