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Do you remember sewing circles? Or quilting bees? Neither do we. But back in the 90s, we saw How to Make an American Quilt—because, you know, Jared Leto—and a substantial portion of the movie focused on a group of women sewing while chatting/venting/working through their issues. It looked pretty great.
Almost 20 years later, both crafting clusters and Jared Leto still seem like winning bets. And, okay, Jared won't return our calls, but group-crafting is totally doable thanks to Urban Bazaar's monthly Stitch-N-Bitch workshop.
You may already know Urban Bazaar as an Inner Sunset destination for fair-trade and eco-friendly gifts, but the shop also hosts workshops each month on topics like hemming your own pants and printmaking. Most workshop fees range between $25 and $40.
In addition to the dedicated skills workshops, Urban Bazaar has that monthly Stitch-N-Bitch at the store (1371 9th Avenue), where crafters can make stuff and chat with each other instead of their cats. (Their words, not ours. We love talking to cats.) Stitch-N-Bitch nights are free; just bring your own project, your own drinks, your own snacks, and your own awesomeness. The next free-for-all is Tuesday, July 29 from 7 to 9:30 pm.
Whether you opt for the Stitch-N-Bitch sesh, or one of the more traditional workshops, don't forget to check out Urban Bazaar's selection of locally-crafted wares. Students get 10% off their purchase on the evening of their workshops, so you can leave with lots of goodies.
· Urban Bazaar [Official Site]
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