Sewing Classes are available to students from ages 10 to 99. Beginners and Intermediate Students
The next available sessions of sewing classes will be as follows: You must register with the teachers letting us know which time period and session you require. Students must provide their own tools and materials as per the lists provided by the Guild. Note that we have 2 teachers teaching and hence we can do both the beginner and intermediate students during the same time period. If you are bringing your own machine to class if you already have one, please make certain that it is in good working order prior to the start of class. We have machines available to rent at a cost of $3 per class so that you can figure out what you would like in a machine prior to making a purchase and to accommodate those who do not have portable machines. Let us know when you register if you need to rent a machine.
Spring Session 1
Mondays March 20, 27, April 3 and 10 at either 4:30 to 6:30 or 7 to 9 pm
Spring Session 2
Mondays April 17, 24, May 1 and 8 at either 4:30 to 6:30 or 7 to 9 pm
Spring Session 3
Mondays May 29, June 5, 12 and 19 at either 4:30 to 6:30 or 7 to 9 pm
For more information or to register please email Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost for a 4 class session is $112
A complete list of supplies and payment instructions will be provided after you have registered. Intermediate students must have their individual projects approved prior to the class. We can provide a list of suggested projects. We currently do not offer tailoring and design classes.
Beginners will learn the basics of the sewing machine, how to thread the machine, load a bobbin, sew a straight line, make a simple pouch to get used to sewing on fabric, cut out PJ bottoms from a pattern provided by us and put them together with an elastic waistband and machine hemming. If there is time at the end of the class you can then make a drawstring bag.
Intermediate or continuing students will be able to make a project approved by the instructor. In the past students have made hoodies, exercise jackets, pants, skirts and blouses. You must provide all required materials for your project. We often have patterns that we can share with you for many of these projects. Please provide the instructor with a photo or pattern number of your desired project for approval at the time of signing up for the class. You must have taken a beginner class either with us or someone else or have the ability to run your sewing machine or a rental without help. Many of our students continue on with us until they are comfortable sewing on their own or if they want help in making a specific project like a bathing suit or something equally challenging. Your skills should be gently challenged by your project not totally stressing you out. The project should be able to be completed in the 8 hours of classes if possible. Sewing should be fun!
Your sewing teachers have many years of experience and both are avid clothes and quilt makers.
Ivy has been teaching sewing for many years. She likes to work with beginners and help them get started on the craft that she loves. In addition to being an excellent seamstress, Ivy is also a very accomplished quilter.
Louise has been teaching sewing and running sewing and craft camps at our guild for more than a decade. With over 50 years of sewing experience, Louise has made all types of clothing and in her spare time volunteers to make costumes for the Unionville Theatre Company's annual productions.