FUTURE FASHION DESIGNERS ACADEMY - Fashion classes for kids (and adults!)
Learning to Sew      

The foundation of being a fashion designer.
Learn to sew in our easy to understand classes.    
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Sewing 101 (class size limited) Kids and Adults
 $145  (includes all materials, no books or materials to purchase,) - 5 sessions
Home Scholar and Mom & Me specials, scroll to bottom for info
Please register early, we need a minimum of 3 students to hold the class. Class gets cancelled or pushed if 3 are not signed up 24 hours before. :-(
If you are new to our academy, please see our new student registration page, register as a new student and give us your name, childs age and phone number.
101 is our foundation class.  Exploring the basics of sewing while learning to make a simple skirt and simple accessories. 
Learn the skills you will need if want to sew simple drapes and pillows too.
We will learn to use a basic sewing machine, how to thread it, how to use patterns,
correct layout, marking and cutting and  the importance of fabric grainlines for garment and home decor success. 
Each week we will focus on a new technique like seam allowances, elastic casings, pressing and hems. 
We have sewing machines to use in class and your welcome to bring your own as long as it is in good working order.
If you are a new student to FFD, Please go to the registration/contact page and give us information about yourself!
*4:15/30 afterschool, get here when you can!
           Winter Schedule  
Monday afterschool 4:15/30*-6:00 (kids) Jan 12-Feb 9
Monday evenings 6:00-7:50(teens & adults, mom & me) Jan 12-Feb 9
Tuesday afternoon 12:30-2:15 (all ages) Jan 13-Feb 10

Sewing 101
5 week course
Price: $145.00
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new student registration
one-time fee
Price: $20.00
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Mom & Me, ages 8-14
Mom & me discount, 25% both
Price: $225.00
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Mom and Me special, only pay for 1 new-student registration, when signing up for 5 session class.

Beginners Introduction to Sewing (kids & adults!)
1 session (2 hours), all materials included, $35 (no one-time registration fee)
Please register early, we need a minimum of 3 students to hold the class. Class gets cancelled if 3 are not signed up 24 hours before. :-(
Learn the basics of the sewing machine, how to thread and operate it properly and some basics on how to get started in a fun, creative hobby and useful skill.
Special 2 hour class. A great way to see if you'd like to learn more!  Fun class to take with your kids! (ages 8 & up)
If you are a new student to FFD, Please go to the registration/contact page and give us information about yourself!
If you have a gift certificate or voucher please call the studio to register for your desired date. 704 799-3553
 Mon, Dec 8,  6:00-8:00
Sat, Jan 10, 2:00 - 4:00
Sat, Jan 17, 11:00 - 1:00
intro classes limited in Dec due to holiday classes.
Beginning Sewing
2 hour session
Price: $35.00
intro to sewing:
Beginning Sewing
Mom and Me, ages 8-14
Price: $55.00
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SEWING 102 & Intermediate   $140 - 5 sessions,
Ready to learn more? We will be making a new skirt style that has a few more details, designed to learn more techniques.
We will be learning about darts, facings, buttonholes, zippers and more on the machine.
Our adult students will be working from a commercial pattern and will need to bring in their own fabric to the second class.
Our kids class will be designing a patchwork skirt in 102 and a custom project for 103 students.
You can take this class multiple times, we will be working on different projects, depending on what you would like to learn.
If you are a new student to FFD, Please go to the registration/contact page and give us information about yourself!
 Winter sessions
Tuesday afterschool        4:15/4:30 - 6:00 (kids)  January 13th - Feb 10th
Tuesday evenings            6:05 - 7:50 (teens & adults) ongoing  (join on any Tue eve for 5 consecutive Tuesdays)
Wednesday mornings         10:00 - 11:45  (adults)   ongoing(join on any Wed for 5 consecutive Wed's)
NEWThursday afternoons   12:30 - 2:15(all ages)  Oct 23 - Nov 20,  NEXT session- January 8th  12:30 - 2:15

sewing 102/ intermediate
5 sessions
Price: $140.00
Intermediate sewing:
Technique Wednesdays  $28 per class (please register early to avoid us cancelling a class!)
 Each Wednesday we will offer a different technique in sewing to help you develop your sewing skills.
We will be working on muslin so no need to bring anything.  All materials included!
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30, some classes may go a little later

Our classes include:
How to Read those dang Patterns! 
All about ZIPPERS,
All about RUFFLEs,
ALL about FABRICS, learning to sew on different kinds of fabrics
Piping and Bias Edging, makes beautiful finishes
Princess seams & Darts
Waist and Neck Facings, 
SLEEVES, how to set,

*New Re-Fashion Design, (upcycling)
1 session, trims & etc included  (some sewing skills required)
THE REASON TO KNOW HOW TO SEW! Think of all the cool things you can create or recreate.
Make your t-shirts, shorts, skirts and all truly unique. Make them into wearable art pieces.
We will show you ideas to turn your boring pieces into fun wearable art.
Bring in a few pieces you think need an upcycle and we'll show you how to give it a new identity!
Who know's maybe you'll turn it into a business!
some basic sewing skills required
Thursday 5:30- 8:00 (teens & adults)   Oct 2nd
Re-Fashion Design
1 session
Price: $40.00
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Fashion Accessories, 3 sessions ,$85 materials included!
You've taken sewing 101 or know basic sewing. We will be making fashion accessories like headbands, scrunchies,
tote bags/purses, sunglass holders, bows, waterbottle holders, ruffle scarves and hats even critter hats!
And if you have any ideas just let us know.
You can take this class again and again, always working on different projects.
Make beautiful hats, scarves, totes...
Monday afterschool   4:30 - 6:00 (all ages)  
Fashion Accessories
3 sessions
Price: $85.00
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DESIGNER PILLOWS!  1 session $28
Want a fun sewing project?  Revamp your décor by making your own custom designer pillows!
Bring in a favorite fabric and we'll help you create your own custom pillow.
For the kids class we have cute custom designs like butterfly pillows, bow pillows, character pillows.
Join us!
Monday, Oct 6  6:00-7:45/8
kids class is Tuesday Oct 7, 4:15-6:00
Designer Pillows
Pillow class
Price: $28.00
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1 session, $28 (all materials included)
Our most requested private tutoring, Seems they are daunting and you need help!
We will look inside those mixed up instruction pages and learn to read between the lines and understand the illustrations. Once you learn their system it all becomes easier!
We'll do pattern layouts on pattern paper, learn how to use grainlines- the foundation of garment success, how to pin and cut and then how to map it all out.
                      Wed evening     6:05-8:00  (all ages) 
Reading a Pattern
1 session
Price: $28.00
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1 session,  $28,   basic sewing skills required
Save money, do your own alterations!  If you have some sewing skills use them to update and fit your clothes to fit you perfectly!
Learn some simple alterations techniques like hemming, tapering, replacing zippers, and letting out.
Bring in a few garments of your own for you to learn on or use some of our samples.
              Wed evening    (teens & adults)    Now in the Wed Techniques class,  Oct 8, 6-8pm
1 session
Price: $28.00
Memory Quilt,4 sessions,$100, quilt materials not included
Recycle your favorite t-shirts and other special pieces that you just can't part with! Put them into a special quilt that you make.
Something special you will always have with you. basic sewing skills required.
Baby clothes, loved ones, your school old clothes, soveigner shirts, team shirts.....
You'll need to bring in your garment pieces to the first class to get started and later your choice of quiltcontrast and backing. plus quilt batting if you wish.
 (all ages) let us know your interest!
Memory Quilt
4 sessions
Price: $100.00
* A one-time new student registration fee applies  ** See Registration Tab for details & specials discounts.
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