Sewing Seminars



Beautiful Carmel By the Sea, CA


  • Loes’ industrial techniques
  • Loes’ one on one wardrobe and fit consultation
  • Loes’ newest designs for seminar attendees only
  • Make a basic wardrobe—pants, jacket, and top 


Total Cost    $700

  • $250     Non-Refundable deposit secures your reservation. Deposit is transferable one time to another scheduled seminar.
  • $450     Non-Refundable and Non Transferable balance due 1 month prior to seminar. Reminder email notices are sent.


Payment Options

  • Call Loes with credit card information (phone info below)
  • Mail check (inquire for address)
  • Call Sharon at Casual Elegance (phone info below)
  • Email Sharon (or call) to use credit card



   Conference room at the Hofsas House on San Carlos Street between 3rd and 4th

   Avenues, Carmel, CA. (No street addresses in Carmel.)



   Contact Sharon (see below) for further information emailed upon request.



   For convenience stay at the Hofsas House or location of your choice. For additional information click here.



Continental breakfast is served to Hofsas House guests. Lunch can be ordered in. Fine dining is available in area restaurants. For additional information click here.



A car is not necessary. Most Carmel destinations are available by walking. Shuttle service and rental cars are available at Monterey Airport and at the San Jose Airport. Ample parking is available for guests staying at the Hofsas House.


Itinerary and Suggested Supplies

Itinerary and Suggested Supplies will be provided with registration packet. We are trying to obtain a number of sewing machines for your complimentary use during the seminar, however until this is finalized please be prepared to bring your own machine. Patterns, notions, and fabrics not included in seminar cost.

Bring your own fabric or Casual Elegance Fabrics will be available during the entire retreat. On request, fabric swatches can be sent prior to event. Contact Sharon at 530-343-6838, fax 530-894-5321, email or visit her website.

Around Town

Relax and enjoy the uniqueness of Carmel while acquiring new found skills and a new way of thinking about sewing.

Enjoy the quaintness of the Hofsas House and sew til midnight if you want.

Relax in the sauna, walk on the beach, enjoy incredible food in Carmel’s many outstanding restaurants, or shop til you drop in the hundreds of shops within walking distance of the Hofsas House.

Loes Hinse Contact Information

 phone  888-554-5637 or 831-620-1060


 Casual Elegance (Sharon Lyon) Contact Information


phone  530-343-6838           email    


Both October, 2013,  seminars have openings 

       October 4-8        October 25-29 


March 7 - 11

March 21 - 25

October 3 - 7

October 24 - 28

Would love to have you attend. Contact Sharon or Leos using the above contact information.

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Studio Patterns

  • Biarritz Multiples
    Biarritz Multiples Biarritz Multiples
  • Bilbao Pant
    Bilbao Pant Bilbao Pant
  • Cap Sleeve Dress
    Cap Sleeve Dress Cap Sleeve Dress
  • Mallorca Jacket
    Mallorca Jacket Mallorca Jacket
  • Paris Jacket
    Paris Jacket Paris Jacket

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