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

Learn to Sew 101 Class

This class is for anyone ages 8 to adult, looking for a first time sewing experience. The projects are small and simple in this “101” style class, as it is designed simply to introduce the student to using a sewing machine.  The class meets for three consecutive weeks, two hours each time. Must have access to a sewing machine which can be brought to class.

o   Week 1: Machine Readiness

  •   Wind and install bobbin.  Discuss needles and how often to change them.
  •   Practice: stitch selection, adjusting stitch width/length; stitching straight and curved lines; corner pivots.

o   Week 1 Project: Drink Cozy

o   Week 2 Project: Pillowcase

o   Week 3 Project: Zipper Pouch


Supply List
Every Week

o   Sewing machine with manual and cords, feet, fresh needle

o   Fabric Scissors

o   Straight Pins with a round or flat head

o   Good quality thread (Mettler or Aurifil)


Week 1

o   One Fat Quarter Cotton Fabric

Week 2

o   ¾ yard of main fabric for body

o   ¼ yard of accent fabric for cuff

o   2" x width of fabric strip for optional trim

 Week 3

o   One Fat Quarter cotton fabric

o   Thread to match the fabric

o   1 14"Nylon zipper to match or contrast with fabric

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Tawni

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



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