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Basic Sewing - How to Make a Skirt

Learn sewing vocabulary and techniques as you create a pull on skirt with your choice of three different lengths. You will learn how to read pattern instructions and what the symbols mean. You will gain an understanding of fabric layouts with a lot of tips and tricks to cutting, pinning, ironing and sewing techniques to build your sewing skills. Gain the confidence to create skirts for any occasion or holiday that any sewist would be proud to wear! Important: bring your machine, make sure it is in good working condition and you are confident in threading your machine and loading the bobbin. Instructor, Lori Nease. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Basic Sewing - Make Your Own Mannequin

Have you ever wanted a mannequin in YOUR body shape? Now you can without paying hundreds of dollars! Join this class in creating a mannequin just your size and shape with a t-shirt, Duck® tape, plastic wrap and stuffing. Bring a friend to pair up with and let’s get started. Instructor is Lori Nease. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Basic Sewing- Machine Mastery

Learn to love and/or troubleshoot your sewing machine through this very basic sewing machine class. You will learn how to thread your machine, wind the bobbin, adjust the tension, learn the functions and how to operate your machine safely. Upon completion of this class, you will have the knowledge and confidence needed to use your sewing machine and start on your first sewing project. Your instructor, Lori Nease, is a fashion designer, with a degree in fashion design and pattern making. She has 35+ years of sewing experience and 10 years as a sewing instructor. Important: bring your machine and make sure it is in good working condition! Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Basic Sewing- Make Your Own Pillowcase Apron

Learn sewing techniques and vocabulary as you create a simple pillowcase apron. You will learn how to make a cute apron using a pillowcase and gain the understanding of simple fabric design layouts with tips and tricks to measuring, marking, pinning and basic sewing skills. With your new-found sewing confidence, you will be able to create quick and easy personalized apron gifts for any occasion or holiday that will be treasured by the receiver! Important: bring your machine, make sure it is in good working condition and you are confident in threading your machine and loading the bobbin. Instructor Lori Nease. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Crochet for All Levels

Whether you want to learn to crochet or you want to sharpen your skills, this is a great place to learn crochet or improve your craft. Gilberta Turner has been crocheting since childhood and she can teach you a way to enjoy this skill for a lifetime. You will learn the basics or pick up some advanced techniques as you get expert guidance from this experienced crocheter. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Family Fairy Gardening

Grownups grab your little ones (ages 5-12) and bring them to an afternoon of fairy gardening! Adults and kids alike will have fun choosing their container, picking their plants and fairies and customizing their fairy gardens by using their imagination. Bring your own container (10x10x4 is best) or purchase one from the instructor and come prepared to get a little dirty! A $30 supply fee, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class, covers all materials for your fairy garden. Registration and supply fee are for one fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez owns Whimsical Fairy Gardens and has been gardening for over 20 years.

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Growing a Family Vegetable Garden

Have you always wanted to grow your own food? You can save money on your food budget, experience family bonding and eat more fruits and veggies right out of your own backyard. Instructor David Rodriguez will teach you what to plant when and how to maintain your newly planted garden.

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Growing Backyard and Patio Citrus

Who doesn’t love biting into South Texas citrus? Learn how to plant citrus trees that are very fragrant when blooming, attract honey bees and most importantly produce awesome edible fruit. Instructor David Rodriguez is here to help you enjoy growing one of the easiest edible crops around including Satsuma Mandarin Oranges, limes, lemons and more!

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Growing Backyard Fruit, Berries and More

Wouldn’t it be nice to go out to your backyard and pick some fresh fruits and berries? Mid-winter is an excellent time to plant a fruit tree in your yard. Find out everything you need to know to grow delicious blackberries, figs and others in this class presented by David Rodriguez. Learn what trees to select, what to do prior to planting, where to plant them and how to maintain them so you can enjoy your beautiful backyard fruit orchard.

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Growing Texas Superstar® Plants in Your Landscape

What makes a plant a Texas Superstar® and why should I use them in my landscape? Texas Superstar® Plants have been intensively field tested in local and state landscapes for their long-lasting bloom cycle, low landscape inputs and other positive factors including drought tolerance, attracting honey bees, butterflies and hummingbirds as well as resistance to deer. Learn how to incorporate these superstars into your landscape with local pro David Rodriguez.

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Landscape Maintenance Chores for Spring

What needs to be done now to get your lawn and landscape looking good this spring? Find out what to prune and why as well as fertilizing and other essential landscaping chores that should be done now. Instructor David Rodriguez is a local gardening expert with over 30 years of practical and hands-on experience.

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Lawn Management Guidelines 101

Having a great looking lawn is more than just mowing it once in a while. Come and learn when and how to fertilize, when to water, core aerate and other best practices for keeping your lawn healthy and thriving year-round from instructor David Rodriguez.

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Staging Your Home on a Budget for You!

When you hear the words home staging you’re probably thinking a “for sale” sign is going up soon. However, you can stage your home while you’re living in it too! Changing furniture placement, adding accessories, lighting and greenery can help your home to feel more welcoming and inviting. Barbara Kelly will teach you tips and budget decorating ideas including choosing the right paint color that can help achieve your unique look. Barbara Kelly worked as a home stager and realty photographer prior to moving to San Antonio.

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The Art of Home Organization

Are you tired of the clutter? Covered up in stuff? Buying organizing solutions that just don't solve the problem? Discover the real problem behind the chaos and how to get your home in order once and for all. Instructor Brandi Norton is president and chief organizing officer of Neatly Nesting.

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Whimsical Fairy Gardening

Fairy gardening has been gaining in popularity over the last couple of years. These whimsical container gardens offer a mini, planted playspace with endless opportunity for customization and imagination. Learn the basics from plant-picking to maintaining your fairy garden and come prepared to get a little dirty! Bring your own container (10x10x4 is best) or purchase one from the instructor. A $30 supply fee, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class, covers all materials for your fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez owns Whimsical Fairy Gardens and has been gardening for over 20 years.

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