Duration: 4 weeks
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This class is held every other month and generally starts the first Monday of that month and continues for 4 weeks.
You’ll start by learning the ins and outs of your machine and use those skills to sew a pillow cover with a topstitched border. You’ll get comfortable working with cotton fabrics, measuring with precision, and finishing seams. You’ll then move on to sewing an easy dress pattern. You’ll learn how to read a pattern, how to cut out fabric from a pattern, how to transfer markings, and how to stitch darts, bias trim, zippers, hems, and interfacing.
The Nicole’s Classes application is a downloadable program you install on your computer. (The link to download will be provided the day the class starts.) Learning is divided into 4 weeks and within those weeks you can learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. There are no set class times, though homework is due every Sunday night for instructor feedback. Students also have unlimited email access to the instructor for the duration of their course, to ask questions or get help when they’re stuck. Our classes are flexible and fit into most any schedule and we happily welcome international students!
Sewing 101 has no prerequisite courses or skills. This is a beginner friendly course! Please note that you will need to spend approximately $10 or less on the Burda Style 7517 pattern plus the cost of your chosen fabric and notions. Feel free to drop her a line if you have any questions about taking this course!
Theresa Gonzalez is the coauthor of the sewing book Dorm Decor: Remake Your Space with More Than 35 Projects (Chronicle Books, 2009) and is the former editor of the sewing magazine Cutting Edge. She has contributed original designs to Stitch Magazine, Adorn Magazine, DesignSponge, and Apartment Therapy, and is currently the Group Editor in Chief for Craft at Future Publishing in San Francisco. In addition to a BA in English, she has studied interior design at Parsons School of Design and UC Berkeley Ext. and upholstery at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.