I’d be interested, but June will be a tough month for me time-wise.
On charging for class, certainly charge for consumables. Are patterns consumable or are they a resource that can be shared? If they are to be shared, consider dividing the cost of that portion by the number of seats in your class and indicate that the pattern will be provided to the space at the end of the class. If the space doesn’t have a set of appropriate scissors per-machine, we should ask the EPC to acquire what is necessary if the costs aren’t too high.
You should also round up a bit to cover your own prep time and teaching time.
As far as gauging interest, a few things that come to mind that need to be answered:
- How long is this? Is it a single sesson, multi-session, 1 hr, 5hr, etc?
- What are the cost of supplies for that bag? I personally think that would be the best of those projects (not that they aren’t all good).
- What should we expect to be able to do at the end of the class?
Lastly; I’ve actually found these Interest Check forum posts to be less useful than just committing to a date far enough out. Since there are real consumable costs, make sure you use something to collect funds ahead of time to protect you against no-shows. My own personal schedule is likely to not work with this purely based on June, but if it were to fit into a slot that works I might be willing to do it.
Those interested should still comment, but my suggestion to you would be to find out how many concurrent people you can handle, how long the class will likely take, the full cost, and a description of the skills that will be taught and what this will unlock for us (will we be able to hem pants after this? follow other patterns? etc).
This sounds awesome, feel free to contact me directly if you need some help with any of this prep. Also, I might have some fabric to provide for the class so you can reduce your risk on the first class. I’ll check my storage unit soon to find out how much I have and of what kind.