Whether you’re wanting to sew a pattern, upcycle or alter your wardrobe, make your own home decor, or make your own collection, this is the place to start!
In this beginner sewing class, you’ll learn to use a sewing machine, basic stitches, and fundamental sewing techniques and finishes used in modern sewing and garment construction. You’ll be walked through each techniques, step by step, as a small group, then you go back to your station and try them yourself!
As you work through the techniques, you’ll create a sample binder full of seam and technique samples to take with you with everything you’ve learned in it. That way, you can refer back to it when you’re working on a project and forget exactly what the difference between an "edge stitch" and "top stitch" is. 😵
Plus! (this is new and sew exciting), each week you'll also sew up a little project using your new skills! It's so fun to take something home you've just made yourself to show friends and family. 😊
Class meets once a week on Monday night for 6 weeks. (We also offer a Sunday morning Sewing 101 class and Saturday morning.) The next Monday session starts Monday July 25th and runs through Aug 29th.
This class covers:
- Setting up and using a sewing machine
- The fundamental stitches and what they're used for
- Ways to finish seams and edges (hems)
- What interfacing is and what it's for
- How to sew fasteners (e.g. zippers, buttons, snaps)
- The basics of serging
- Reading and using a sewing pattern
- And lots more (darts, pleats, gathering.. there's so much!)
Class is limited to 10 people, so make sure to sign up early! The studio is spaced out for social distancing. You must wear a face mask at all times, use hand sanitizer, and wipe down your space. Each person has a station with a sewing machine reserved for them, so no refunds are offered on classes. If you miss a class, links to videos on the topics covered will be provided that you can work through in your own time.