Introduction to Sewing

Never touched a sewing machine but always wanted to learn? Or perhaps the last time you sewed was in Home Economics and need a refresher on threading the machine. Taking our Sewing 101 class will get you to the beginner level in just 3 hours! In this beginner class you will learn how to wind a bobbin, sew a straight line, and a variety of basic stitches to get you started on your sewing journey!

Included in the price of workshop:

  • Selection of fabrics for all three projects
  • Cushion pad for your cushion cover
  • Notions for all three projects
  • Access to online tutorials

Skill Level: 1

Cost: $300 +GST

  • Max. 8 students
  • Location: West
  • Class Length: 4 x 3 hour sessions or weekend session 
  • Prerequisite: None

Course Outline

Get acquainted with the sewing machine and basic tools of the trade. Learn how to thread a machine, sew in a straight line and a few other stitches. Apply these techniques by making your very own cushion cover. 

Make a multi-purpose tote and learn about topstitching, reinforcement stitching, and how to finish raw seams. 

Class 3: ZIPS
Step it up a notch and throw a zipper into the mix. Expand your skills by inserting a zip into a lined wash bag and add hand sewing onto your resume.

From hemming to taking in side seams for a better fit, gain valuable skills to help you alter and repair your clothes.**

Supply List

  • 250m spool of black & white polyester thread (Preferably Gutterman or Coats)
  • or 500m spool of black or white polyester thread
  • Dressmaking Pins (Glass, Pearl, or Plastic head)
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Thread Snips

**Bring a few loved pieces in need of repair from your wardrobe to alter in the last session.

Upcoming Dates