Classes at First Sewing

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

Garment Sewing Group and Fabric Swap

May 12, 10:30 am

June 9, 10:30 am

Garment Sewing Group is a monthly meeting featuring garments, pattern modification and review, and the latest news in the sewing world. Whether you are an experienced sewist (and you’ve been quilting while waiting for something like this:) or just beginning – this club is for you! Bring Show and Tell for a chance to win a door prize.
You may attend any scheduled Group meeting during the month in which you have paid. Group meetings will only be cancelled in extreme cases (bad weather, no electricity…). We’ve added a Fabric Swap feature to the Thursday meetings (we meet 2nd Wednesday and Saturday at other locations). Bring what you aren’t sewing, thin our your stash-fabric, patterns, notions, books are welcome-it’s all for free-let it go!! Let it go!! (Your children will thank you 🙂 And for those of you just coming in to sewing-come and get some great fabric!!! Fee for Garment Sewing Group is $10. Your first meeting is free! No registration necessary-just come!
You may attend one or all meetings in a month and only pay for one.

Garment Sewing Group


Basic Sergery & Beyond

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 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.

Instructor: Material Girls, Debbie & Kristin 

Fee: $85

Dates: Thursdays, April 21, 28, May 5, 10-12 pm

Supply list will be provided with registration confirmation

Basic Sergery & Beyond


Serge (or Sew) This! Core Pattern Tee-You made a no-stress tee for a child in Basic Sergery. Now it’s time to tackle a tee that you will actually wear! We recommend the Classic Tee pattern from Itch to Stitch; it has a variety of necklines and silhouettes to keep you serging all summer long. We’ll cover techniques for measuring your body to choose a pattern size, fit issues, neckband application, hems, plus learn hands-on how to order and work with a large format printing of a PDF pattern.

You don’t have to be a Basic & Beyond graduate but you do need to know how to get a 4 thread stitch on your serger 🙂

Instructor: Material Girls, Debbie & Kristin

Fee: $85

Dates: Thursdays, May 19, 26, June 2, 10-12 pm

Supply list will be provided with registration confirmation

Serge (or Sew) This!


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, April 21, May 5, 12, 19

Sew Social-single payment

Sew with others/get help/advice/have fun!


Sew Social-3 pack

Same sewing fun but more of it! Need not be 3 consecutive classes.