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Learn to Sew

In this three-day class you will learn the foundational skills needed for basic sewing and learn to use and care for a standard sewing machine. You will build your skills step-by-step through sewing a series of 10 projects. To sign up for this class and to see pictures of the projects you will make, copy and paste the following address into your browser:

 You will choose from a variety of pre-cut fabrics for the first few projects so you can focus on learning to sew and developing good sewing habits. Then you will learn rotary cutting techniques and how to cut out using a pattern.

Projects made in class:

  • Purse-sized Tissue Holder
  • Shoe Bag
  • Gift Bag
  • Double Drawstring Bag
  • Bag Caddie
  • Bread Cloth
  • Basic Pillowcase
  • Flange Pillow
  • Tote Bag
  • Apron

Topics covered include:

  • Learning to operate, control and care for the sewing machine
  • How to develop good sewing habits
  • Understanding different types of fabric
  • How to sew straight lines and accurate seam allowances
  • The importance and art of pressing
  • Thread type, color and basic topstitching techniques
  • Several seam finishes and lining
  • Sewing casings for both drawstrings and elastic
  • Trimming and turning corners
  • Accent trim
  • Sewing and clipping curves
  • Constructing straps and patch pockets
  • The basics of rotary cutting
  • Introduction to cutting out with a pattern

You’ll be sewing most of the time, with a few short lectures throughout the day. There will be lots of time for asking questions and one-on-one help while you sew.

You’ll go home with the 10 projects you’ll sew in class, our new Learn to Sew book (with fully illustrated directions) and the knowledge that you really can sew!

Some comments by our students:

“This was by far the best class I have taken!” —Texas

“Very patient and knowledgeable teachers! This class exceeded my expectations. The teachers did over and above the planned projects with additional inspiration for home use. I would recommend this class to any beginning student. Excellent learning environment!” —Texas

“I felt comfortable because I had plenty of time to work at my own pace.The days were fun and were not too long. It was so much fun!”—Texas


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Contact Info
Phone: (254) 829-7119
6408 Gholson Rd
Waco, TX 76705
Monday - Saturday:
10 am - 5:30 pm