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Upcoming Workshops and Classes by Threads Contributing Editors

The contributing editors at Threads are some of the most experienced and skilled sewers around. If you’ve ever dreamed of learning from the masters, here are some opportunities to do so. Each contributing editor is leading classes or workshops in the new year. We’ve assembled a list of these events with details on time, place, and price, where available.

Louise Cutting

  • Weekend Retreats at Winter Park, Florida, $595. Each student will be fitted for a new, yet-to-be-released Cutting Line Designs pattern.
  1. April 24-26
  2. June 5-7
  3. August 7-9

quick to sew pants with louise cutting

You also can get the all-new video Quick to Sew Pants by Louise Cutting as a DVD or online workshop, and Sewing Essentials: The Versatile Jacket as an online class.

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Kenneth D. King

  • Mini Sit-and-Sew “Buddy Edition” classes, New York. Choose a two- or three-day session, limited to two people per session. With Kenneth’s Mini Sit-and-Sew “Buddy Edition” classes, you’ll have the opportunity to pair up with a sewing buddy, and work with Kenneth in his studio. The program is customized based on your needs. More information provided via email
  1. March 13-15
  2. March 20-22
  3. April 17-19
  4. April 24-26
  5. May 8-10
  6. May 15-17
  7. June 19-21
  8. June 26-28
  9. July 10-12
  10. July 24-26
  11. August 7-9
  12. September 18-20
  • Old- and New-School Tailoring. Based on his Smart Tailoring with Kenneth D. King video series, Kenneth will construct a coat in each school of tailoring while the class follows along, in Tacoma, Washington, April 8-12, $750.

Smart Sewing Order with Kenneth D. King

Kenneth’s Smart Sewing Order videos are available on DVD and as an online workshop. His latest video, Smart Tailoring with Kenneth D. King, will be available for preorders soon.

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Mary Ray

  • Choosing Fabric to Match the Design, Campbell, California, February 14, Class fee: $40 for PenWAG members; $45 for ASG members; $55 for guests. In this half-day workshop, Mary Ray will show you “how to conquer and manipulate a variety of fabrics to stretch their possibilities and learn when to “listen” to your fabric and let it do what it wants to do.”
  • A Jacket Made Especially for You, San Jose, California, February 15-16, Class fee: $150 PenWAG members, $170 ASG members, $190 non-members. In this two-day workshop, you will “learn the techniques needed to design and sew a jacket that’s grounded in classic style with the individuality of art to wear.” 

Design Your Own Wardrobe

Don’t miss Mary Ray’s latest video, Design Your Own Wardrobe.

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Susan Khalje

  • Couture Sewing School consists of six daylong sessions in which students can work on the couture garment of their choice.
  1. San Diego (Vista), California – February 16-21, $1,500
  2. Baltimore, Maryland – March 23-28, $1,250
  3. Baltimore – April 10-15, $1,250
  4. Baltimore – June 1-6, $1,250
  5. Houston (Katy), Texas – August 3-8 and August 10-15, $1,500
  6. Baltimore – September 11-16, $1,250
  7. Baltimore – October 5-10, $1,250
  • French Couture Jacket is a seven-day course, including a day trip to New York City to shop for the perfect fabric, lining, trims, and buttons.
  1. Baltimore – May 17-23, $1,800
  2. Baltimore – September 20-26, $1,800
  1. Tops and Skirts I – April 22-25, $1,000
  2. Dresses – April 26-30, $1,200
  3. Tops and Skirts II – May 2-5, $1,000
  4. Dresses – May 6-10, $1,200

susan khalje workshop

Susan Khalje has made available an online workshop that details how to make a cocktail dress.

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Have you attended any workshops led by Threads contributing editors? If so, which one(s)? Do you plan to attend any of the classes and workshops listed?


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  1. smockerlady | | #1

    Oh how I wish there could be a Threads road trip over to the U.K!!! Such a huge fan of Kenneth, Susan et al.

    Lucky people who are in the U.S.A and can learn from such Masters. Have fun everyone.

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