Minneapolis, MN

Home Decor Mini Retreat
Teacher: Pam Damour
 
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
 
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
 
DoubleTree Bloomington Minneapolis South
 
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $399.00
Materials Fee: $100.00
Tuesday 9:00am – Wednesday 5:15pm   Join our resident home dec diva, Pam Damour, in this productive, creative, practical and fun mini-retreat for home décor techniques. The first day will be dedicated to creating a perfect pillow – and what that really means is up to you! You’ll explore techniques for embellishment, construction and finishing, then determine which you’d like to incorporate into your own project. Day two begins with fabric selection, and a fun day of hammers, cutting, stitching and, finally, sitting with your feet up! 

Pam’s a machine expert, and will help you learn how to get the most from your own machine. She’ll have you successfully using accessory feet to help you execute your projects quickly, accurately and more easily, all along the way. Here’s what you’ll be doing:

10 Steps to a Perfect Pillow
Tuesday 9am-4:30pm
Pam’s expertise in home décor and machine sewing techniques come together in this day-long workshop, where you’ll quickly discover the difference between a $25 pillow and a $250 pillow. (Hint: it’s all in the embellishments and finishing touches). Learn to use an assortment of machine accessory feet to create coveted home décor finishes and embellishments easily and professionally. Execute all the best classic pillow details, including ruching, welting, single welting, pleated trim, miters, zippers and more. Leave with your gorgeous pillow and a brain full of ideas for many, many more. 

 



A Tuffet for Your Tootsies
Wednesday 9am-4:30pm

Upholstery 101 has never been more fun! Join Pam in a full day of upholstery how-tos while you create your own upholstered footstool. After you learn to build a foundation piece, Pam will demo basics such adding foam, batting, lined gusseted skirt and welting as you move through the process. The professional-looking finishing touches will make your project one you’ll use and cherish for years to come. Choice of decorator fabrics and all other materials needed to construct your footstool are provided.



Itinerary:
Tuesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-4:30pm; Optional Open Sew 6-8pm
Wednesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-4:30pm; "Graduation" 4:45pm
(Note: Only Tuesday time is listed on ticket, but your registration is valid for both Tuesday & Wednesday.)

As a part of your Boutique experience, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • "Graduation" and light refreshments on Wednesday 
  • VIP General Admission 3-Day Pass to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
  • Treats, surprises and things you’ll really use
  • And more sewing fun than you can imagine!


In the Pfaff Studio sponsored by Just Sew Studio
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Just for Fun, Home Décor, Sewing Fundamentals
  • Supply List:

    SHARP scissors, paper scissors, small scissors or snips, straight pins, pencil, marking instrument (pen, pencil or chalk), seam ripper, Elmer's glue, staple gun, staple puller or flat screwdriver, hammer, L-square, yard stick, metal tape measure and cordless screw gun (if you have one).


    Itinerary:

    Tuesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-4:30pm; Optional Open Sew 6-8pm

    Wednesday: Classroom opens at 8:30am. Class is in session 9am-4:30pm; "Graduation" 4:45pm

    (Note: Only Tuesday time is listed on ticket, but your registration is valid for both Tuesday & Wednesday.)

  • Completion Level: Complete tuffet (an actual upholstered footstool) in class.
           
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