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Beginner Sewing Class AM



This beginner sewing class is an entry level class. Students will learn to make a pillow, tote bag, cosmetic case, pull-on shorts , or pull on pajama bottoms – one project a week.

Studio provides the sewing machine, basic ruler / tape measure, straight pins, other notions, and scissors.

In this class we will learn to:

  • Measure and cut from measurements (self-simple pattern)
  • Read a sewing pattern and cut from the pattern
  • Take one’s measurements and someone else’s measurements
  • Create a project from measurements
  • Thread elastic
  • Hem pants by hand and by machine
  • Square a corner and create a lining
  • Basic hand sewing techniques

While we do provide some basic supplies and there are basic sewing supplies needed for sewing and in any class (and because of Covid we recommend your own supplies to use):

  • Seam Gauge and tape measure
  • Marking Chalk / pencil
  • Fray check
  • Straight pins and Hand sewing needles
  • Bodkin or extremely large safety pin
  • Sharp Fabric scissors
  • Snipping Scissors
  • A seam ripper

Please be sure to have your class supplies on the first day of class. If you can't find something let us know as soon as possible.

Supply List Needed for this class:

Project #1: Pillow

½ yard of cotton medium weight decorator fabric of your choice
1 spool of sewing thread to match your fabric
14" or 16" pillow foam

Project #2: Tote Bag

½ - 1 yard of medium weight woven decorator, denim, or cotton fabric
½ - 1 yard of medium weight woven cotton (should coordinate with first fabric) for the lining
1 yards of cotton webbing for handles
1 spool of matching sewing thread

Project #3: Pajama Bottoms

Pattern: McCall’s 5992 or Simplicity 2290

3 yards of 45 - 60” woven cotton or flannel fabric
1 ½ yards of 3⁄4 to 1” waistband elastic
1 spool of matching sewing thread

If the above mention patterns are not available let me know and I will have another suggestion for you.

Please be sure to visit the workshop and class participation policy for more information.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: No knowledge to basic knowledge of sewing Needles and Fabric
Materials Included: Bernina Basic Sewing Machine for use in class, rulers, thread, and other notions
Requirements: We will have kits to purchase in class via credit card Supply List Needed for this class: Project #1: Pillow .5 yard (or half a yard) of cotton medium weight or decorator fabric of your choice 1 spool of sewing thread to match your fabric 14-inch foam or pre-stuffed pillow ( you can also use a 16" pillow) Project #2: Tote Bag 1 yard of medium weight woven decorator, denim, or cotton fabric 1 yard of medium weight woven cotton (should coordinate with first fabric) for the lining 2 yards of cotton webbing for handles 1 spool of matching sewing thread Project #3: Pajama Bottoms Pattern: McCall's 5992 or Simplicity 2290 3 yards of 45 to 60 inch wide woven cotton or flannel fabric 2 yards of 1 inch wide waistband elastic 1 spool of matching sewing thread If the above mentioned patterns are not available let me know and I will have another suggestion for you.
Instructor: Donna Whitaker
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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