This class explores beginning sewing terms, supplies and some notions. You will learn to plan a project and then sew it. You will learn basic sewing techniques and will sew projects to practice and reinforce them. There is sewing homework. Sewing at home helps you remember techniques, achieve independence and grow your confidence sewing.
We begin with very basic sewing information. I assume you have no idea about fabric grain or selvage, pattern direction, thread, scissors, needles, pins, sewing machines and such. Your projects will include, 2 placemats and napkins, a pair of PJ bottoms from a commercial pattern, a six pocket tote and a zippered make-up bag (projects from Martha Pullen's beginning sewing curriculum). You can see the Beginning Sewing Class sample projects at Charlotte Sewing Center.
I will demonstrate very basic machine knowledge: winding a bobbin, threading the machine, changing feet, tension settings, stitch settings and answering questions you may have. You will also get lots of tips to help you get comfortable and productive with your sewing machine.
If you do not already have a sewing machine, do NOT rush out to purchase one until after your first class. If you feel you must purchase before class, please, call me before you purchase. I will give you information about what you will need in your first machine. You will not need your sewing machine in the first class.
This is a six weeks class. Class is usually one night a week for six weeks. Occasionally it is necessary to double up in a week to get all six classes finished before a holiday or previously scheduled conflict.
You will learn and sew a lot in the 15 hours you are in class. The class fee is $175.00. There are additional costs involved with this sewing program. (Ex: patterns, fabric, thread, etc.) You will get a general sewing supply list at the first class as well as a project supply list for each project.
A USB stick will be given to you at the first class with all the information needed for the six weeks of class. I will have printed booklets for use in class. If you desire you may print the class booklet for yourself. The information on the USB is copy right protected. Please, DO NOT share this information with others. It is for your use as a member of the class.
Dropbox links for each class video are provided as a support tool for each class. The link will be sent to your email address after class. Previous classes really appreciate the step by step videos and have found them a very useful tool to support the skills they are learning in class.
Minimum class size is 4 students. Maximum class size is 6 students. Please register at least one week before the first class.
We are using a new class payment process.
You will register on line from this web site. Find the beginner class you want to take…under Beginner 1, 2, or 3. There will be two class entries for each class. Both will be marked with the same class number shown here in red.
1~Beg. 1 (DEPOSIT) Mons. AM. One date is listed. $87.50
1~Beg. 1 (BALANCE) Mons. AM. Five dates are listed. $87.50
First click the deposit for the class and add to cart. Check out if you only want to pay the deposit now (your seat is reserved). Before the first class come back and click the balance to add to cart and check out. You are welcome to pay the balance at the same time you make your deposit. Just add them both to cart and check out. The total cost for all 6 sessions $175.00.
I am a life long sewer and quilter and licensed to teach sewing by Martha Pullen, Jenny Haskins, and Sulky Threads. I work to begin and end class on time. We will move quickly … two and a half hours pass fast when you are having fun.
|2 ~ Beg. 1 BALANCE Weds. PM:||Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm|
Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed, May 5, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed, May 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
|3 ~ Beg. 1 BALANCE Thurs. PM:||Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm|
Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Thu, May 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Thu, May 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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|4 ~ Beg. 1 DEPOSIT Mons. AM:||Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm|
|4 ~ Beg. 1 BALANCE Mons. AM:||Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm|
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
|5 ~ Beg. 1 DEPOSIT Weds. PM:||Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm|
|5 ~ Beg. 1 BALANCE Weds. PM:||Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm|
Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
|6 ~ Beg. 1 DEPOSIT Wed. or Mon. PM:||Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm|
|6 ~ Beg. 1 BALANCE Wed. or Mon. PM:||Wed, Nov 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm|
Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm