In a world full of commercial clothing, making handcrafted pieces can add a special flair to any wardrobe.
Whether you are an expert at making your own clothes or a newbie, Columbia offers courses to teach the basics of the craft.
Location: Woodridge Center, 3600 I-70 Drive SE, Suite E.
Castaway Yarns specializes in knitting and crochet courses. For beginners, the shop offers 30-minute courses by appointment, in which customers receive an introduction to knitting and crocheting. Customers can also get personal help to improve their skills. Both options cost $ 15. They have also posted seasonal events on the website.
Appletree Quilting Center
Location: 2541 Bernadette drive.
Customers can improve their technical sewing skills at the Appletree Quilting Center. The lessons range from operating a sewing machine to making children’s clothes. In the courses, customers also learn how to make handbags and quilts. Sewing machine guide lessons range from free to $ 25. Wearable fashion classes start at $ 45.
Satin stitches sewing & embroidery
Location: 705 Vandiver drive.
Satin Stitches offers sewing enthusiasts the opportunity to get to know each other through its Open Sewcial classes. Community members can bring their projects and materials to sew for a full day. The courses are free and last from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe
Location: 4093 E. Ketterer Strasse.
Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe offers courses that teach customers how to knit or crochet everything from socks to lace patterns. Each course is by appointment and costs $ 10 per hour. Customers can schedule courses for one-on-one or in small groups.