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, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 14, 21, 28

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


Toaster Sweater-Fall Must Have

The Toaster Sweater Pattern by Sew House Seven is a versatile wardrobe staple that sews up quickly and easily and the variations are endless.

Version #1 has a high mock turtleneck, raglan sleeves, cuffs and hem band. Stable knits such as ponte, scuba, medium weight sweatshirt and sweater knits are recommended.

Version #2 has a funnel neck, set in sleeves and a hi-low split hem. Medium weight interlock, and jersey knits work well as well as wovens with at least 20% stretch are go-to’s for this pattern but other knits will work as well.

Thursdays, September 16, 23, 30, 10-12 pm at First Sewing, Bloomington

Supply list: Fabric for Version #1 or #2, thread, basic sewing supplies, serger or sewing machine

First class will be cutting out and fit adjustments-machines can stay in car in case we don’t need them.


Toaster Sweater

Two great garments in one pattern! Quick to sew, many fabrics, many looks.


Beginning Sewing

Start from the very beginning and learn sewing machine parts, threading and basic construction of a pillowcase.

Thursday, October 7, 1-3:30 pm at First Sewing, Bloomington

Class fee: $40

Supply list:

Sewing machine, thread, scissors, pins, ripper, 6” ruler

3/4 yd. of 45” wide cotton woven (not knit) fabric

1/4 yd. of 45” wide cotton woven (not knit) fabric in a contrasting color


Beginning Sewing

Learn how to use a sewing machine and basic construction techniques by making a pillowcase.


Basic & Beyond Sergery

Do you have a serger you don’t know how to use? Are you a little confused about threading? Take the fear out of serging and get comfortable with what could become your favorite sewing tool. Sessions cover machine parts, threading, rolled hem, flatlock, techniques, serging a basic tee and more.

A child sized, cut out tee is supplied to practice new skills. Construction techniques will be emphasized.

Thursdays, October 7, 21, 28, 10-12 pm, First Sewing, Bloomington

Class fee: $90

Supply list: Serger, manual, any accessories (power cord and pedal), scissors, pins, ripper, 4 cones/spools of thread in different colors


Basic & Beyond Sergery

Make friends with your new best sewing tool!!