Entry Level: Experience is very little to none. This is for beginners or those looking to brush up on entry level skills. 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.
Moderate: Moderate skill level is required. You must be able to properly thread machine, wind bobbin, change needle/foot, sew multiple types of stitches taught in beginner class, understand seams, hems, trims. Must have a basic understanding of fabric types, simple pattern making skills taught in entry level course, able to assemble a tote bag as taught in entry level course, and able to take adequate measurements. Students may opt to take this class as many times as they feel necessary before moving forward to Advanced level classes.
Advanced Level: This class is for experienced sewers. You must have mastered the skills listed in the Moderate course and ready to advance your skills. You will be creating patterns, selecting proper fabrics, making clothing, costumes, accessories, or home decor from start to finish!
This course is required to move to upper level moderate or advanced classes unless you are able to pass quiz and sewing demonstration. All classes are required to be completed in order to move on to next level classes. Each entry level class rate is $25/hour for a total of $150 for the course plus materials. All 3 classes must be paid up front prior to beginning the course for a total of $150. The course will run for 3 weeks (2 hours per class per week). There will be no refunds issued for no shows. Please make sure you can attend 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 the two hours to learn as much as possible. During this course you will be graduating on the 3rd class with basic sewing knowledge and a brand new TOTE BAG you made YOURSELF!!! I will offer a 15 min question asking session after each class to make sure everyone is on track. Machines and sewing notions will all be supplied for each class. For the final tote bag project, you will be purchasing fabric for your tote when we take a JoAnn Fabrics field trip, so please make sure to bring proper money to purchase the fabric of your choice! 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 most! Also 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.
This class will be the next step in mastering the sewing machine! You will be putting all the skills you gained in the entry level classes to the test. During this course you will be taking a sewing quiz and demonstration of your skills. We will be going on a field trip once again to the fabric store to purchase supplies for the final project so plan accordingly (field trip info and materials pricing is listed in the above entry level paragraph). The sewing machines and sewing notions will be supplied, student is responsible for purchasing fabrics needed for final project. During this class you will be creating your very own clothing item from beginning to end. This will include: fabric selection, pattern making, assembly to finished product. Warning: making your own clothes is highly addicting! Take these classes at your own risk haha!! You won’t be able to go back to wearing store bought clothes the same way ever again. Not to mention how great it feels to be in public receiving boat loads of compliments on your new clothes! Nothing better than being able to say, “Thank you, I made it!” This course will also be 3 classes for two hours for the total 6 hour course. Full payment of $150 is due at the beginning of the Moderate level class. There will be no refunds issued for no shows. Please make sure you can attend class 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 the hour to learn as much as possible.
These classes are for experienced sewing! Must have passed the entry and moderate level classes or be able to pass quiz and demonstration sewing to attend advanced classes. Passing the prior courses to attend advanced level courses is up to the discretion of Jess West. You will be making tons of new items from beginning to end. There will be multiple classes to sign up for! You will be choosing from a variety of categories such as:
1. Make Your Own Clothes (Various Classes about Shirts, Skirts, Leggings, Pants, Dresses, Swimwear and more)
2. Bridal Party Tops Or Dresses
3. Birthday Party Tops Or Dresses
4. Make Your Own Pajamas Party
5. Beach Bum: Pool/Beachwear Wraps
6. Totes Bags Advanced
7. Baby Shower Blankets
8. Blankets and Pillows
10. Clothing Alterations
11. Upcycling Classes, Make Old Clothes New Again
13. Music Festival Wear
14. Basic Costumes
15. Advanced Costumes
16. Lingerie, Undergarments
17. Have A Class Idea or Request?? Let me know!! I love creative ideas!
These advanced classes will vary in cost depending on the project and time is takes to complete final project. When signing up for classes you will be presented with dates and rates for each class.
****Please note: During these classes you will be using my machines to allow for a fast and efficient learning environment. I have digital high quality machines that are extremely user friendly and cost only around $150-$200 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. 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.
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. A maximum of 6 people per class is permitted so sign up quick to secure your spot! In order to secure your spot you must make payment for class. I accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, and cash.
***Want to take over my shop with your friends and have a sewing party?? Feel free to inquire. Fill out the form below!
Sewing classes are also offered 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 options 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 is listed above in entry and moderate class descriptions. 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.
I am interested in teaching children's courses as well!! If I find enough customers interested I will be creating kid friendly courses as well with varying degrees of difficulty, prices, etc. If interested please let me know!! Thank You!!
SIGN UP FOR MY ENTRY LEVEL COURSE! THIS COURSE WILL BE ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN THE MONTH OF JULY.
TUESDAYJULY 10, 2018
TUESDAY JULY 17, 2018
TUESDAY JULY 24, 2018
THE CLASSES WILL BE FROM 6:30-8:30PM
CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN MY WORKSHOP 15 MIN EAST OF DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS (ADDRESS WILL BE PROVIDED)
STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 3 CLASSES IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE COURSE. IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE $150 CLASS FEE. PURCHASE THE CLASS ON MY WEBSITE UNDER THE SHOP NOW SEWING CLASSES TAB. PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA THE FORM ABOVE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR CLASSES OVER THE PHONE OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. THIS CLASS IS ALMOST FULL SO SIGN UP TODAY!