BEGINNING SEWING LESSONS - Learn to Sew It - Pick Your Project Saturdays July 10-Noon

Learn to sew, pick your project and select your days and time.  This is 3 class sessions that may continue on as you learn to sew new garments or projects on a classroom sewing machine and serger.

These classes are perfect for complete beginners or those with some experience looking to brush up on their skills.  The classes are packed with sewing techniques and limit the class size to 5 to ensure you will the most one to one attention from an experienced sewing instructor.

WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will learn the basic uses of a sewing machine and up keep of the machine. Learn about using the correct needles and threads, how to thread the machine, wind the bobbin correctly and adjust the tension. You'll learn basic stitches, how make an open and closed seam and sew curves and corners and sew edge and top stitch and make a button hole. You will then learn how to choose a commercial pattern, lay a pattern on fabric and cut out and mark, read to sew.

  Accessories: Purse/Bag/Scarf
  Home Items: Pillows/Blankets/Tablecloths/Napkins/Curtains
  Pet Items
  Active Wear

Pattern ideas may be found on the Pinterest Boards and Sewing_and_Design_School's Instagram and those followed.

1st class- You will sew on a machine and plan your project.  DON'T BUY ANYTHING BEFORE YOUR FIRST CLASS. Class supply list will be given at the first class, with examples and an opportunity to purchase in the bookstore or your local and online fabric and notion retailers. 
Skill Level:
Beginner, no sewing experience is necessary
Materials Included:
notes, sewing machine, or you may bring your own to learn how to use it, and serger
Students will nothing to the first class. A supply list will be given for the remaining 2 classes.
Ryliss Bod is the Founder and Director of the Sewing & Design School and has extensive experience teaching Fashion Construction and Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home d├ęcor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern-making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.

She received her teaching degree in K-12 grades and studied art, clothing and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD at Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute, pattern-making and construction techniques with Kenneth D. King and countless others.

Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss has been a Contributing Editor at Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, judge for the 2014 RAGS Benefit, Make it With Wool and the Washington State 4-H Dress Revue and host of Instagram's Sew Photo Challenge #sewApril2017 and #sewapril2018.. She may be contacted at

BEGINNING SEWING LESSONS - Learn to Sew It - Pick Your Project Saturdays July 10-Noon

$ 130.00
Includes the use of a sewing machine and serger