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Beginner Sewing

 
 
 
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100 LEVEL COURSES are beginner, learn-to-sew classes for pre-schoolers through teens. Whether you’re into general sewing or fashion our beginner level classes feature fresh patterns, modern fabrics, and professional equipment and techniques. Most important...we believe learning to sew should be FUN so we pile it on with creative projects and themes, a warm encouraging atmosphere, and highly skilled teachers with lots of patience and love for sharing their craft! 

OUR PROGRAM IS DESIGNED to take students from no sewing experience at all through a series of progressive courses aimed at skills building and practice through fun projects. Our 3 beginner levels (100, 101, 102) are based on age, keeping our classes socially appropriate for everyone. Within those age groups skill levels may vary greatly so our projects are designed to be adaptable and able to challenge more advanced stitchers.

AT THE JUNIOR 102 LEVEL beginning around age 10, students have a choice between a craft based class or a garment sewing focus. In Intro to Fashion Sewing students learn the fundamental skills that will give you a strong foundation for our intermediate and advanced 200 level courses or the confidence to continue sewing on your own at home.

If you have questions about which class will be the best fit for your child don’t hesitate to ask!


 
 
 
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Intro to Fabric Arts 100 PREK-K

$220 | 10 WEEKS
Saturdays
9:00-10:00am | From 1/12/2019 until 3/23/2019
Ages 5-6 | Class size 6 students | Materials Included
Instructor TBD

Pre-K and Kindergarteners are introduced to various sewing techniques through playful sewn craft projects.  Students learn hand sewing, weaving, and fiber art crafts using embroidery thread, yarn, fabric & other related items. There will even be some limited highly supervised machine sewing to get students ready for our 1st grade sewing class. Projects include things like toys, stuffies, accessories, wearable items, wall hangings, and more.   

 
 
 
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Beginner Sewing 101 Grades 1-3

$220 | 10 WEEKS
Tuesdays
3:00-4:00pm | From 1/8/2019 until 3/19/2019
Wednesdays
3:00-4:00pm | From 1/16/2019 until 3/20/2019
Saturdays 10:00-11:00am | From 1/12/2019 until 3/23/2019
Ages 6-9 | Class size 8 students Materials included

SEWING MADE FUN!  Stuffed animals, toys, bags, applique pillows, simple garments, fashion accessories, quilting, and more! You'll be amazed at what your child can do.  Our FUN beginner sewing classes emphasize planning, fine motor skills, design, and much more through hand and machine sewing, and other related activities used to design and construct sewing based projects.  Students work on projects at their own pace and ability practicing:

  • Sewing machine basics and safety

  • Laying out basic patterns and following instructions

  • Pinning, cutting fabric, sewing on the line

  • Sewn project design and construction

  • Creativity in designing your own project

 
 
 
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JUNIOR SEWING 102 GRADEs 4-6

$330 | 10 WEEKS
Mondays
 3:00-4:30pm | From 1/7/2019 until 3/11/2019
Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm | From 1/12/2019 until 3/23/2019
Ages 10-12 | Class size 8 students Materials included

Junior sewing builds machine skills through fun projects that emphasize planning, design, understanding and following instructions, and using patterns. Projects may include stuffed animals, bags, pillows, simple garments, fashion accessories, quilting, and more!

This class is for beginner to advanced beginner students who are interested in a broad spectrum of sewing projects. Students work on projects at their own pace and ability. Projects will be adapted to challenge each student at their skill level. Topics covered:

  • Sewing machine basics and safety

  • Laying out basic patterns and following instructions

  • Pinning, practice cutting fabric accurately

  • Sewn project design and construction

  • Basic fashion illustration using croqui's

  • Creativity in designing your own project

 
 
 
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Intro to Fashion Sewing 102 Grades 4-8 

*Prerequisite for 200 Level Courses

$330 | 10 WEEKS
Wednesdays
4:30-6:00pm | From 1/9/2019 until 3/20/2019
Saturdays 1:00-2:30pm | From 1/12/2019 until 3/16/2019
Ages 10-14 | Class size 8 students Materials included

This beginner class teaches students sewing skills and fundamental garment construction techniques and is a foundation for 200 level classes. You will learn how to operate the sewing and serger machines, safely use the iron, sketch and illustrate designs and prepares you to enjoy using patterns and tutorials independently. Projects focus on:

  • garment construction and fitting

  • Basic hand drawn fashion Illustration

  • fabric choice, pattern manipulation

  • garment construction

  • sewing machine usage and mastery

  • professional finishing techniques

During class you will make the FashionKit Shopper Tote, Sunday Shorts (Lounge pants in winter), and an infinity scarf, learn how to use the sewing machine, iron, and serger. Premium quality textiles and notions included.