Knowing how to sew can come in handy in numerous scenarios, such as patching up a favorite pair of pants or performing an emergency fluffendectomy on teddy bears. Practice suturing skills with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a sewing-class package at Parsons Sewing Connections in West Springfield (a $75 total value). The package includes:
- A four-week beginning sewing class (a $70 value)
- Necessary materials (a $5 value) <p>
The seasoned instructors at Parsons Sewing Connections draw upon years of experience to introduce groups of up to 20 beginners to the basics of sewing. During four evening classes, which begin in January, students create stitches on a provided Husqvarna Viking sewing machine or their own machine, and learn to perform fundamental tasks, such as filling a bobbin with thread or churning a thimble’s worth of butter with a needle. Enrollees start on four simple projects that they can then complete at home, all the while honing skills such as how to sew a straight seam, add buttonholes, and stick Velcro in their hair.