Beginner Sewing Boot Camp


We’ll teach you the basics of sewing in SIX (super fun) weeks!

When you’re enrolled in the Beginner Sewing Boot Camp, you will learn basic sewing skills & basic fashion design techniques used in creating unique, custom made accessories & clothing.

This is a sewing course is designed for the beginning stitcher. The course is 15 hours in total divided up between 6 weekly classes.

Each of the six classes is project oriented and as a student you will take home 4-5 completed sewing projects. (This is of course dependent on how quickly you work and if you miss classes.)

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Please note: The number of projects you complete in the class will depend on a few things. 1.) If you come to class each week, 2.) How much experience you come to class with, 3.) How much work you do at home in between classes (not at all required)  & 4. ) The pace that you work.
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Part 1 Concepts & Skills: Introduction to the sewing machine & basic sewing. Learning to thread & operate the sewing machine properly. Basic accessory construction. Right side vs. wrong side of fabric. Working with interfacing. Properly sewing a button. Topstitching techniques.  Project: Heather Clutch Bag

Part 2 Concepts & Skills: Review of machine & sewing. Mastery of threading & filling the bobbin on the sewing machine. Mastery of basic accessory design & construction. Constructing & turning straps right side out. Advanced bag construction skill. Introduction to bag gussetts, Working with lining to elimintating raw edges. Project: Mia Messenger Bag

Part 3 Concepts & Skills: Introduction to sewing patterns. Construction of pockets. Making ties. Making something reversible. Project: Rebecca Reversible Chef Apron

Part 4 Concepts & Skills: Following sewing tutorial instructions for project construction. Introduction to garment fit. Hemming basics. Making a buttonhole. Project: Wrap Skirt

Bonus Concepts & Skills: Tailoring, working with fabric cut on the bias & more.  Project: Men’s Tie

Cost of 15 Hour Workshop: $299

Please note: There are no makeup classes if you miss a class. However – when you enroll in this boot camp class you get free Sew Club classes (normally $20/class) during AND one month past the end of your session.  Sew Club is a great opportunity to “makeup” anything you might have missed in a class, catch up on anything you fall behind on, or just sew whatever you’d like.  Again  – there are no makeup classes if you miss a session. 

Please note: No classes on the following days due to holidays: Sat. 10/7, Wed. 11/22, Thurs. 11/23 – Sun. 11/26, Sun. 12/24 – Mon. 1/1

All students will receive PDF copies of the patterns instructions for each of the projects we work on in class.

Small, Personal Classes | There are only 8 spots per session.

Please note: Fabric is NOT included. Woven Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $12 per yard. Stretch Knit Fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $16 per yard. We have a variety of types, colors & prints, but keep in mind we are not a fabric store. Students also have the option of purchasing fabrics elsewhere before the class. Details & amounts are below.

Click here for a complete list of fabrics & supplies needed for this class

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