Class Schedule

Claire Kennedy Design Class Schedule

This is the updated class schedule for Claire Kennedy classes for both Bernina of OKC and Helen Enox Fabrics.  Please check back as classes dates and times are scheduled.  Click for info on Curriculum ideas, Times of classes, Locations and Supplies and an Index for class schedules.

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Classes are designed to be instructive and nurture your creative side.  So come prepared to have fun and move your creativity skills to a higher level.  Basic sewing skills are required:  how to operate your machine, sew a seam, press,  basic familiarity with patterns.  If you have any questions about your skill level, contact me here.  I do a beginner class so let me know (click above link) if you want to have a beginning session. Classes are designed to be instructive and nurture your creative side.  So come prepared to have fun and move your creativity skills to a higher level.  Basic sewing skills are required:  how to operate your machine, sew a seam, press,  basic familiarity with patterns.  If you have any questions about your skill level, contact me here.  I do a beginner class so let me know (click above link) if you want to have a beginning session.

Class Schedule

Classes are designed to be instructive and nurture your creative side.  So come prepared to have fun and move your  creativity skills to a higher level.  Basic sewing skills are required:  how to operate your machine, sew a seam, press,  basic familiarity with patterns.  If you have any questions about your skill level, contact me here. I do a beginner class so let me know (click above link) if you want to have a beginning session.

Updated Class Schedule for 2015, New Year Schedule

Index for class schedules:

May Schedule
June Schedule
July Schedule
August Schedule
You may select from the class title, or choose your own curriculum – you get to choose what you want to learn.  Click here for suggestions, but if you need special help or ideas, please contact Claire here.


Bernina of OKC – Sewing with Knits –  May 18th & 19th, 10am to 4pm
Sewing with knits is so easy and they are so comfy to wear. Have you heard this and wondered why your knits don’t end up as wonderful as they do in the stores.  There are some basic rule and regs to sewing with knits, as well as picking out the right knits, and once you know them, sewing with knits REALLY is easy!  May 18th & 19th – $120.  Get info sheet here.  $120


 

Bernina of OKC – Basic Fitting –  January 21st & 22nd, 10am to 4pm
Do you quilt because you can’t be fit?  Do you think your body is one of those shapes that no matter what you will never be comfortable in well-fitted clothes?  In this class Claire Kennedy (who has fit all shapes, sizes and styles for 40 years for her clients in Oklahoma City), will take you through basic fitting.  This class will include how to style your clothes correctly, how to measure yourself, what size pattern to choose, basic easy alterations to patterns to make your garments shape on your body and be more comfortable to wear. There is nothing like a well-fitted garment (and that is not something in Lycra two sizes too small for you!)  June 8th & 9th $120.  Get info sheet here: Call  (405)840-8911 Bernina of OKC to sign up, 6817 N. May,  or contact me here for more information.   $120

Helen Enox Fabrics – June13th & 20th, 10am to 4pm
Deadline to sign up – 5/30/2015*

These are Saturday classes and are general curriculum for whatever project you want to bring or learn.  Curriculum ideas: Pants Pattern, Beginning Sewing, Mannequin, Sewing With Knits/Stretch Fabrics, Tailoring, French Quilted Jacket.  If you are not sure what you would like to do, contact me me here for more information or check out the Curriculum Ideas here.  Helen Enox Fabrics is located at 1332 SW 59th St, Oklahoma City, OK  Sign up here.  $120


Bernina of OKC – Sleeve Head-  July 23rd, 10am to 4pm
The final touch of professional garments is the set-in sleeve.  Done correctly, not only will it set your garment apart from that loving hands from home look but also make a much more comfortable garment to wear.  A well set-in-sleeve should not be puckered but should stand up and “puff” a little at the top of the sleeve head.  In this class you will learn WHY you need to have ease and all that fabric in the sleeve head, WHERE to put the majority of the ease as well as how to put in a sleeve head and what types of sleeve heads are best for what types of garments. You will also learn how to draft a sleeve to fit an armhole.  Get info sheet here.  Call  (405)840-8911 Bernina of OKC to sign up, 6817 N. May,  or contact me here for more information.   $60

Helen Enox Fabrics – July 11th & 18th, 10am to 4pm
Deadline to sign up – 6/27/2015*

These are Saturday classes and are general curriculum for whatever project you want to bring or learn.  Curriculum ideas: Pants Pattern, Beginning Sewing, Mannequin, Sewing With Knits/Stretch Fabrics, Tailoring, French Quilted Jacket.  If you are not sure what you would like to do, contact me me here for more information or check out the Curriculum Ideas here.  Helen Enox Fabrics is located at 1332 SW 59th St, Oklahoma City, OK  Sign up here.  $120


Bernina of OKC – Mannequin –  August 3rd & 4th, 10am to 4pm
This is one of the most popular classes Claire Kennedy teachers.  At the end of class you will have a mannequin that is fitted to you that will be your body double so that you can fit on the mannequin which is much easier than trying to twist around and fit yourself.  After your sewing machine and iron, the mannequin is the next most useful tool you can have in your sewing space.  August 3rd & 4th $120. Get info sheet here.   Call  (405)840-8911 Bernina of OKC to sign up, 6817 N. May,  or contact me here for more information.   $120

Helen Enox Fabrics – August 8th & 15th, 10am to 4pm
Deadline to sign up – 7/25/2015*

These are Saturday classes and are general curriculum for whatever project you want to bring or learn.  Curriculum ideas: Pants Pattern, Beginning Sewing, Mannequin, Sewing With Knits/Stretch Fabrics, Tailoring, French Quilted Jacket.  If you are not sure what you would like to do, contact me me here for more information or check out the Curriculum Ideas here.  Helen Enox Fabrics is located at 1332 SW 59th St, Oklahoma City, OK  Sign up here.  $120

 


 

Curriculum

IF you’re not sure what you want to learn, contact me and I can develop a curriculum for you…or choose from some curriculum ideas here. Some suggestions are:

  • mannequin,
  • pants pattern,
  • formal gown,
  • Little Black Dress
  • Your own project
  • Special style or needs
  • Specially designed curriculum
  • Chanel Jacket (including fitting of muslin, quilting, assembly & trim detail) Note if you are interested in signing up for Chanel Jacket, please sign up for 3 sessions as this is the time required to make the jacket.

 

Location

Weekday Classes are held at Bernina of Oklahoma City, 6817 North May Avenue  Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Call (405)840-8911 Saturday Classes are held at Helen Enox Fabrics, 1332 Southwest 59th, Oklahoma City. Please click on the link next to each class to sign up for classes @ Helen Enox.

 

Time

Classes at Bernina start at 10am to 4pm.  Classes @ Helen Enox are on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.   Please contact me for information or questions about the class.

Private Classes

Although you will be able to take the class subject as you like, you can also have a class study topic of your choice. You can email me here, and I will help you set up a private curriculum for your needs.

 

Supplies You’ll Need for Class

Some of the usual supplies you will need for class:

      • Sewing machine (if the classes are held at Bernina, you can call the store to make arrangements for working with a special machine)
      • Scissors, pattern, fabric (although you can purchase fabric & pattern at Enox if you need)
      • Sewing accessories you like by the machine, awl, seam remover, nippers, needles, all that equipment that you like to have by your machine.

For other equipment that you might need for your particular curriculum, contact me.

* Please note, new deadlines for signing up at classes at Helen Enox Fabrics.  If classes are not made 2 weeks before, they will be canceled, and full tuition will be refunded.  If students do not cancel two weeks before, no money will be refunded.  Thanks for your understanding.