verysweetlife studio sewing classes

Studio classes and workshops are designed to give a great deal of attention to each individual learner and classes are kept small for that purpose.  You will have time to ask questions and receive hands-on guidance.

New Advanced Class: Historical Corset Making!

This spring Verysweetlife Studio is hosting a 6 week class on Historical Corset Making focusing on the Victorian era corset!

Each student will make an custom corset with authentic period detail. The class requires experience using a sewing machine and familiarity with patterns. There is a little sewing homework between classes with studio time available to work on your project, so even without a machine at home you’ll be ready for each week’s lesson.

Historical Corset Making meets Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. beginning April 26th and running through May 17th. Class size: 4 students. Cost: $290 (Includes additional studio hours.)

For more details or to sign up e-mail the studio.

Beginner Sewing Classes

Ready to Get Started?

Choose a class that matches your skill level. Our lessons help you develop confidence as a seamster, building sewing skills as you are guided through the steps of your project.

Maybe you are mildly intimidated by the idea of winding a bobbin. The Beginning Sewing classess will set your mind at ease. You will leave with your first project complete and ready for more. Begin with…

Mastering the Sewing Machine

Learning Pattern Fundamentals

• how to thread a sewing machine.
• how to load a bobbin.
• how to set the tension.
• how to select the best stitches for a project.
• how to work with a seam allowance.
• how to cut fabric accurately.

Bring your own sewing machine to learn how to thread your specific machine and become familiar with its settings or use one of ours. Make a throw pillow and get to know your way around a sewing machine. You’ll be sewing with confidence!


Next, move on to…

Learning Pattern Fundamentals

• how to choose pattern sizes.
• how to understand markings on sewing patterns.
• how to make basic pattern alterations!
• how to measure a hem.
• how to make a waistband.
• how to work with elastic.

Make a pair of pajama pants while advancing your sewing skills, plus learn how to understand a sewing pattern. All in this one 3-session class! If you’re planning to make clothing or home décor, this course provides a strong foundation.

You’ll discover much more in this second beginning sewing class at Verysweetlife Studio. Learning Pattern Fundamentals is designed as a launching pad to more advanced sewing.


Private Sewing Lessons


Private Lessons

At times one wants the privacy or the experience of working one-to-one.  Private lessons will inspire and guide you. They may even make you happy!

If you’d like to reach the studio about scheduling private lessons or a small group class send an e-mail by clicking here!

Gift Certificates

For seamsters at any level a gift certificate to a sewing class, workshop or for private lessons at Verysweetlife Studio provides pleasure and lasting benefit. It’s hard to go wrong with a gift of learning how to sew!

A private lesson is also a perfect accompaniment to a new sewing machine. Learn how to make the most of this prized possession!

Join Us!

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced seamster, Verysweetlife Studio provides a nurturing and invigorating learning environment where you’ll develop new techniques and hone your skills. Be part of the revival of this tradition!