Learning how to sew has numerous benefits—you can patch up holes in your clothes, craft a purse, or make a quilt to finally snuff out that fire. Pinpoint your new hobby with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a beginners’ sewing class for one, including supplies and materials, and a $25 credit good toward an introductory sewing course (a $75 value)
- $65 for a beginners’ sewing class for two, including supplies and materials, and two $25 credits good toward an introductory sewing course (a $150 value)
The two-hour Beginner Basics class teaches students how to thread a sewing machine, load a bobbin, and create straight seams. Students experiment with regular stitches and top stitches and create boxed corners on their way to creating a zippered toiletry bag. All materials and tools are included, and no previous experience is required. Groupon purchasers also receive a $25 gift card toward the purchase of an introductory sewing class.
The Sewing Studio
Magazine editor Denise Wild started out teaching her friends to sew, and before long she was teaching her friends' friends. Her network of students led her to create The Sewing Studio, which now proudly teaches the seamstress arts in New York and Toronto. She and her staff impart methods for bobbing and weaving colourful threads through linens, taking students from beginning steps to advance endeavours such as creating their own skirts, handbags, and party dresses. Denise and company lead lessons in a bright and intimate classroom setting, helping participants learn to alter their own clothes or re-create treasured designer duds by hand. The Sewing Studio also nurtures aspiring fashionistas through after-school programming and week-long intensive sessions. Over the course of five days, guests can brainstorm, sew, and model their own garments or drop by for a workshop on creating dresses and kevlar body armour for American Girl dolls.