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 graduate with the skills they need to make a project from start to finish, and will gain the confidence to begin tackling anything.
**UPDATE: While we are operating with new COVID-19 safety protocols, we have had to modify our projects for this class. Instead of a fold-over bag, students will make a lined tote bag with a pocket, a zipper pouch and a mask. The same skills will be learned with the addition of working with elastic and making pleats (bonus skills!). We have a small selection of materials available for an additional cost of $20 for those students who do not wish to shop during this time.
- 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
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. For the time being, supplies may be purchased in studio for an additional $20.
4 Weeks; 12 Course Hours
Note that we have two studio locations so PLEASE! pay attention to where this class is hosted so you arrive at the correct studio on the first day of the class. The location is listed next to the Section name in the schedule below.
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 participation.
**In the event that quarantine restrictions on our business are tightened in the interest of public safety, or COVID-19 transmission rates prevent us from running an in-studio class safely, you will be given the option to take this class virtually. If you decline the virtual option you will be offered a refund.
[sold out] Section 1 (1912 South St): 4 Sundays 10am-1pm on Nov 8, 15, 22 & Dec 6. This skips Nov 29 for Thanksgiving weekend.
[sold out] Section 2 (1912 South St): 4 Tuesdays 6-9pm on Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24 & Dec 1
[Sold out] Section 3 (800 S 8th St): 4 Wednesdays 6-9pm on Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 9 & Dec 16. This skips Nov 25 for Thanksgiving.
[sold out] Section 4 (1912 South St): 4 Saturdays 12-3pm on Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 12 & Dec 19. This section skips Nov 28 for Thanksgiving weekend.
Section 5 (800 S 8th St): 4 Sundays 10am-1pm on Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24 & Jan 31
Section 6 (1912 South St): 4 Wednesdays 6-9pm on Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27 & Feb 3
Section 7 (800 S 8th St): 4 Thursdays 6-9pm on Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28 & Feb 4