Alterations and Repairs
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Alterations and Repairs

This is a beginner to moderate level course designed for anyone interested in altering, tailoring or repairing their own clothing. To get the most out of this class, it’s recommended that you have a basic understanding of the home sewing machine (sign up for the Intro to the Home Sewing Machine Class, if you need this background)

In this class we will walk though some of the most common clothing alterations and learn the skills to modify or repair your own clothing. These skills can help you adjust or repair the clothing you already own, and provide you with the freedom to better shop vintage, thrift or second hand. At the end of this course you will compile all of your repair examples into a take-home book to use as reference for future projects.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner and Apparel Design Educator, Lindsey Strange

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Intro to Sewing
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Sewing

This is a beginner level course designed for anyone curious in taking the first step in sewing. Do you like the idea of hemming your own dresses but don’t know what bobbin thread is? Do you own a sewing machine but have never threaded it?

In this class we will gingerly cover the very basics of sewing with a home sewing machine. We will learn about the commonly used components of the machine, its stitch functions and the beginning applications of sewing fabric. At the end of the class you will know how to set up your machine, dial in your settings and sew simple stitches.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Intro to: Creating Shape and Form
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to: Creating Shape and Form

Are you interested in starting the process of creating your own clothing patterns? In this class we will work through the fundamental techniques of pattern manipulation commonly used for creating shape and form in clothing. We will learn to read a paper pattern, then work with paper shapes to learn dart manipulation, how to add fullness and how to create seams, all to establish the core techniques in all flat patterning. This is a beginner class designed for those just starting their exploration in pattern making, or for those with a self-taught pattern making background interested in building a stronger foundation of technical skills. You will leave with the underlying techniques that are the base for flat pattern making and can be built upon over time. To get the most out of this class it is recommended that you have a confident understanding of clothing construction and have sewn a variety of garments.

Come as you are. All materials provided

This class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner and Apparel Design Educator, Lindsey Strange.

This class will be held July 7th from 12-5pm

Class $200 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Intro to: The Art of Pattern Drafting
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to: The Art of Pattern Drafting

In order to achieve a cohesive fit and save a lot of time in the patternmaking process, pattern developers start each new style from a standard set of blocks, also known as slopers. These blocks are the key to maintaining consistency in fit, even when there is a wide range in style and design, since each pattern is drafted from the same starting point. In this class we will draft the basic blocks/slopers for a bodice, skirt and sleeve that are the substructure of most flat pattern clothing design. We will learn how to measure the body, translate those measurements into the basic blocks for clothing design and drafting, and how to correctly true and mark patterns. These could be created for your own, personal use to make your own clothing or the foundation for a clothing collection or brand. You will leave with with a standard sloper set of bodice, skirt and sleeve that can be used as the foundation for any future flat patternmaking. To get the most out of this class it is recommended that you have an understanding of how to read and work with paper patterns.

Come as you are. All materials provided

This class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner and Apparel Design Educator, Lindsey Strange.

This class will be held July 14th from 10a-6p // Lunch provided

Class $500 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Intro to: Fit and Alterations
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to: Fit and Alterations

Fit and alterations are some of the biggest challenges in clothing design and pattern drafting, but once mastered can drastically affect the perceived quality of a garment. Fit can singularly make-or-break the love of a garment, whether that is for yourself or for your customer/client. This class is focused on how to identify issues and common pattern alterations needed to achieve the intended shape and feel of a garment. In this class we will work through common fit issues, how to identify the problem, and methods for correcting the problem in your patterns. You will leave with a much better awareness of quality in fit, the language to communicate those fit challenges and how to utilize your intuition and artistic eye to make notable improvements to your work. These skills can be applied to better drafting your own patterns, working with designers and clothing vendors, or making appropriate adjustments in order to custom tailor your store-bought patterns. To get the most out of this class it is recommended that you have an understanding of how to read and work with paper patterns.

Come as you are. All materials provided

This class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner and Apparel Design Educator, Lindsey Strange.

This class will be held July 21st from 10a-5p // Lunch provided

Class $350 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Intro to: Sizing and Grading
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to: Sizing and Grading

Once you’ve mastered your sample garment how do you scale your pattern into additional sizes? In this class you will learn the manual technique for how to proportionally and accurately grade a pattern to create a size run. We will walk through the process of sizing a pattern by learning the role of the X and Y axes, calculating measurements, proportionately adjusting details and truing and marking for the production process. You will leave with the technical understanding of how to scale your single sized patterns into additional sizes in order to create a production run that will properly fit a variety of people. To get the most out of this class it is necessary that you have an experienced level of how to read and work with paper patterns.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

This class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner and Apparel Design Educator, Lindsey Strange.

This class will be held July 28th from 10a-5p // Lunch provided

Class $400 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Seams, Hems and Finishes
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Seams, Hems and Finishes

This is a moderate level course designed for those who’d like to further their sewing skills. There are so many possibilities for making the inside of a garment just as beautiful as the outside, even when a serger is not available. In this class we will explore the many possibilities of finishing seams, hems and openings.  We’ll practice these techniques, as well as discuss the appropriate uses and applications for each method.. At the end of this course you will compile all of these examples into a take-home book to use as reference for future projects.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Hand Stitched Chukka Boot
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Hand Stitched Chukka Boot

This class is an introduction to shoemaking off of the last with lots of hand stitching and leather working skills thoroughly covered. You will be provided with a pattern for your shoe size and color preference (black or brown) and will cut and create your shoes start to finish, including sewing on the soles. At the end of this course you will have the understanding and skills for simple shoe construction, as well as a pair of Chukka Boots to keep.

This workshop is taught by Candace LaCosse, owner of Hemlocks Leatherworks.

All materials provided. Come as you are.

This workshop is a 2 day course taking place Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm each day. Select from available weekends.

Class $380 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Beginners guide to Vintage Shopping + Thrifting
Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Beginners guide to Vintage Shopping + Thrifting

Thrifting for clothing can be extremely rewarding and exciting, but also tricky and frankly, overwhelming. This class is geared toward anyone with an interest in thrifting and shopping for vintage. We will learn tips and tricks for thrifting, what to look for and stay away from, and how to make the best of your time and money in a thrift store. We’ll also discuss the benefits and impact thrifting has on the environment as well as the statistics of garment waste in the clothing industry. At the end of this course you will have created a journal, provided by us, with useful information on vintage shopping and thrifting.

This class is hosted by Dana and Mady, founders of Kollektiv, and Amanda, founder of Tandem Vintage, which are both Minneapolis-based vintage brands.

Kollektiv started out of our shared love and luck for thrifting and estate sales, and we wanted a way to share our finds with our city. We search for classic and timeless well-made goods. Every garment purchased second-hand means one less new one produced, which is important because regardless of material, the production of clothing is costly to the environment. Kollektiv is Scandinavian inspired and sourced with love.

Tandem Vintage started selling vintage by popping up around the Twin Cities. Her love and passion for shopping second-hand eventually grew into her full-time job. Her hand-picked vintage collection is feminine, colorful and, most importantly, ethical. Pieces represent all decades, but she focuses on finding well-made vintage garments with a modern feel. As a second-hand-only shopper, she believes in collecting pieces that you love that also have a fabulous story to tell.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

Class $60 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link below

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How to Sew the Marcell Tank
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

How to Sew the Marcell Tank

This is a moderate level course designed for anyone interested in learning the construction of this classic Winsome garment. To get the most out of this class, it’s recommended that you have a working understanding of the home sewing machine (sign up for the Intro to the Home Sewing Machine Class, if you need this background).

In this class we will walk step-by-step through the process of sewing the Marcell tank start to finish. Create a garment for yourself or someone else, you can select from sizes XS-XXXL in colors ivory or black. At the end of this course you will have the basic understanding of the anatomy of the Marcell tank, construction techniques to apply to other projects (seam finishes, binding, rolled hem),  and a garment of your own to keep.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Alterations and Repairs
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Alterations and Repairs

This is a beginner to moderate level course designed for anyone interested in altering, tailoring or repairing their own clothing. To get the most out of this class, it’s recommended that you have a basic understanding of the home sewing machine (sign up for the Intro to the Home Sewing Machine Class, if you need this background)

In this class we will walk though some of the most common clothing alterations and learn the skills to modify or repair your own clothing. These skills can help you adjust or repair the clothing you already own, and provide you with the freedom to better shop vintage, thrift or second hand. At the end of this course you will compile all of your repair examples into a take-home book to use as reference for future projects.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner and Apparel Design Educator, Lindsey Strange

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Intro to Sewing
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Sewing

This is a beginner level course designed for anyone curious in taking the first step in sewing. Do you like the idea of hemming your own dresses but don’t know what bobbin thread is? Do you own a sewing machine but have never threaded it?

In this class we will gingerly cover the very basics of sewing with a home sewing machine. We will learn about the commonly used components of the machine, its stitch functions and the beginning applications of sewing fabric. At the end of the class you will know how to set up your machine, dial in your settings and sew simple stitches.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Repurposing Fabric Scraps
Feb
5
5:30 PM17:30

Repurposing Fabric Scraps

This is a class for all, no experience necessary, all levels of experience welcome. Spend a casual, fun eventing in the Winsome studio learning how to repurpose textiles scraps to create new fabric. At the end of this course you will have the skills to make new items from used textiles around your home as well as a fabric scrap card holder to keep.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

This class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner

Class $60 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Seams, Hems and Finishes
Feb
3
12:00 PM12:00

Seams, Hems and Finishes

This is a moderate level course designed for those who’d like to further their sewing skills. There are so many possibilities for making the inside of a garment just as beautiful as the outside, even when a serger is not available. In this class we will explore the many possibilities of finishing seams, hems and openings.  We’ll practice these techniques, as well as discuss the appropriate uses and applications for each method.. At the end of this course you will compile all of these examples into a take-home book to use as reference for future projects.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Beginners guide to Vintage Shopping + Thrifting
Jan
29
5:30 PM17:30

Beginners guide to Vintage Shopping + Thrifting

Thrifting for clothing can be extremely rewarding and exciting, but also tricky and frankly, overwhelming. This class is geared toward anyone with an interest in thrifting and shopping for vintage. We will learn tips and tricks for thrifting, what to look for and stay away from, and how to make the best of your time and money in a thrift store. We’ll also discuss the benefits and impact thrifting has on the environment as well as the statistics of garment waste in the clothing industry. At the end of this course you will have created a journal, provided by us, with useful information on vintage shopping and thrifting.

This class is hosted by Dana and Mady, founders of Kollektiv, and Amanda, founder of Tandem Vintage, which are both Minneapolis-based vintage brands.

Kollektiv started out of our shared love and luck for thrifting and estate sales, and we wanted a way to share our finds with our city. We search for classic and timeless well-made goods. Every garment purchased second-hand means one less new one produced, which is important because regardless of material, the production of clothing is costly to the environment. Kollektiv is Scandinavian inspired and sourced with love.

Tandem Vintage started selling vintage by popping up around the Twin Cities. Her love and passion for shopping second-hand eventually grew into her full-time job. Her hand-picked vintage collection is feminine, colorful and, most importantly, ethical. Pieces represent all decades, but she focuses on finding well-made vintage garments with a modern feel. As a second-hand-only shopper, she believes in collecting pieces that you love that also have a fabulous story to tell.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

Class $60 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link below

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How to Sew the Marcell Tank
Jan
26
5:30 PM17:30

How to Sew the Marcell Tank

This is a moderate level course designed for anyone interested in learning the construction of this classic Winsome garment. To get the most out of this class, it’s recommended that you have a working understanding of the home sewing machine (sign up for the Intro to the Home Sewing Machine Class, if you need this background).

In this class we will walk step-by-step through the process of sewing the Marcell tank start to finish. Create a garment for yourself or someone else, you can select from sizes XS-XXXL in colors ivory or black. At the end of this course you will have the basic understanding of the anatomy of the Marcell tank, construction techniques to apply to other projects (seam finishes, binding, rolled hem),  and a garment of your own to keep.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Hand Stitched Chukka Boot
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Hand Stitched Chukka Boot

This class is an introduction to shoemaking off of the last with lots of hand stitching and leather working skills thoroughly covered. You will be provided with a pattern for your shoe size and color preference (black or brown) and will cut and create your shoes start to finish, including sewing on the soles. At the end of this course you will have the understanding and skills for simple shoe construction, as well as a pair of Chukka Boots to keep.

This workshop is taught by Candace LaCosse, owner of Hemlocks Leatherworks.

All materials provided. Come as you are.

This workshop is a 2 day course taking place Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm each day. Select from available weekends.

Class $380 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Intro to Sewing
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Sewing

This is a beginner level course designed for anyone curious in taking the first step in sewing. Do you like the idea of hemming your own dresses but don’t know what bobbin thread is? Do you own a sewing machine but have never threaded it?

In this class we will gingerly cover the very basics of sewing with a home sewing machine. We will learn about the commonly used components of the machine, its stitch functions and the beginning applications of sewing fabric. At the end of the class you will know how to set up your machine, dial in your settings and sew simple stitches.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Alterations and Repairs
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Alterations and Repairs

This is a beginner to moderate level course designed for anyone interested in altering, tailoring or repairing their own clothing. To get the most out of this class, it’s recommended that you have a basic understanding of the home sewing machine (sign up for the Intro to the Home Sewing Machine Class, if you need this background)

In this class we will walk though some of the most common clothing alterations and learn the skills to modify or repair your own clothing. These skills can help you adjust or repair the clothing you already own, and provide you with the freedom to better shop vintage, thrift or second hand. At the end of this course you will compile all of your repair examples into a take-home book to use as reference for future projects.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner and Apparel Design Educator, Lindsey Strange

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Repurposing Fabric Scraps
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Repurposing Fabric Scraps

This is a class for all, no experience necessary, all levels of experience welcome. Spend a casual, fun eventing in the Winsome studio learning how to repurpose textiles scraps to create new fabric. At the end of this course you will have the skills to make new items from used textiles around your home as well as a fabric scrap card holder to keep.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

This class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner

Class $60 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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How to Sew the Marcell Tank
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

How to Sew the Marcell Tank

This is a moderate level course designed for anyone interested in learning the construction of this classic Winsome garment. To get the most out of this class, it’s recommended that you have a working understanding of the home sewing machine (sign up for the Intro to the Home Sewing Machine Class, if you need this background).

In this class we will walk step-by-step through the process of sewing the Marcell tank start to finish. Create a garment for yourself or someone else, you can select from sizes XS-XXXL in colors ivory or black. At the end of this course you will have the basic understanding of the anatomy of the Marcell tank, construction techniques to apply to other projects (seam finishes, binding, rolled hem),  and a garment of your own to keep.

Come as you are. All materials provided.

The class is taught by Winsome Founder, Kathryn Sterner

Class $100 // pre-purchased tickets required // follow link bellow

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Gretchen Jones: Altruism by Design Workshop
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Gretchen Jones: Altruism by Design Workshop

In a series of intensive, day-long workshops, small-and large-scale entrepreneurs & creatives of all kinds will have the opportunity to get even more activated and engaged, collectively.   

This workshop is an explorational one, and the programming is quite literally in service of - helping us all to lean into a more expansive, honest and understanding mode of managing ourselves, our expectation and how we interact with the world. 

We'll learn:

  • Methods for embracing/unveiling what really matters to us—as humans AND creative professionals—as well as what hurts us/hinders us from moving more fully into our sweet spots.

  • Collectively, we will support each other in creating/exploring [new] pathways forward, in an effort to become stronger leaders for ourselves and those we work with.

  • Learn how to be more fulfilled creative professionals, who use their powers for the greater good AND we will get inspired to think and question our motives, as well as our modes of operating - creatively, professionally and personally..

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