Learn all the basics of sewing in just a few (super fun) weeks!
Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills, in addition to basic fashion design techniques used in creating fashionable accessories & clothing.
This is a sewing course is designed for the beginning stitcher. The course is 15 hours in total divided up between 5-6 weekly classes (depending on the schedule – details below)
Each class is project oriented and each student will take home 5 different sewing projects as they complete them in class.
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. Making casing & inserting elastic. Hemming basics. Project: Lounge/Sleep Pants or Shorts
Part 5 Concepts & Skills: Review of garment fit. Introduction to working with darts. Hemming a skirt. Making a buttonhole. Project: Wrap Skirt
Cost of 15 Hour Workshop: $299
This includes unlimited Open Lab Time while your session is running (normally $10/hour).
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: If you are registering for Saturday morning class, each class is 3 hours and meets for 5 weeks. If you are registering for a weeknight class, each class is 2.5 hours and meets for 6 Weeks.
Fabric is not included. Students should purchase their fabrics before the class or fabrics can be purchased at the M Avery Designs Studio.
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