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Employment and Training

Kennedy Recreation Center Sewing Classes Move to NE DC
By Alex Padro
Oct 24, 2005, 09:38

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Due to the failure to the DC Department of Parks and Recreation to take the necessary action to ensure that the sewing classes that have been offered at the Kennedy Recreation Center by ANC 2C01-based nonprofit Singa, Inc. continued to be offered there, these popular classes will now be held at a location outside of the neighborhood. Because so many neighborhood residents have expressed interest in these classes, the information on the next set of classes, which will be held at 608 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, is provided below.

Sewing I

This class is designed for the beginner. Learn the basic fundamentals: introduction to the sewing machine, sewing terms, equipment and notions, information on fabrics, patterns, and pressing techniques that will prepare you for advanced sewing classes. One sewing project completes the class. Eight-session classes meet on Mondays, October 24, 2005?December 12, 2005, from 6:45 PM?8:45 PM. Fee: $125.00; Seniors-$62.50; Non DC Residents: $148.00.

Sewing II

After completing this class, you will be able to make skirts or pants in the colors and fabrics of your choice. You’ll learn how to take key body measurements, how to read and buy a pattern, and how to make pattern alterations for a custom fit. Plus, you will learn how to select the appropriate fabrics, how to layout, mark and cut, construct a fitted waistband, put in darts, and insert a zipper. Eight-session classes meet on Wednesdays, October 26, 2005-December 14, 2005, from 6:45 PM?8:45 PM. Fee: $125.00; Seniors-$62.50; Non DC Residents: $148.00.

Sewing III

Your time will be well spent learning to make a jacket or blouse to go with your skirt or pant. Learn to make the alterations you need for a perfect fit in the fabric and color of your choice. Learn how to set in sleeves, make buttonholes and collars, and how to select and apply interfacings for a great finish. You will finish the class with confidence to make more fashionable projects. Eight-session classes meet on Thursdays, October 27, 2005-December 22, 2005, from 6:45 PM?8:45 PM. Fee: $125.00; Seniors-$62.50; Non DC Residents: $148.00.

To register, call 202-265-4278 or email Class sizes are limited, so enroll today to avoid disappointment.
The Singa Apparel and Textile Design Entrepreneurship Training Center is located at 608 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Second Floor, one block east of the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station (Red Line).


Alexander M. Padro
Commissioner, ANC 2C01
1519 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3205
Voice: 202-518-3794
Fax: 202-518-0078

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