Intermediate Sewing Class: Sewing 102, Advanced Beginners

Sewing 102: Advanced Beginner

$300.00

Sewing 102 – Advanced Beginner

Learn intermediate level skills using a sewing machine in this sewing 102, advanced beginner sewing class in Atlanta. Make 4 custom projects during this class.

 

For the returning sewer or advanced beginner. We pick the projects and then customize the details just for you.

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


Sewing 102 is geared towards the returning sewer or advanced beginner. In this course we pick the projects, you create your own dimensions and you make your own supplies list. This is the perfect class for a sewer that wants to learn the fundamentals of taking ideas (dog beds, zipper pouches, mother/daughter aprons, you get the idea ) and making them a reality.

Class 1 & 2: Custom sewing machine cover.  We measure your machine, sewing “math” that includes seam allowances and ease, cut fabrics and begin quilting them together. There’s plenty of opportunity for design choices with this project, which you can see if the additional projects photos on this page, so this project can range from basic to complex based on the student.

Class 2 & 3: We finish up our custom sewing machine cover and get started on a custom boxy pouch with invisible zipper closure.  If you have a specific purpose in mind for this pouch then we can tailor the finished size to your storage needs.  We’ve had pouches large enough to store manila folders or smaller than a moleskin notebook.  Our instructors tend to use them for cords or traveling with make-up and beauty products.

Class 4: Custom pajama pants. You bring a favorite pair of pj pants from home and we recreate a new pair in the studio together.  This project is a class favorite and the fabric selections are some of our favorite.

Bonus Projects: we provide a bunch of great bonus projects to reinforce the skills taught in class.

Cost: $300 course fee includes 10 hours of instruction. Supplies are provided by the student for this class series. Supply requirements are listed on the supplies tab.

Prerequisite: Sewing 101 or equivalent skills

Skills You’ll Learn: Making and applying bias tape binding, hand finishing, quilting, invisible zippers, working with a variety of interfacings, elastics and casings, drafting a simple pattern from an existing garment.

Prework: Wash and press fabrics before class

2022 Dates  – Click here to view these on a calendar

  • January AM: class meets Mondays January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st from 10am-12:30pm
  • January PM: class meets Mondays January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st from 7-9:30pm
  • February WKD: class meets Sundays February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th from 9-11:30am
  • February AM: class meets Tuesdays February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd from 10am-12:30pm
  • February PM: class meets Tuesdays February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd from 7-9:30pm
  • April AM: class meets Mondays April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th from 10am-12:30pm
  • April PM: class meets Mondays April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 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 SEWING 102 in the subject line.

General Supplies List:

  • Sewing Machine in good working order
  • Thread
  • Sewing Scissors
  • Tailor’s Chalk or Marking Utensil
  • Seam Ripper
  • Pins and a pin cushion
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pen and Paper for Notes

Supplies List for Class #1 & #2 – Sewing Machine Cover

  • Everything listed above under the General Supplies List
  • 3/4 yard quilting weight cotton fabric (primary fabric)
  • 3/4 yard quilting weight cotton fabric (accent fabric)
  • 1/2 yard quilting weight cotton fabric (secondary accent fabric)
  • 3/4 yard cotton batting (or “craft sized” batting)
  • Coordinating thread, should match your fabric
  • walking foot (optional)

Supplies List for Class #3 – Invisible Zipper Pouch

  • Everything listed above under the General Supplies List
  • (1) Fat Quarter –if FQ’s aren’t available then purchase 1/2 yard cotton fabric (exterior fabric)
  • (1) Fat Quarter –if FQ’s aren’t available then purchase 1/2 yard cotton fabric (lining fabric)
  • 1/2 yard Pellon Fusible Fleece 987F
  • Coordinating thread, should match your fabric
  • 1 (12″-14″) invisible zipper, color should coordinate with your exterior fabric
  • Invisible Zipper Foot (also called a concealed zipper foot). This is not the same zipper foot that came with your machine! Concealed zipper foot can be found at many online retailers and should be purchased prior to class. If your machine has a low shank with snap on feet, this product on Amazon Prime should work for you and includes a partial list of machines that it will fit.

Supplies List for Class #4 – Pajama Pants

  • 3 yards quilting weight cotton fabric
  • 1-1.5 yards of 1/2” non-roll elastic (3/4” elastic is ok if you cannot locate 1/2”)
  • Coordinating thread, should match your fabric

**all fabrics for all classes should be prewashed and ironed flat before class**

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