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Basic Sewing - Make Your Own Envelope Pillow Cover

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to liven up your home decor is to add new pillow and making your own pillow covers is a lot easier than you think! Learn how to measure for your pillow cover, layout the fabric, pin, mark fabric, cut and sew together a pillow cover. Instructor Lori Nease will teach you tips and tricks to help you in your sewing adventure. Bring a square pillow you would like to cover, or a pillow form (16” or smaller). Bring your machine and make sure it is in good working condition and you are confident in threading your machine and loading the bobbin. 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. Instructor is Lori Nease. Obtain a supply list by visiting https://communityed.neisd.net.

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Create an English Style Border with Texas Flair

If you yearn for the delicate blend of creative color and flowing forms often found in quaint English cottage gardens in your Texas landscape then you are in luck! By working the soil and using Texas natives and other well-adapted water savers, you can have the garden you’ve always dreamed of. In this course, you will be introduced to an ample pallet of native plants that will not only help you emulate an English-style border but will attract bees, butterflies and birds to give your garden design an important function. Instructor, Michelle Gorham, will teach you basic design concepts and soil improvement techniques, and discuss the features of some reliable native plants. She will provide a sample design and native plant pallet to get you started.

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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 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class and 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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Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

This class is for the flower arranger who wants to grow their own flowers and for the gardener who knows how to grow but wants ideas to fill their house with their harvest. Your instructor will teach you the best varieties to grow in San Antonio, techniques on soil improvements, and harvesting tips for keeping your flowers fresh longer. Michelle Gorham is the owner of Wallflower Farm and Garden and has over 25 years of experience in horticulture.

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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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Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Basics

If you have ever thought about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, this is the class for you! You will learn everything from basic design guidelines to more detailed aspects like how to select the best materials for you and your loved ones. We will also discuss important steps in the process such as budgeting, creating a timeline and selecting contractors to help save you time and money. Join residential Interior Designer Danielle Hoffman as she guides you through the principles of creating your dream kitchen or bath. A $1 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

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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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Make & Take Sewing - Easy Laptop or Kindle Sleeve

Drop in for a sewing adventure with Abby's Attic Sewing & Crafting Studio. This series is beginner-friendly, however prior sewing experience is beneficial. You will learn how to complete a practical, fun and easy project from start to finish. It’s the perfect way to impress your family and friends with your newly acquired sewing skills! All materials are included.

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Make & Take Sewing - Passport/Travel Wallet

Drop in for a sewing adventure with Abby's Attic Sewing & Crafting Studio. This series is beginner-friendly, however prior sewing experience is beneficial. You will learn how to complete a practical, fun and easy project from start to finish. It’s the perfect way to impress your family and friends with your newly acquired sewing skills! All materials are included.

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Make & Take Sewing - Quilted Mug Rugs

Drop in for a sewing adventure with Abby's Attic Sewing & Crafting Studio. This series is beginner-friendly, however prior sewing experience is beneficial. You will learn how to complete a practical, fun and easy project from start to finish. It’s the perfect way to impress your family and friends with your newly acquired sewing skills! All materials are included.

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Paint Your House Pretty

Does your house need some updating but you’re on a budget? Come learn how to use and try out different types and styles of paint to refinish all sorts of surfaces in your home. In this class, Dannielle Hoffman will discuss and demonstrate how to paint cabinets/furniture, tile, hardware, faux finish and stencil to update and modernize your spaces. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class and covers supplies used in class.

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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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