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.

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
  • Tracing Paper

Fabric will be discussed in class.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Fall 2017

Section 1: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm
1F1: Sept 18–Oct 30, 2017 (no class Oct 9)
Instructor: Deborah West

$206–
FULL

Section 2: 6 Wednesdays, 9:30am–12pm
2F1: Sept 20–Oct 25, 2017
Instructor: Carol Price

$206–
FULL

Section 2: 6 Wednesdays, 9:30am–12pm
2F2: Nov 1–Dec 13, 2017 (no class Nov 22)
Instructor: Carol Price

$206–OPEN

Section 3 (Bilingual: English/Español):
6 Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm
3F: Sept 21–Oct 26, 2017
Instructor: Dora Cruz

$206–OPEN

Section 4: 6 Thursdays, 6:30–9pm
4F: Sept 21–Oct 26, 2017
Instructor: Carol Price

$206–FULL


Winter 2018

Section 1: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm
1W1: Jan 8–Feb 26, 2017 (no class Jan 15, Feb 19) (snow day make-up Mar 5)
Instructor: Deborah West

$206–
OPEN

Section 1: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm
1W2: Mar 12–Apr 16, 2017
Instructor: Deborah West

$206–OPEN

Section 2: 6 Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm
2W1: Jan 3–Feb 7, 2017 
(snow day make-up Feb 14)
Instructor: Carol Price

$206–OPEN

Section 2: 6 Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm
2W2: Feb 21–Mar 28, 2017 (snow day make-up Apr 4)
Instructor: Carol Price

$206–OPEN

Section 3 (Bilingual: English/Español):
6 Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm
3W: Jan 4–Feb 8, 2017 (snow day make-up Feb 15)
Instructor: Dora Cruz

$206–OPEN

Secrion 4: 6 Thursdays, 6:30–9pm
4W: Jan 4–Feb 8, 2017 (snow day make-up Feb 15)
Instructor: Carol Price

$206–OPEN

 

 

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