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Beginner Sewing Class - PM



This beginner sewing class is an entry level class. Students will learn any of the following projects a pin cushion, a mask, a pillow, a tote bag, a cosmetic case, pull-on shorts , or pull on pajama bottoms – one project a session / week.

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

In this class we will learn any of the following items:

  • How to thread our machines properly - troubleshoot simple issues
  • Learn how to thread a bobbin
  • Measure and cut from measurements (self-simple pattern)
  • Read a pattern and cut from the pattern
  • Take one’s measurements and someone else’s measurements
  • Create a project from measurements
  • Thread elastic
  • Square a corner and create a lining
  • Basic hand sewing techniques

While we do provide some basic supplies; there are basic sewing supplies recommended for sewing and use in any class (and because of Covid-19 we recommend your own supplies to use). We also have supplies available for purchase at the studio:

  • 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, we do have items to purchase at the studio as well as kits available for purchase (We are an electronic payment shop only.)

Supply List Needed for this class:

Project #1: Pincushion
Kit will be provided in the class

Project #2: Pillow


½ - 1 yard of cotton medium weight decorator fabric of your choice
1 spool of sewing thread to match your fabric
14" or 16" or 18" pillow foam (we have 14" pillow forms for purchase in class)

Project #3: 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
½ - 1 yard Medium weight interfacing

2 yards of cotton webbing for handles
1 spool of matching sewing thread
(We have kits available for purchase in class) 




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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