winter courses

Sundays 9:30am-noon | Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 3, 10
Thursdays 6:30-9:00pm | Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4

$325.00 - 6 weeks


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Learn to sew in 6 weeks

In Beginer Sewing Bootcamp students make a series of four simple, fashionable, wearable and useful projects that focus on learning key sewing skills PLUS basic sewing pattern reading, basic fashion design techniques, and project customization based on student aesthetic and fit.  After completing this course, you will be able to utilize these skills proficiently on your own. 

To best allow you to work at your own pace and practice new skills we include weekly  Seamsters Lounge  FREE during the course AND for 1 month after!  This is open studio time attended by an instructor to answer questions and help if you get stuck.


the projects

 Heather Clutch

Heather Clutch

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 (One size fits all)

 Mia Messenger Bag

Mia Messenger 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 (One size fits all)

 Rebecca Reversible Apron

Rebecca Reversible Apron

Part 3 Concepts & Skills

Introduction to reading a pattern. Following instructions for project construction. Construction of pockets. Making ties. Making something reversible. 

Project: Rebecca Reversible Apron (One size fits most)

 Esther A-Line Skirt

Esther A-Line Skirt

Part 4 Concepts & Skills

Review of garment fit. Hemming a rounded edge. Installing a zipper. Attaching skirt yoke and facing.

Project: A-Line Skirt (Size Small, Medium, Large)


fabric & supplies

Fabric is included in this course. For any of the projects you may use our standard fabrics and remnants, purchase our premium fabrics in 1/4 yard increments for $12-$16 per yard, or bring your own. One week prior to the start of class you will receive a list of fabrics, trims, and yardage needed to complete the course.  You are welcome to bring in your own fabric but we encourage students to wait till after the first class to purchase fabric as we review fabric properties and the various projects in that first class.