ONSITE: Learn to Use a Sewing Machine (A)

In this beginners' course, students will learn the basics of machine sewing. First, students will learn how to set up their machines and practice using them. Once students feel comfortable with simple machine sewing, they will have the opportunity to sew a zippered pouch to apply their new skills. Through the construction of the zippered pouch, students will learn how to cut and measure their fabric, consider seam allowance, put in a lining, and put in a zipper.

Special Notes

  • Sewing machines will be provided, but you are welcome to bring in your own sewing machine if you would like. If you do bring your own machine, remember to bring your own bobbins that fit your machine.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

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About the Instructor

Lizzie Green

Fiber Artist, Writer, and Educator. Raised in Chicago by two artists, Lizzie Green was introduced to a creative lifestyle at a young age. Her work uses repurposed textiles to fabricate collages, quilts, and soft sculpture installation to explore topics of nostalgia, familiarity, and a sense of home in an urban environment. In 2017, after receiving her BFA in Fiber from the Kansas City Art Institute, Green spent three years teaching art at a local nonprofit while maintaining her studio practice. During this time, she grew a love for teaching and now attends Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond VA, in pursuit of her Master’s in art education with licensure.

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ONSITE: Learn to Use a Sewing Machine (A)

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Class Details
October 149 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $50.00
Member Tuition: $45.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Lizzie Green
Level: Beginner