When I lived in Boston I went to a sewing class every Monday night at Laura’s Sewing School. There were never any particular projects going on. Laura is a super talented sewer and so each person would bring whatever they were working on and Laura would help you with all the parts you needed help/advice/direction :). These were small classes with only about 4 women. This dedicated time to sewing every week was so satisfying. It meant you actually got some sewing done each week and also had the chance to spend time with other women.
I have looked high and low for a similar thing here in LA and I can’t find anything. Most places offer classes for particular projects. But I’m not like that. I don’t want to go sew an “apron”. I want to work on whatever my mind feels like working on. (Laura…. I think there’s a market for you here, move PLEASE!).
So, I’ve started thinking I want to start my own sewing group. We have a large dining room with a huge table (which we don’t use) that we could sew on. I’m looking to find 3-4 other girls that are interested in meeting weekly to sew for 3 hours. I’m not really sure how to go about doing that. I have some friends here that that say they are interested in sewing but most are really busy and I want to find some girls that would be committed to a weekly get-together.
How do I find these other women? First of all, if you’re reading this and you live in the Los Angeles area and would be interested, please contact me. Otherwise, I’m thinking about maybe reaching out to the Los Angeles Modern Quilt guild (but I haven’t gone to any meetings yet, doh!) or Meet-Up (although I’m afraid that will open it up too broadly). Any other suggestions?
I’m thinking: Monday nights, 7-10PM. My place in LA. Bring your own machine and any project you are working on. 3 hours of dedicated sewing time and good company.