Sewing Basics (Morning)

Orientation class for sewing machine owners.

  • Starts Nov. 3
  • 375 Canadian dollars
  • Morrison Drive

Service Description

Sewing expert Ludmila Popova will guide you through all the basics - from the sewing machine and essential tools, to choosing the right materials for your project. You will also learn about patterns, layouts, cutting techniques, pinning, marking methods and much more. You will make pyjama bottoms and skills that you can apply to any project. By the end this course, you will have a basic understanding of sewing, and plenty of hands-on experience too. Skills you'll learn: - operate a sewing machine - sewing machine techniques (Plain seam, Basting, Stay stitch, Zigzag hem, Ease, Buttonhole, French seam, Flat-Feld seam, Corner seam and more!) - hand sewing (Basting, Backstitch, Cross stitch, Running stitch, Buttonhole stitch, Slipstitch) - how to read and adjust a commercial pattern - cutting, pinning, marking techniques - pressing and ironing techniques - fabric construction, type of thread, needles, interfacing Projects: Pyjama Pants construction, T-Shirt restyling as a bonus Prerequisites: no sewing experience is required but a serious desire to learn a LOT in a short period of time. Note: We provide sewing machines, sergers, thread and swatches for in-class exercises. Some notions, handouts are also provided, as well as snacks and beverages. Students will need a basic sewing kit in class and a sewing machine at home to practice. Supply fee: $30

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Written notice of cancellation may be processed for a course refund (minus a 10% admin fee) by advising Green Needle a minimum of two weeks prior to the course starting date. Cancellations received 1 week prior to the course commencing are eligible for 50% refund unless there is a wait list for the course. This includes the admin fee. Cancellations within the final week prior to the course are non-refundable unless there is a waiting list for the course and the course can be run with full attendance. In the rare event that our minimum class enrolment is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the class. Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled with 72 hours notice given to those who are registered in the class. In cases where wecancel a class, students will be offered a full refund of the registration fees. If a course must be cancelled due to COVID19 related restrictions and guidelines set by the government, students will automatically receive a course fee credit which can be used at Green Needle for up to two years. The course can also be sold or gifted to someone by advising Green Needle in writing including the names of the designated student that will replace the original student.

Contact Details

  • 999 Morrison Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada

    + 613 617 4042

    thegreenneedle.ottawa@gmail.com