Beginner Sewing 2 Online


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Sun, Jul 18, 2021 - Aug 8, 2021


10:00am - 1:00pm EDT


12 students

Class Experience

This virtual class is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of sewing or have taken our Beginner Class 1. Students will make two shirts and build the following skills: button holes, collar, sleeves and cuffs.
A working machine is required. Please ensure that your machine is clean and is in good working condition. Please have available the sewing machine manual, sewing foot pedal, several extra bobbins, zipper foot, sewing machine oil sewing machine needles (and a variety of sizes from 9 to 16).

• A good pair of scissors/Shears dressmaker size
• 1 small pair of snippers
•Straight pins
• Pin cushion
• Tape measure
• Quilt-N-Sew thru Ruler
• Seam Gauge
• Seam ripper
• Marking Chalk/pencil
• Fray check
• Hand sewing needles
• Point turner o chop stick
• Large Safety Pin
• Matching thread for each color

Class supplies included in the supply package:
Project #1: Pull-over/Tunic Shirt #1:
Pattern: Simplicity 8061
2 yards cotton or woven fabric (No Stretch)
1/2 yard of light/medium weight interfacing
2 - 3/8" buttons
Project #2: Button Shirt #2
Pattern: Style Sew Me - Daphne Button Down Blouse
3 yards of cotton or woven fabric (No Stetch)
3/4 yard of light/medium weight interfacing
Matching buttons for cuff and shirt front - 8 -1/2" buttons
Matching bias tape

*Keep in mind that pattern sizes has no relation to read-to-wear size. For example, a size 12 in ready-to-wear garments translate into a size 16 for custom-made garments. To choose the correct pattern size, look on the back of the envelope for bust measurement. For assistance with measurement, during the first class *

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Sew Creative Lounge - DC

4.9 out of 5

Based on 112 provider ratings

Joyce H.

Sep 16, 2021


(1) The instructing style of Ms. Tisha Thorne; (2) the camaraderie of the group; (3) the knowledge, skills, tools, ideas, innovations, workarounds suggested by members of the group, instructors, and co-sewists alike. It is truely a sewing community where the members share. This is my new "Happy Place"!


Eliminating COVID so we can congregate together.

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Margaret A.

Sep 15, 2021


Clear instruction and patience


I had the understanding that the class would be on Thursday. Therefore I missed half the class. But I am grateful that they had it. I cannot watch the replay because I did not purchase the ability to do so.

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Moneta H.

Sep 15, 2021


I started the bag at the conference on Sat. I got lost during the process because of a machine malfunction. I was able to complete it on Tues.


Written instructions.

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Tonya M.

Sep 15, 2021




Beginners are very slow.

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Tonia B.

Sep 15, 2021


The instructor had patience with us.



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About Sew Creative Lounge - DC

Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne met by chance in the hallway of a new building they both moved into back in 2006. They soon realized that they both had a passion for sewing.

The pair noticed that there really weren’t many places where people could take sewing classes, even though there was clearly a demand for it. So, they decided to fill that void and launch Sip and Sew DC, a three-hour workshop that teaches participants how to sew and complete a project such as a clutch, pants or skirt.

The response was overwhelming with many of the classes selling out from 2014-2016. Hosting pop-up classes was a lot of work and Cecily and Tisha’s husbands eventually urged the pair to find their own space. It was from their recommendation that pushed them to open Sew Creative Lounge in Mt. Rainier, MD.

Today Sew Creative Lounge teaches children and adult sewing classes and hosts summer camp at their home studio and satellite studio in Chicago. They also partner with various elementary schools throughout the DC metropolitan area including Yu Ying Public Charter School, Creative Minds Public Charter School, Center City Public Charter School and the Burke School. In response to the pandemic, Cecily and Tisha opened up an online store and began designing their own collection of fabrics. They excited about their work and are always eager to work with their students.

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