From Rags to Riches-Canceled

Course Dates: 
June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 2015
2 - 4:30 p.m.
Jan Guichard
Course Catalogs: 
2015 Summer

Scoop up all your "rags" and learn how to turn them into usable clothing or other accessories for you or your home.  Go through your closets and find those items that you never wear.  Learn how to change the look, alter the fit, or make something new out of something old: a throw pillow, a quilted water bottle bag, doll clothes—even a christening gown from a wedding dress!  The instructor will work with each student individually to help them “think outside the box”; and access their creative side (and yes, you do have one!)  Jan will show samples of items she has recreated or changed Participants must bring their own sewing machine.  The course will take place in the instructor’s home, a ten-minute drive from the Reuter Center.

Jan Guichard ( has been sewing almost all her life.  She had a successful sewing practice at one time where she also performed alterations and made costumes.  Jan has been teaching sewing classes at the College for Seniors for the last seven years.  Some of them are:  American Girl doll clothes (see pictures);  Sewing Alterations Classes, other craft classes with other instructors.