Beginning Sewing Class – learn to use a commerical pattern




Beginner Sewing Basics – This is a “one on one” class. Learn to sew. Class is 3- 3 hour sessions. Classes can be scheduled any free day from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Enroll Now and we will pick the day you wish to schedule your class. Classes are scheduled by appointment and advance enrollment only. You can email Jenny at for more information.  Jenny’s Sewing Studio is at 1030 South Schumaker Dr. Salisbury, MD 21804.

Students must be 12 years of age to enroll.

Learn to thread and use your machine for straight stitch. Practice the basic seam allowances. Materials will be provided for 2 skill builder projects. Also make a quick and easy project with a commercial pattern. Learn to read the pattern and guide sheet. Layout the pattern and cut the fabric for your project. Complete your pattern project in class.

Purchase your pattern and fabric before your first class. Measure your hip circumference for pants size. Purchase a basic cotton broadcloth (quilters cotton)  print using the pattern requirements for yardage. The print allows us to tell the right and wrong side of the fabric. (no velour, fleece, sheers, plaids or knits.) Pattern recommendations include McCalls 8057 and Butterick 6742 which include side pockets. You may have to order your pattern on line before class.

Try or Joanne Fabrics or Hobby Lobby for supplies.

Bring all purpose polyester thread ( I like the Hobby Lobby Sewology brand) and required elastic ( non-roll elastic 3/4″ wide or 1″ wide depending on pattern choice). Pattern calls for about 2  3/4 yards of  fabric for pants and 1 spool of all-purpose polyester thread. You will need these supplies for lesson one.

Another pattern choice which includes both teen and adult sizing is Simplicity S9127. Pattern is easier and does not include side pockets.

“Policy Statement! Classes are reserved for the date you pick. I will accept cancellation for sickness, death of immediate family member and bad weather only and will reschedule these sessions at no charge. Remember my schedule is very full.