Why learn to sew?

Sewing can help you save - and maybe even make - money!  It is also an excellent creative outlet.  When you know how to sew, you can make curtains, crafts, quilts, pillows, clothes, toys…the possibilities are endless.  You can even up-cycle those old, beloved items that you can’t bear to part with.  Seeing your finished product gives such an amazing feeling of accomplishment.  Sew Simple will help you make your vision a reality.

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Beginner Sewing

This class teaches the basics of sewing. You will learn how to:

  • thread a needle and knot the thread
  • hand sew with straight stitches
  • pin fabric
  • cut fabric
  • sew a button
  • thread a sewing machine
  • operate basic sewing machine functions
  • change stitches
  • reverse stitch
  • sew straight lines
  • turn corners
  • sew a curve
  • sew an age-appropriate project that applies all these skills
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Intermediate Sewing 1

This class is for students who have successfully achieved Beginner Sewing skills.

You will learn how to:

  • thread a bobbin
  • work with seam allowance
  • use zig zag stitches
  • apply zig zag stitches using an appliqué
  • use an iron to make sewing easier
  • troubleshoot your sewing machine
  • change the straight presser foot to the zipper presser foot
  • sew a zipper
  • sew an age-appropriate project that applies all these skills
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Intermediate Sewing 2

This class is for students who have successfully achieved Beginner and Intermediate Sewing 1 skills.

You will learn how to:

  • change to a buttonhole presser foot
  • sew a buttonhole with a button
  • work on an easy pattern
  • take measures with a measuring tape
  • read a pattern
  • choose the right fabric for your project
  • pin and cut a pattern
  • sew an age-appropriate project that applies all these skills
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Advanced Sewing 1

  • choose an EASY pattern from our pattern library
  • work on your easy pattern with the guidance of an instructor
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Advanced Sewing 2

  • choose a pattern from our pattern library
  • work on your intermediate pattern with the guidance of an instructor

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Learning how to sew lets your child express their creativity, learn patience, and take pride in their finished product.  Sew Simple’s goal is to have happy, confident children who become great sewers!  Because children learn at their own pace, we have projects that are suitable for all ages.