Beginner Sewing is a series of classes is intended for adults, but the projects are also appropriate for children. For the first few rounds of classes, we will actually be using the same textbook and working on some of the same projects. This class will take the student from the absolute beginner to a more independent sewist, exposing them to a variety of basic techniques and skills. Each project is intended to help boost confidence and build on skills learned in previous lessons.

While the curriculum is written for ages 11 and up, it is easy to understand and teaches the fundamental skills required by all sewing students.

Projects will include items from home decor, bags, accessories, and a brief introduction to basic clothing. Please note that these are the current projects and may vary based on material availability, number, and demographics of students. I try to pick projects that will be fun for students while teaching basic skills. Not every student will enjoy every project completed, but they are used to teach basic skills and techniques.

Covered in Beginner Sewing III

In Beginner Sewing III, students will build on skills learned in Beginner Sewing I and Beginner Sewing II. They will learn to take basic measurements for clothing, learn to insert elastic and work with different materials. This class will complete 2 more detailed projects.

Please note that this class will require a signed consent form for participation. Students will practice taking measurements on other students. This will require them to touch another student (and be touched) over their clothing only. Measurements will include bust, waist, and hip for this lesson. Please talk to your students about appropriate behavior and respecting others.

Course Details

Course Price:$50.00Register today!
Course Duration:90-minutes
for 4 weeks
Materials Kit:$40.00 + taxREQUIRED!
Purchase Materials Kit
Additional Materials:YesSigned Consent Form
A Kid’s Guide to Sewing
(Sophie Kerr with Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr)
Purchase Textbook
Prerequisites:YesBeginner Sewing I and
Beginner Sewing II
(or demonstration of appropriate skills)

Basic Hand Sewing – Coming soon!
Sewing Machine Crash Course
Projects:2Simple Tiered Ruffled Skirt
Vinyl Tote Bag with Zippered Top and pocket

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What this course is not

This course is a basic overview of sewing with a sewing machine using basic materials and tools available to consumers at a variety of stores or around the house. This class is NOT intended to make you an expert seamstress. This is a foundational class only to allow you to learn the basics of using a sewing machine with minimal investment.

This course is not a free-for-all and attend if you feel like it course. Each lesson builds on skills from a previous lesson. Attendance is expected. There will be no refunds for missed classes. Please register for a FREE SEW EVENT to make up missed class(es) or schedule a private lesson for additional instruction.

What do all the fees cover?

Your course fee covers 90-minutes of instruction for 4 weeks and practice worksheets as needed. It covers all in-class use of machines and tools, including the use of thread and needles on classroom machines.

Your materials kit fee covers all supplies and materials required to complete the selected sewing projects. This includes fabric, felt, stuffing, thread, hand-needles, notions, and other materials to complete the projects each week. Some materials may be used as supplemental materials in Beginner Sewing II and Beginner Sewing III.

The textbook is required. This book selection will have additional information helpful to beginner students and is recommended as a reference. The book includes additional hand-sewing projects for extra practice. This book will be used for Beginner Sewing I, II, and III.

* * * Notes * * *

  • Enrolling more than 1 student? If you are enrolling more than one student, please email at for a multi-student discount before checkout.
  • Enrolling parent and child? If you are enrolling your child and yourself, please email at for a parent/child discount before checkout.
  • Projects may vary in different course sessions.