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Beginner Sewing

In this introductory class you will learn to use your sewing machine and how to use and follow a pattern to create garments or home furnishings. Tips, tools, and techniques geared for the beginner will be covered. Find out if sewing is for you or just learn to do basic alterations. Bring your own sewing machine and extension cord. A materials list will be mailed prior to class. Limit 8.

Instructor: Licinia Tavares, 15 year of teaching experience

Course One Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 1/30 to 3/13

Location: Methuen

Cost: $189

CRN: 120 Course Number: PINS1057 Section: MA

Course Two Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 5/15 to 6/19

Location: Methuen

Cost: $189

CRN: 154 Course Number: PINS1057 Section: MA

Beginner sewing materials list (please bring to first class)

  • Sewing machine and manual
  • extension cord
  • basic machine parts, including a zipper foot and sewing machine needles
  • fabric scissors
  • 6-inch seam gauge
  • 18-inch gridded clear ruler
  • threads in neutral colors and other colors for project
  • seam ripper
  • pins and either a pin cushion or magnet
  • hand sewing needles
  • one type of marking tool (e.g., tailors chalk or pencil, fabric makers, awl or tracing wheel and paper)

Zipper pouch project additional materials list

  • Remnant of at least 1/4 yard of cotton/ polyester broadcloth, solid or print
  • 1/4 yard of solid fabric for lining and the same amount in quilting batting
  • 9-inch light-weight coil zipper (no metal or invisible zippers)

Beyond Beginner Sewing

Builds on basic sewing skills and covers sewing machine advanced part use, more advanced patterns, specialized sewing techniques, and textile/fabric selections. Bring your own pattern for garments.

Instructor: Licinia Tavares, 15 years of teaching experience

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, 6 weeks, 3/27 to 5/8 (no class 4/24)

Location: Methuen

Cost: $189

CRN: 156 Course Number: PINS1064 Section: MA