SEWING BASICS FOR ADULTS
2 hour session $30 (includes supply fee)
If sewing is new to you, or if you simply need a refresher, this class is for you. You will get acquainted with the sewing machine. Learn the basics of machine stitching, and proper pressing techniques. You will also be introduced to basic sewing supplies and, make a “first project” for which the supplies are provided.
SEWING BASICS FOR KIDS & TEENS
1 hour $16 (includes supply fee)
Get acquainted with the sewing machine. Learn the basics of machine stitching, and proper pressing techniques. Try out basic sewing supplies. Make a “first project” which you can take home with you. Instruction will be adapted to age group.
2 hour session $30
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.
THURSDAY MORNING THREADS
9:30 - 12:00 $10
Use the studio to sew your own projects. Bring some friends to SEWCIALIZE with. This is a registered class, not a drop in. Sign up
weekly, or monthly. If a different day works better, email me to see if it works for me! Minimum 4 students.
Instruction time at the studio is very flexible. If there is no specific date or time associated with a class, please email me to book a time that works best.
BEGINNER SEWING FOR ADULTS
3 hour session $42
After completion of SEWING BASICS, or if you already have basic sewing skills, you may continue with this ongoing class. In this “work at your own pace” class, you will work on projects, which are specifically designed for beginner learning. Book as many 3-hour sessions as required. You may do all the work in class, or work at home – you choose.
Minimum 2 students.
Projects could Include the following, or, you can choose custom projects with my guidance.
1. Chef’s Apron – I know, it sounds a little old fashioned, but it’s a great way to put your new sewing skills into action. You can do the basic apron, or invest a little more time to fancy it up.
Instruction includes learning how to read a pattern, pattern layout, proper cutting techniques, pattern marking techniques, stitching skills including seams, stay stitching, seam finishing, hemming by machine.
2. PJ shorts or pants – Who doesn’t love a cozy pair of pj bottoms? Make them out of flannel, or cotton fabric. It’s an oldie but a goodie!
This project will reinforce and add to your apron making skills. Learn basic tissue fitting, new seam finishes, construction of a casing for elastic. A great confidence builder!
3. Kimono Robe – Choose a fabric you love! Match the robe to your pj’s.
With this project, you will continue to build skills. Maybe you’ll be brave enough to try a serger for the seams. Learn how to add a pocket and sew on a front band. Try your hand at hand stitching.
BEGINNER SEWING FOR KIDS AND TEENS
2 hour session $28
After completion of SEWING BASICS, you may move on with this class. The projects in this series are specifically designed for beginner sewists. Work at your own pace. Book as many 2-hour sessions as required. You can do all of the sewing in class, or work at home – you choose. Minimum 2 students.
Projects could include the following or, you could choose a custom project with my guidance:
1. Chef’s Apron –, This is a great way to put your new sewing skills into action. You can do the basic apron, or, spend a little more time to fancy it up. Let the creativity flow! I’ll have lots of trims and embellishments at the ready.
New skills include how to read a pattern, pattern layout, proper cutting techniques, marking techniques, stitching techniques including seams, stay stitching, seam finishing, hemming by machine.
2. Mini Starfish Tote – Choose coordinating fabrics to add your personal style to this tote.
Add to your skills by following steps to construct straps, a lining and an easy pocket. Class includes a signature Sewing by the Sea starfish label to add to your tote.
3. PJ shorts or pants – Who doesn’t love a cozy pair of pj bottoms? Make them out of flannel, or cotton fabric. It’s an oldie but a goodie!
We will reinforce and add to your previous skills – basic tissue fitting, new seam finishes, construction of a casing for elastic. A great confidence builder!
KIDS AND TEENS STITCHING CLUB
1 ½ hour weekly class $84/month
Once you have completed BEGINNER SEWING or can show that you are confident with your sewing skills, you are eligible to join Sewing Club. This is a weekly program, running after school or during the evening. If there is enough interest, I will divide the Sewing Club into two groups by age, and could possibly add a second weeknight evening. Students will be able to choose from a variety of projects suited to their sewing level, interest and budget.
Currently scheduled for Wednesday's after school at 4:00 but email if interested, as the dates may change.
PALMER PLETSCH PATTERN FITTING CONSULTATION
2 hours $70 (includes fitting pattern)
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.
1 hour session $16
Do you have a particular project in mind but need some help to get it done? Book as many hours as you need to get started or complete your project.
Class dates and times are flexible. Please email Edna to inquire.
SEWING BY THE SEA partners with SEW'N SEWS FABRICS AND QUILTING
True Beginner Quilting Class - Quilt as you sew Table Runner
$85 (includes fabric/pattern kit).
This class is the perfect beginner quilting class. We make it easy by selecting the fabrics for you, according to your choice of colour palette. Try out the studio equipment before investing in your own. Learn the language of quilting in this simple project. Basic sewing skills required for this class.
1600 Quilt One-Day Workshop
$40 (fabric is not supplied)
Finish a quilt top in one day - no homework!! This class is a fun, quick project, geared to a confident beginner. Race your friend to the finish line! Free pattern is included. Basic sewing skills required for this class.
9 Patch/Disappearing 9 Patch Baby Quilt Top
$80 (fabric not included)
We guide you to modern styling of this traditional quilt pattern. Be creative with your design style by choosing fresh and modern fabrics. Basic sewing skills required for this class.