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.

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:

January Schedule
February Schedule
March Schedule

April 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 – Pants Pattern-  January 21st & 22nd, 10am to 4pm
A pants pattern is one of the most valuable patterns you can have.  After all it doesn’t take any time at all to whip up a pair of pants.  What takes all the time is fitting the dang things.  You want them comfortable, but at he same time you don’t want them baggy. Claire is a champion at fit.  Not only does she know what a good fit is, but she can fit you in a pants pattern and then teach you all the variations:  boot cut, yoga cut, slant side pocket, besom pocket, flap pocket, flap zip (the one that doesn’t add 4 extra layers of fabric), seam zipper, as well as the fitting methods that will look good on your body.  Fora supply list, click here.  Call  (405)840-8911 Bernina of OKC to sign up, 6817 N. May,  or contact me here for more information.   $120


Bernina of OKC – ActiveWear, February 9th and 10th, 10am to 4pm
This is one of the hot trends in fashion today.  Leggings that were once the purview of the ballet studio and tank tops that were only worn at the gym are now graduating into everyday wear, office wear and evening wear.  Top and tanks that were once the essential for the gym are seen in the office and out at night.  (Check this out for a great top idea Claire did for the holidays.)  This class covers the skills for assembly and detail finishes for winter activewear,  so you not only aren’t waiting for these styles to show up in the store, you’re not at the beck and call of what the retailer says you can own.  AND you get to fit yourself, not have some fast/cheap fashion retailer fit you.  For more ideas and information, check out Claire’s ActiveWear Pattern Pinterest Board with links to patterns and more information.  For supply list click here. Call  (405)840-8911 Bernina of OKC to sign up, 6817 N. May,  or contact me here for more information.   $120


June 2014

Bernina of OKC – Knits, March 10th and 11th, 10am to 4pm
Knits aren’t that hard, but there are some techniques (and equipment and notions) that make this a fool-proof way of fitting, sewing and enjoying knits.  They are versatile and once you have the hang of it, they are an absolute joy to sew with.  Check out some of my Pinterest Boards for some ideas on patterns: Knits & Stretch, Knit Pants, Activewear (consider some of these with nicer fabrics to make a very nice outfit).    Location: Bernina of OKC, 6817 N. May, Call (405)840-8911 to sign up or contact her here for more information.  For a supply list click here.  $120

Helen Enox Fabrics – March 14th & 21st, 10am to 4pm
Deadline to sign up 2/28/2015*

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


June 2014 Bernina of OKC – Mannequin, April 13th and 14th, 10am to 4pm After your machine and iron, the mannequin is the next most important tool in your sewing arsenal.  Without it, you are literally sewing in the dark; you really have no viable way to fit yourself without a sewing guru as your best friend to fit for you.  Here’s the other thing I notice about all my mannequin students:  They get it;  instantly after they’ve finished the mannequin (you will get a couple of hours at the final class to do this), they understand how to tissue fit, or fit a garment on their new mannequin.  I recommend the Uniquely You mannequin kit, and you should order at least 3 weeks in advance of class so that you can be sure to have it for class (they sometimes have to back order the kit).    Location: Bernina of OKC, 6817 N. May, Call (405)840-8911 to sign up or contact her here for more information.  For more information check out the mannequin curriculum page here.  $120

Helen Enox Fabrics – April 11 & 18, 10am to 4pm
Deadline to sign up – 3/28/2015*

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.