Posted by - Bonnie @ 12:04
Rip Club has its own Sewing Club where kids, teens, (boys & girls) and adults can learn to sew in a fun environment. In the classes there is a ton of individual attention. The classes are self-paced and low pressure and very creative. The lounge is a place where you can hang out with your friends and make your own projects. Listen to great music and get creative and share ideas.
Are you interested in Steampunk, Cosplay or even the Renaissance Faire? Maybe you are interested in Fairies or Mermaids. We can help. Have a project you started and do not know how to finish it? We can help!
The lounge is fully equipped for all your sewing needs. Our lounge combines camaraderie of sewing and a working studio to provide a sewing haven for enthusiasts of all levels.
Wondering what to do this Summer? Come join Rip Club, Sewing Lounge and Tailor, right here in Downtown Loveland, and get creative sewing and making. All tools are provided.
Follow your Fashion
Claire in punk rock top and pants.
Ned says, “Fix Your Pants!”
Posted by - Bonnie @ 20:29
Beautiful gauged crochet work by Foggy Mountain Creations for sale at Rip Club.
Hello all you awesome RIP Club followers! We are excited to announce that Valerie of Foggy Mountain Creations has crafted for us some new and beautiful scarves! Her other creations can be seen in the picture to the left. Valerie is pictured along with the new scarves here. As you can see, we have plenty of colors to choose from, so you’re bound to find one you’ll enjoy.
These “Cutie Patootie Ruffle Scarves” are very versatile. You can certainly wear them along with your winter garb, but they are also light enough that you can still rock them in the cooler months. Each one contains such a wide range of colors that make them a perfect accent for many outfits.
These scarves are reminiscent of boas and are super cute
Cutie Patootie Scarves for sale at Rip Club
We originally listed these ruffle scarves at $34.99, but have decided to offer them at the discounted price of $29.99. Come on in to RIP Club at 333 North Cleveland Avenue in Loveland, Colorado to pick out your favorite (or a few).
Posted by - Bonnie @ 16:58
One of my frequent haunters is wanting a suit made up in March. He’s trying to find his style. So I told him last night I though he was a trend setter. Sure enough I found this blog this morning. http://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/mens-suit-patterns/
I’m looking forward to making him custom tailored bespoke suits.
Posted by - Bonnie @ 12:16
Thanksgiving Break not giving you the amount of fun you hoped? Come on down to The Rip Club and celebrate the coming of winter with our special Thanksgiving Student Fun series!
Starting on the 29th and going until the 30th, we’re hosting a set of classes for everyone to enjoy! Come on in and learn how to make beanies, headbands, and scarves to give to someone for a heartfelt Holiday or to use yourself in the coming winter months! Each day is $30 to join in the classes [that's $10 per class!] OR you can bring in your Student ID and get a discounted price of $15, a whole half-off!
Each day, the classes are:
- Beanies at 2pm to 4pm
- Headbands at 4pm to 6 pm
- Scarves at 6pm to 8pm
All materials and equipment is provided to help you feel fashionable for the creeping cold! Make sure to RSVP at (970) 222-7703 or walk in at 333 Cleveland Avenue in Loveland, CO to sign up!
We hope to hear from you soon!
Posted by - Bonnie @ 18:29
Have an old t-shirt you bought years ago and loved to near death? Can’t bear to get rid of your favorite nostalgia pieces from way back when? Favorite shirt’s stain causing you pain?
Have no fear, we can help you save it!
The Rip Club Sewing Lounge is hosting a T-Shirt Recycling lab. Bring in your old shirts and let us show you find new life in old threads! Bonnie will teach you how to polish up your golden oldies so they shine like you just bought them off the rack, all the while helping you find and establish your very own style!
Entrance fee is $30 for the entire class. Equipment is provided, as are old t-shirts to chop up. Call The Rip Club at (970) 222-7703 to sign up now!
Posted by - Bonnie @ 19:05
Thank you to “Art2Ya” for painting “Ned” on our “bad boy” window (where I sew on “bad boy” for all of our biker customers. Here’s her website:http://art2ya.com/ And thanks to Mai, Forest and Katie for helping me to make the corn maiden and set up Ned on a bike in our main window! Come see us during the Loveland Corn Roast Festival, “Tour De Corn” and check out the scavanger hunt here: http://maizemaiden.com/
Corn Maiden from the Rip Club window for Tour De Corn 2013
Posted by - Bonnie @ 11:03
Charles’ custom Gortex Parka
I started this custom parka in October and didn’t finish it until January because of tendonitis in my right hand which made it impossible to ease and heat seal the seams. Once I got back and running I finished it off and finally got it to Charles Moore for the rest of the winter season. He had a Gortex parka that lost it’s waterproofing after many years and couldn’t find a new one that fit him. He wanted a custom one made up where the arms would be longer and the lining would be thin so he could layer it over his jean jacket, and other layers, for our seasonal changes here in Loveland, Colorado. He rides his bike a lot and has the coolest set up with a helmet and mirrors and this is something he needed to make him comfortable again, in all climates, especially those in between months where we’ll get sun and warmth, but then it’ll rain or snow out of nowhere. The saying we have here in Colorado is, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” I ended up buying all kinds of waterproofing seam protectants but ended up actually fusing waterproofing sealant tape for most of the seams so that it won’t loose it’s waterproofing. This parka should last for 20 years and I spent over 40 hours making it. I still have the mock up in a plaid flannel which I might use to make another one, if anybody requests it. I would want to make a few at once and get a special heat press for heat sealing all of those seams. This was my first coat out of Gortex and I can tell you that you’ll need Microtex needles and you’ll go through at least two needles for this project. I enjoy the challenge of new, special customers who want a custom tailored garment that is outside the proverbial box. It challenges me to learn to use fabrics I’m not familiar with, and to try new methods of construction. Thanks for your patience and your custom, Mr. Moore. I hope your parka gives you years of use and satisfaction.
Posted by - Bonnie @ 20:31
I was so sad tonight when we had to cancel our slice and dice class for lack of students. Check out what others have done with old T shirts.Flapper dress from recycled T shirts
Also check out the recycled T-shirt aprons we made for MoBetta Gumbo when they open up on January 25, 2013.
We have two new apprentices who are doing construction and alterations for the shop. Ashley and Neva show real promise and talent.
Sandy has been taking care of me and cleaning up the shop every day. It’s been hard to do much with tendonitis in my right hand that I need to ease with. If you don’t know what easing is, it’s stretching a shorter length of fabric into a longer piece to create curves and angles in clothing.
Posted by - Bonnie @ 18:29
Very Fun Clown Pants Custom Sewn by Bonnie McLeod Carmichael of Rip Club
It was a gas making these clown pants, but boy it was like making custom jeans. A lot of work with a fly and an adjustable elastic waist. The button was a real find as well. Back pockets have side gussets so he can carry blown up party balloons in them. I wish I’d taken a side or back view photograph because it’s hillarious! Custom design was done by me, Bonnie McLeod Carmichael, from Arnand’s description, pictures and needs. The little teddy bears embroidered on has to do with his character’s name. I hope he brings the joy and laughter to the inhabatants of intensive care and hospice at the Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado.