Big Ideas, Inc. Sewing: Level 1 Introduction to Machine Sewing
Sewing: Level 1 requires no prior knowledge of, nor experience in, machine sewing! If you are interested in basic sewing skills like threading a machine, pinning material for stitching, and making straight seams, this is your class!! From the start, our wonderfully patient instructor Val Besser will lead you through the parts of a sewing machine, how to thread it, and how to stitch. She will then teach you how to lay out, cut, and pin your cloth. Finally, you will take home the pillow case that you make! Materials are provided and included in our fee.
Fee: $15 Class price includes instructor fee
Big Ideas, Inc. Sewing: Level 2 – Reading & Using Patterns
Sewing: Level 2 requires successful completion of Sewing: Level 1 or instructor’s permission. In our one night class, you will learn to read and lay out a pattern, pin your pattern and fabric, and practice your skill in stitching as you make a pair of lounge/pajama pants! Material kit and pattern are included in our fee.
Fee: $20 Class price includes instructor fee and materials
Big Ideas, Inc. Sewing: Level 3 – Sleeves & Buttonholes
Sewing: Level 3 requires successful completion of Sewing: Level 2 or instructor’s permission. In this two-night class, you will practice pattern reading, pinning, and straight-line stitches and add both sleeve setting and button-hole making skills. All materials and pattern are included in class fee.
Big Ideas, Inc. Sewing: Level 4 – Hand & Machine Alterations
Sewing: Level 4 requires successful completion of Sewing: Level 3 or instructor’s permission. In these unique classes, you will learn to make both hand and machine alterations on clothing provided by the instructor. Each night’s class will cover a specific topic including hemming, waistbands, and bodice alterations. More than just the “how-to”, instruction will include consideration of fabric content, degree of alteration needed, and other factors necessary to make a high-quality change. For alteration of personal clothing, please ask our instructor about a Level 5 class.
Class price includes instructor fee and materials
- Contact BigIdeas@BigIdeasUSA.org or call 1.866.992.4443 for more information.
- Doors are locked at 6:35. No late admittance.
- Participants must be 13 or older; No minimum class size!
- Scholarships are available.
- Sewing classes are taught at New Ulm Public High School, 1600 Oak Street, New Ulm, MN.