Sew 101

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 Sew 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
  • Sewing Tutorials
  • 1 x bobbin

Supply List: 

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

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

Skill Level: 1

    Cost: $310 +GST

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

    Course Outline

    Class 1: Down to Basics & Glasses Case **subject to change

      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 a protective case for your eyewear.

        Class 2: Canvas Note

          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.

                Class 4: Basic Alterations

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