Intro to Sewing

Introduction to Sewing

Class Number | CED.1060.H01

Section | 62614

Class Details

Date & Time

6 Consecutive Weeks on Mondays

September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26



$30 per participant

Class is limited to 10 students.


Harrison Campus | Esther C. Conference Room 220

Class Description

Learn the basics of sewing during this hands-on, 6-week beginning sewing class. During this class students will learn the mechanics and use of sewing machines, basic hand sewing, beginning stitching, basics of mending and alterations, including hemming or patching, and choosing and cutting fabrics. Students will be creating a magic pillowcase and apron during the class. A detailed list of what students will need to bring to the class will be sent to each student via email before the class begins.

List of what students need to bring:
  • Encouraged to visit a fabric store and purchase fabrics. (*Limited fabric will be available to students.)
  • Portable Sewing Machine – own or borrowed. (*Limited machines will be available to use. If students need to borrow a machine, it may be necessary to purchase bobbins and needles, however, these items are not necessary for the first class.)
  • Extension Cord
  • Extra Universal Sewing Machine Needles
  • Bobbins
  • Spool of Standard Thread
  • Scissors that are new or have only been used for cutting fabric
  • Stitch Ripper
  • A Few Hand Sewing Needles
  • Thimble
  • Other items as necessary


Cindy Veldt-Dietsch

Cindy began to sew as a 4-H youth, when she was about 12 years old. As a middle school student, she remembers helping many of her friends with their sewing projects in 8th grade home economics class. As part of her college coursework, she has a Family Life minor, which certifies her to teach home economics. Throughout her adult life she has always enjoyed sewing and has made Halloween and Christmas pageant costumes, tied quilts, simple clothing, along with mending and alterations. She has also worked with area high school bands with hemming and alterations for concert and marching band uniforms. For the past few years as a 4-H volunteer, she has helped with sewing projects at 4-H Winterfest, Clare County 4-H Craft Day, 4-H Camp, along with the Harrison SPARKS Program. Cindy’s daughter, Jennifer, also helped teach sewing to the SPARKS Program, along with helping her fellow troop members in her Girl Scout troop to sew on patches for their sashes.


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