Sewing and crafts

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The library holds sewing programs throughout the year using our collection of more than a half-dozen machines. Try your hand at quilting or make a purse or zippered pouch. Programs are recommended for those with basic sewing machine experience. Most require registration.

Available equipment includes Brother CS6000i sewing machines and a Brother 1034D serger.

The library also frequently offers “Make It Yourself” craft classes featuring a variety of projects.

Open sewing

We regularly schedule times where you can work on your own project using the library machines. Sign up is required. Click on a timeslot to sign up.

Monday, November 18 • 6-8 p.m. Sign up here.
Monday, December 2 • 6-8 p.m. Sign up here.

Coming up

Sew It Yourself: Pumpkin Pillows
Monday, October 28 • 6 p.m. Sign up here.
Bring 1/2 yard of fabric to create your own seasonal pumpkin pillow. Teens in grade 6 and up welcome!

Cricut Demonstration
Monday, November 4 • 6-8 p.m.
Drop in the library’s updated Tech Room Makerspace and see the Cricut cutter in action or give it a try yourself. The Cricut can be used to create precision designs in hundreds of different materials. Teens welcome!

Terracotta Pot Snowman
Sunday December 1 • 2 p.m. Sign up here.
Whether the pot is right side up or upside down, you can’t go wrong with this clever terracotta craft. Teens ages 14 and up welcome!

Felted Soap
Monday December 9 • 7 p.m. Sign up here.
Learn about life on the Helder~Herdwyck Farm and how to use fiber felting to create a washcloth-like covering for a bar of soap. Teens ages 14 and up welcome!

Sew It Yourself: Soup Bowl Cozies
Monday December 16 • 6 p.m. Sign up here.
Protect your hands and furniture with a soup bowl cozy that’s cute and functional. Bring two 10-inch squares of cotton fabric. Teens welcome!

Paint a Cardinal with Noreen Powell
Saturday December 28 • 11 a.m. Sign up here.
Make a painting featuring red cardinals on branch in the snow by following step by step directions to make a beautiful scene come to life!

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