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Learning to Sew - Beginner Series #3 - Your First Project - with Danielle in East Lansing

Alright you've made it! It is time to sew your first garment! Danielle will walk you through this process helping you with tips and tricks of the trade. Or perhaps less tricks and more just a confidence boost knowing someone will be there to help you through if you get stuck. This class will focus on completing Pants No. 1 or Shirt No. 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing and is a total of 6 hours with a 1 hour lunch break. 

In this class you will learn:

  • Seam edge finishing
  • Sewing Crotch Seam - if pants
  • Elastic Waistband - if doing pants
  • Hemming

Before Class:
  • Buy, wash and cut out fabric from traced out pattern (should be ready to start sewing!)

What to bring:
  • Sewing Machine and bobbin
  • cut out fabric pieces and your left over fabric (just in case!)
  • matching thread
  • 1" elastic for waistband (if pants)
  • seam gauge
  • pins/clips
  • sewing scissors
  • fabric marking utensil
  • pattern and instructions

Beginner Series classes #1 and #2 are *not* required to take this course. However it will be assumed you have generally the knowledge covered in those two classes for this one. Such as, tracing patterns, ability to read pattern, and ability to use your own/borrowed sewing machine. 

With the purchase of a class, any materials purchased at SEAMS for the class will have a 10% discount. Let the shop clerk know when you're in the shop for the discount!

There are classroom machines available to borrow in class if you do not have your own. Please email if you wish to use a machine. It is first come first serve.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Familiar with sewing machine and straight stitch and zigzag. Familiar with pattern tracing and cutting prep.
Instructor: Danielle
Instructor Bio: Danielle is a self-taught sewer who focuses mostly on making clothing. Danielle is the chaos magic sewer of the group that brings an easy going vibe to sewing. She believes in the power of the seam allowance, smooth transitions, and the three foot rule. Also well versed in techniques of basic garment sewing and knits.
Includes Parking

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

East Lansing

325A Grove Street
East Lansing, MI 48823


3933 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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