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.

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 directional, 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(s): Diana, Darcy, Sarah, Shannan

Cost: $375 if you bring your own sewing machine, $400 if you rent ours. Note: rental machines remain at the studio. If you love sewing as much as we do by the end of your fourth class, we can help make recommendations for a machine that is perfect for the projects you want to create.

Class 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.

Sewing 101


Click on the calendar icon 🗓 next to your preferred classes to add the dates to your digital calendar.

  • October WKD: class meets Sundays, October 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th from 9:00am-11:30am  🗓
  • October AM: class meets Mondays, October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 10:00am-12:30pm  🗓
  • October PM: class meets Mondays, October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 7:00-9:30pm  🗓
  • November AM: class meets Tuesdays, November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 10:00am-12:30pm  🗓
  • November PM: class meets Tuesdays, November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 7:00-9:30pm  🗓
  • December AM (Intensive): class meets Mondays and Wednesdays, December 4th, 6th, 11th and 13th from 10:00am-12:30pm  🗓
  • December PM (Intensive): class meets Mondays and Wednesdays, December 4th, 6th, 11th and 13th from 7:00-9:30pm  🗓

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: Many of the items listed below are available locally, with shipping, from Stash Fabrics. We also have an Amazon list with some of the supplies here

Supplies List for Class #1

Supplies List for Class #2: Reversible Tote Bag

  • Everything listed above under the General Supplies List
  • 1/2 yard quilting weight cotton fabric for exterior
  • 1/2 yard quilting weight 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 quilting weight 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!)

We love to hear from our students! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. You can visit Google to leave a review or see what others are saying about us.

“I took the Sewing 101 class- includes 4 dedicated projects (with extra projects)! Diana, my teacher, was so kind, patient and knowledgeable. I was a total newbie that had no idea about using my sewing machine. I really enjoyed the classes and had fun with my fellow classmates! I can’t wait to start Sewing 102!” ~Weslyn (Google)

“My beginning sewing class was fantastic! Diana was incredibly helpful and supportive with our group. The group size (5) was perfect. Diana was able to help and facilitate us all within the class time. I never felt rushed and the homework is straight-forward (with pictures!). I always felt encouraged and safe to ask lots of questions 🙂 I will definitely be taking another class soon!” ~Lola (Google)

“I just finished the sewing 101 class with Diana and cannot say enough good things about the studio, class, or teacher! The studio has plenty of cutting space and materials for working with your fabric and is set-up in such a way as to make your set/up super easy.

In Sewing 101, we got familiar with our individual machines and comfortable working with them. Diana was a pro at walking us through these processes while providing helpful tips and tricks. Most importantly, she made it all accessible and met each student exactly where we were. Some of these tips solved consistent challenges I’d been facing when sewing at home and helped make my time sewing both easier and more joyful!

The projects were thoughtfully ordered in such a way as to build upon skills learned in the previous class and resulted in great items to keep or gives as gifts to family or friends. Finally, I cannot say enough about Diana’s focus and patience. She was always happy to contextualize her answers so we could apply them to multiple sewing situations or techniques and happy to remind us of basic steps in our sewing process. I’ll definitely be taking another class at Fabricate! This class brought a lot of joy and fun to my life!!!!” ~Joshua (Google)