Classes at First Sewing

Please note: All classes at First Sewing are IN PERSON at this time

We’re enjoying the great lighting and space at First Sewing!!

The store is located in the Southtown Mall next to TJ Maxx

7985 Southtown Center, Bloomington

Sew Social

Cutting out patterns on the floor? Got questions about pattern directions? Bring your project or sewing goals and spread out in our spacious classroom. We will help you choose pattern, fabric, decipher pattern directions, fit-whatever you need. And meet other sewists that share your passion! Come as often as you can and sew what you want-

Class fee: $15 for one single session or $40 for 3 nonconsecutive sessions

Thursday afternoons, 1-4 pm, July 8, 15, 25 and August 12, 19, 26

Sew Social-3 session discount

Pay for 3 Sew Social sessions at one time. You don’t need to attend 3 consecutive classes-just let us know which 3 dates work and we’ll keep track.


Sew Social-Single Payment


Coming Back to Sewing or Garment Sewing Need to Know

Garment sewing for the first time or getting back into it-we’ll outline the things that will make the adventure a bit less hazardous and more satisfying. Garment sewing isn’t for the faint of heart but seen as a pursuit rather than a pass/fail event and armed with what we’ve learned over the years, you will fall in love with the craft and art of sewing.

Choosing your size, indie patterns, Pdf printing, knits and new fabrics, fit issues and techniques are some of the topics we’ll cover.

Thursdays, July 15 and 22, 10-12 pm

Cost: $50

Supplies: Note taking tools of your choice

Coming Back to Garment Sewing

Sew for yourself-all you need to know 🙂


Cover Stitch or Catch Up Sergery

Learn the tricks and techniques for the coverstitch machine or catch up on a missed serger class or technique that still escapes you.

Thursday, August 5, 1-2 pm

Supply list: serger, manual and accessories

Cover Stitch or Catch Up Sergery-First Sewing


PDF Patterns-All You Need to Know

Seeing things on Instagram that you’d love to make but can’t bring yourself to tape 55 pieces of paper together to get it? We’ll walk you through the whole process, including where to store them on your device. To get the full experience you will need to actually buy a pattern so you may want to do a little looking and make a list before class. This is a hands-on class so an iPad (or equivalent), laptop or smart phone is required.

Thursday, August 5, 2:30-3:30 pm

Cost: $25

Supply list: smartphone, iPad or laptop, note taking supplies as desired

PDF Patterns-All You Need to Know