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Home Sewing Bootcamp

Unlock your sewing potential with hands-on projects and step-by-step guidance, mastering everything from threading your machine to stitching perfect seams. Learn essential apparel construction techniques and create your own tote bag and drawstring shorts or pants. Perfect for beginners, this course will make you confident with your home sewing machine.

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  • 18 and older
  • $178
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  • 20 hours over 5 sessions

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  • 20 hours over 5 sessions
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  • Sat, Sep 07 at 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this sewing class:

This class introduces students to or re-acquaints them with their own home sewing machines. Through a series of project based, step-by-step exercises, students will quickly gain mastery in winding the bobbin, threading, changing the needle, balancing tension, stitching, and clean finishing various types of seams. Basic apparel construction concepts, such as applying interfacing, sewing curves, use of various seam allowances, and professional pressing will be emphasized. Students will apply these skills to two projects: construction of a tote bag and a pair of drawstring shorts or pants. Beginners welcome.

Please read:  Student must have own sewing machine at home to take this class.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:

You MUST have and input a valid California address and US phone number when signing up for Santa Monica College in-person courses, or you may be rejected from the course. If you do not have a valid US address and phone number, your enrollment will not be accepted.

Students with any valid US address may enroll in online/remote classes. 


Santa Monica College's Community Education Office operates from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. Please bring your CourseHorse purchase confirmation with you to class. Your Classroom information is noted in the Special Notes. If you do not have a classroom on your purchase receipt, please reach out to [email protected].

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  • Requests for withdrawal from a class must be submitted in writing via email at least 8 business days before the start date of the class; receipt of requests made via other methods, such as phone messages, cannot be guaranteed.
  • You may receive a credit voucher applicable to future classes, which is valid for two years from the date of issue.
  • A minimum service charge of $15 per class cancellation will be withheld.
  • Refunds are granted ONLY if a class is cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled.
  • In the instance of cancelled classes, course fee is automatically refunded.
  • Credit card refunds are processed with seven business days, check and cash refunds will be issued by check within 45 business days.


  • To transfer to another class, request must be submitted in writing via email at least 8 business days before the original class meets.
  • A minimum service charge of $15 per class transfer will be deducted.

Important Information:

  • Refunds are NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registrations.
  • Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. There is no auditing of classes.
  • Returned checks will be subject to a $25 handling charge.

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In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Santa Monica College (513)

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  • Home Sewing Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Svetlana D. on 2/14/2022
    Barbara is amazing and fun to follow along, and after years of not touching my sewing machine (nor hand sewing), I feel confident enough to make some pants, totes and even explore new patterns! This class was the highlight of my weekends!
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students rave about the Home Sewing Bootcamp class taught by Barbara, describing her as amazing and fun to follow along with. Many students who had not touched a sewing machine or done any hand sewing in years felt confident enough to make pants, totes, and explore new patterns after taking the class. The class was described as the highlight of their weekends. One student's insightful quote describes their newfound confidence and ability to try new things: "after years of not touching my sewing machine (nor hand sewing), I feel confident enough to make some pants, totes and even explore new patterns!"

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Questions & Answers (2)

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Question from Alexandria R.
What fabrics will I need to buy in advance and how much
Question from Mrs M.
Hello! I see this is a “virtual classroom” and does say under Remote Learning it is available for anyone who has an internet device with a microphone but then also says you must have a California address. Can you confirm you must live in California to attend this remote class? I live in the Midwest and would love to take this class! Thank you!!
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mrs. M! Students with any valid US address may enroll in online/remote classes. :)
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