About Beginner Sewing Boot Camp
There's no better time to learn how to sew! And now you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Beginner Sewing Boot Camp is currently only being offered virtually At Home with Live Video Instruction. Our experienced sewing instructors will teach you how using high quality video lessons with a live instructor answering your questions along the way.
This beginner sewing class is a total of 15 hours and will teach you how to sew in a series of 6 weekly classes (2 1/2 hours each). In this series of classes you'll complete 4 beginner sewing projects, a clutch purse, a messenger bag, an apron & and a skirt with zipper. The instruction is jam packed with information and will leave you a confident stitcher & ready to take on more sewing projects.
Upon sign up for the class, students will receive an email with class login instructions. You'll also receive access to a password protected personalized student web page. This page will include complimentary PDF copies of the patterns & step-by-step instructions for each of the projects worked on in class.
All class instruction is recorded and can be easily accessed during the class and beyond. You'll also have access to helpful on-demand sewing videos.
This beginner sewing class will go over threading the machine, threading the bobbin, winding the bobbin & operating the machine properly.
However, if you've never done this before on your own and don't feel confident doing it independently, we highly suggest signing up for a 45 Minute Sewing Machine Operators License Private (Video) Lesson .
You'll learn the following specific concepts and skills each week of this class:
- Intro to the sewing machine and basic sewing
- Learn to tape pattern together & cut it out properly
- Learning to thread and operate the sewing machine properly
- Basic accessory construction
- Right side vs. wrong side of fabric
- Working with interfacing
- Properly sewing a button
- Topstitching techniques
Project: Envelope Clutch Bag
- Review of sewing machine usage
- Mastery of threading and filling the bobbin on the sewing machine
- Mastery of basic accessory design and construction
- Constructing straps
- Introduction to bag gussets
- Working with a lining
Project: Messenger Bag
- Working with sewing patterns and tutorials
- Construction of pockets.
- Making ties
- Creating something that is reversible
Project: Reversible Chef Apron
- Following sewing tutorial instructions to make sewing projects
- Introduction to garment fit
- Hemming basics on a straight hem
- Making a buttonhole
Project: Continue Reversible Chef Apron
- Continue work on following sewing tutorial instructions to make sewing projects
- More work on garment fit
- Sewing curves
- Introduction to working with a zipper
Project: A-Line Skirt
- Constructing your first fitted garment.
- Working with facings
- Hemming on the curve
Project: Continue A-Line Skirt
Supplies for this class are not included.
If you'd like to purchase the Starter Kit for this class where all supplies are included, click here.
Envelope Clutch Bag:
- 1/2 yard cotton, denim or upholstery fabric for outside
- 1/2 yard cotton fabric for lining (not satin please)
- 1/2 yard heavy interfacing
- 1 yard cotton, denim or upholstery fabric for outside
- 1 yard cotton fabric for lining (not satin please)
- 1/2 yard heavy interfacing
Reversible Chef Apron:
- 1 yard of cotton or canvas fabric for outside
- 1 yard of cotton or canvas fabric for lining
Zippered A-Line Skirt
- 2 yards (45″ wide) cotton, canvas or linen fabric
- 8" zipper (or longer)
- Sewing machine
- Polyester Sewing Machine Thread
- Marking tool that shows up on your fabric (pencils, colored pencils or pens usually work)
- Sewing Pins
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Computer, Tablet, Laptop - To view classes & print patterns
- Computer printer - To print your patterns
- Scotch tape - To tape your patterns together
- Printer paper
- Ruler and/or tape measure
- Seam ripper