Basic Sewing

An introduction to the fundamentals of sewing. Learn to use a sewing machine, choose and cut patterns and use basic sewing terms, methods and tools. Complete a pillow, apron, drawstring pants or another simple project.

Please plan to use our machines; if time allows, the instructor may invite you to bring your own to the final session. We will provide materials for your starting project. After that you may choose to purchase your own.

Completion qualifies students for Intermediate Sewing, Sewing Open Workshop and a variety of other classes.

Note: Section 3 is bilingual in English/Spanish. Additional sections in Spanish or other languages may be arranged on request.

sewing workshop class in BostonBeginning Sewing class

sewing workshop class in Boston

Course Number

AC535

Class Size

6

Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level

Beginner

Prerequisite

None

Materials

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 66 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”
  • Ruler
  • Dark and light color thread for basting
  • Thimble
  • Needle threader
  • Sewing gauge

Fabric will be discussed in class.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

FALL

Section 2F2: 6 Wednesdays, 9:30am–12pm
Nov 12–Dec 17, 2014 
Instructor: Carol Price
$180 – FULL

Section 3F (Bilingual: English/Español): 6 Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm
Oct 30–Dec 11, 2014 (no class Nov 27)
Instructor: Dora Cruz
$180 – FULL

Section 4F2: 6 Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Nov 6–Dec 18, 2014 (no class Nov 27)Instructor: Carol Price
$180 – FULL


WINTER

Section 1W: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm
Jan 5–Feb 23, 2015 (no class Jan 19, Feb 16; snow day make-up Mar 2)
Instructor: Deborah West
$180 – OPEN

Section 2W: 6 Wednesdays, 9:30am–12pm
Jan 7–Feb 11, 2015 (snow day make-up Feb 18) 
Instructor: Carol Price
$180 – OPEN

Section 3W (Bilingual: English/Español): 6 Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm
Jan 8–Feb 12, 2015 (snow day make-up Feb 19)
Instructor: Dora Cruz
$180 – OPEN

Section 4W: 6 Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm
Mar 12–Apr 16, 2015 (snow day make-up Apr 23) 
Instructor: Carol Price
$180 – OPEN

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