Class Schedule



Lisa Polderman started sewing in 2010 and quickly fell in love with the craft. Lisa enjoys helping beginning and intermediate students develop their sewing skills, find creative ways to deal with mistakes, and discover the joy of sewing. Lisa taught and trained teachers in a private reading program for 13 years before turning her attention to sewing. She loves teaching sewing skills to kids and adults.

Current Class Schedule (Winter 2017)





North Riverside Recreation Department

Machine Sewing for Kids
Ages: Kids age 9+
Cost: $80 resident / $85 non-resident (6 weeks)
Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm
Session 1: Jan 10 to Feb 14
Session 2: March 7 to April 18 (no class April 4)
Session 3: May 2 to June 6
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Min/Max: 5/6
Instructor: Lisa Polderman

Register through North Riverside Recreation Dept: 708-442-5515

This class focuses on teaching solid sewing skills with a variety of fun projects. New projects are introduced each session and returning students will be given more challenging options. Possible projects include bags, pillows, skirts, simple dresses, accessories, pj pants, stuffed animals. A materials list will be provided at the first class. Sewing machines available for use.



North Riverside Recreation Dept

Adult Sewing
Ages: 14+
Cost: $70 resident / $75 non-resident (4 weeks)
Time: Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Session 1: Jan 10 to Jan 31
Session 2: Feb 14 to March 7 
Session 3: March 21 to April 18 (no class April 4)
Session 4: May 2 to May 23
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Min/Max: 5/6
Instructor: Lisa Polderman

Register through North Riverside Recreation Dept: 708-442-5515

This is a mixed class for beginning and intermediate students. Beginning students will learn to thread a machine, perform basic maintenance, sew with the correct seam allowance, attach zippers or piping, insert elastic, sew a basic hem and much more. Various projects may include a lined zippered pouch, piped pillow, simple tote bag, simple hat, and pj pants. A materials list will be sent out a week before class begins. A sewing machine will be provided if you don't have one. Intermediate students bring their own projects or work with the instructor to come up with a plan.

Awake!

Hand Sewing for Kids - Holiday Ornaments
Ages: Kids age 6+
Cost: sliding scale, $5 - $20
Date: Wednesday, December 21
Time: 4-6pm
Min/Max: 6/12
Instructor: Lisa Polderman

Register through Awake: 708-788-4132 or berwynsawake.org

Participants will learn basic hand stitches and make one or more projects. Instructions will be provided so that you can make more at home. Great for children, teens, and parent/child. Materials and equipment provided.


Private Sewing Lessons

Lisa Polderman teaches private sewing lessons in your home or at her home-based studio in Berwyn. You can learn how to draft a skirt pattern from your own measurements, follow a commerical pattern, copy an existing garment, make a tote, sew in a zipper, tackle simple home decor projects and much, much more! Lisa loves teaching both children and adults.

Rates:
$25/hour for individual lessons in my home
$30/hour for individual lessons in your home
$35/hour for small group lessons (3-5 people)
10% discount if you book five or more lessons

Private lessons are most effective if scheduled in 1.5 to 3 hour blocks of time.

Please contact Lisa at poldapop@gmail.com



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