Sewing 101 // 4 weeks // Click for start 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 make a lined, zippered fold-over clutch or laptop bag, and will graduate with the confidence to begin tackling anything.


Skills learned:
- Machine threading and operation: sewing straight lines, pivoting, backstitching, changing machine settings, troubleshooting
- Fabric selection
- Pattern layout, grainlines, and cutting techniques
- Seaming and topstitching
- Fusing interfacing
- Installing a zipper
- Incorporating a lining
- Hemming & edgestitching a patch pocket
- Attaching hardware (snaps, D-rings)

Skill Level: Novice. No experience needed.

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.

4 Weeks; 12 Course Hours

Please refer to our registration policies before signing up for a class. *Updated March 2020: In light of current circumstances regarding COVID-19, we have made adjustments to our normal refund and transfer policy. If you register for a class after March 20 and your class is postponed or cancelled OR if you are not able to attend class due to a personal health concern, you are entitled to a full refund or transfer.

Note that we have TWO studio locations. Each section below will list its location so make sure that is the one you prefer, and mark it on your calendar and GPS so you arrive at the correct one for class!

[postponed] Section 1 (1912 South St): 4 Fridays 10am-1pm on June 5, June 12, June 19 & June 26

[postponed] Section 2 (800 S 8th St): 4 Sundays 10am-1pm on June 7, June 14, June 21 & June 28

[postponed] Section 3 (1912 South St): 4 Sundays 10am-1pm on June 7, June 14, June 21 & June 28

[postponed] Section 4 (1912 South St): 4 Sundays 1:30-4:30pm on June 7, June 14, June 21 & June 28

[postponed] Section 5 (1912 South St): 4 Mondays 6-9pm on June 15, June 22, June 29 & July 6

[postponed] Section 6 (800 S 8th St): 4 Tuesdays 6-9pm on June 16, June 23, June 30 & July 7

[postponed] Section 7 (1912 South St): 4 Thursdays 6-9pm on June 18, June 25, July 2 & July 9