Adjunct Professor Christina Fairley Erickson brings a unique skill set to Lake Washington Institute of Technology‘s Sewing Lab.  The sewing program at LWTech started in 1949, when the school first opened.  These new classes teach the skills and creativity desired by 21st Century students!

Information on Registration at the bottom of the class descriptions.

Surface Design Lab

September- November  –  Seven Mondays from 12 noon – 3 pm

$135.75 (2018-2019 WA resident price includes campus fees- may be slightly different for 2019-2020 school year)

Embroider, Embellish & Enrich

Learn techniques to enhance any fabric project!

Try out various surface design methods, such as hand embroidery; machine embroidery; block printing on fabric; Tsukeneko inks; textile paints; oil paintsticks; resist painting, discharge dyeing; couching; collage; fusing; silk dyeing; block printing, bobbin work; fabric collage; color blending with sheer fabrics; metallic thread embroidery; and beading.

Fashion, Quilts, and Fiber Art

  • What you make is up to you! Instructor will give expert guidance.
  • A different surface design demonstration and opportunity to make a sample each session.
  • Open to all skill levels- beginning to advanced.

Relax and play with fabric and textiles while earning 1 credit!

  • Hand Embroidery
  • Machine Embroidery
  • Fabric Painting
  • Dyeing
  • Batik
  • Beading
  • Block Printing
  • Felting
  • Anything you can think of to make the surface of fabric unique!

Surface Design Lab: Course SEW116  Item # 8470 Fall 2019

Fall Course Dates: September 23, September 30, October 7, October 28, November 4, November 18, November 25

Repair/Upcycle Lab

September – November 2019  –  Seven Mondays from 3 – 6 pm

$135.75 (2018-19 WA resident price includes campus fees- may be slightly different for 2019-2020 school year)

Mend, Darn, Repair & Upcycle!

Learn techniques to fix your clothing and transform thrift store finds!  On a budget? Would you like to learn the techniques to make your wardrobe last? Learn the basics for maintaining your wardrobe as well as ways to develop your personal style.

Sewing Green!

  • Repurpose existing clothing or thrift store finds
  • What you work on is up to you! Instructor will give expert guidance.
  • Demonstrations of different mending techniques given. Students can make samples of the different techniques.
  • Open to all skill levels- beginning to advanced.

Relax and learn sewing life skills while earning 1 credit!

  • Fix holes in clothes
  • Hem pants
  • Sew on buttons
  • Pulled snags in knits
  • Visible mending/ artful stitching
  • Machine decorative stitching
  • Resize or restyle

Repair/Upcycle Lab: Course SEW118  Item # 8485 Fall 2019

Course Dates: September 23, September 30, October 7, October 28, November 4, November 18, November 25

To Register for any of Christina’s LW Tech Sewing Lab Courses:

First – Enroll as a LWTech student at https://www.lwtech.edu/admissions/new-students/  -Scroll down below “Don’t Need an Admissions Coach” and Click Apply for Admissions Online.

Once you have your Student ID (SID#) register at https://webapps.lwtech.edu/wts/webreg/waci221.html and enter the Course number

(Surface Design = SEW116  and Repair/Upcycle = SEW118)

Problems?  Contact the Admissions & Registration office at (425) 739-8104  or Contact Christina for more info or assistance!