Join us this December for our handmade Christmas stocking workshop. You will be able to choose from a wide selection of inspiring fabrics. You can either hand or machine stitch your design together (we will demonstrate techniques for both). There will be a selection of festive embellishments to customize and decorate your stocking.
In this workshop you will learn:
- Basic sewing machine parts and functions
- How to wind a bobbin and thread the machine
- How to sew in a straight line and pivot around corners
- How to sew in reverse
- Applique techniques (by machine & hand)
Skill requirements: No previous sewing experience required.
Material requirements: The cost of the workshop includes everything you’ll need for your stocking.
Equipment requirements: Please note that we provide a sewing machine for you to use in the studio, but you are more than welcome to bring your machine from home. If you’d like to bring your home machine, please remember to bring the manual (and foot pedal/power cord) and arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Group size: We like to keep our workshops cozy and fun, so attendance is limited to 8 guests.
Parent + 1 child working together will be considered as one person for the family workshop on December 16th. Please email to inform us if you are coming with a child. Additional kids can be booked by email for an additional $25 (including materials).
Cost includes all materials and use of equipment.
Fun stocking facts:
A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or other small gifts when he arrives. These small items are often referred to as stocking stuffers or stocking fillers. In some Christmas stories, the contents of the Christmas stocking are the only toys the child receives at Christmas from Santa Claus; in other stories (and in tradition), some presents are also wrapped up in wrapping paper and placed under the Christmas tree. Tradition in Western culture threatens that a child who behaves badly during the year will receive only a piece or pile of coal. However, coal is rarely if ever left in a stocking, as it is considered cruel. Some people even put their socks by their bedposts so Santa Claus can fill it by the bed while they sleep.