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Mood fabric store in L.A. moves, offers classes

March 20, 2013|By Lisa Boone
  • Jenny Walton-Wetzel, 31, of Los Angeles takes a beginning sewing class at Mood Designer Fabrics in Los Angeles.
Jenny Walton-Wetzel, 31, of Los Angeles takes a beginning sewing class… (Christina House / For The…)

Mood Designer Fabrics, best known as the shopping destination for “Project Runway” contestants in New York, is offering free sewing instruction in the company’s bright new L.A. store on La Brea Avenue.

The six-class series for beginners will be taught in a sewing studio called the Mood School and will cover basics such as using a machine, reading a pattern, marking and cutting fabric, and assembly. Current class projects include tote and messenger bags, but a spokeswoman said more home decor will be added. The only cost is the purchase of supplies; the tote bag class supplies, for example, total about $125 and must be purchased at Mood.

The free adult beginning sewing instruction is offered daily except Wednesdays. Free children's beginning sewing classes are held daily except Thursdays. For advanced sewers more interested in clothing than home decor, costume designer Warden Neil teaches an eight-week workshop covering illustration and fashion and costume design; the cost is $35 per class.

To enroll in the free beginners series, sign up in person at 645 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. For other information, contact Mood at (323) 653-6663.

lisa.boone@latimes.com

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