Basic Sewing

An introduction to the fundamentals of sewing. Learn to use a sewing machine, choose and cut patterns and use basic sewing terms, methods and tools. Complete a pillow, apron, drawstring pants or another simple project.

Please plan to use our machines; if time allows, the instructor may invite you to bring your own to the final session. We will provide materials for your starting project. After that you may choose to purchase your own.

Completion qualifies students for Intermediate Sewing and a variety of classes that lead toward fashion design and clothing construction.

Note: One section is bilingual in English/Spanish. Additional sections in Spanish or other languages may be arranged on request.

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Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level





Please plan to use our machines. If time allows, the instructor may invite you to bring your own to the final session.

Bring to the first class:

  • Class 66 bobbins (plastic; please bring at least 3)
  • Dressmaker shears (best quality are Fiskars or Gingher)
  • Paper scissors
  • Assorted machine sewing needles
  • Assorted hand sewing needles
  • Common pins
  • Pin cushion
  • Seam ripper
  • Dressmaker’s pencil or tailor’s chalk
  • Tape measure 60”
  • Ruler
  • Dark and light color thread for basting
  • Thimble
  • Needle threader
  • Sewing gauge

Fabric will be discussed in class.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 4W: 6 Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Mar 12–Apr 16, 2015 (snow day make-up Apr 23) 
Instructor: Carol Price
$180 – CLOSED


Section 1S: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm
May 11–June 22, 2015 (No class May 25) FULL
Instructor: Deborah West

Section 2S: 6 Wednesdays, 9:30am–12pm
April 29–June 3, 2015 OPEN
Instructor: Carol Price

Section 3S (Bilingual: English/Español): 6 Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm
April 30–June 4, 2015 OPEN
Instructor: Dora Cruz

Section 4S: 6 Thursdays, 6:30–9pm
April 30–June 4, 2015 OPEN
Instructor: Carol Price



Section 5M: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm
June 29–Aug 3, 2015 FULL
Instructor: Carol Price


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