class levels

Class levels are our suggestions, but some students are ready sooner than others to advance to higher level classes.  If there is a class you want to take and you are unsure if it is beyond your skills, just ask!  We love students who want to challenge themselves!

Not all classes are offered all the time, so if there is a class you want to know more about, and would like to see offered soon, please let us know so we can try to fit it into the schedule!

newbie

If you have never used a sewing machine before, or if you haven’t touched one since you were little, then you’re a newbie, this is where you’ll want to start. All newbies must take the intro to sewing course

Newbie Classes for Adults:
Introduction to Sewing
Open Studio -  you have to have basic machine understanding to attend open studio

beginner

If you are fairly comfortable using a sewing machine, you understand and know how to use the basic parts of the machine, can thread a machine and wind a bobbin, adjust stitch length and width and have some basic sewing skills you are ready for courses at this level

Beginner Classes for Adults:

Cozy Drawstring PJ Pants
Retro Apron
Quilted Zipper Pouch
Working With a Pattern – Basics
Seams, Seams, Seams
Fashion Draping Basics
Sew Retro Stitchathon

intermediate

At this level you will build on your knowledge by experimenting with new fabrics and construction techniques

Intermediate Classes for Adults:
Basic Alterations
Zippers, Zippers, Zippers
Pockets, Pockets, Pockets
Basic Knit Tee
Yoga Skirt
Tie Making Workshop
Tote Bag with Zipper Pocket
Pillow Detail Workshop
Wallet Class
Working With a Pattern – Basics
Men’s or Women’s Colette Button Down Shirt
Fashion Draping Basics

advanced

These classes will dive more into pattern manipulation, fit and construction techniques. A thorough understanding of sewing construction and machine use is required

Advanced Classes for Adults:
Patterns & Fit
Basic Alterations
Patternmaking – Skirts
Patternmaking – Tops
Working with a Pattern Basics

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