Button Know-How

Local boutique Frances, a favorite of fashion lovers and craft seekers alike, continues its monthly workshop series this week with a “Basics of Sewing” tutorial. Under the instruction of local artist Karyn Miracle, whose Etsy shop is filled with hand-stitched, repurposed vintage items like bags and pillows, students will beautify individual pocket mirrors. The class tackles the fundamentals of embroidery such as cross-stitch, chain stitch, and stem stitch – and it's sure to have you sewing like a Singer.

Materials for the project, from fabric to thread, will be provided. The class caps out at 10 people, and reservations are required.

The stichin’ good time runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at Frances on 10 West Camelback Road in Phoenix. Reservations are $30. Call 602-279-5467 or visit

Thu., June 6, 6-8 p.m., 2013