CREATIVE SEWING - ADULTS
Recycle - Don't discard any of your family's non wearable clothes, REDESIGN THEM!
Whatever your sewing projects might be – clothes, accessories, a unique back to school item, Halloween costume, special event or gift– Jill Pillot, the owner/designer of Ricochet one-of-kind Wearable Art for women and children will be your sewing guide in English, Spanish, French and/or Dutch
CLASSES FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS
Reinvent those worn denim jeans, shirts, old-fashioned dresses, sweaters with holes, table cloths, blankets...you name it! Even grab fabrics that are lying around waiting to be used and transform them into your own creations.
Our environmentally aware Wearable Art Academy studio makes for a cheerful mix of sewing lounge camaraderie and creative studio. These classes are intended to be fun and informative, where you can learn and express yourself through your individual creativity, helping to make your dream of fashion design a reality. Our workshops offer a creative haven for anyone who loves sewing and wishes to reinvent his/her wardrobe.
What You'll Learn:
You will learn basic sewing techniques, how to write/draw your ideas on paper, and how to take measurements. Cutting, pinning, and basic sewing skills will be presented in a manner that is simple and easy to understand. At the completion of the course, you will be familiar enough with reconstruction techniques to redesign and recreate your old clothes, become an independent seamstress, and know the ins and outs of your sewing machine.
A sewing machine is required, so go ahead and pull that baby out of the closet, and put it to good use.
You will explore step-by-step methods of taking apart garments and recreating them as unique pieces of wearable art. Jill will present strategies for recycling fabric from existing clothing to creating patterns for new designs.
What makes Ricochet classes different?
Get Started with our sewing classes, then keep sewing forever! With so many ideas and help from Jill Pillot everything is unique, beautiful and possible!
The results are attractive, eye-catching, one-of-a-kind, and bound to evoke compliments!
CLASS TIMES & RATES
Days & Times
Get to know your sewing machine
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month: 9am-11am
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month: 7pm-9pm
Saturday Drop in
First Saturday of every month: 12pm-4pm
Sewing experience required
Class Sizes Available
Solo - By appointment
Semi-Solo - By appointment
Three Buddies - By appointment
Four or more - By appointment
Minimum 4 students
Create your own group class
(solo, semi solo, three students, four or more)
Create your own group class at your convenient time, and choose your language (Jill can teach in English, Spanish, French or Dutch)
Private Class Rates (Private classes by appointment)
Solo adult - $75 per hour
Solo child - $65 per hour
Semi-solo (2 students)- $55 per student per hour
Three buddies - $45 per student per hour
Four or more - $25 per student per hour
1 FREE class if you sign for 6 successive weeks
Saturday Drop in - $30 for up to 2 hours
$45 for up to 4 hours
1 class (2 hours): $50
Buy 5 classes for $250 and get the 6th class FREE (must be used consecutively)
Buy 9 classes for $450 and get the 10th class FREE (Valid for 6 months. Can be used any time. We recommend registering for classes in advance to save your space)
Cancellation and Deposit Policy
A deposit of $50 is required in order to save the spot ($30 for Saturday drop ins). You can now pay the deposit in person, by mail, or by PayPal.The balance is due on the first day of class by cash or check only.
No refunds given for cancellation within the five days from the start date of a class.
Prior to booking a class call (650) 345-8740 for space availability
*We accept check, cash, and Paypal
Pay Deposit for Adult Classes: $50
" I am coming to the end of a magical sewing class series with a group of very inspiring moms at Ricochet under Jill's tutelage. This class has been an event I look forward to all week. I have signed my 7- year old daughter up for a series of classes with Jill as well.
Jill is quite an inspiration! Being surrounded by her work is uplifting. It just feels great to support a local artist such as Jill and I have been greatly appreciating the opportunity to learn from her and wear a few of her quality and unique pieces."
-R.M. of San Carlos, CA
"I met Jill by looking online for sewing classes in the Peninsula. Jill's one of those rare people who are not only extremely creative, but can also share their practical knowledge with others. I took a six week class with the intention of making a costume for the Dickens Fair and loved it so much I became an intern after so I could keep on learning.
The store is cute, the sewing studio is funky and warm, the people are friendly - it's a great environment to learn in. I urge you all to support an artist-slash-small business owner by stopping in and checking things out."
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