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sewing 101: learn to sew

In this 2.5-hour workshop you will learn all the basics of the timeless craft of sewing on our machines. First, you will learn the machine itself and how it works, including how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine. After you've prepared your machine correctly, you will test your sewing skills on small samples of fabric to familiarize yourself with the foot pedal and the different speeds of the machine. Additional skills learned in class include practicing seam allowance, backstitching, and how to rip seams if needed. Finally, you will put your new skills to use and make a lined drawstring bag!

This class is perfect for anyone who has little to no sewing experience as well as those who have not sewn for years and need a good refresher. You will walk away from class with the confidence to continue your sewing journey!

Required Materials:
- (1) Pattern: "It's A Cinch" by Studio M Squared

- 1-1/2 yards of 1/2" wide twill tape 
- (1) spool of sew-all purpose polyester thread
- (2) coordinating fabrics: one for outside of bag, one for lining. Each needs to be at least 18" x 22". We have a wide selection of fabrics in our shop, including pre-cut fat quarters which are perfect for this project! Make sure to check out our Fat Quarter Tree in the shop!

Required Tools:

We have tool kits available for purchase here!

Important Information:
- Fabrics MUST be purchased in our shop to ensure you have the appropriate materials for the project.
- Please arrive on time for class with your materials.  Students arriving late WILL NOT be permitted in the class.  If you plan to shop for materials on the day of class, please arrive to the studio at least 15 minutes early to ensure you have enough time to shop around.

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hours in advance in writing by email, there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hours in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No sewing experience required! Perfect for beginner students or those who need a refresher.
Materials Included: No - students must purchase their materials for class in our shop prior to the start of class.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090