NOTE: Our SUMMER PROGRAM for CHILDREN is canceled, along with all SUMMER and FALL In-House classes.

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Basic Sewing 2W20

Basic Sewing class

Learn how to operate a sewing machine, read and understand patterns. Learn basic sewing terms, sewing methods and tools of the trade. Then apply your newly found skills by sewing a pillow, apron or simple drawstring pants. Completion qualifies students for intermediate classes. Limit 6 students. 

Carol Price

Carol Price

Carol Price has been sewing since childhood, following the tradition set by her father, a tailor. She designs and sells her own line of women’s apparel, pillows, drapes, backpacks, handbags and dolls. Over the years, Carol has taught hundreds of people of all ages to sew at the Eliot School.

Materials & Tools:

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 15 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”


Dark and light color thread for basting


Needle threader

Sewing gauge

Tracing Paper

Fabric will be discussed in class.

Find out where to buy supplies.