Sewing 101 // 4 weeks // Click for Dates

When in doubt, start at the very beginning. This course is designed to give novice stitchers a comprehensive foundation in machine sewing. Students will graduate with the skills they need to make a project from start to finish, and will gain the confidence to begin tackling anything.

Students will make a tote bag with lining and interior pocket, and will learn how to design and make a lined bag with zipper. 


Skills learned:

- Machine threading and operation: sewing straight lines, pivoting, backstitching, changing machine settings, troubleshooting
- Fabric selection
- Making pocket
- Pattern layout, grainlines, and cutting techniques
- Seaming and topstitching
- Fusing interfacing
- Installing a zipper
- Simple pattern drafting for bags
- Incorporating a lining


Skill Level: Novice. No experience needed. We provide machines although you are welcome to bring your own.

Project materials not included. You do not need to bring anything to the first week and we will go over all the supplies you need to purchase by the second class (1/2 yard of fabric and lining, thread, strap material and zipper). 

$285

12 Course Hours

All classes at 800 S 8th St. For information relating to class policies, please click here.

Section 1 (4 SPOTS LEFT): Mondays 10am - 1pm on Apr 1, 8, 15, & 22

Section 2 (SOLD OUT): Mondays 6-9pm on Apr 1, 8, 15, & 22

Section 3 (SOLD OUT): Thursdays 6-9pm on Apr 4, 11, 18, & 25

Section 4 (3 SPOTS LEFT): Fridays 6-9pm on Apr 5, 12, 19, & 26

Section 5: (SOLD OUT) Sundays 10am-1pm on Apr 7, 14, 21, & 28

Section 6 (2 SPOTS LEFT): Saturdays 11am-2pm on Apr 27, May 4, 11, & 18

Section 7: Mondays 10am - 1pm on Apr 29, May 6, 13, & 20

Section 8 (2 SPOTS LEFT): Mondays 6-9pm on Apr 29, May 6, 13, & 20

Section 9: Fridays 6-9pm on May 3, 10, 17, & 24

Section 10: Sundays 10am-1pm on May 19, June 2, 9, & 16 (skips May 26)

Section 11: Tuesdays 6-9pm on May 21, 28, June 4, & 11

Section 12: Saturdays 11am-2pm on June 1, 8, 15, & 22

Section 13: Sundays 1:30-4:30pm on June 2, 9, 16, & 23

Section 14: Mondays 6-9pm on June 3, 10, 17, & 24

Section 15: Tuesdays 6-9pm on June 18, 25, July 2, & 9

  • $285.00