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Basic Sewing- How to Hem Jeans

Do you spend a lot of money on alterations hemming jeans and pants? Learn how to utilize the original hem with a special hemming technique the dry cleaners don’t know about! You will follow a step-by-step guide to learn the special technique to shorten your jeans and keep the original hem. Learn how to fit and mark the hem quickly with shortcuts to hemming the jeans in 30 minutes. This class will pay for itself on your next alteration bill. Bring a pair of jeans to be shortened or old pair to practice with. Bring your machine and 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- How to Sew Zippers

Sewing on zippers is a quick trick any beginning sewer needs to know. Did you know there are many ways to insert a zipper? In this class, you will learn three basic ways to insert a zipper, different types of zippers and when to use them. Bring your machine and 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 Pajama Pants

Learn sewing techniques and vocabulary as you create adult or child pajama pants. You will learn how to read pattern instructions and symbols. You will attain an understanding of fabric layouts with tips and tricks to cutting, pinning, ironing, elastic application and sewing techniques. Gain the confidence to create personalized pajama gifts for yourself or family members! Instructor is Lori Nease. 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 Pillow

In this three-hour class you will learn how to measure for a pillow cover, lay out fabric, pin, mark fabric, cut and sew a pillow cover. Discover the many 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! Instructor is 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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Fall is for Planting

Believe it or not, fall is the perfect season for planting. Join us in learning what to plant in your type of landscape. You will even learn the 'why' behind planting certain plants--topics ranging from trees and shrubs, to perennials and more. Instructor is David Rodriguez.

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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. Tuition and supply fee is for one fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez owns Whimsical Fairy Gardens and has been gardening for over 20 years.

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Growing a Home Fruit Orchard

Freshen up your dishes this fall with home-grown fruits. You can make it all--from salads to homemade beverages, even desserts. Come and learn the basics of selecting and growing fruit trees in your backyard or small family orchard. Instructor is David Rodriguez.

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Growing a Winter Vegetable Garden

Yes! You can enjoy homegrown greens and stir fries all winter. Growing your own food can be an amazing experience. Discover what to plant and when to enjoy the fruits of your labor even in colder months. Instructor is David Rodriguez.

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Growing Christmas Oranges and Other Citrus

Don't you love a hot cinnamon tea with a touch of orange on a cold winter night? This winter, you can grow your own citruses for teas and even desserts. Join us in learning how to grow the best tasting Christmas oranges and other citrus in your landscape and on your patio. Instructor is David Rodriguez.

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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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The Dos and Don'ts for Your Lawn

Starting and maintaining a lawn in this climate can be tricky. In this class, you will learn the basics of lawn maintenance through proper nutrition, mowing, weed control and irrigation. Instructor is David Rodriguez.

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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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