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Sewing a Simple Garment

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Course Overview

Many of us have moved beyond cheap fashion: we want our own original fabric and pattern. We want to make it ourselves. Yet many were never taught (or have long forgotten) their sewing skills. Whether drawn by a desire for better fit, more original style, or sustainability, sewing has come back.

In this class, students will learn (or refresh) basic sewing skills, including pattern layout and cutting, basic construction, and finishing techniques. Students will leave the class with 1-2 finished garments, and also the skills and confidence to embark on further sewing projects.

Students can expect to pay $40-50 on materials they bring to class. 

Students age 10+ may register for this course. Youth age 8-9 may attend if accompanied by an adult.

Required Tools

  • Students will bring fabric and patterns to class, chosen with assistance from instructor.
  • Working sewing machine and user manual. North House can provide machines for students to use. Please contact at least two weeks before class to request use of a sewing machine.

Optional Tools

  • Sewing scissors
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape 


Fri, Mar 8th, 2024  –  Sun, Mar 10th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: Day 1: 3-6pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $200.00
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Meet the Instructor

Mary Ellen Ashcroft
Grand Marais, MN

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Sewing a Simple Garment