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Topstitch Intro Sewing: Clutch @ Topstitch
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

This fold-over, zippered clutch is a great intro to sewing project! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. You’ll also learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a zipper. We’ll provide the pattern to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful clutch.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a zipper.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: 1/2 yard of fabric each for the Main fabric & Lining. Recommended fabrics include quilting cotton, linen, canvas, chambray. We have several suitable fabrics available for purchase in our shop online & in person.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your zipper.

Topstitch Sewing: Essential Skirt @ Topstitch
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The perfect follow-up to our Beginner – Essential Top class, the Essential Skirt is a great advanced beginner sewing pattern, one that bridges the gap between the simplest of garment patterns and more advanced dressmaking patterns. In this 3-hour class, you will be making a gathered waist skirt with an invisible zipper. It has a slightly A-line shape for a comfortable fit. Pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Bring your pre-washed fabric to class.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in this class are gathering, inserting an invisible zipper.

Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience.  You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!

Materials needed: Bring your fabric pre-washed & to class.

Materials provided: Sewing pattern, sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Books & Booze: If Beale Street Could Talk @ Posman Books
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

On February 19th, Join us for a discussion of If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin at The City Winery.

Please be aware this is going to be a First Come, First Served event.
EventBrite will be set up and limited to 100 people.
Reserve a space IF you’re sure you’re coming!

Topstitch: Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will learn essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. In class you will be making Cozy blue’s “night garden”! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.

Skills expected: None.

Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.

Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Night Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.

Date Science Graduate Showcase @ General Assembly
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
You’re invited to General Assembly’s hiring event to meet our latest cohort of Data Scientists/Analysts, who have honed their skills in General Assembly’s Programs. Hiring managers, recruiters, and anyone hiring Data Scientists are welcome. Think of this as a reverse career fair, where you can see participants’ final projects and talk individually with them. This is open house style, so come whenever you can and stay as long as you’d like – drinks are on us

Who you’ll meet: Data Scientist/Analysts skilled in gathering, storing, and organizing your data using a basic data science toolkit: SQL, Git, and UNIX. Data grads can perform visual and statistical analysis on data using Python and its associated libraries and tools, explore the differences between supervised and unsupervised learning through the application of various modeling techniques such as classification, regression, and clustering, and apply analysis and modeling skills to real-world data problems in fields like finance, marketing, and public policy.

MHO + lululemon Run Club @ at lululemon
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Mountain High Outfitters & lululemon for Wednesday Night Run Club every Wednesday. There are 2.5 & 5 mile programs available. Meet at lululemon at 7pm, and then be sure to save some energy for the after-party at Mountain High at Ponce City Market! Frosty beverages, snacks, and more! All runners are welcome.

Talat Market: Swedish + Thai Dinner @ Root Baking Co.
Feb 21 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am

Inspired by a recent trip to Ikea, we’re cooking a one-of-a-kind collaboration dinner with our Swedish-American friend Paul Westin. Get ready for the most genuinely Swedish smorgasbord you’ve ever had in your life. Doors open at 6:30PM and dinner starts at 7PM.

Tickets are $70, gratuity included. Root will be selling curated a la carte beer and wine.

Board Games & Brew @ Rhen's Nest
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Unplug with Rhen’s Nest every 3rd Thursday of the month for game night at Ponce City Market. Bring the whole family or come solo, we’ll have a library of games for you to choose from or bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will provide discounted brew and guests that purchase any of our games will receive a discount.
Stop by, say hi, and PLAY!

Topstitch: Knitwear @ Topstitch
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Be one of the first to make Megan Nielsen’s newest knit pattern, the Jarrah! If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams, use a serger and attach binding.

  • Skills taught: Sewing with knit fabrics, including various types of knits such as jersey and interlock knits, needle choices for sewing knits and learning to cut and sew your top.
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro classes or have equivalent  experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Light to medium weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Jarrah sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out of your fabric before class.  We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.


General Assembly Open House @ General Assembly
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Do you want to learn more about General Assembly’s courses and discover what it’s like to be a GA student? Join our team for a General Assembly Open House. Learn more about GA in Atlanta, and what it means to be part of a network of 25,000 graduates around the globe.Choose your own adventure at our Open House:

  • learn about our Immersive courses
  • hear from a panel of staff, instructors and alumni
  • learn about Partnership opportunities
  • take an Intro class
  • meet the friendly GA team!

Discover which course is the right fit for you. Have a one-on-one chat with a member of our team.

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