Designer Joi's Sewing Factory Classes and Events

The Sewing Factory provides classes for all skill levels, sewing interests and price points in a beautiful 3,000 sq. foot facility with a fully outfitted classroom. LEAVE YOUR MACHINE HOME!

Class Descriptions

2018 Heartland Heritage Club Monthly

Inspiring Stitches CLUB Block of the Month Club  $99 Be a part of the CLUB!

Join Designer Joi and friends in the studio for monthly Heartland Heritage quilt Block lessons, free sew- a longs, monthly open sew, and free access to the Tiara Long arm for free motion quilting once your quit top is complete.

 

You also receive extra project patterns, block coloring sheets and bonus Heartland Heritage projects only available to club members. Earn Sewing bucks to use at the end of the year.

 

This is ideal for all skill levels. If you are learning to sew it’s a perfect stress free time to learn from the experts and learn with other sewing friends. If you are a seasoned sewist come share your knowledge with others and simply have a fun time. MINIMAL time involvement. If you can’t make every month not a problem. Come and participate when you can and make up your blocks the next month or on your own, and there will be plenty of opportunities to sew at the factory around your schedule.

 

If you plan about an hour or two each month you will have a complete quilt at the end of the year at an excellent price. You be the designer as you can pick out your own colors with this scrappy project.

 

Club membership includes: everything above as well as 5 yards background fabric. (each month bring your fabric scraps, share with friends, or use some studio pieces if you do not have any. Fat quarters are available for a few dollars each month)

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

JOI FOR A DAY- custom dates

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

This is the most customized sewing and/or fitting experience you can schedule with Designer Joi. By popular student request, Joi will design a class exclusively for you based on the skills you wish to learn or develop further. Popular Joi for a day class topics include: draping, fitting, learn to sew, sewing in business, pattern making, to name a few. You will have access to Joi’s full studio for inspiration in a small setting this is an ideal option for you and or  1-4 of your sewing friends who want personalized attention or a very small group lesson the topic of your choice. Joi for a day is for individuals, ASG groups, student groups, college students in fashion design and anyone wanting to learn more.

Joi for a day Fitting classes include: Joi walking you through her time tested fitting method using a fit sample pattern as practice. This will help you learn all the areas of fit and how to customize fit and develop new areas of fit unique to your own body. You will receive a detailed personal fit sample and take it from pattern, to fitting sample to polished pattern. Joi for a day fitting classes are recommended for 2 days so Joi offers BOGO buy one get one free for this topic.

 

DATE: You select the date

 

TIME: 9am-4:30 PM

 

LOCATION: Designer Joi’s Sewing Factory • 4011 Floyd Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51108

 

REGISTRATION: $575 BOGO (buy one day and get your second free)

To Register, email joi@dressformsdesign.com to schedule your unique custom theme sewing event.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Sewing Machines graciously provided by Baby Lock. Class supplies will be discussed upon booking. Joi provides many things such as pattern paper, draping muslin and some fabrics in her studio and you NEVER need to bring your own sewing supplies. Each workstation is supplied with all the sewing tools you need. Go on, spoil yourself — you deserve it.

 

EXCLUSIONS: JOI for a DAY classes are 1 per person per topic. (for example if you want to learn fitting you book your day  and the complementary free day but you cannot book 4 consecutive days of fitting. You would then need to take the full fit week training.)

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

1- Hour Consultations - custom dates

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Do you need a smaller nugget of time to pick Joi’s skills for a particular sewing topic? Maybe you don’t need an entire day. Schedule a 1-hour consult with Joi either by phone or in person. Popular topics include:

  • Quick fitting tips
  • Muslin evaluation
  • fitting evaluation
  • how to sew a zipper
  • hemming advice
  • sewing as a business tips and tricks
  • and more . . .

 

DATE: You select the date

 

TIME: 9am-4:30 PM

 

LOCATION: Designer Joi’s Sewing Factory • 4011 Floyd Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51108

 

REGISTRATION: $75-100

To Register, email joi@dressformsdesign.com to schedule your unique custom theme sewing event.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Sewing Machines graciously provided by Baby Lock. Class supplies will be discussed upon booking. Joi provides many things such as pattern paper, draping muslin and some fabrics in her studio and you NEVER need to bring your own sewing supplies. Each workstation is supplied with all the sewing tools you need. Go on, spoil yourself — you deserve it.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Perfect Fit Group Class- custom dates

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Finally the fitting knowledge you need.

 

Have you purchased every fit book, taken every fit class and still have fitting issues and questions left unanswered? Finally, real fitting solutions! Join Designer Joi for the ultimate fitting experience in her spacious Sewing Factory creative space. Designer Joi not only teaches a class on fit. There are a lot of classes on fit you can choose from. What is exclusive to Joi is she bases her knowledge NOT on repeating the same traditional fit info many others teach based on home sewing methods geared toward body issues from over 75 years ago. Joi bases her knowledge after sewing in business for other people and fitting real people for over 25 years. Look at her designs and you will see the difference.

 

Skip commonly taught generic fit lessons and join Joi for an approach that is timeless and works on any pattern for any body and any size. This is the information you need to achieve REAL results. Fit is about addressing the real, modern body and understanding what really affects fit. Before you sew a single stitch and doom yourself to often misdiagnosed fitting problems spend a class with Designer Joi.

 

FEATURES:

  • Small group attention from Joi
  • Access to over 25 years of REAL life fitting experience
  • Personalized lessons geared to you and the groups needs
  • Learn in Designer Joi’s beautiful historic Sewing Factory where she creates all of her designs
  • Access to Joi’s fabric stash, rolls and rolls for pattern paper and draping fabric and all the supplies you will need.
  • Time to focus on developing skills that will last you a lifetime
  • Logo items, afternoon goodies, Joi’s exclusive swag bags and more . . .

 

We will spend Friday learning Joi’s Fit Method, there will be an optional evening open measure/ fit, and Saturday will be geared toward everyone making their own fitting sample after adjusting their pattern. What a great opportunity to have Joi fit you in person.

 

DATE: The next Fit Class will be held Fall 2017. Check back for our fall calendar. This class is also available for small groups by special request.

 

TIME: 9am-4:30 PM daily

 

LOCATION: Designer Joi’s Sewing Factory • 4011 Floyd Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51108

 

REGISTRATION: $150 Includes Lunch

To Register, email joi@dressformsdesign.com

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Sewing Machines graciously provided by Baby Lock. All class supplies provided by Designer Joi including things like pattern paper, draping muslin and some fabrics in her studio, and you NEVER need to bring your own sewing supplies. Each workstation is supplied with all the sewing tools you need. Go on, spoil yourself — you deserve it!

Sewing Holiday for Quilters July 13-14th 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Linda Pumphrey, Mountain Mist Batting

 

DESCRIPTION: Join Linda as she shares a wealth of knowledge about quilts, quilt history and teaches many of the blocks in this beautiful book.

 

Learn how to create beautiful high-contrast Red &White blocks. You will sew both pieced and applique’ blocks from Linda’s Red & White Quilting book. Linda will share helpful hints and tips that you need to know when working with high contrast colors. Finishing options, techniques and instructions will be included in class to make your blocks into a table runner or wall hanging, that will be sure to wow your friends and family.

 

Class is limited to 25 students so register early. Machines provided by Baby Lock. FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS.

 

STUDENT SUPPLIES: All Supplies provided for Students.

 

CLASS FEE $295 Includes: two-day master class, fabrics, kits, batting, book and goody bag . . .

 

KIT PRICE: $NONE  // KIT DESCRIPTION:  Items included in registration fee. Includes your fabrics.

 

SWAG BAGS to every guest, Gifts, Sewing Machine Give away to one lucky winner during this 2-day event and more . . .

 


Linda Pumphrey

 

 

Linda is an award-winning quilter, designer, and quilt historian, who has a wonderful career in the quilting industry. According to Linda, quilts are much like her career- full of color with different patterns  and made of layers. Quilting has been a family passion for at least five generations. She is known for her hand-quilting, for which she has won many awards. Linda serves on several international and national board, including that of the International Quilt Association, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, and Quilts Inc. Advisory Council.

 

For twenty years, Linda was the National and International Sales Manager for Mountain Mist, the inventor of filler products and quilt battings. While at Mountain Mist, Linda acted as curator of the Historical Mountain Mist Corporate Quilt Collection and was instrumental in brining the collection to the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has just rejoined Fibrix, LLC, the maker of Mountain Mist, as senior Account Executive for the craft and equine markets.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sewing Holiday for Garment Sewing July 16-20th 2018

Perfect Fit Licensing - DATE TBA

PERFECT FIT LICENSING- PLEASE INQUIRE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

 

Licensing is designed for the student who wants a deeper in-depth training in Designer Joi’s Fit Method  and for those wanting to take their fitting results to a higher level. There is fit and then there is amazing fit. There is a difference. It is also ideal for sewing professionals sewing for business and fitting customers for custom clothing. Students in the license course are required to have taken a live class with Joi or have completed her two online Craftsy classes on fit which will provide a basic foundation before attending class. This is an intensive class so you will be given as much information as we can jam pack into the week and class space is limited to no more than 5-6 students. This will allow class to delve deeper into fitting and deeper into Joi’s fit method. Class features include:

 

  • History of Designer Joi’s Fit method and it’s real life application
  • Understanding old methods and why they don’t work with the modern body
  • Learning areas of fit and how to make custom areas of measure
  • Adjusting patterns to the individual body (how patterns should really be used)
  • Making a fit sample and an in-depth look at fittings featuring real life examples
  • How to take a muslin to the final stages
  • Personalizing any pattern to any body
  • How to work with clients
  • How to fit people you have never seen
  • How to fun a sewing business (upon request)
  • Testing for Licensure
  • Access to special classes each year at a discount: sleeves, pants, torso  . . .
  • Break outs with Joi Via Skype or in person
  • Receive 10 hours of additional training/consulting with Joi via skype (must be used within 1 year or licensing
  • Discounts on bolts of muslin and other sewing tools
  • Receive 2 bolts of Designer Joi’s Exclusive Draping Muslin to utilize with your new skills
  • Unique Swag bag from Joi
  • and more . . .

 

DATE:  March 5-9th 2018

 

TIME: 9am-4:30 PM daily

 

LOCATION: Designer Joi’s Sewing Factory • 4011 Floyd Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51108

 

REGISTRATION: $4500 Payment plan available. (It’s not cheap to spend a week learning Joi’s trade secrets, but you will be given exclusive knowledge and the ability to utilize fit more successfully in your business and sewing. I don’t give this info away for free and I only want to put my name on those who really know my method. I do not certify by taking an online class! Train live) Once you are licensed you are always licensed and you will have access to me for continued education and fitting needs.

 

OPTIONAL: Yearly training renewal $395 which includes 5 hours of training and major discounts on Designer Joi classes and training.

 

TEACHER TRAINING LICENSING AVAILABLE as an add on

 

Licensing is held 1-3 times a year

 

To Register, email joi@dressformsdesign.com

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Sewing Machines graciously provided by Baby Lock. All class supplies provided by Designer Joi including things like pattern paper, draping muslin and some fabrics in her studio, and you NEVER need to bring your own sewing supplies. Each workstation is supplied with all the sewing tools you need. Go on, spoil yourself — you deserve it!

Ultimate Fashion & Fitting Retreat with Designer Joi- Master Class - DATE TBA

It’s the Ultimate Fashion & Fitting Event with a Pro. FIVE full days only $695

 

By popular request, Joi has created her sell out event for adults. Join Designer Joi in a week-long sewing experience from inspiration to completed design. This intensive week will challenge your creativity while learning design concepts from a professional designer. For students who want an in-depth full of learning week in a smaller group environment at a master class level. Joi will be your design coach and help you advance your skills by offering personal guidance. Ideal for all skill levels.

 

This event will feature learning skills in fashion draping, the difference between good and great draping, flat patterning, Joi’s NEW fitting method tools, muslin making, muslin fitting and much more. It is the complete package of skills.

 

This will be a fun and full interactive week where you will learn REAL results and sew and fit like Joi.

 

Class is limited to 15 students. Minimum 5 to hold this event. Class fee $695 for the week and includes muslin, sewing gift and goody bag. Inquire about dress form. You may use studio forms, bring your own, or order a dress form.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Designer Joi, Dress Forms Design Studio, LLC & The Sewing Factory

The Sewing Factory provides classes for all skill levels, sewing interests and price points in a beautiful 3,000 sq. foot facility with a fully outfitted classroom. LEAVE YOUR MACHINE HOME!

We are always adding new classes so keep checking for new listings and sign up for our newsletter to receive early announcements and updates.

Space is always limited so register early!

Class Registration

Q&A

Where do I park?

We have plenty of parking at the Sewing Factory. Most guests park on the street outside of the studio. It’s Free. We have extra parking in the back and a side lot as well. On busy days and special events we have permission to use parking lots at adjacent businesses.


Do I bring my Sewing Machine?

No, Thank you to our Sponsor Baby Lock for outfitting our classroom with beautiful new machines. No more classes hauling your heavy machines, or using old outdated hard to work machines.


How much is a class?

Each class and event is different. Prices are listed in the individual class descriptions.


Is a payment plan available?

Sometimes. If you are registering for lengthy events, or licensing a payment plan is available. Our rule is anything over $900 we will set up 1-3 payments.


How do I register?

it’s easy! Simply click on the Designer Joi Store above and place your class in the shopping cart. You may also email joi@dressformsdesign.com for assistance.


What do I eat for lunch?

Some classes we cater in food, but we have lots of local eateries and some within walking distance. Please see class description or email if you have any questions.


Where do I stay when I come from out of town?

You will need to make your own hotel arrangements. Check out the travel page on the top menu of this site for ideas. We are fans of staying in the Lakeport Commons area because it is by all the great shopping and mall area as well as lots of eateries.


Do I need to rent a car?

If you are flying into SUX you probably don’t. Most of the hotels have shuttles and my assistant is actually an UBER driver so I have a good referral for you if you like, but check with your hotel as many will shuttle you around.

Travel & Accomodations

Find information about travel and accommodations by clicking HERE.

Food

A one hour lunch break is provided during all day classes. You may bring your own lunch or enjoy a local eatery.  Several are within walking distance  such as Jim’s Burgers, Steinbecks, and Bob Roe’s Pizza or a short drive down the street to popular chain restaurants such as Pizza Ranch, La Fiesta Charra, Chinese Chef, Sonic, Dairy Queen, Sweet E’s Bakery, Subway and more coming soon.

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