Tue, Jan 11, 2022 - Feb 1, 2022
6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Entry level class for true beginners. Students will learn to make a pillow, tote bag and pull on pajama bottoms. Emphasis will be placed on machine operation and reading a pattern.
The sewing machine rental is included in the sewing supply fee or can be rented for $25 for the duration of the class.
Don’t forget to bring the sewing machine manual, sewing foot pedal, several extra bobbins, sewing machine oil sewing machine needles (and a variety of sizes from 9 to 16).
SEWING NOTIONS NEEDED FOR CLASS:
• A good pair of scissors/Shears dressmaker size • Straight pins
• Pin cushion
• Quilt-N-Sew thru Ruler
• Seam Gauge
• Seam ripper
• Marking Chalk/pencil
• Fray check
• Hand sewing needles
• Bodkin or extremely large safety pin
*Please purchase and bring to the first class project supplies*
Project #1: Pillow:
- 1⁄2 yard of cotton medium weight decorator fabric
- 1 spool of sewing thread
- 14 inch pillow foam
-Sew Creative Lounge Pillow Pattern
*Optional: ribbon or trimming*
Project #2: Tote Bag:
- 1⁄2 yard of medium weight woven decorator or cotton fabric,
- 1⁄2 yard of medium weight woven cotton (should coordinate with first fabric)
- 2 yards of cotton webbing for handles, 1 spool of matching sewing thread
- Sew Creative Lounge Tote Bag Pattern
Project #3: Pajama Bottoms
- 3 yards of 45-60” woven cotton fabric
- 1 1⁄2 yards of 3⁄4” waistband elastic
-1 spool of matching sewing thread
-Sew Creative Lounge Pajama Bottom Pattern
How To Participate
You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.
Reviews for Beginner Sewing 1 Online
Oct 20, 2021
The instructor is very patient, the course being virtual and how supportive everyone.
Beginner Sewing 1 Online
Reviews for Sew Creative Lounge - DC
4.9 out of 5
Based on 211 provider ratings
Jan 16, 2022
The patience and encouragement of the instructor.
It might have been easier to follow if the overhead camera was featured.
Jan 16, 2022
Loved the extreme patience.
Thought it was great
Jan 16, 2022
I loved that she repeated what was needed no matter how many times we newbies didn't understand.
Jan 15, 2022
The whole class participation and the patience of the instructor.
Nothing at this time.
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.