In a world full of commercial clothing, making handmade pieces can add a special flare to anyone's wardrobe.
Whether you are an expert at making your own clothes or a newcomer, Columbia has classes to teach the basics of the craft.
Location: Woodridge Center, 3600 I-70 Drive SE, Suite E.
Castaway Yarns specializes in classes for knitting and crocheting. For beginners, the shop holds 30-minute classes made by appointment where customers can receive an introduction to both knitting and crocheting. Customers can also get one-on-one help in order to improve their skills. Both options cost $15. They also have seasonal events posted on the website.
Appletree Quilting Center
Location: 2541 Bernadette Drive.
At Appletree Quilting Center, customers can strengthen their technical sewing skills . Classes range from how to use a sewing machine to making children's dresses. Classes also teach customers how to make handbags and quilts. Guide lessons for sewing machines range from free to $25. Lessons for wearable fashion start at $45.
Satin Stitches Sewing & Embroidery
Location: 705 Vandiver Drive.
Satin Stitches provides an opportunity for sewing enthusiasts to get to know each other through its Open Sewcial classes. Members of the community can bring their projects and supplies for a full day of sewing. The classes are free and run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe
Location: 4093 E. Ketterer Road.
Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe offers classes that teach customers how to knit or crochet anything from socks to lace patterns. Each class is made by appointment and costs $10 an hour. Customers can schedule classes for one-on-one assistance or in small groups.