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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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