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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.
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 constructing a Crossbody Bag

The course is offered for ages 7 through 13 and is limited to 6 participants. Please note that 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/scissors
  • 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. If you'd like to make this process even easier, click the CLASS + MATERIALS Option and we will have a kit preparded for them!

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

WHAT IS IN A BASIC SEWING KIT:   For most of our classes we ask you to bring a basic sewing kit which usually contains: a rotary cutter and/or scissors, small snipping scissors, straight pins, a pin cushion or collector, seam ripper, a spool of neutral 50 wt cotton thread, extra bobbins, notebook, pen/pencil, ruler(s), etc.


If you cannot attend a workshop (either one-day or a multi-day series) and it is 7 or more days before the start date, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the workshop with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before the start of the workshop, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no-show" in the workshop regardless of the reason. So please ensure that you can attend before signing up.  EAST COAST QUILT Co reserves the right to cancel workshops/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full workshop fee.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No skills necessary! Just excitement and patience to learn!
Materials Included: Sewing machines provided and all materials used in projects included.
Requirements: The course is offered for ages 7 through 13.
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 ALL project materials. Basic Sewing Kit not included.

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