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Basic Sewing 101 Beginning Sewing

This 6 week class begins with sewing machine fundamentals. After getting to know your machine and making a quick starter project, you will construct a tote bag using a basic pattern. You will learn to read a sewing pattern, select fabric, and other basic sewing and finishing techniques that build the foundation needed to create any sewing project. Time will allow for additional projects that you can choose on your own.

Project supplies will be discussed in the first class and are not included in the course fee. You will receive a 15% discount on any supplies for the class purchased in the store. 

You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine in working condition with a zipper foot, or use one of our Brother classroom machines. Please call the store at (910) 397-9399 or email us at if you would like to reserve a classroom machine. 

*The only thing you need to bring to the first class is a sewing machine, thread, bobbins, etc. Projects and materials needed will be discussed in the first class session.

*This is a high demand class and we do our best to accommodate this with our scheduling limitations. If no spots are available, adding yourself to the waitlist is the best way to be added to our queue. We will notify those on the waitlist on a first come, first serve basis if there is a cancellation. Otherwise, waitlisted students will receive priority when new classes become available. (Class schedules are released tri-annually: Jan-April, May-Aug, Sep-Dec)

*This class is open to anyone 16 and older. Exceptions, like those who have aged out of our Kid's Sew classes, require teacher approval.

Doors open at 5:50pm for night classes

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: Bring sewing machine if you have one and all accessories; or arrange to use one of ours before class starts.
Instructor: Fran Kertesz
Instructor Bio: Fran Kertesz (morning) or Lydia King/Summer Nicholson (night sessions)

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.