The Sewing Grove

Inspiring, teaching, and affirming the art of sewing and other southern traditions

Learn in The Grove – Classes and Instruction

The Sewing Grove offers private and group lessons.

RATES

            Private                $30/hour

            Group (3)            $20/hour

            Group (4-5)         $15/hour

Private lessons give you an opportunity for customized one-on-one assistance on projects you choose. Before your first lesson, you can contact me to discuss your interests and goals. I will design a lesson (or series of lessons) that will help you gain the skills you want to build. Time can be booked in increments of one hour, 1.5 hours or 2 hours.

The Private lesson rate entitles you to invite a friend to participate with you in the lesson. Each of you would make your own individual, but essentially identical, project. The private rate is to be paid by the person who books the lesson; arrangements to share the cost are entirely at your discretion.

REGISTRATION

To register contact me by email at thesewinggrove@gmail.com or call 615-507-2133

To reserve your space you will be asked to pay ½ of the tuition by check

Please plan to pay the remaining balance at your first class

BEGINNER CLASSES

For the aspiring seamstress, fashion designer, room decorator, this class is geared toward youthful sewers. Beginners will be introduced to the parts and functions of a sewing machine and how to operate it.  Skills: straight stitch, back stitch, lock stitch, grain of fabric, square corners, sizing seams, hand sewing with needle and thread. Projects: pillow, drawstring bag or pillow case. No prior experience necessary. Maximum class size 4 students.

Classes will be grouped by ages

Middle School, ages 11-13

High School, ages 14-18

Adult, ages 19+

Supplies required

1 yard of light to medium weight woven cotton fabric – no knits please

Matching thread

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

This class is geared toward sewers who are comfortable using a sewing machine and basic equipment. Skills: detecting grain of fabric, square corners, pattern use, construction techniques such as facings, under stitching, joining irregular pieces and hand hemming. Projects will progress from pillow with ruffle or cord, simple skirt, pajamas, tote bags, shift dress or apron. Maximum class size 4 students.

Supplies required

Fabric to fit project

Matching thread

Sewing sissors

Pin cushion

Seam gauge – 6” adjustable sewing gauge ruler

Tailor’s chalk

Tape measure – 60” double-sided

Pins – Dritz Quilter’s Pins yellow head

Seam ripper

ADVANCED CLASSES

This class is geared toward proficient sewers who would like to learn tailoring techniques, work with difficult fabrics, tackle advanced Vogue patterns or develop a personal sloper. Projects will be determined on an individual basis. Maximum class size 2 students.

Supplies required

Fabric to fit project

Matching thread

Sewing sissors

Pin cushion

Seam gauge – 6” adjustable sewing gauge ruler

Tailor’s chalk

Tape measure – 60” double-sided

Pins – Dritz Quilter’s Pins yellow head

Seam ripper

Additional supplies required depending on project

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