If fabric scraps are taking over your sewing space but you can’t bear to part with the left-over pieces, then the answer is Scrap Therapy. Cut, store and organize every scrap, so they are ready to be stitched into great projects like tote bags, table runners and quilts. This is an ongoing, monthly class for those of us who just can't manage to throw away even one piece of our fabulous fabrics. Bring your scraps (or help us use up ours), and we’ll help you cut and organize them. Then you can create something beautiful and useful.
Course level: All levels
Instructor: Elaine Buchanan ($15)
Elaine Buchanan began sewing at age 12. Her mother was an accomplished seamstress who inspired Elaine to follow her example. She started with McCall's "Winnie the Pooh" stuffed animals pattern, revisiting it for many years, even while branching out into garments, quilts and other crafts. She earned a degree in Art Education from the University of Washington in Seattle. As a mother, she continued sewing clothing, toys and dolls for her children, their friends and many local craft boutiques. In 2008, she began working for Meissner’s in Folsom, where she taught adult sewing and quilting. When the FitNice program came to Sacramento in 2014, she saw happy participants and knew that she could fill their need. So she became a certified FitNice Instructor. She is excited to share this simple and versatile program with others, and she is eager to help them to enjoy creating fabulous and fun garments.