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1425 South Airport Rd West
Suite G
Traverse City, Michigan, 49686

Introduction to Sewing for Ages 15-Adult

This 3-session hands-on class teaches the basics of using a sewing machine while creating a project in each class. In addition to the hands-on instruction, students will receive a handout with instructions for each project. Most materials are included. (Note: there is no class on 1/23/24)

Bring to each class: Sewing machine with manual, empty bobbin, scissors, pins, seam ripper.  Don't have a sewing machine? Machines are available to borrow if arrangements are made ahead of time.

Come in a few days before the first day of to select your included materials.

Week One: Sewing Machine Basics:

  • Winding bobbins, threading the machine
  • Adjusting thread tension
  • Changing stitch patterns/widths/lengths.
  • Sewing straight, sewing curves.

Project: Customized Tea Towel
Materials included: thread, practice fabric, tea towel and fabric.

Week Two: Money Bags Wallet

  • Using interfacing
  • Stitching seams
  • Turning a bag
  • Topstitching

Materials included: interfacing/pattern, fabric

Week Three: Fabric Bowl

  • Working with stiff interfacing
  • Stitching through thick layers

Materials included: Fabric, Decor Bond interfacing

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Tawni

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Included Materials



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



1425 South Airport Rd West
       Suite G
       Traverse City, Michigan 49686