02/15 • SEWING 101 • Intro to Machine Sewing, February 15 (2-5 pm) Saturday

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This class is for anyone brand new to sewing (or for those who last took a sewing class in junior high). You will get to know the basic functions of a sewing machine (yours or ours) and complete a simple, lovely, tote bag in the process. This is a great intro for those of you considering buying a new machine if you'd like to test out sewing first or if you have a machine already, but aren't totally confident with how to use it. Come on in and let's get you stitching! By the end of class, you'll be ready to take any of our Beginner Sewing classes. 

• threading the machine
• adjusting tension
• sewing straight seams
• straight and zigzag stitches

• sewing machine (bring your own or rent ours for $10)
• 1 yard fabric (medium to heavy weight woven cotton is recommended)
• matching thread
• bobbin (if bringing your own machine)

AGE • 13+

TIME • 3 hours

PREREQUISITE • Crafty desires, no actual skills needed yet!

TEACHER • Denise Thomas is the ultimate home sewer and crafty lady. She's been teaching kids and adults to sew for decades and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Denise was the home economics teacher in Ojai before the program was sadly eliminated from the school district. Take a class with Denise and you'll come away happy, for sure!

Classes and workshops can be refunded if the event is more than 5 days from the date of the refund request. Classes may be canceled within 2 days of the event if there are not enough registrations, in which case a full refund would be provided.