Sewing Classes

• March 30, 2011


Sewing classes

Sewing classes

Throughout the world sewing classes and sewing clubs are becoming more popular than ever before.  Years earlier, young girls would learn sewing as a life skill from their mothers and grandmothers, or in home economics classes.  Many schools have long since dropped home economics from the list of required classes, so a couple of generations simply never learned how to sew.  These days, you’ll find sewing classes filled with women who never learned to sew, women who did some sewing years ago but forgot how, children and teens looking for something to do and a growing number of men.

Most students enter classes knowing absolutely nothing about sewing with a machine or creating a project from a pattern.  They need to learn basic hand and machine sewing skills, understand how the machine works, learn how to operate the sewing machine safely and learn how to read and understand a commercial pattern. Therefore sewing classes are frequently structured around making a particular project, learning a certain sewing technique, or utilizing a specific function of a sewing machine.

Sewing classes introduce skills to students who are interested in fashion design and dress making so that they can produce garments that will look both professional and original.

Students are encouraged to try different projects in degree of difficulty at their own pace by combining pieces from different patterns or choose classic simple lines and embellish with trims to suit their unique personality. Notably small classes insure highly personalized, individualized instruction.

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Sewing classes


Students in sewing classes also learn about different fabrics, seams, the function of a machine, reaction to fabrics, and pattern making. Again, they are guided at their own pace through learning the basics of a pattern and how to work a sewing machine.  Students will learn how to thread machine and bobbins, pattern alterations, types of fabric and designs, over-lock machine operations and basic sewing items.

Sewing classes are recommended for individuals who are highly interested in fashion and dress-making to develop their confidence in the trade, as well as those looking for beginner sewing classes just to brush up.

If you are wondering where you can find sewing classes, various types of sewing classes are taught throughout the year in many different forms, with well-qualified sewing instructors.

The Home Sewing Association offers a searchable database of sewing educators that have completed the Trained Sewing Educator program.

Formal sewing classes can be found throughout the year at many local fabric stores and most sewing machine stores.  Students are introduced to their machine, sew samples using different presser feet that come with the machine as well as extra accessory feet, and learn which stitches, threads, and needles are appropriate for particular fabric types and sewing functions.


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Sewing classes

Sewing and design classes can be found at colleges, art schools, and community colleges that have fashion programs.  Sometimes local adult education or park and recreation programs offer sewing and craft classes. Parents who want to teach sewing school for home, or teach garment sewing for teens will find these very beneficial.

The Internet also has information about a variety of sewing classes, some of which you can take on-line.  Simply type the term “sewing classes” in the search box of the search engine.  There are sewing classes, websites, ebooks, patterns, notions, sewing machines, and a list of techniques a mile long.  Online sewing classes are usually in short segments for easy digestion.

Sewing classes are available and taught by knowledgeable, well-trained teaching staff. As students progress, they are guided through projects of increasing difficulty and new sewing challenges.  Many of these students go out to open their own revenue-generating sewing related business or procure jobs in some of the companies which make clothes.


Sewing classesare also a time of fun and creativity where students enjoy each others companionship under the guidance of a professional sewing instructor.  You learn a lot about sewing, fabric and are positively charged about creating your own designs after classes end.

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Sewing classes


Well-organized, interesting, and fun, the world is noticing how sewing classes are enhancing lives, and filling-up with women and men who want to enrich their personal and professional growth.

From kids, to generation x’ers, professional women, to men sewing classesare full with waiting lists.


Have fun and make new friends by enrolling in a sewing class today.

In addition to taking sewing classes, get step-by-step instructions to sew your own clothes with a copy of my ebook, “Sew-It Like a Pro.”




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Thelma Horton is a Fashion Sewing Professional, Teacher and Author of "Sew it Like a Pro".

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