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 Sunday at 10am for 6 weeks. (We also offer a Monday night Sewing 101 class and a Saturday Morning Sewing 101 class.)
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!)
Our classes are limited in size (and frequently sell out!). Each person has a station with a sewing machine reserved for them, so no refunds are offered on classes. If you miss a class, video tutorials will be provided that you can work through in your own time. If you know you'll be missing a class in advance, contact us and we'll see if there's a seat available in a nearby session you could attend.