Intermediate Sewing


Intermediate Sewing

Go beyond basics with zippers and more. Adjust a pattern for your size; choose the correct fabric for your project. Get started with a garment of your choice. Take this class as many times as you like to solidify your essential sewing skills and complete a series of projects. Prerequisite: Basic Sewing I or II or equivalent skills. Limit 6 students

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level



Basic Sewing I or II, or equivalent experience


Recommended sewing kit:

  • 1 pair 3”–4” sharp scissors (embroidery type, for cutting threads)
  • 1 pair 9” cutting shears (Fiskar, Weiss and Gingher are good brands)
  • common pins (in pin cushion or small box) Note: magnetic pin containers may damage computer discs
  • tape measure (not pull-out)
  • 6” metal sewing gauge, for measuring (Dritz or other brand)
  • assortment of hand sewing needles, sizes 5–10
  • needle threader
  • seam ripper
  • marking pencils: 1 dark, 1 light color. Use chalk or wax, not quilters’ pencils.
  • thread for marking and basting. 1 white and 1 black are good choices
  • size 66 plastic bobbins (please bring at least 3 to start)

At first class, we will discuss:

  • pattern
  • amount and types of fabric you will need
  • notions listed on patterns: zipper, interfacing, etc.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

FALL 2018


Section 1: (Bilingual: English/Spanish)

6 Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm

Instructor: Dora Cruz

1F: Sept 20–Oct 25

$260. CLOSED

Section 2: 8 Thursdays, 6:30–9pm 

2F: Oct 25–Dec 20 (no class Nov 22)

Instructor: Deborah West


Section 3: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm 

3F: Nov 5–Dec 17 (no class Nov 12)

Instructor: Deborah West



Section 2: 8 Thursdays, 6:30–9pm 

2W: Feb 21–Apr 11 (snow day make-up Apr 18)

Instructor: Deborah West


Section 3: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm 

3W: Mar11–Apr 15 (snow day make-up Apr 22)

Instructor: Deborah West


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