112 Boeykens Place
Normal, IL 61761
The Sewing Room
School for Sewing
OPTION 1: HOME DECOR COURSE (Class Fee: $195)
LEVEL 1: Learn the basics: patterns (selection, choosing, sizing, understanding), guide sheets, fabric layouts, pinning, cutting, marking, sewing, hemming and more.
LEVEL 2: Darts, pleats, tucks, zippers, waistbands, vents, slits, snaps, buttons, hooks & eyes, straps, Velcro, and more!
LEVEL 3: Facings, simple sleeves, simple collars, ruffle collars, front closures, ruffles, lace, trims, pockets, special seams and more!
LEVEL 4: Easy Layouts & Matching, Altering Jumper Patterns, Bias Tape, Piping, Stitched Elastic and more!
LEVEL 5: Learn all about pants and how to fit them. Learn about working with napped fabrics, lapped & invisible zippers, pockets, belt carriers, eyelets and more!
LEVEL 6: If you want professional looking garments and achieve a perfect fit, this is the one for you! I will learn about more about buttonholes, collars, sleeves, plackets, button cuffs, special closures and more!
LEVEL 7: Do you think tailoring skills are difficult? Change your mind with Level 7! You will learn how do other types of pockets, bound buttonholes, linings and more!
Determine how far you want to go!
Adult programs are designed for ages 18 & up. We offer a 2 month learning to sew course specifically to learn home decor skills or a fashion and design course to help you learn how to make clothing.
Students will learn how to:
Operate a sewing machine
Press and iron and when and how to use the different skills
Sew with different types of fabrics
Select proper sewing needles
Make slip covers for throw pillows to change home accents with ease
Make basic pillow cases
Make basic curtains
Make table runners
Want to take it to the next level!!
Continue with the "You Can Make It" program.
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"You Can Make It"
Remember how you had to learn each letter of the alphabet to become an accomplished reader?
We will apply the same theory to learning how to sew in this course.
This program takes the basics you have learned above and teaches you how to apply them to traditional commercial patterns (ex: Simplicity, McCall's, Etc.) It is designed to teach everything about sewing progressively in seven levels. Develop your skills to the desired level (see below). You will learn a comprehensive set of sewing skills as well as alterations skills which begin in Level 2. You will be considered a very advanced sewer if you elect to complete all 7 levels.
Fashion Basics Adult - Level 1
Beginning Adults Complete 7 Projects
Learn the basics: operation of the sewing
machine, fabric layout, cutting, elastic casings,
hemming, facings and much more. Projects
include: bags, pants, shorts, shirts, and more.
The Adults Can Sew® & Fashion Design course is a machine sewing program which was created specifically for adults ages 18 and up. Students will receive a complete sewing pattern and instruction packet.
OPTION 2: FASHION DESIGN COURSE
Monthly Fee: $89 Plus New Student Registration Fee: $50
The class fee is an all-inclusive fee: fabric, notions, machines, sewing equipment hands-on instruction.