Sew fast, sew easy at Kami Atelier

Barb Forsyth

“Old fashioned” domestic skills that foster self-reliance such as gardening, canning, and sewing are making a comeback. If you have always wanted to learn to sew, here is an opportunity to finally give that sewing machine you inherited a workout.

Local designer Kami Lizares is offering a month of weekly lessons in the basics of cutting patterns, (safely) using a sewing machine, and understanding simple tools and terminology—all for half the price of a new pair of designer jeans. By the end of your first class, you’ll have created a throw pillow. As your skills advance, Lizares and her team will help you design and sew fresh, inspired updates to your wardrobe or home.

Classes are held at Kami Atelier, inside Studio Modiste, second floor, Manoa Marketplace. Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $120 for four classes. Drop-in classes are $35 each. Reservations required. Call (808) 429-6521 for more information.

Thanks to Lei Chic for this inspired idea.