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.
Upcoming: 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 individualized 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 optional studio time available to work on your project, so even without a machine at home you’ll be ready for each week’s lesson. Class size is limited to four students.
Historical Corset Making meets Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. beginning April 26th and running through May 17th. The class fee of $360 includes studio time and the corset pattern.
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
• 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.
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!
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!
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!