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The store is located in the Southtown Mall next to TJ Maxx
7985 Southtown Center, Bloomington
Winter/Spring 2020 at First Sewing
Basic & Beyond Sergery
Do you have a serger you don’t know how to use?
Are you a little confused about threading?
Do you want to buy a serger but not sure how you’ll use it?
No serger? No problem! Use a store machine!
Take the fear out of serging and get comfortable with what could become your favorite sewing tool.
Sessions cover machine and stitch knowledge, threading, rolled hem, flatlock, techniques, serging a basic tee and more.
A child sized, cut out tee will be provided to practice your new skills. Construction techniques will be emphasized.
Class fee: $85
Thursday, January 23, 30, Feb. 6, 10-12 pm
Saturday, March 7, 14, 1-4 pm
Thursday, April 23, 30, May 7, 10-12 pm
Serger and all accessories
Serger manual (download online if you don’t have one)
Four different colors of serger thread (helpful if it matches the four colors on serger tension dials)
Basic sewing supplies
Basic and Beyond Sergery-1st Sew
Go from "Don't know" to pro!
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-
Bonus topic each month, in case you are looking for a project and some extra direction 🙂
Samples on display at store.
Class fee: $15 for one single session or $40 for 3 nonconsecutive sessions
Thursday afternoons, 1-4 pm,
January 9, 16, 23
Feb. 6, 13, 20
March 5, 12, 19
April 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21
Sew Social-Single Payment
Complete projects in the company of other sewists.
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.
Need some one on one help getting your dream garment to fit? Let’s find a mutually agreeable time to get together and fit your muslin.
Class fee: $35 per hour
Supply list: Pattern, fabric, notions, pattern tracing paper, serger or sewing machine
Wear appropriate undergarments 🙂
Bring your own project for fit guidance.
Granville/Harrison Shirt Sew Along
Is there a classic shirt on your list of projects? The Granville Shirt from Sewaholic Patterns (pear shapes) or Harrison from Cashmerette (more curvy, full bust) have front bust dart (princess seams for Harrison), back yoke and back princess seams for optimal fitting options. Try it out of stretch cotton if you are looking for something more comfy. Great pattern instructions and drafting for collar, stand and cuffs.
This is a sew along so while there will be fitting help, we will focus on collar, cuff and placket techniques to be sure the shirt is completed.
Class fee: $70
Saturday, May 2 and 9, 1-4 pm
Pattern, fabric and notions
Sewing machine or use one of ours
What You Need to Know (to Sew)
New to sewing or wanting to refresh stale skills? We’ll cover techniques, tools, notions, fabric and patterns to help you be successful and confident as you pursue your sewing dreams.
A few of the topics we’ll cover:
Choosing pattern sizes-Choosing the right fabric-What’s a tailor tack? Indie-what?? Rotary cutting-
Class fee: $25
Thursday, January 30, 1-3:30 pm
Thursday, February, 20, 10-12:30 pm
Thursday, March 19, 5:30-8 pm
Saturday, April 18, 1-3:30 pm
Thursday, May 21, 10-12:30 pm
Note taking supplies
Jalie Pull on Pant
A breeze to sew and wear, skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple. Make yours from stretch denim/twill or ponte knit and the Jalie Eleonore pattern. We’ll work on fit – and without a zipper, the techniques are pretty easy!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Thursday, March 5 and 19, 10-12 pm
Jalie Eleonore pattern and fabric with stretch
Sewing machine (serger will be useful after checking garment fit)
Pattern tracing paper
Jalie Pull on Pant
Awesome fit/speedy construction