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Beginner Sewing Classes Los Angeles

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Discover the joy of sewing with beginner sewing classes in Los Angeles. Learn essential skills, such as how to use a sewing machine, read patterns, and create your own unique garments, while gaining confidence and a new creative outlet.

6 classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, and 1 class live online is available.

Sewing 1 (Beginning)

The Workshop @ Haley Solar @ 4608 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the secrets to a harmonious relationship with your sewing machine in this beginner's sewing class. Learn the essentials of threading and unthreading, and create a stunning tote bag without any frustration. Join us at The Workshop @ Haley Solar and let your creativity soar!

(52) Beginner 14 and older

Sewing 2 (intermediate)

The Workshop @ Haley Solar @ 4608 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Ready to take your sewing skills to the next level? Join us at The Workshop @ Haley Solar for an intermediate-level class where you'll learn to make a stylish kimono sleeve jacket. Bring your own sewing machine for a hands-on experience with your own tools.

(52) Intermediate 15 and older

Getting to Know YOUR Sewing Machine

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Conquer your sewing machine fears with this hands-on class at Los Angeles City College. Bring your machine and uncover its secrets, from troubleshooting to using different feet and accessories. Gain confidence and unleash your sewing potential!

(783) Beginner 16 and older
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Open Sewing Lab

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover your creative potential in the world of sewing at Los Angeles City College. Unleash your imagination as you choose your own projects and work at your own pace. Develop skills in measuring, pattern selection, fabric choice, and project construction in this dynamic sewing class.

(783) Intermediate 18 and older
$199

5 sessions

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Crocheted Emotional Support Chicken (Advance/Intermediate)

The Knitting Tree, LA @ 1031 W. Manchester Blvd. #2, Inglewood, CA

Discover the art of crafting your own unique companion with expert guidance from Janalynn at The Knitting Tree, LA. Elevate your crochet skills to create an adorable, customizable emotional support chicken using high-quality materials provided at a special discount. Don't miss out on this opportunity to bring warmth and comfort into your life!

(75) Intermediate 18 and older
$65

4 sessions

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Embroidery on Photo Images

The Knitting Tree, LA @ 1031 W. Manchester Blvd. #2, Inglewood, CA

Discover the art of intertwining thread and image in a unique crafting experience. Explore five essential stitches before transforming your chosen photograph into a vibrant tapestry adorned with intricate embroidery and delicate beads. Unlock the fusion of photography and needlework in this hands-on journey.

(75) Beginner 18 and older
$45

2 sessions

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Sewing 101: Basics (Virtual)

The New York Sewing Center @ Virtual Classroom

Ready to unlock your sewing potential? Join us at The New York Sewing Center for an inspiring journey through the basics of sewing. From mastering the sewing machine to completing your very own skirt, this virtual course is perfect for beginners and those in need of a refresher. Don't miss out on this opportunity to start creating beautiful garments and accessories!

(312) Beginner 10 and older
$375

4 sessions

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Mom and Me Summer Dress (or Top)

Unwind @ 818 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA

Straight out of Project Runway! Make a halter neck, a-line dress (or top) with optional belt. This is a beginner level class.   Supplies: Basic Sewing Kit 3 to 3 1/4 yards cotton, soft linen, chiffon or gauze type fabric 1 pkg 7/8" single fold bias tape 1 pkg 1/2" single fold bias tape matching thread New Look pattern # 6119

(1) Beginner 18 and older
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$125

2 sessions

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Sew Liberated: A Sewing Workshop for Absolute Beginners

The Makery Craft Co @ 423 S Brookhurst Ave, Anaheim, CA

In this 2.5-hour crash-course sewing workshop you will learn: Which tools you'll need to sew at home Basic sewing vocabulary Sewing machine parts and functions How to wind a bobbin and thread the machine How to sew in a straight line and pivot around corners +Make a simple fabric wallet Skill requirements: No previous sewing experience required. Material requirements: We will provide all materials needed to complete the project. You will...

(67) Beginner 14 and older
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Intro to Sewing

Sew Silverlake @ 1110 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Sewing can take you anywhere. Whether you want to design a whole new wardrobe, make meaningful quilts and gifts, or alter clothes to fit you perfectly: it all begins with knowing your way around a sewing machine. Take the first stitch with Lauren, a costume designer and custom-made costumer, who started with a simple machine and curiosity just like you. This class will start with the basics of setting up and operating a domestic lockstitch sewing...

(2) Beginner 18 and older
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Garden Quilt

Unwind

Stitch up a modern quilt from a traditional design. Easy piecing and fast sewing for a baby, a friend, or yourself! This is a beginner level class.   Supplies: Basic Sewing Kit: 1/2 yard of quilting fabric for center squares 3/4 yard of quilting fabric for outer rectangles 2 yards of white (or color choice) fabric for sashing 2 yards for backing 1 pkg crib size warm & natural batting matching thread

(1) Beginner 18 and older
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Intro to Applique - Vintage Style Chicken Pocket Apron

Unwind

Make a classic and simple vintage apron with a chicken pocket and trim. Includes sewing machine intro. This is a beginner level class.   Supplies: Basic Sewing Kit 1 3/4 yards cotton fabric 2 yards of rick rack trim matching thread for all fabrics

(1) Beginner 18 and older
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Simple Vintage Style Gathered Apron with Trim

Unwind

Learn to make a classic and simple vintage gathered apron with a pocket and trim. Includes sewing machine intro This is a beginner level class.   Basic Sewing Kit: 1 3/4 yards cotton fabric 2 yards of rick rack trim matching thread for all fabrics

(1) Beginner 18 and older
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Beginning Sewing - Pillowcases

Craft Sierra Madre @ 49 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA

Choose from various cotton fabric prints/colors to make your own unique pillow case for you, or a loved one!  Two size options : Kid pillow, or standard adult pillow  What you will learn: Learn to cut & pin fabric  Learn to piece fabrics,  Learn to stitch & press seams together.  Supplies will be provided.

(98) Beginner 16 and older
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Intro to Sewing: The Easy Pants

The Sewing Studio

Using a pattern selected for this class, you'll make a fabulous pair of easy bohemian styled pants inspired by these found in Anthropologie. You will look and feel great wearing them with your favorite sweater or denim shirt. Make several pair in any color or fun print and we will help you get started. That is what's great about making you own clothes. Everything you always wanted to learn in a beginner's sewing class: How to layout, mark and...

(1) Beginner 18 and older
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Intro to Sewing: The Tote Bag

The Sewing Studio @ 107 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA

In this class you will make this trendy tote inspired by the popular Lotta Jansdotter bag, in the fabric of your choice. This tote is big and billowing just like a trusty tote should be, and will soon become one of your favorites. This is our most popular class, so please be aware of limited space. Everything you always wanted to learn in a beginner's sewing class: Sewing-machine fundamentals The names and uses of common sewing tools How to...

(1) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$175

4 sessions

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Intro to Sewing: The Classic Shift Dress

The Sewing Studio

The must-have item of the moment is the metropolitan shift dress that every"body" can wear. A beginner such as yourself, will create this simple, stylish dress inspired by American designer Jill Sanders. Variations of this dress have been seen on fashion runways around the world. You can decide to make one to wear to work or to a party in your favorite color. Everything you always wanted to learn in a beginner's sewing class: Sewing-machine...

(1) Beginner 18 and older
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Infinity Wrap Dress Workshop

The Sewing Studio

This Infinity Dress captures two trends of the season, our V-neck goddess dress is in a knit fabric with an empire waist for an extra flattering silhouette. This amazing dress can  be wrapped and worn in multiple ways and you will love how easy it is to make and wear. 

(1) All levels 18 and older
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Sewing Basics

The Sewing Studio @ 107 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA

Bring in your old, new, or borrowed sewing machine or use one of ours, and in 3 short hours you will jump-start yourself right into making your own clothing or home decor items! Learn sewing machine basics, including how to thread and operate a machine, how to choose the right fabric for your sewing projects, the essential tools of the trade, how to read a commercial pattern and watch us demonstrate simple sewing how-to's just for you.  Practice...

(1) Beginner 18 and older
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Beginning Sewing

Mayhall's Sewing Center

Learn the basic use of your sewing machine – threading, winding a bobbin, etc. The techniques to be taught in this class include: Machine operation and basic maintenance Seams and seam finishes Top stitched hems Simple zipper insertion Elastic casings There will be 3 projects: 1. Pillowcase–Techniques: Straight stitching and French seams. 2. Inside‐out bag–Techniques: Seam finishes, Zipper insertion (Kit fee‐10.00). 3. Loose...

Beginner 13 and older
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Reviews for Beginner Sewing Classes in Los Angeles

Beginner Sewing Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.5 stars based on 1,391 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Sewing 1 (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Camila F. on 3/25/2024
    What an amazing beginner class! Scarlet was so patient with all my questions and a great teacher! Clear, concise and a joy. I had zero experience with a sewing machine and by the end I felt so comfortable with the machinery.
  • Sewing 1 (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Wendy S. on 2/26/2024
    The Teacher was great and we came away with. Tote bag we made in just a couple of hours. I learned how to thread the machine and Bobbin and basic construction skills. Really great
  • Sewing 2 (intermediate)

    Reviewed by Sherry F. on 2/7/2024
    Absolutely loved the class! The instructor, Scarlet, was very efficient and knowledgeable. I was very happy with my finished project! Thank you.
  • Sewing 1 (Beginning)

    Reviewed by christian o. on 1/28/2024
    Great class! Had fun and learned so much!!! Signed up for more classes after. Worth it for the knowledge they have!
  • Sewing 1 (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Lola R. on 1/15/2024
    I walked into class clueless about my sewing machine and left confident and knowledgeable about the setup and basic techniques. The instructors are helpful and patient with students as we navigate our first project. Not only that, but everyone gets to take their project home. It was a wonderful first experience.
  • Sewing 1 (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Ramon M. on 1/15/2024
    The class was actually super informative. Learned a lot. It was my first sewing class ever and loved it. Both teachers were patient and willing to help and made sure we understood everything . Definitely willl be back
  • Sewing 2 (intermediate)

    Reviewed by Vivian P. on 9/23/2023
    Friendly and very patient instructor, big facility with cutting table and sewing machine room. I made a Kimono from choosing fabric, to cutting out a pattern, to sewing and trimming. I was even introduced to a Serger machine for detailed lining finish. As a novice sewer, I was so impressed and satisfied with what I learned, that I will definitely be back for sewing lab or project work.
  • Sewing 1 (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Elizabeth H. on 7/2/2023
    Haley is very patient and knowledgeable. She went out of her way to give us pointers on setting up our personal sewing machines. I will definitely look into taking another sewing class with her.
  • Sewing 1 (Beginning)

    Reviewed by mileva r. on 6/26/2023
    It was amazing and Haley was great. I can’t wait to take more classes!!!!
  • Sewing 1 (Beginning)

    Reviewed by Gabby M. on 4/8/2023
    This is a wonderful sewing class! I learned everything from the type of fabric you are working with to using and working with a sewing machine. I would recommend this class for anyone starting out or anyone who wants to enhance the skills they currently have.

Best Beginner Sewing Classes in Los Angeles

Sewing is a popular craft done by hand or machine that involves using needles and thread to stitch together fabric. Sewers may learn to sew so that they can create or mend garments and other fabric-based items. Although sewing is a practical skill, it’s also taken up as a fun and relaxing hobby. Sewing is used for a variety of purposes, which makes it accessible to people of all skill levels. 

Why You Should Learn Sewing in Los Angeles

Sewing has shown to have positive mental and physical effects on the body. It is an activity that requires a lot of focus, which aids in stress relief. Sewing also requires extensive planning when starting a project, from creating a design to deciding what type of fabric to use. Sewing has few design limits, which allows sewers to express their creativity through their projects. 

Sewing is also considered a social activity. Friends sometimes get together to work on projects. Sewing clubs and organizations in the LA area also host events and sewing workshops that encourage you to meet other local sewers. 

Sewing has positive physical effects on the body. You can improve your hand-eye coordination by consistently sewing. This is because sewing requires fine attention to detail. Hand sewing requires nimble and frequent movement of the fingers and hands, which contributes to the loosening of joints. Consistent sewing has been shown to improve arthritis pain in some suffers thanks to the deft movements it requires. 

In-Person Beginner Sewing Classes in Los Angeles

Beginner-level In-person sewing classes are offered in and around Los Angeles. These classes cover the basics of sewing by machine and by hand. Most sewing classes will teach the fundamentals of sewing as you work on a project. Projects range from clothing to accessories. In-person classes are taught by instructors who will make sure you understand sewing techniques and can answer your questions. 

In-person classes may provide you with most or all materials necessary to take the class. However, some machine classes will require you to bring your machine to class. Check the supply list and course description of the class you plan to enroll in to find out if you need to bring supplies or equipment to class. 

If you live in Los Angeles, you can enroll in an in-person sewing class on CourseHorse. Sewing 1, a beginner-level sewing class offered at The Workshop at Haley Solar in Eagle Rock, is a machine sewing class. In this course, you’ll learn the basics of machine sewing like how to thread and unthread your machine. Students are asked to bring their own sewing machine to the class so that they can familiarize themselves with it. 

A beginner-level sewing class is also offered by Los Angeles City College in Hollywood. Getting to Know YOUR Sewing Machine is a machine sewing course intended to teach students the basics of machine sewing, particularly how to use their sewing machines. If you have a sewing machine and no idea how to use it, this class is perfect for learning. The instructor will go over machine basics, so you can count on learning your machines workings, feet, and accessories. 

Virtual Beginner Sewing Classes 

In-person sewing classes are the closest to a traditional classroom setting. They have the benefit of hands-on instruction and typically provide materials. In-person classes include face-to-face learning and allow you to socialize with your classmates. However, these classes are scheduled and require you to commute to them, so they’re not always accessible. 

Meanwhile, online sewing classes offer greater accessibility. By taking place online, virtual classes eliminate the need to commute anywhere to learn how to sew. They also offer more class options, typically at a wider range of times. The main downside of virtual sewing classes is that materials are never provided, although a materials list will be available to participants. These materials can be purchased at your local craft store or online. 

You can check out CourseHorse to see what new and returning online sewing classes are available to you. Once you’ve found a class that interests you, check its schedule and supplies list before enrolling. 

Previous classes offered online via CourseHorse include courses in embroidery and sashiko mending. The Evanston Art Center’s embroidery classes focused on basic embroidery techniques. Taking an embroidery class will give you the chance to become more familiar with using a needle and thread.

Some people learn to sew so that they can mend their clothes. Previously, sashiko mending classes have been offered on CourseHorse. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese mending style that was previously used to mend kimonos in Japan. It has become popular among modern sewers who use it to repair garments. 

Private Group Beginner Sewing Classes in Los Angeles

Arts and crafts classes can be a fun team-building activity for any business or organization. If your company is interested in this, CourseHorse offers live online group arts, crafts, and design classes. They are currently offering private online group classes in embroidery and macrame that can accommodate up to 500 people, depending on class type. Classes are beginner-friendly, making them ideal for any type of team. 

If your team is interested in the basics of embroidery, CourseHorse offers a virtual Modern Embroidery Art class. This class accommodates up to 500 people. A live-online instructor will walk them through preparing an embroidery hoop and selecting thread. This is a beginner-level class with no prior experience in stitching necessary. 

Two macrame classes are being offered for groups through CourseHorse. These workshops guide participants through the creation of their own macrame projects. In the virtual Macrame Workshop groups will work on creating a plant hanger that they can use to hang plants upon completion. This particular workshop accepts up to 500 people. The virtual Macrame Moon Dream Catcher class is a smaller macrame class that can accommodate up to 100 people, as they work on a moon-shaped dream catcher.

If your group is interested in learning a craft not mentioned, CourseHorse can do a custom class that best suits your team's interests. 20-minute demos are available so that groups may see what a class is like before committing to it. If your group size is likely to change, CourseHorse allows alterations in group size after booking. You may also request to reschedule your class for free up to 48 hours before the session. 

Materials are needed for these classes, but they are all provided by CourseHorse. CourseHorse collects the addresses of participants ahead of the session and mail them their material kits. A variety of online platforms are supported by CourseHorse, including Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx.

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