Sewing and Fashion


Call or drop by the bookstore to sign up!

NEW! Soft Sculpture Half Day Workshop
When: Tuesday, Feb. 21st – 1:30pm -5:30pm      
Recommended Ages: 7-10 No Sewing Experience Necessary
Cost: $75.00
Soft Sculpture – Students will learn basic hand sewing skills and some Couture Detail while creating a simple ‘Stuffed Vegetable or Fruit’ of your choice.  We’ll take the visual language of design and create the taste of your choice produce with Texture, Color and Shape through the fabric medium.  All supplies included.

NEW! Fabric Art Half Day Workshop
When: Tuesday, Feb. 21st – 9:00am – 1:00      
Recommended Ages: 7-10 No Sewing Experience Necessary
Cost: $75.00
Fabric Art -Students will explore their creative skills to embellish their own unique t-shirt.       
Student should bring in a plain white t-shirt that they can embellish.  Various embellishments
will be supplied for project.

NEW! Cooking Apron Half Day Workshop
When: Wednesday, Feb. 22nd - 9:00am – 1:00pm    
Recommended Ages: 7-10 No Sewing Experience Necessary
Cost: $75.00
Required Materials:
• Portable sewing machine
One yard of fabric of student’s choice (suitable for apron)
One spool of matching all purpose thread
Cooking Apron -Students will learn the basics of threading the sewing machine, laying out a pattern, cutting and sewing a simple youth cooking apro


When:  Saturday, Feb. 18th or Monday February, 20th - 9:00am - 4:30pm (1/2 hr lunch break)
Recommended Ages: 8-14 No Sewing Experience Necessary

Cost: $150.00
Required Materials:
Portable sewing machine
Three yards of fabric of student’s choice (suitable for pajama pants)
One spool of matching all purpose thread
Description: You will be creating a custom pair of pajama pants and matching drawstring overnight carrier bag. This session will teach the student the basics of machine sewing, how to operate the sewing machine, layout and cut fabric, use a pattern properly and safely use the iron.

Recommended Ages:
When:  Thursday, February 23rd 9:00am-4:30pm (1/2 hr. lunch break) 

Required Materials: 
• Paper or sketch book
• Color pencils and eraser
Description: Interested in fashion sketching?  Learn to draw fashion figures, clothing and accessories with style and detail. No design or art talent needed, join other fashion enthusiasts and learn to illustrate using design and color techniques along with your own unique sense of style and flair.


Don’t see a class that fits your interest or schedule? Want to choose your own project? Adults or youth sign up with three of your friends and choose your own time and project. Minimum class size four students, three 3-hour sessions or one full day intensive, time and project to be determined by students and teacher.

Class sizes are limited and fill quickly so call the Andover Bookstore today to reserve your space at 978-475-0143

Fashion Instructors

Roseanna Ansaldi holds a BS in Business & Visual Communications and an AS in Fashion Design. She has vast experience in the fashion industry as a proprietor and instructor with skills in patternmaking, clothing construction, draping and textiles; she presently teaches design at Bay State College in Boston and is the clothing and sideline buyer for Hugobooks Inc. purveyor of Phillips Academy apparel and unique gifts.

Elaina Barisano holds a B.F.A in Art Education and a Certificate in Fashion Design She has years of Fashion Industry and teaching experience in illustrating, designing and making of clothes and presently teaches at The School of Fashion Design in Boston and Lasell College in Newton.

Martha Palaza holds a Master in Fine Arts, in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and a Junior Certificate in Fashion Design from the School of Fashion Design, Boston. She is an apparel design professional with experience and education focused on production, manufacturing and teaching. Her skills include pattern drafting, draping, garment construction and textiles. She currently works for Costume Works, Inc. in Somerville, MA as a Costume Technician catering to national theater, opera and entertainment clients such as Disney.