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Sew Your Own: Scandinavian Work Shirt

Course Overview

It works! Sew your own Scandinavian work shirt, designed for comfort and for your favorite outdoor activities. Learn a lifelong skill while creating a shirt you will love to wear. Traditional shirts in the Scandinavian countries are great for layering and designed for outdoor life. Natural fiber striped fabrics of cotton, linen, and wool in many colors and textures can be used to make distinctive shirts. When made of traditional blue or red striped cotton, Scandinavians enjoy wearing these comfortable shirts to reflect their heritage. Sewing patterns and instructions are based on historical examples. Patterns are comprised of squares and rectangles. As you create your shirt, you will be guided step by step, adjusting your pattern, cutting, machine and hand sewing, and adding the finishing touches. Scandinavian work shirts are ideal for men, women, and children. The materials fee includes a reusable pattern and sewing supplies. After registration, the instructor will contact you to discuss fabric options, which cost an additional $25-$90, depending on personal preference.

Dates

Thu, Sep 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3¼ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $310.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Aug 15th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $25.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: plus fabric costs, which vary ($25-$90)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Fabric – approximately 3 yards of natural fiber fabric. Please email or call Carol Colburn (email address will be provided after registration) to discuss the type of fabric you wish to use. We will discuss your fabric needs, based on color and texture, pattern size and fabric width.
  • Sewing Machine - Please bring a sewing machine if is convenient to do so. If it is not easy to bring a sewing machine (for instance if you are flying to the workshop), then the instructor can bring an extra machine for you. Please let North House know as soon as possible.
  • Sewing Kit - each student should bring scissors, handsewing needles, pins, measuring tape, marking pencils and any other favorite handsewing tools.

Optional Tools

Some sewers have preferences for sewing room aids such as magnifying lenses, portable full-spectrum lights, rotary cutters to use instead of scissors, cutting mats etc.  All these are welcome, but not necessary.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Aug 15th, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.