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 and a variety of classes that lead toward fashion design and clothing construction.

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

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Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level





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


Section : 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm
1W: Jan 16–Feb 20 plus snow day make-up Mar 6, 2017 (rescheduled from original catalog listing) (snow day make-ups Feb 20, Mar 6)
Instructor: Deborah West

$194 –  FULL

Section 2: 6 Wednesdays, 9:30am–12pm
2W: Jan 4–Feb 8, 2017 (snow day make-up Feb 15)
Instructor: Carol Price

$194 – FULL

Section 3: (Bilingual: English/Español): 6 Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm
3W: Jan 5–Feb 9, 2017 (snow day make-up Feb 16)
Instructor: Dora Cruz

$194 – FULL

Section 4: 6 Thursdays, 6:30–9pm
3W: Jan 5–Feb 9 (snow day make-up Feb 16)
Instructor: Carol Price

$194 – FULL

Spring 2017

Section 1: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9pm
1S: Apr 24–Jun 5 (no class May 29)
Instructor: Deborah West



Section 2: 6 Wednesdays, 9:30am–12pm
2S: Apr 26–May 31
Instructor: Carol Price



Section 3: (Bilingual: English/Español): 6 Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm
3S: Apr 27–Jun 5
Instructor: Dora Cruz



Section 4: 6 Thursdays, 6:30–9pm
4S: Apr 27–Jun 1
Instructor: Carol Price


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