Adults - $32 for 2 hours
If sewing is new to you, or if you simply need a refresher, this class is for you. Start by taking a tour of the sewing machine. Get comfortable by practicing some simple stitching and quickly move on to a “first project” for which supplies are provided. Let’s discuss your sewing aspirations and get you on track for sewing success.
Kids & Teens - $16 for 1 hour
Get acquainted with the sewing machine and how it works. Practice some simple stitching and quickly move on to a “first project” which you can take home with you. Instruction will be adapted to age group. Supplies included.
BEYOND THE BASICS
Adults - $16 for 1 hour
After completion of Sewing basics, or if you already have basic sewing skills, book by the hour to work on your next project. Let’s choose a suitable beginner project together, and get you sewing what you want to sew.
Kids & Teens - $16 for 1 hour
After completion of Sewing basics, move on to “book by the hour” instruction. Let’s choose a suitable beginner project together, while advancing sewing skills.
BEGINNER SERGER$35 for 2 hours
Tame that serger! Let's remove the intimidation factor. Learn how and when to serge. Become comfortable with threading your machine. Learn the basic stitches. If you are curious about sergers or contemplating a purchase, take this class to learn what they are all about.
STITCH CLUB$21 for 1.5 hours (min. 2 students)
Once you have completed at least one Beyond the Basics beginner sewing project and can show confidence with your sewing skills, you are eligible to join Stitch Club. Attendance and availability ebbs & flows with this group so be sure to get in touch to learn details.
SENIOR'S SEWCIAL$25 for 2 hours (min. 4 guests)
This is a “sewing and tea” afternoon experience specifically designed with our special seniors in mind. Previous participants have included women who have sewn in the past, but whose skills are diminished by age. Most were between 85 & 98 years old & who reside in assisted living. The afternoon provides a wonderful opportunity for reminiscing about sewing they have done throughout their lives. It is truly amazing to see how the muscle memory is still there. Sewing is totally optional! Just being in the sewing environment seems to stimulate creativity in this age group. Family members are welcome to accompany the participant and will probably be recruited to make the tea! A list of names can be taken until there are 4 participants.
FITTING CONSULTPALMER PLETSCH METHOD
$35 for 2 hours
In this class you will get an introduction to the Palmer Pletsch method of tissue fitting. Are you disappointed and frustrated in sewing garments that just don't fit? Have you stopped sewing garments altogether? Learn how to choose the correct pattern size to achieve fitting success. Discover how your body differs from a commercial pattern and learn to do the adjustments you require. This method can be used on any pattern that you buy. You can sew garments that fit properly.
QUILTING CLASSESSewing by the Sea partners with Edna Roberts of Sew’n Sews Fabrics & Quilting. Available upon request.
KNITTING DROP IN
Watch the Facebook page for notification of occasional knitting evenings where you can learn the basics or work on a project.
ART THERAPY FOR
AT RISK YOUTH
$16 for 1 hour
Youth mentoring through volunteering with the John Howard’s KidStart program has been of particular interest for Colleen for the past several years. She has used sewing as a type of art therapy for several at-risk, or disadvantaged youth. She develops a good rapport with the students and provides a safe & comfortable atmosphere for discovering creativity, while building confidence & relationship.