Past Events

Basic Drafting: Sleeves and Dress Form Arms with Kenneth D. King – April 21, 2021. 7pm to 9pm Eastern Standard Time. Join us and learn how to draft a dress form arm to match your own proportions. Professor King will then go on to explain how to draft a basic sleeve to fit into a bodice. Learning to draft basic sleeves will enable you to practice more advanced designs and adjust commercial sewing patterns more quickly. This class will not be recorded. Available everywhere on Zoom.

Play and Practice: Elastic Edges with Lara Neel – February 21, 2021. 6 pm to 8 pm Central time. Elastic makes a great unmentionable or swimsuit edging, but it can also do a lot more! It can also be a binding, a super-easy neckline edging, or a simple embellishment, among other uses. Lara will talk about and demonstrate different types of elastic and its many edge applications. Available everywhere on Zoom.

Filled Trim and Piping Class with Kenneth D. King – January 30, 2021. 11 am to 1 pm Eastern time. Learn Professor King’s unique and reliable techniques to construct and apply filled trim (also called rouleaux trim), piping, and rows of button loops. Available everywhere on Zoom.

Kenneth D. King January 2021 Sessions – January 4, 11 and 18, 2021. 8 pm to 9 pm Eastern time. Learn how to construct some of Kenneth’s favorite ruffles and pleated edgings! Available everywhere on Zoom.

Pay What You Can Panties Class – December 5, 2020, 10 a.m. to noon Central time, available everywhere on Zoom!

Pay What You Can Sew A Mask Class – November 21, 2020, 10 a.m. to noon Central time, available everywhere on Zoom!

Fix It, Copy It, Love It: Stitch to Get the Most Out of Your Closet
Date: November 3, 2019
Time: 10AM to 4PM
Location: Conference room in the Congressional Cemetery Gate House
1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, D.C. 20003

Pants Fitting One-Day Workshop – Make and Fit Your Own Pattern
Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 10AM to 4PM
Location: Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

The first Twins N Needles sewing event was the Vintage Sewing Adventure in Tulsa, Ok on April 6 and 7, 2019. The Vintage Sewing Adventure focused on the period of sewing innovation that began with the invention of the home sewing machine in the 1800’s and accelerated right into the late 1900’s. We offered more than 40 hours of workshops and presentations in three tracks over the weekend.

Here’s more information about it:

We have gathered a stellar team of sewing experts to share presentations and lead hands-on workshops. While no one participant will be able to attend every session, each participant will  be able to learn and try many techniques.  Sessions will be offered appropriate to all levels of sewing experience, from “fashion consumer who occasionally fixes a button” to “advanced dressmaker.” Special tours of the recently opened Vintage Sewing Machine Museum will be included.

The links below have all of the information you need to plan your weekend with us.

Don’t forget the free Saturday night meet-up!

Full session descriptions for Saturday

Full session descriptions for Sunday

Saturday schedule at-a-glance

Sunday schedule at-a-glance

Sunday’s Featherweight Doctor Spa Day

More information on our contributors is on our Speakers, Teachers and Locations page.

Hotel Information and Getting There

Books, patterns and more are now on our Etsy shop.

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