Let's Sew! : Sewing Machine Basics

If you've never used a sewing machine and want to learn, this is the class for you!

The session will cover:

  • which tools are needed for basic sewing
  • how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin
  • types of fabrics and needles, and how to use them appropriately
  • different stitches and what they are used for
  • tension and why it's important
  • how to follow a basic pattern, sew an accurate seam allowance, and finish a stitching line
  • how to clean and maintain your machine
  • troubleshooting common problems

The project for this class will be a small drawstring bag.  All supplies for this class qualify for a 15% discount at Monkland Quilt Studio. 

Experience required for this class: None!

Have questions? We are here to help! Email us at hello@monklandquiltstudio.ca

Supplies needed for this class: 

  • sewing machine in good working order
  • thread
  • Universal sewing machine needles
  • measuring tape or acrylic quilting ruler
  • fabric scissors or rotary cutter (mat needed if using a rotary cutter)
  • pins
  • fabric: 2 complimentary fabrics, 18"x 22" each

Before enrolment, click here to read our class policies.

Click here to enrol in the March 22 class (6-9 pm)

Instructors for this class: 

Beatrice Genest
Beatrice is the owner of Atelier Genest, a small sewing studio in Montreal, where she offers custom tailoring and home decor sewing, as well as private classes.  Beatrice is a highly experienced teacher, and loves to give beginner sewists the tools they need to start their own creative journey.  Beatrice offers classes in English.