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Made In the Shade - Umbrella Class

Dig out that cherished piece of fabric you've been saving for years and show it off in Parasol form!

Instructor Joan Dunton will guide you through the steps to make the Umbrella over the course of two days, come rain or shine! Students must be comfortable with both machine and hand sewing to complete the umbrella. 

Day 1 - bring your sewing machine or serger to construct the umbrella
Day 2 - hand work to assemble umbrella fabric to frame.

Each student will be provided with the waterproofing Never Wet Spray for their first coat only. If you would like to coat your umbrella more, you are welcome to purchase your own spray bottle after class.

Extra frames will be available for purchase after class.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Attendees must be comfortable with Machine and Hand Sewing.
Materials Included: 1 Umbrella Frame, Pattern, and one coat of Water-Proofing Spray included in class fee.
Requirements: - Sewing Machine in good working order, with Straight Stitch & ZigZag compatibility - Power Cord & Foot Control - 80/12 Universal Machine Needles - 2.5 yards of non-directional fabric. Batiks work well since they do not have two different sides. If you are an advanced sewist who is up for a challenge to use directional fabric - get 3 yards. - Isacord 40wt Polyester thread to match your fabric. (No cotton Threads) - Scissors - Scotch Tape - E600 Glue (available at Bobbin & Bolt) - Small Rotary Mat and Rotary Cutter - Bohin Hand Needles - Thimble (optional) - 3" Piece of velcro (optional) - Wonder Clips - Curved Safety Pins - Never Wet Fabric Spray by Rustoleum. In class, everyone will get to spray the first coat on their umbrella. Three coats are recommended, but you will need to let them dry inbetween.
Instructor: Joan Dunton
Price Includes 1 Umbrella Frame, Pattern, and Use of Water-Proofing Spray.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.