You will be learning basic sewing knowledge from threading the machine/winding bobbins to operating multiple stitch types. There will be info on fabrics, measurements, and more. We will be taking a field trip to JoAnn Fabrics for material to complete your final project. During this course you will be graduating with basic sewing knowledge and a brand new TOTE BAG you made YOURSELF!!! The skills learned in this course will allow you to advance to moderate and accelerated courses in the future. Read description of ENTRY level skills/CLASS RULES below. Click HERE to sign up/purchase this class!
Entry Level: Experience is very little to none. This is for those looking to brush up on entry level skills or beginners wanting to learn from scratch.
***** For those of you who feel they are more advanced than entry level, you may skip this level after taking an entry level quiz and sewing level demonstration prior to taking the Moderate or Advanced classes offered. It is up to Jess West’s discretion whether you are able to move forward to additional classes. The entry level class (or passing of entry level quiz and demonstration of skills) is required to move forward to other Moderate or Advanced level classes. Students may opt to take this class as many times as they feel necessary before moving forward to Advanced level classes.
There will be no refunds issued for no shows. Please make sure you are dedicated to attending classes prior to signing up as no refunds will be issued for any reason.
You may show up to class 10 minutes prior to start, to ensure you are not late. Classes will start ON TIME and I will not be able to stop to catch someone up as we only have limited hours to learn as much as possible.
I will offer a 15 min question asking session after each class to make sure everyone is on track. Machines and sewing notions (needles/thread) will all be supplied for each class.
For final exam projects, you will be responsible for purchasing fabric during a JoAnn Fabrics field trip, so please make sure to bring proper money to purchase the fabric of your choice! (this is not included in course fee) Fabric price points vary so the amount you will be spending on materials will vary but, typically will be within a $10-15 range at best! ***There are tons of coupons on the JoAnn Fabrics website for sometimes 50% off your purchase or more! You can log onto the website joann.com or download the app.
During these classes you will be using MY machines to allow for a fast and efficient learning environment. In order to take my courses you must use the machines provided for each class. No substitutions will be allowed and there will not be a discount given for bringing in and using your machines from home. ***I have digital machines that are extremely user friendly and cost approximately $150-$250 at your local Walmart, Amazon, or JoAnn Fabric locations. I suggest if you want to start sewing consistently, to go and purchase one of these machines and practice, practice, practice at home. You do not need to purchase a machine for my courses but again it is highly recommended to have your own machine at home. If you own a different type of sewing machine at home and wish to continue to use it in your free time, I am more than happy to provide you with some additional class time with YOUR machine on an individual basis after you have passed the entry level course. Individual lessons on your personal machine will vary in class date and fees. Please feel free to inquire.
Date and Time for classes will vary depending on availability of members signing up. The shop classes will be held at Jess West Costumes Shop located 15 minutes east of downtown Indianapolis right off Interstate 70 East. Address and directions will be provided once you have signed up for classes. If a class is canceled for any reason, the customer will receive a full refund from Jess West Costumes for the class. In order to secure your spot you must make payment for class. Click HERE to purchase a class. Sign up quick to secure your spot!
Want to take over my shop with your friends and have a sewing party?! Or would you like to host a sewing party in the comfort of your own home?! Have a sewing party with friends! I will bring the supplies and machines to your home. All you need to do is invite your friends!! Classes or parties at home require a minimum of 3 people with a maximum of 6. Members of the party can opt for an entry, moderate or advanced level class option for the entire class as a whole. Moderate level classes do require passing the entry level course and advanced require passing entry/moderate level classes. Pricing will vary depending on the class level. Additional fees will be added to pricing for traveling costs for at home sewing classes with friends and noted at the time of party booking. CLICK HERE to fill out the CUSTOM PARTY FORM & book your sewing party!