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Learn to Sew Series - Level 2

This class is for students who have completed the Learn to Sew or Learn to Quilt series, or have similar sewing experience!  

The Learn to Sew Series - Level 2 is comprised of:

  • Class 1: Sew a set of pillowcases, using French Seams and the burrito method
  • Class 2 & 3: Zipper Installation and basic bag making techniques - Make a Retreat Bag 
  • Class 4 & 5: Advanced techniques - Buttonhole and bias bindings - practice these new skills while making a functional sewing machine mat with pockets and a thread catcher. Perfect for bringing to classes and for use at home.
  • Class 6: Follow a simple garment pattern - Make a pair of PJ pants or shorts with an elastic waistband.
If you have a sewing machine please bring it;  otherwise we provide machines for you to use for the duration of the course - contact the shop to reserve one!

This class is suited for adults (age 15+)

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)

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.

For most of our classes we ask you to bring a 'basic sewing kit' which usually contains: 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.).

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Building upon skills covered in learn to sew series - basic garment construction - bias binding - french seams - zipper installation and introduction to bag hardware - learn to sew with cork
Materials Included: none
Requirements: Please bring your sewing machine with extra bobbins & a basic sewing kit. We will provide a machine if you don't have one - please call the shop to reserve one!
Instructor: Lindsay Nichols
Instructor Bio: Lindsay Nichols is the owner and operator of Purple Door Designs, specializing in creating Purses, Bags, Wallets, clothing and accessories. Having grown up sitting on the floor in her mother's sewing room is how Lindsay's love of fabric and design brought a passion to life in the form of a thriving and successful home based business. What started out as sewing simple bags and wallets very quickly expanded into design and production of fashionable and sturdy accessories sold mostly via her Facebook page and Instagram account. Buying clothing for her tall skinny children became very challenging and accidentally developed into her creating "grow with me" clothing for children and subsequently adult wear. Lindsay prides herself on a primarily "ME MADE" wardrobe from inside to outside. Lindsay buys Canadian fabrics, Shops Canadian and Believes in Local.

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