Sewing & Quilting

Sewn items are something that we all use every day — from bedding to clothing. In our classes, you’ll learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine. You’ll also learn sewing and construction techniques that are useful for garment-making, quilt-making and other projects. After completing our sewing classes, you will be able to sew simple skirts, a simple quilt and a number of other simple projects. You’ll also be able to blindhem on a sewing machine, insert a zipper and make buttonholes.

In our sewing classes, you will get lots of hands-on instruction. We keep class sizes small, which ensures that each student will get plenty of help from the instructor(s).

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    Quilting 101-102 – Baby Quilt

    You can become a quilter! Make a baby quilt while learning basic quilt making skills including rotary cutting, piecing, adding borders, hand quilting and binding.

    Prerequisite: Must be familiar with using a sewing machine and able to sew a straight seam.

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    Quilting 103 – Table Runner

    Improve your quilting skills while making a table runner. Table runners make beautiful gifts when sewn with seasonal colors for the holidays.

    Prerequisite: Must be familiar with using a sewing machine and able to sew a straight seam.

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    Sewing 101-103 – Beginning Machine Sewing (3-day)

    You may be starting “from scratch,” but after this 3 day class you’ll have completed twelve skill-building sewing projects that you can take home with you, and you will have the knowledge that you really can sew!

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    Sewing 201 – Closures

    Are you intimidated by zippers and button holes? Learn how to do them, practice on samples and make two projects to take home. To help you on future projects, you will also receive a notebook with illustrated step-by-step instructions.

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    Sewing 202 – Sew a Paneled Skirt (1-day)

    In this 2-day class you will not only learn how to sew smooth seams but also how to finish your seams.  You will also learn how to cut out a simple skirt pattern and hemming techniques including blind hems. You’ll take home a custom-made skirt that you sewed tailored to fit you!

    Prerequisite: Sewing 201 – Closures
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    Sewing 203 – Vest with a Collar (2-day)

    In addition to learning basic garment construction, you will also learn how to make darts, buttons and buttonholes, sew a collar and facing and do simple fitting and pattern adjustments. You will take home a custom-made vest and pattern that you can make again at home.


    Prerequisite: Sewing 201 – Closures