The course is divided into two parts. The first will cover basic skills including machine safety and operation, simple seam making and two basic hand stitches. The test swatches for the beginning lessons will become a mini quilt. The quilt may be turned into a pillow or be used as a blanket for a cherished doll or pet.
The second half of the course will concentrate on making pajama pants. Students will learn how to lay out a pattern, cut properly, sew longer seams, sew curves, and finishing a garment with an elastic casing and basic hem.
All Classes are currently full. If you are interested in Beginner Sewing for summer or fall, please contact us for the next available open class.
- Summer Beginner Sewing Camp, July 10 – 14, 2017. 9:00 – 4:00. $425. WORKSHOP FULL!
- Beginner Sewing Camp (condensed week), July 3 – 7, 9:00 – 4:00. $340. WORKSHOP FULL!
After the beginner program is successfully completed, and students can demonstrate their expertise at operating the machine, they will be eligible to join additional classes to learn to make more advanced clothing projects. Students who have difficulty with the machine after the beginner course may be asked to repeat the beginner level or to take a machine review workshop offered throughout the year.
*If you child is 7 years old, please inquire about our Pre-Beginner Program.