I've been teaching sewing classes offered through our community college for a year. I decided to teach the classes from my home studio because that way, students who didn't have any equipment could try out sewing using my sewing machines.
For the first year, we used the packing area from SewBaby as the classroom, so it was filled with all kinds of boxes, and mailing stuff. Before class, Shirley and I would clear the table tops of packing supplies, and move the sewing machines in place. Here are the BEFORE shots:
A few sheets of drywall, a few gallons of paint, some new tables and chairs, and voila! Well, not really that easy. The whole process took about a month, my husband and my assistant, Shirley, deserve a lot of the credit for making my vision come true. Here are the AFTER shots:
So, now there is a dedicated space for cutting, ironing and 6 student workstations. (That's all the students that I can handle at a time!) With all of the color, print and images, I think it should be a great space for students to feel creative. It's been fun seeing it all come together!
What do you think? Would you like to take a class here?