What’s the deal here at SEW
Group classes are by appointment for age 7 and up, and booked in monthly session blocks for a specific day and time of each week, scheduled Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Classes in blocks are $30 each, so check a calendar to see how many sessions are in each given month. Sessions are required to be paid in full prior to their start date. If a class is missed, a make up class can be arranged if an open slot can be found within the same week.
Private lessons are $65 an hour, also by appointment.
Classes are project based. Each project you are guided through will increase your skill set and range of experience, such as how to use measurements, basics of using a sewing machine, pockets, zippers, and buttonholes, and much more. Classes can accommodate a wide range of skill levels. You can start as a fresh beginner, and advance as far as you want to go.
Commercial patterns are intended for or intermediate sewers, and not always very intuitive. I can teach you how to understand and use them. For the more creative or adventurous, I give classes in pattern making, how to make a basic pattern, and how to copy a garment. Pattern making classes are $45 an hour.
Classes will offer a range of possible structured projects, such as hats, scarves, dresses, bags, stuffies, pillows and pillow cases, pants, napkins, aprons, PJ bottoms, skirts, T-shirts, or any number of options.
There is a maximum of 6 students per session. Sign up soon, as space is limited.
Supply List & Some Projects
Supplies are not included so make sure you or your child comes prepared. Most of the fabrics should be 100% cotton woven(which means no stretch) Projects are up for negotiation I want everyone to have a interest in what they are making.
NO FAKE FUR, NO GLITTER, NO SLIPPERY FABRICS!!
Project and supply list to get you started
Dresses 2yds fabric, 18" zipper
Place Matt and Napkins sets 2, to 3 yards
Overall Shorts 2yds fabric
Lunch bags 1/2 yd fabric
Romper 2yds fabric and 1/2 yd elastic
Ruffle Top 1 1/2 yds fabric 2 yds 1/2" elastic
Draw String Backpacks
Simple Shorts or P.J.Short 1 yd. fabric 1 yd. elastic
Bag 1yd fabric
Shrug 1 yd
Lunch bag 1/2 yd
Pocket Organizer 1 yd
Napkins 1 yd. for 4
P.J. Pants 2 yds fabric 1 yd. elastic
Skirts 1 to 2 yds. fabric 1yd. elastic or 7 inch zipper
Apron 1 yd. fabric
For all of the above they should have 100% cotton with no stretch unless they have experience in sewing and are above a beginning level
POLAR FLEECE AND SWEATSHIRT FLEECE PROJECTS
Sweater 1 1/2 yds
Fingerless Gloves 1/4 yd
Hats 1/2 yd
Scarfs 1/2 yd
Ponchos 2 yds.,
Pullover sweatshirt Hoody 2yds
Zipper Hoody 2 yds. 18 inch zipper
Stuffies or Pillows 1/2 yd (please bring stuffing)
STRETCH KNIT PROJECTS (only for experienced students)
short sleeve t shirt 1 yd.,
long sleeve t shirt 2 yds
p.j. pants 2 yds.,
Stores I recommend
Fabric outlet on Mission and 17th
Fabrix on Clement btwn 5th and 6th Ave
Discount fabric on Caesar Chavez at Evans