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Learn to Sew Part 1 Saturday classes, 9:30-12:30 pm

This is an introduction to sewing on a sewing machine.  In this 3 hour class you will practice the same seaming, pressing, strap making, top stitching, and hemming like sewn in an actual garment while making a lined shopping bag.  Your measurements will be taken and pattern sizing and fabrics will be discussed. 

No supplies are needed, everything will be provided for you.

Skill Level:
Materials Included:
Sewing machine, a shopping bag kit, sewing notes, sewing tools
12 years and older
Instructor Name:
Ryliss Bod
Instructor Bio:
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?cor 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, #sewapril2018,#sewapril2019, #sewapril2020 and #Madewithwoolcontest. She may be contacted at

Learn to Sew Part 1 Saturday classes, 9:30-12:30 pm

$ 75.00