Beginning Sewing Classes for Adults2018-12-10T20:20:26+00:00

Beginning Sewing for Adults

Sewing Machine Basics + Logo Print Canvas Pouch  Learn to sew!  This is the place to start if you are brand new to sewing or want a solid refresher. In this skill-building session you will learn how to thread your machine, wind the bobbin, sew forward, reverse, turn curves and corners, secure your seams, and proper pressing techniques. We will also look at perfect tension. You will make and take home a zip-top pouch using custom-printed canvas and a shiny brass zipper. All sewing techniques will be created and mounted on pages you can refer to later as you hone your sewing chops.  Basic sewing supplies will be covered and you can sample each of them and go home with a great shopping list so you avoid the buying mistakes you might make walking blind into the fabric store. All supplies are provided. Bring your own machine or use one of ours.

3 hours, $60, includes all supplies

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Thursday Jan. 3, 2019
6:00PM to 9:00PM

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Thursday Jan. 31, 2019
6:00PM to 9:00PM

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Monday Feb. 18, 2019
1:00PM to 4:00PM

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Sunday Mar.. 17, 2019
1:00PM to 4:00PM

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Learn to Sew Level 1 – Chef or Artist’s Apron  This single garment is absolutely packed with the most frequently-used sewing techniques that every stitcher needs to build skills and become an independent maker.  Using the Palmer/Pletsch “Learn to Sew Level 1” pattern and your imagination, you will create a fab apron, make techniques samples to refer to later, and take away these skills:

  • Sewing pattern anatomy and translation
  • Fabric selection, layout, cutting
  • Transferring pattern markings to fabric
  • Technique samples: Stay stitching, clean finish, clipping & notching, grading, under stitching, catch stitch hem
  • Facings, Patch pockets, Straps
  • Machine hemming

Classes are limited to four, so you each get lots of  individual attention. Everyone learns and sews at a different speed. About 30-60 minutes of homework may be assigned between weeks 2 and 3.

Prerequisite: Sewing Machine Basics or equivalent

three 3-hour sessions, $125

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Thursdays
Jan. 10, 17, 24, 2019
6:00PM to 9:00PM

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Thursdays
Feb. 7, 21, 28, 2019
6:00PM to 9:00PM

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Thursdays
Apr. 4, 11, 18, 2019
6:00PM to 9:00PM

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Thursdays
May 23, 30 & Jun. 6, 2019
6:00PM to 9:00PM

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Learn to Sew Level 2 – PJ’s, Sleep Shirt or Camp Shirt

Expand your garment-sewing skills without the worry of fitting issues using this great “Learn to Sew” pattern and my exclusive PDF pattern hack expansion pack to customize your look.  You will learn all the tricks for sewing a basic button-up shirt and drawstring/elastic waist pants.  Make PJ’s, or a sleep shirt with shorts, or a camp shirt and beach pant/short combo.  The fabric and design you choose make it your very own original!  You can choose from three sleeve designs, three length and hem options, and do a little simple sizing for a slimmer fit and how to add an in-seam pocket option.  In this five-week course you will build sewing skills that will empower you to take on even more fashion sewing. You will learn:

  • Simple pattern hacking for easy design changes
  • Fabric layout, pattern placement, cutting
  • Transferring pattern markings to fabric
  • Seams & seam finishing
  • Interfacing
  • How to apply a collar, sleeves, buttonholes and buttons
  • Casing for elastic and drawstrings
  • Easy in-seam pocketsPrerequisite: Machine & Sewing Basics & Learn to Sew Level 1 or equivalent

Five 3-hour sessions, $160 includes pattern and PDF pattern hack expansion pack

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Tuesdays
Mar. 19, 26 & Apr. 2, 9, 16, 2019
6:00PM to 9:00PM

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Tuesdays
Jun. 4, 11, 25 & Jul. 2, 9, 2019
6:00PM to 9:00PM

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