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Youth LEARN TO SEW Series - Level 1

This is a kid-friendly, gender-neutral program that provides the necessary foundation in basic sewing skills and equipment usage.The program is designed to keep the participants engaged through a series of fun & easy-to-complete projects.

There are 2 levels consisting of four classes each; for a total of 8 sessions in total.

Sewing machines and all project materials are included! Students will have the opportunity to pick out their fabric for the various projects:
Class 1: Learn Machine & Sewing Basics
Class 2: Straight stitching & pressing while making a Patchwork Pillow
Class 3: Seam finishing while making a Drawstring Bag
Class 4: Make straps while contructing a Crossbody Bag

The course is offered for ages 7 thru 13, and limited to 6 participants. Please note 15 minutes is scheduled at the start and finish of each class for settling in (hanging up coats, chatting, checking out the shop, visiting with Maggie the staff dog) and workspace prep/clean-up!

If the participant has a sewing machine please bring it to become familiar with it; otherwise sewing machines are supplied.

A sewing kit will be required, consisting of:
  • thread snips/scissor
  • straight pins
  • seam ripper
  • 2 fabric markers - one for light fabrics, one for dark fabrics
  • sewing gauge
  • 2 spools of thread, one light, one dark
Most of these items are available in our shop & students will receive a 15% discount on all purchases related to their class.

All workshop participants are required to sign a waiver prior to the workshop. The entire waiver can be viewed at the bottom of our classes page. (East Coast Quilt Co. Workshop Waiver)

COVID protocol is in place: Masks are optional but recommended. Machines and work surfaces are sanitized between sessions.

If you cannot attend a class and it is 7 or more days before class, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the class with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before class, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no show" in class regardless of reason. So please ensure that you are able to attend before signing up. East Coast Quilt Co reserves the right to cancel classes/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full class fee.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Sewing machines provided and all materials used in projects included.
Instructor: Katie Harrison
Instructor Bio: Katie Harrison is a teacher, outdoor educator, and fiber artist who lives in St. John's with her husband and three cats. Over the last decade, Katie has dabbled in cross stitch, embroidery, needle felting, knitting, sewing, and quilting. She enjoys taking on large creative projects, most notably the quilted portrait of Dr. Janice Fitzgerald. Katie loves sharing her passion for fiber art with others and is pleased to be debuting as a sewing instructor at ECQC. You can follow her creative endeavours on Instagram @KatieGraceHandmade
Includes sewing machine and project materials.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.