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, Sewing Open Workshop and a variety of other classes.

Note: Section 5 is bilingual in English/Spanish. Additional sections in Spanish or other languages may be arranged on request.

sewing workshop class in BostonBeginning Sewing class

sewing workshop class in Boston

Course Number

AC535

Class Size

6

Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level

Beginner

Prerequisite

None

Materials

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

WINTER

Section 3W: 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm
Mar 12 – Apr 16, 2014
$180 – FULL
Instructor: Carol Price

Section 4W: 6 Thursdays, 6:30–9 pm
Mar 13 – Apr 17, 2014
$180 – FULL
Instructor: Carol Price

 


SPRING

Section 1S1: 6 Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12 pm
Apr 15 – May 20, 2014
$180 – FULL
Instructor: Carol Price

Section 1S2: 6 Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12 pm
May 27 – Jun 10, 2014
$180 – CANCELED
Instructor: Carol Price

Section 2S: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm
Apr 29 – Jun 3, 2014
$180 – FULL
Instructor: Deborah West

Section 5S: 6 Thursdays, 10 am-12:30 pm
May 1 – Jun 5, 2014 
$180 – OPEN
Instructor: Dora Cruz


SUMMER

Section 4M: 6 Thursdays, 6:30-9 pm
Jul 10 – Aug 14, 2014  
$180 – OPEN
Instructor: Carol Price

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