Learning to Sew
The foundation of being a fashion designer.
Learn to sew in our easy to understand classes. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN to see all classes
Sewing 101 (class size limited) Kids and Adults
$140 (includes all materials, no books or materials to purchase,) - 5 sessions
Mom & Me specials, scroll to bottom for info
Please register early, we need a minimum of 3 students to hold the class. Class gets cancelled or pushed if 3 are not signed up 24 hours before. :-(
If you are new to our academy, please see our new student registration page, register as a new student and give us your name, childs age and phone number.
Our foundation class. Exploring the basics of sewing while learning to make a simple skirt and simple accessories.
Learn the skills you will need if want to sew simple drapes and pillows too.
We will learn to use a basic sewing machine, how to thread it, how to use patterns,
correct layout, marking and cutting and the importance of fabric grainlines for garment and home decor success.
Each week we will focus on a new technique like seam allowances, elastic casings, patch pockets, pressing and hems.
We have sewing machines and your welcome to bring your own as long as it is in good working order.
SPRING Schedule (4:15/30 means if you can't get there till 4:30, no worries!)
new Tuesday afterschool 4:15/30 -6:00 (kids) May 7 - June 4th
new Monday evenings 6:05 - 7:50 (teens & adults) April 15 - May 13
Beginners Introduction to Sewing (kids & adults!)
1 session, all materials included, $35 (no one-time registration fee)
Please register early, we need a minimum of 3 students to hold the class. Class gets cancelled if 3 are not signed up 24 hours before. :-(
If you have a Living Social/Amazon voucher, please call the studio to register. Please give us 24 hours notice if you cannot make the class you registered for, "No Shows" forfeit their voucher.
Learn the basics of the sewing machine, how to thread and operate it properly and some basics on how to get started in a fun, creative hobby and useful skill.
Special 2 hour class. A great way to see if you'd like to learn more! Fun class to take with your kids! (ages 8 & up)
Sat, June, 1 11:00 - 1:00 (full)
Sat, June 8 11:00 - 1:00 (full)
Sat, June 22 11:00 - 1:00 (full)
Sat, July 13 11:00 -1:00
adding new classes soon!
SEWING 102 & 103 $135 - 5 sessions,
Ready to learn more? We will be making a new skirt style that has a few more details, designed to learn more techniques.
We will be learning about darts, facings, buttonholes, zippers and more on the machine.
Our adult students will be working from a commercial pattern and will need to bring in their own fabric to the second class.
Our kids class will be designing a patchwork skirt in 102 and a custom project for 103 students
Monday afterschool 4:15/30 - 6:00 (kids) April 22nd - May 20th (full)
Tuesday evenings 6:05 - 7:50 (teens & adults) May 7th - June 4th (not to late to join!)
1 session, $30, basic sewing skills required
Save money, do your own alterations! If you have some sewing skills use them to update and fit your clothes to fit you perfectly!
Learn some simple alterations techniques like hemming, tapering, replacing zippers, and letting out.
Bring in a few garments of your own for you to learn on or use some of our samples.
Wed (teens & adults)
Thur (teens & adults) More classes scheduled soon, please let us know your interest.
Sewing Techniques 1 - 2 - 3 4 sessions, $98 all materials included
You've taken sewing 101 and want to learn more! This class will further your knowledge of sewing and get you ready to make your own designs.
We will be concentrating each week on a specific technique like pockets, ruffles, piping, bias trim and zippers.
In Sewing Techniques 1 we will be learning techniques like; pockets, ruffles, piping & trims, zippers,
In Sewing Techniques 2 we will be learning specialty seams like french seams, flat-felt seams, buttonholes, setting in sleeves, pleats/pin tucking, facings/understitching
In Sewing Techniques 3 we will be learning collars, cuffs, princess seams, hems, tapering, fitting.
(You don't need to take ST1 before ST2 or ST3, just different lessons)
Sew Tech 1 Wed (teens & adults) 6:00 - 7:30
Sew Tech 2 Wed (teens & adults) 6:00 - 7:30
Sew Tech 3 Wed (teens & adults) 6:00 - 7:30
If you have to miss a class, you can join in on that next class in next series.
* A one-time new student registration fee applies ** See Registration Tab for details & specials discounts.
Fashion Accessories, 3 sessions, materials included!
You've taken sewing 101 or know basic sewing. We will be making fashion accessories like headbands, scrunchies,
tote bags/purses, sunglass holders, bows, waterbottle holders, ruffle scarves and hats even critter hats!
And if you have any ideas just let us know.
You can take this class again and again, always working on different projects.
Make beautiful hats, scarves, totes...
Weds 4:30 - 6:00 (all ages) TBD let us know your interest and we'll get it scheduled
HOW TO READ THOSE DANGED PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS!
1 session, $30 (all materials included)
Our most requested private tutoring, Seems they are daunting and you need help!
We will look inside those mixed up instruction pages and learn to read between the lines and understand the illustrations. Once you learn their system it all becomes easier!
We'll do pattern layouts on pattern paper, learn how to use grainlines- the foundation of garment success, how to pin and cut and then how to map it all out.
Wed afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 (all ages) Let us know your interest and we'll get it scheduled!
SEWING 101A - Designer Panel Skirt 3 sessions, $85 all materials included
For our students who have taken sewing 101 and haven't sewn for awhile, we have created a new class for you!
We will be reviewing, learning new techniques and making new skirts similar to our beginners skirt to refreshen you skills.
Monday 12:30 - 2:15 (all ages)
Tuesday 4:15/30 - 6:00 (all ages)
*NEW* Sewing Pants 3 sessions, (prerequisite of sewing 101 required)
We will be learning to make simple elastic cased pants. Learn to use a pattern, finding the right pattern size and how to layout and cut properly.
Then constructing the pant.
Students need to bring fabric to second class.
Wednesdays 4:15/30 - 6:00 (all ages) TBD
**A one-time new student registration fee applies**
See Registration Tab for details & specials discounts.
PRIVATE TUTORING AVAILABLE, call academy to schedule your desired day/time. (704) 799-3553, $30 hour, $25 into second hour...
Mom & Me classes available within any of our classes, please call for more information. Kids under 15 your moms get 30% off plus 1/2 price one-time reg fee for each!
Be sure to check out the Fashion Design Classes on the next page!