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Sewing 101 - 4 weeks

Always wanted to know how to sew, but don't know where to start? Have a sewing machine, but don't know how to use it? Come learn how while having fun and learning about fabric, patterns, and basic sewing skills!

Sewing basics will be discussed with a focus on proper technique and safety.Once you have the basics down, it's time to explore and play with fabric! Beginning sewists will complete 3 beginner-friendly projects. All students will complete a project in class.

This is a 4-week program. Students are not required to take each class in order but beginners are encouraged to do so. Each class will build on previous classes and add new skills and techniques. There are four classes that build skills and teach new techniques each session. Classes are scheduled for 3 hours; depending on the individual students, classes may finish in as little as 2 hours.

  1. The first class will cover how to thread your machine, wind a bobbin, use different stitches, and use the foot pedal or start/stop button (if applicable). Fabric, thread, and notions are also discussed. Students might leave with a finished pillowcase if there is time to sew.
  2. The second class will cover fabric choices and directional prints. Students will leave with a finished apron.
  3. The third class will cover machine quilting. Students will leave with a potholder.
  4. The fourth class will bring everything together and introduce zippers and "birthing" a bag. Students will leave with a finished tote bag with a zipper.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: Supplies required for the first class: Machine, manual (if possible), thread, bobbins, machine needle(s), 7- or 8-inch scissors, seam ripper, straight pins or clips, water-soluble marking pencil or chalk fabric pencil, safety pins, 1/2 yard of quilter's cotton or purchase class fabric pass.
    ***Class fabric kit included in price provides all fabric and notions needed for each project.
  • Class 1: 1/2 yard of quilter's cotton
  • Class 2: 1 yard of quilter's cotton (or home decor fabric if you want a heavier apron)
  • Class 3: materials included
  • Class 4: 1/2 yard of fabric, zipper at least 16in long, zipper foot for machine
Optional supplies: 6-inch seam gauge, pincushion, thimble, hand needle(s), 60-inch tape measure, bodkin, purple thang, 45mm rotary cutter and cutting mat. ***Class notion kit available for purchase at first class for $30 includes: marking pencil, seam ripper, scissors, pins, pin cushion, seam gauge, thimble, hand needles, 60-inch tape measure, bodkin, That Purple Thang, and bent safety pins.
Instructor: Kimberly Vallance
Instructor Bio: Find out more about Kimberly here.
Please complete the waiver located here before registering for your class.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


Kimberly Vallance
Creativity Coach & Teacher

33304 W 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 7:30pm
Wednesday 1pm - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 7:30pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm