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Beginner Sewing Class Saturday Afternoon



This beginner sewing class is an entry level class. Students can learn to make any of the following items: 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 you may learn any of the following techniques:

  • Measure and cut from measurements (self created 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
  • Practice straight stitches and curves
  • 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). We also have a basic sewing kit 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.

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 - we have forms at the studio at a discounted rate.

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: We will decide 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: We will supply links to purchase the supplies for class or you can purchase in the studio at the time of the class.
Instructor: Donna Whitaker
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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