Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops

I enjoy teaching apparel sewing and quilting workshops here in my home town of Madison, Wisconsin.  My goal is to teach sewing, travel and inspire others to create! Need a motivational public speaker for your large group? Email me for current rates and availability: [email protected].

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I love teaching others to sew!

I have been sewing for a long time. Teaching sewing is one of the things I enjoy most. Anyone can learn to sew with the right instruction! Here are the classes I am currently offering. Classes will be available in video format soon, to get put on the waistlist email me at [email protected].

Embroidered Nightshirt Video Course | Chambray Blues |
My video course is now available!

Video Sew Along Courses

I am happy to announce my first video course! This class is perfect for the intermediate sewist who wants to take their skills to the next level. We will use Simplicity Pattern #S1504 (not included with the sew along video course purchase but you can purchase it here through my affiliate link) for the sleep shirt. This pattern is a good fitting design, and is readily available in childrens, mens and womens sizes. Here’s more about why I chose this pattern for this course:

Available In Person Sewing Workshops


1. Basic Sewing Skills: Students will make a simple decor pillow. In class they will learn basic sewing terminology and techniques, how to wind a bobbin, thread their machine, cut fabric, straight stitch, pivot corners, and slip stitch an opening closed. Bring your own machine or use one of mine. Class location to be determined at time of booking. Class runs 1 1/2-2 hours. Sewing Level: Beginner.

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Proud students with their finished sewing projects!

Basic Sewing Skills Class Supply List:

•Two Fat Quarter pieces of fabric in the same color or coordinating prints and colors

•1 medium bag of polyester fiberfill stuffing

•Sewing machine with bobbin

•Matching All Purpose Sewing Thread

•Needle for hand sewing

•Scissors, pins, seam ripper

•Iron for pressing (I have several I will provide)

No pattern is required for this class. Even if you have never touched a sewing machine before, this is the way to learn! $40.00 per person, 5 person minimum to book.

To book an in person class for your group or event email [email protected] for current availability.

Leopard cotton pajamas
Book your in person class and learn to sew simple pajama pants.

2. How to Make Unisex Pajama Pants: Students learn how to piece together a PDF sewing pattern (My pajama pant pattern is free with class registration!), read a pattern fit chart, measure for correct fit, layout and cut a PDF sewing pattern, sew a straight stitch, make a casing for elastic and hem their pajama pants. Location to be determined within the Madison, WI area. Class is approximately 2 hours long.

Sewing Level: Beginner.

Leopard Pajamas : McCalls 6659 | Chambray Blues |
Pajama pants are fun to sew with a group of friends!

Pajama Pant Class Supplies:

•2 yards of cotton woven fabric 44-45″ wide or 1 1/2 yards of knit fabric 58″ wide

•Basic Pajama Pant PDF Sewing Pattern (Free with class registration!)

• 3 yards 1 1/2″ elastic

•Printed pdf pattern pages listed above, scotch tape

•Matching thread, pins and measuring tape

•Paper scissors and fabric scissors

You may bring your own machine or use one of mine. Class location within the Madison, WI area to be determined after booking. Cost is $40.00 per person, with a minimum of 5 people. Contact [email protected] for available times.

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