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

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

Supply list:

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!


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-

Bonus topic each month, in case you are looking for a project and some extra direction 🙂

February: Leggings

March: Kimono/Robe

April: Cardigan

May: Tee

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.


Fit Session

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 🙂

Fit Workshop

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

Supply List:

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

Supply list:

Note taking supplies

Questions 🙂

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

Fee: $55

Thursday, March 5 and 19, 10-12 pm

Supply list:

Jalie Eleonore pattern and fabric with stretch


Sewing machine (serger will be useful after checking garment fit)

Sewing supplies

Pattern tracing paper

Jalie Pull on Pant

Awesome fit/speedy construction