February 21, 2013
One of the most common upholstery projects that we get coming through our store is the box cushion. Box cushions are the perfect way to add some padding to benches, chests and stools to make them comfortable and cute to sit on. Our new class taught by upholstery pro, Becky Carter, will teach you how to make this versatile project.
In this two-session class, you will be learning how to sew “boxed” cushions for upholstery. Step by step, we will be cutting foam to fit, patterning the fabric, learning how to integrate piping or custom details, and sewing in a zipper. Learn how to make cushions of all shapes and sizes, including using the right materials for the job. Materials included, but you must bring your own machine! Basic machine sewing skills necessary.
This class begins on February 25th and is offered again beginning March 20th. Space is limited in these classes so sign up today in-store, online or over the phone.
February 14, 2013
Hello! My name is Annie Geranios and I love fashion and teaching! I started sewing on my own when I was 13 and always loved making my own clothes. I also have an obsession with vintage clothing and styles. After graduating high school at San Lorenzo High, I decided to go to West Valley College in Saratoga, to learn all that I could about fashion design and construction. After three years of college I started working at Hart’s Fabric and wanted to teach crafty individuals how to sew and make clothing.
For my first class I will be teaching Intro to Zippers, starting on Sunday February 17th from 12-3. So get ready to Sew and have fun!
February 14, 2013
Time to change out the worn-out fabric on that beloved antique? This four-week course with Becky Carter covers the fundamentals of upholstery, including what tools to use, stretching and stapling fabric, making and using piping, picking the right materials for the job, tufting, and sewing for upholstery. Leaving the class, you will feel confident to practice simple-to-moderate upholstery projects yourself at home. You will start out by practicing making a basic slip seat on the first day, and then spend the remaining classes working on your own simple re-upholstery project with the tutelage and close guidance of the instructor. Materials are included for the slip seat project (in the first session), but not for your personal re-upholstery piece. Class capacity is limited to 5.
Sign up today online, in-store or by phone. This class begins February 20th, and space is limited, so don’t delay!
February 13, 2013
We are so happy to welcome Becky Carter to our team of class instructors to teach some amazing home dec classes. We know that you’ll love her as much as we do, and that you’ll come away from her classes with some amazing new home decorating sewing skills.
Becky Carter has been a professional freelance furniture designer, woodworker, and upholsterer for eight years, working with and teaching her skills in New York City and the Bay Area. With a degree in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design, and over four years teaching experience, she is bringing her expertise and love for instruction to Harts. When she isn’t in the woodshop or upholstery studio, she is often practicing yoga, running through the redwoods, or singing too loud and out of key in her car.
Don’t miss out on Becky’s upcoming Box Cushion class and 4-part Intro to Upholstery series. Whether you’re currently working on re-decorating your home are looking to build skills for future plans, these classes can’t be missed!