introductory sewing: basic skills & techniques, 4 weeks

introductory sewing: basic skills & techniques, 4 weeks

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Our introductory sewing class highlights basic skills and techniques perfect for beginners or for people who have sewn in the past and need a refresher. In this workshop, attendees will learn skills and techniques each week and will apply them to design a full moon bag with a zip closure and pockets. 

This workshop will cover: 

  • week 1: how to use a heavy duty sewing machine (threading, winding a bobbin, tension, common stitches, and more), sewing terminology, equipment/tools, types of stitches, seam finishes, seam allowance, and applying a zipper
  • week 2: how to read and design a pattern, identify grainline, cutting layout, fabric types, and more!
  • week 3: how to assemble bag design, sewing with curves, bias binding, interior & exterior fabric, sewing accuracy, and more!
  • week 4: project completion and graduation, installing handles, pockets, and more! 

Workshop calendar (select a session below)

Session 1:


Session 2:

Friday, June 2, 2023 6pm-9pm

Friday, June 9, 2023 6pm-9pm

Friday, June 16, 2023 6pm-9pm

Friday, June 23, 2023 6pm-9pm

Skill level + age

No experience required. Great for adults (age 14+) and children (age 7+).

Workshop duration 

Multi-day, approximately 3 hours per week

Materials + supplies

Attendees are responsible for class materials and supplies. Attendees will receive a materials list 2 weeks prior to class. 

Additional information

Tuition costs includes workshop materials, handouts, and lecture unless otherwise noted.

Attendees will receive a 10% off discount code that can be used for products available at Modest Transitions and future workshops (excludes community workshops, private consultations, and rentals).

If you encounter any issues with registration or want to be put on a waiting list for a sold-out class, please contact the studio at 267-312-9136.

Class size is limited. For all information regarding COVID-19 can be found here.

Refunds + registration policies 

All workshops, classes, and camps are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your workshop to a friend or family member. Please let us know ahead of time by giving us a call or emailing customer service at In the event of a workshop cancellation due to enrollment, illness, weather, etc., you will receive 72 hours advanced notice and a full refund.

Session Session 2: June 2- June 23 from 6pm-9pm