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Workshop | Basics of Sewing – Hand & Machine

June 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join Project Runway Designer Amanda Perna to learn the fundamentals of sewing, with demonstrations and opportunity to try hands-on!


In this lecture/demonstration style Workshop you will learn the fundamentals of hand sewing and the first steps of using a sewing machine. From the very basics such as threading a needle, to completing a stitch on a sewing machine, this workshop will show students basic skills through demonstration and allow for hands-on practice. Students will walk away with knowledge to get started in their own sewing practice!

July 13th, 6 – 8pm

Amanda will discuss:

1- How to thread a needle & sew a straight line by hand

2- How to sew a button with holes and with a shank

3- How to thread & use a sewing machine

4- What stitches are used for on sewing machine & sizes

Each participant will take a turn on the machine to practice a stitch to get the feeling of it. Due to the nature of these skills and time on the sewing machine, this workshop is limited to only10 spots! Reserve yours ASAP.

All materials provided for the in-workshop practice


About the artist:

Amanda Perna is a mom, wife & fashion expert who believes in looking beyond the easy road to follow your dreams. While studying fashion design at the university of Alabama, Amanda achieved her dream: a design internship at Oscar de la Renta and the following summer an internship at Calvin Klein.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, at the ripe old age of 19 she started her first fashion brand. Before graduating college, Amanda was offered a job at Calvin Klein, which she gladly accepted and finished her studies a semester ahead of schedule to start living her dream.

Always interested in learning and growing, Amanda furthered her studies at the fashion institute of technology while working as a full time fashion designer. Although she was working her dream job, Amanda wanted more; to own her own business. She wanted to create whimsical, bold clothing and accessories. Against the advice of everyone she knew, Amanda quit her job and started the House of Perna.


June 10, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Arts Warehouse
313 NE 3rd Street
Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States
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