Gettin' Made: Crafty Classes for May

Students from Jenny Ryan's Sewing 101 class show off their finished tote bags - learn how to make your own this month!
Students from Jenny Ryan's Sewing 101 class show off their finished tote bags - learn how to make your own this month!
Picture from the Home Ec website

May is here, time to scope out the craft class offerings around southern California! Get to Home Ec in Silverlake tonight for the monthly meeting of the L.A. Modern Quilt Guild, or participate in part 1 of the two-part circle skirt sewing class that starts tomorrow! I've been wanting to take a class at Home Ec for months, and will finally get a chance to on May 21. I'm so excited to be taking their Knock it Off pattern-making class - I'll be sure to share my experience in an upcoming post! Click here to see the full Home Ec class schedule for May.

After the jump, more craft classes available this month around southern California.

This May 15th, join The Craft Kitchen at Seed People's Market in Costa Mesa for a class focused on Quick Crafts - in it, you'll learn how to make soy candles, felt brooches and hairclips, and scrabble tile collage jewelry.

Quick crafts you could learn this month with The Craft Kitchen
Quick crafts you could learn this month with The Craft Kitchen

Other classes available through The Craft Kitchen this month include Multi-Color Block Printing, Recoonstruct Your Wardrobe and the monthly meeting of the OC Craft Club. Click here for all the classes offered by The Craft Kitchen this month.

Upcoming Events

Have you ever drooled over handmade yarns at a craft show and wanted to learn how to make your own? Make plans to visit The Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica this May 23 for their Intro to Spinning class! Other great offerings this month include their Jam Session, where you learn how to make your own jams and jellies, and May 11th's Cosmetic Bag class, where you'll sew up a chic little zipper pouch of your own! Click here for The Urban Craft Center's full May schedule.

Want to learn how to make preserves, but don't want to drive to Santa Monica? The Annex at The Road Less Traveled Store in Santa Ana is offering a class on that as well this month! You could up your DIY knowledge by taking their Making Ginger and Root Beer class class this weekend, or take a class on solar cooking! Click here for the full May class schedule for The Annex at The Road Less Traveled. (And disclaimer alert - Delilah of The Road Less Traveled store is significantly othered with OC Weekly's own Gustavo Arellano.)


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