THE CREATIVE LAB
Located at 2707 Spruce Street in Boulder (back of our consignment boutique).
Founded in Boulder in 2007 by Sarah Tracy, the Creative Lab is a place where highly skilled fashion & craft teachers share their knowledge & passions with the community in a relaxed & inspiring environment. Whether you want to start with simple home crafts, launch a small clothing line, find a creative option for your little one, or explore a new hobby, we have the class & encouragement for you to begin a new chapter as a skilled & confident stitcher, designer & maker! Come CREATE!
Many of our Creative Lab bookings are privately formed classes. If there is something you want to learn & your friends want to join you, send us an email! (Contact info HERE.) Price determined by length of class & number of students. Classes we have offered in the past include:
After School Sewing
One of our longest running classes! Workshop for the younger, crafty set. Kids ages 7-10 learn everything from machine sewing basics to advanced techniques. Projects include bedroom décor, easy garments, stylish accessories. Every creation is the child’s own vision. Beginners & non-beginners welcome!
Homeschool Introduction to Sewing
Workshop for the younger, crafty set. Kids ages 7 and up learn everything from machine sewing basics to advanced techniques. Projects include bedroom décor, easy garments, stylish accessories. Every creation is the child’s own vision. Beginners & non-beginners welcome!
Get your girlfriends together & make a simple beach cover up on in evening or a beach bag in two session - we will be happy to accommodate your choice of project. Wine provided - bring some snacks to share.
Join us for an easy one-time class to make the most basic of clothing, that will become a favorite staple. We will be making an easy style of skirt to make from start to finish & you will leave with the skills to make any type again on your own. Bring 1 1/2 - 2 yards of cotton or other lightweight woven (non-stretchy) fabric. One session.
School Day Off Camp
Students enjoy relaxed, high-quality instruction to learn a new skill, beginners & non-beginners welcome! Everyone leaves with finished projects & creative satisfaction: simple garments, room decorations & stylish accessories. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Ages 7-14.
Easy, useful, indispensable & a nightly reminder of how cool & skilled you are. One day class to learn easy garment construction & some great tricks which can be applied to a range of projects. Machine experience required. Students should bring 2 1/2-3 yards of flannel or other soft cotton.
Teen & Tween Fashion Sewing
We renamed this school-day version of our popular summer camp! Students ages 11-16 learn from local master Ruth Wright: the ins & outs of working with a pattern & how to put it together from start-to-finish. Everyone learns pattern reading, advanced sewing techniques & how to get a perfect fit. Great for the budding designer or the stitcher looking for a new challenge. Infinite design possibilities & new patterns every session, so repeat students are welcome. Adults wanting the same, should check out Make your Own Clothes - How to use a pattern. Class meets 5 times.
Make your Own Clothes - How to use a pattern
Find a great pattern at the fabric shop & have no idea how to read it? Before you get discouraged, know that it is not easy! Feel confident that with a little language & symbol reading training you’ll be able to handle any pattern. Come to this multi-week workshop to learn what all those diagrams mean & how to get on your way to whipping up garments in an afternoon. Materials list upon registration. Class meets 3 times.
Other classes we offer: Gumdrop Pillow, Market Bag, Pattern Making, Breezy Top, Hat Making, Silk Screening, mother/daughter sewing, Belt Making, Jewelry Making/Metalsmithing, Draping, Fashion Sketching, Shibori, Knitting & Crochet.