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.
- Machine threading and operation: sewing straight lines, pivoting, backstitching, changing machine settings, troubleshooting
- Fabric selection
- Making pockets
- 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).
12 Course Hours (either 3 hrs/day for 4 days or 4 hrs/day for 3 days)
Class size is limited. For information relating to class policies and safety protocols for COVID-19, please click here. Face masks and temperature checks are required for
Section 1 (SOLD OUT): Tuesdays 6pm-9pm on Aug 16, 23, 30 & Sept 6
Section 2: Mondays 6-9pm on Aug 29, Sept 12, 19 & 26
Section 3: Thursdays 6-9pm on Sept 1, 8, 15 & 22
Section 4: Wednesday daytime 10am-1pm on Sept 7, 14, 21 & 28
Section 5 (1 SPOT LEFT): Sundays 10am-1pm on Sept 11, 25, Oct 2 & 9
Section 6 (3 SPOTS LEFT): Saturdays 10am-1pm on Sept 10, 17, 24 & Oct 1
Section 7: Tuesdays 6-9pm on Sept 13, 20, 27 & Oct 4
Section 8: Mondays daytime 10am-1pm on October 3, 17, 24 & 31
Section 9: Saturdays 11am-2pm on October 8, 15, 22 & 29
Section 10: Sundays 10am-1pm on October 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6