Sewing 101 Classes - Beginners - Fabricate Studios

Sewing 101: Beginner Sewing Classes, Learn to Sew



Learn beginner sewing skills including how to use a sewing machine, fabric selection and making 4 awesome projects! This class is best suited for all beginning sewers ages 15 and up.


Class will be held in person. To learn more about our COVID-19 policy for keeping you safe, refer to our Class Policies page.

Beginner Sewing Class: Sewing 101 is a 4-part series designed specifically for beginners; we help you learn to sew from step 1 — you can even bring your machine still in the box!

Class 1: We jump right in, teaching you how to thread your machine, wind a bobbin and use the stitch selector. You’ll even make a napkin with mitered corners to take home at the end of your very first class.

Class 2: You’ll learn to sew a reversible tote bag.  But you’ll learn so much more about fabric, print directionals, picking a lining vs your exterior fabric, installing handles, top stitching and more.

Class 3: We’re making a roll-up organizer.  This clever project is perfect for storing your sewing tools, make-up brushes, crayons or colored pencils, toiletries and more.  We’ll be reinforcing the material you learned in the first two classes, honing in on your sewing accuracy, learning to use bias tape, adding pockets and more.

Class 4: Graduation night is a big one; you’ll make a piped zippered pillow! You’ll use all of the skills from classes 1-3 and then you’ll learn to install a zipper using your zipper foot, sewing down cording and more.

We’ve taught hundreds of people just like you how to sew — not just sewing that one project in class, but really LEARNING how to sew, so you’ll be able to make projects at home on your own.  Our seasoned instructors that have the knowledge and patience to set you on the right path.

Prerequisite: None

Skills You’ll Learn: all the basics of your machine (you can even bring it still in the box!), backtacking, corners, curves, zippers, trim, linings, bindings, installing handles, hand stitching and finishing.

Instructor: Diana

Cost: $300, includes 10 hours of instruction. Students provide supplies for this course, supply requirements are listed on the supplies tab.

Class Dates and Supplies: click on the Upcoming Dates tab to see dates and times of our upcoming classes. Click on the Supplies tab to see a list of materials needed.

2021-2022 Dates – Click here to view these on a calendar

  • June WKD: class meets Sundays June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th from 10am-12:30pm
  • June PM: class meets Tuesdays June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th from 7-9:30pm
  • July M/W Intensive PM: class meets Mondays + Wednesdays July 11th, 13th, 25th, 27th from 7-9:30pm
  • August AM: class meets Wednesdays August 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st from 10am-12:30pm
  • August PM: class meets Wednesdays August 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st from 7-9:30pm

We also offer private lessons (in-person and virtual) for adults and kids. If you’re eager to get started or our current class times don’t work for your schedule, email us to compare calendars.

If you’d like to be notified when future classes are added to our calendar, please complete this form.  For questions, email us at [email protected] with SEWING101 in the subject line.

General Supplies List: easy Amazon shopping list for the general supplies available here. Please note that fabric is not included on the Amazon list and must be purchased prior to the start of class. Check out our FAQ page for more info on what machines we recommend, where to buy fabric and more.

Supplies List for Class #1

  • Everything listed above under the General Supplies List
  • 1/2 yard quilting weight cotton fabric
  • Coordinating thread, should match your fabric

Supplies List for Class #2: Reversible Tote Bag

  • Everything listed above under the General Supplies List
  • 1/2 yard cotton fabric for exterior
  • 1/2 yard cotton fabric for lining
  • Coordinating thread, should match your fabric
  • You’ll want an additional set of fabrics to complete your homework

Supplies List for Class #3: Roll-up bag with Bias Binding

  • Everything listed above under the General Supplies List
  • 1/2 yard quilting weight cotton fabric
  • 1 package extra wide, double fold bias tape in a coordinating color
  • Coordinating thread, should match your bias tape
  • 1 yard ribbon (optional)

Supplies List for Class #4: Zipper Pillow with Contrast Piping

  • Everything listed above under the General Supplies List
  • 1/2 yard or larger of cotton fabric for exterior
  • 1 package of maxi piping in a coordinating color
  • 18″-24″ all purpose poly zipper (NOT an invisible zipper)
  • Coordinating thread, should match your fabric
  • Zipper foot for your machine (very important!)