Beginning Sewing Classes

Beginning Sewing: Machine Sewing Part 1

Level:  Beginner

This class is designed to introduce beginners to the basics of machine sewing and serve as a refresher class for those who have not worked with a sewing machine in a while. You can bring your own sewing machine, if you have one, or use one provided at class. In this first class, we will learn the following:

 

- The sewing machine – parts and function

- Essential tools of the trade (fabric, thread, a seam ripper, pins, scissors, bobbins and an iron)

- How to thread the machine and wind a bobbin

- How to pin and cut fabric using a simple pattern

- How to sew straight steams using machine guides, and press seams with an iron

 

Project: We will create a basic pillow cover using techniques we learned in class. All materials provided.

Fee: $75 per person, 2 hour workshop, limited to 3 participants

To Book this Class:  Please email me, or call (530) 382-0809 to reserve your spot! Limited to 3 participants

Beginning Sewing: Machine Sewing Part 2

Level:  Beginner

This class builds on techniques we learned in the Machine Sewing Part 1 class, focusing on basic dressmaking techniques. You can bring your own sewing machine, if you have one, or use one provided at class. In this second class, we will learn the following:

 

- Understanding and demystifying clothing sewing patterns including their mysterious language and symbols

- How to take accurate measurements for sizing

- Pinning, cutting and marking a clothing pattern

- Sewing and finishing a clothing piece

 

Project: We will make a simple, wrap skirt. Students will receive a materials list to bring prior to the class.

Fee: $75 per person, 2 hour workshop, limited to 3 participants

To Book this Class:  Please email me, or call (530) 382-0809 to reserve your spot! Limited to 3 participants

Beginning Sewing: Hand Sewing Part 1

Level:  Beginner

This class is not a machine sewing class, we will be focusing on hand techniques that don’t require a sewing machine. In this first class, we will learn the following:

 

- Choosing a hand sewing needle and thread, threading the needle, knotting the end of the thread, and tying off

- How to do basic stitches: running stitch, back stitch, whip stitch, invisible slip stitch and blanket stitch

- How to sew on buttons, both shank and flat

 

Project: We will make a simple glasses case using the techniques we learn in this class. All materials included.

Fee: $75 per person, 2 hour workshop, limited to 4 participants

To Book this Class:  Please email me, or call (530) 382-0809 to reserve your spot! Limited to 4 participants

Beginning Sewing: Hand Sewing Part 2

Level:  Beginner

Hand sewing is the best way to mend and repair clothing. This class builds on techniques learned in the Hand Sewing Part 1 class, and focuses on clothing repair and alterations. In this second class, we will learn the following:

 

- How to hem jeans, dress pants, and skirts

- How to create a cuff on pantlegs

- How to take in or let out a waistband

- How to shorten straps on a shirt or dress

- How to shape clothing with hand-sewn darts

 

Project: Students will hem a pair of pants or a skirt and/or shape a blouse that they bring to class. I will have practice pieces available if students do not bring their own clothing to alter.

Fee: $75 per person, 2 hour workshop, limited to 4 participants

To Book this Class:  Please email me, or call (530) 382-0809 to reserve your spot! Limited to 4 participants