Classes


Here's your opportunity to craft THE perfect bag. In this class, you'll draft your own bag, using the class sample - a classic messenger bag - as your base.

Cost: $ 299.00
Make a canvas bag, framed in leather with upper and lower leather facings, a leather bottom, a leather credit card pocket, and a handle made from leather and canvas.

Cost: $ 129.00
Akin to the bucket bag, the shoulder satchel is made of canvas framed with upper and lower leather facings, and a leather, oval-shaped bottom. This bag has two strap handles, and four pockets of ingenious design on the exterior of the bag.

Cost: $ 129.00
You always need a bag. And having a leather messenger bag like our sample will make you the envy of everyone. In this 4-hour class, you will make one.

Cost: $ 199.00
We so want to take credit for this pattern, but alas, we cannot. This bag not only has one large zippered closure, but clustered inside the bag are 3 individual zippered compartments. It is the perfect bag for carrying and organizing all your small essentials, and so cleverly constructed... Choose to make it with a leather exterior and fabric interior, or entirely of fabric. Enrollment is limited to six students. 2 Sessions. $99, plus pattern and supplies. Supply List.

Cost: $ 129.00
The quintessential seamster's bag, you'll find a myriad of uses for this ingeniously constructed tote that's equipped with pockets and space galore!

Cost: $ 99.00
Developed for Bernina by Wilcom, far-and-wide considered one of the premier commercial embroidery platforms around, this one is built with Bernina's penchant for precision in mind. Unleash your creative embroidery genius while you learn about Designer 8's amazing features.

Cost: $ FREE
Learn how to utilize your Bernina DesignWorks software to its utmost. In this class you will learn what a "slam dunk" it is to turn your embroidery designs to applique, cutwork, and how embroidery designs can now be stylized with Bernina's amazing PaintWorks. Further your creative sewing genius with the CrystalWorks suite.

Cost: $ FREE
Nothing less than amazing, this surprisingly affordable machine embroidery software native to both PC and Mac platforms is truly ahead of its time in ease of use and features.

Cost: $ FREE
You have the embroidery bug, and you are ready to take on the embroidery world - if you could just add a leaf to that flower, size up that two-inch design to three inches, adjust the density of a design that has too many stitches, add lettering and split large designs so you can stitch them in your 5 x 7 hoop. EmbroideryWorks Everyday is your answer.

Continuing where FI1A left off, Fashion Illustration FI10A aims to give you the tools to dress those amazing fashion figures in designs designed by...you!

Cost: $ 249.00
Coupling their passion for fashion with their joy for teaching, our faculty will show you how to take design ideas that are clear as day in your head, and teach you how to express those ideas on paper - an absolute "must have" ability for any designer.

Cost: $ 249.00
Beginning Sewing with Stretch S10A unwinds the mystery of sewing stretch fabrics with the serger. As time permits, make a sweatshirt, a pair of yoga pants, and a T-shirt.

Cost: $ 199.00
You've got the basics of sewing with stretch knits under your belt. In S10B, you'll learn how to color-block and construct a pair of leggings and a sports bra. You'll even learn how to customize fit.

Cost: $ 199.00
Building on the skills learned in S10B, in S10C you'll launch into swim wear, making a one-piece tank or razor back swimsuit.

Cost: $ 199.00
Face it -- you know very little about sewing, if anything. Staples and duct tape are probably found in your sewing kit. Believe it or not, you'll leave this class with a completed pair of drawstring pants. This 4-session class is limited to 12 students.

Cost: $ 159.00
Select from a lightly tailored a-line skirt, a collared or collarless tunic, or lightly tailored camp shirt with a convertible collar, as you continue to hone your sewing skills in this second of our Beginning Fashion Sewing series.

Cost: $ 179.00
During this next stop in our popular introductory sewing series,, you will have the option of making a dress or jeans (made to fit), or a men's or women's classically tailored collared dress shirt.

Cost: $ 199.00
Do buttonholes have you in a bind? Do invisible zippers leave you cold? Are your collar points...well...pointless? No worries! Our new SewTech series will expertly guide you through the weft and weave of sewing techniques.

Cost: $ 199.00
A person utters the word, "corset" and anyone within earshot will prick an ear. Yes, corsets are an area of mystery and intrigue. However, if someone says something about an evening gown foundation or a bustier, it will illicit little reaction. And what is a corset except a boned up bustier with lacing?

Cost: $ 179.00
Embroidery allows you to capture with thread and fiber the world at large. From the simplest seed and satin stitches spawn landscapes of color, of memory, of recreation. Open up your creative sewing genius to hand embroidery in this 3-session class that will introduce you to the joy of hand embroidery.

Cost: $ 99.00
Another extraordinary embellishment technique, nothing speaks quite the same as beading on fabric. This introductory class will introduce you to the fundamentals of beading on fabric by hand.

Cost: $ 29.00
Quilting in is simplest form is the means by which the backing, filler and top of a quilt are connected - tacked to each other. This class introduces you to the time-honored tradition of hand quilting.

Cost: $ 29.00
Time honored, hand piecing remains as relevant as ever. Hand piecing is an art form that is reasonably easy to master, and puts piecing quilt blocks squarely in the realm of a portable art form.

Cost: $ 29.00
LeatherWorks LW1A introduces you to working with chrome-tanned leather by hand, instructing you in the techniques utilized by fashion houses such as Hermes.

Cost: $ 599.00
LeatherWorks LW1B builds upon the skills students are introduced to in Level 1. In this course, students will move from flat patterning to developing patterns with gussets.

Cost: $ 599.00
Each month explore the many and varied mysteries of machine embroidery. From monograms to lace, from placement to hooping, from needles to threads, from stabilizers to toppers, you'll make projects incorporating the techniques available to today's machine embroiderers.

Cost: $ 49.00
We're very pleased to bring you our Couture Cloning course: a class showing you how to rub-off ready made garments.

Cost: $ 79.00
Using a combination of body mapping and traditional flat pattern drafting, you will learn how to develop the basic block - the bodice, front and back, the skirt, front and back, and the sleeve.

Cost: $ 299.00
Did you know that all garments made are based upon what are called "blocks"? Blocks are comprised of pieces to make the front and back bodice, the front and back skirt, the sleeve. And the front and back pants pattern pieces. From these basic shapes, new garments are realized.

Cost: $ 249.00
A trifecta of techniques, Applique Tech introduces you to three of the most widely utilized applique techniques: needle turn, raw edge and machine. 3 sessions, limited to 6 students.

Cost: $ 99.00
Now here is a block of the month project with purpose! Once you have completed this quilt you will experience almost every fundamental piecing technique!

Cost: $ 299.00
Who is up for a mystery? Join us for a 6 month long cliffhanger of quilt construction!

Cost: $ 129.00
Bargello piecing is a remarkable piecing method that will completely surprise you. And it is deceivingly easy.

Cost: $ 79.00
Using a simple bias maker, you'll find out just how to manipulate plaid designs suitable for quilts, clothing, bags, and just about anything else you can think to plaster a plaid to!

Cost: $ 79.00
In this two-session class, learn how to design your own flock of flying geese with a decidedly modern twist to the traditional block. And yes, your geese can all fly in single-file formation - if that is what you like!

Cost: $ 79.00
In this class you will piece a simple charm-square quilt. Then, you will take your finished quilt, recut it, and turn it into a striking quilt made up of pinwheels blocks!

Cost: $ 79.00
The Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern is presumed to hearken back to the early twentieth century. However, the motif of two interlocking rings has been seen as far back as the fourth century in Rome.

Cost: $ 79.00
Are you tired of pushing your quilts through your machine to get them quilted? Did you ever think it might be ever so much easier to quilt your quilts on a longarm?

Cost: $ 199.00
You've mastered the basics of piecing rectangles and squares. The next step? Mastering sewing on the bias and triangles!

Cost: $ 129.00
From accurate cutting to perfectly piecing blocks, from border assembly (just how do you keep those edges flat? - we'll show you!) to layering, from quilting to binding, you are sure to see your true colors shine in this comprehensive overview of the art of quilting.

Cost: $ 179.00
"Free motion" as it refers to quilting is simply moving fabric under the sewing machine needle in order to create design work - drawing with stitches! From monogramming to quilting, embroidery and beyond, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of this unique art form.

Cost: $ 69.00
Your child has just captured the essence of the most amazing reindeer ever, and you want to catch it in stitches. Your spouse's company has decided it needs its logo stitched on to company shirts. You've decided you're going to hand embroider gifts for all your friends and family and then realized you're not going to have enough time to do it by hand.

Cost: $ 10.00
People will tell you the hardest thing about sewing for yourself or for others is achieving good fit. We couldn't agree more: fit wins out over fashion. If it doesn't fit, it doesn't look good. The conundrum is achieving good fit with ready-made patterns. How do you decipher a pattern to determine if it's going to fit? And just how do pattern companies come up with the different sizes?

Cost: $ 10.00
You've searched high and low for the perfect swimwear, but finding the perfect swimwear? If the straps were just a little shorter... If it covered just a little bit more of your backside (or less...) Let us show you how easy it is to design your own!

Cost: $ 10.00
When you find yourself in need of making a seat cushion or a doggy bed, this class provides you all the "whytos", the "whatfors" and the expertise to successfully render your own.

Cost: $ 89.00
This hands-on course provides the savvy on how to measure for draperies, how to cut the fabric, how to match fabric pattern repeats, and finally how to sew both lined pinch-pleat draperies and Roman shades.

Cost: $ 89.00
This hands-on course provides the perfect foundation for constructing pillows with piping and enclosed zippers.

Cost: $ 89.00
Open to children between the ages of 9 and 16, A La Carte Sewing Level 2 is designed for those who have completed one camp or two sessions of ALC1A.

Cost: $ 49.00
Do you have an aspiring fashion designer in your midst? Inspire and nurture your child's creative sewing genius by introducing the youth in your life to his or her sewing potential with our A La Carte Sewing Studio Series.

Cost: $ 49.00
Ready for more sewing? In F10A, you will ramp up your sewing skills starting with a skirt with zipper. Thereafter, in each series of F10A, in consultation with the instructor, you'll develop your skills working on dresses, jeans and jackets.

Cost: $ 169.00
Sew... you have mastered the projects in our A La Carte and Ready, Set, Sew! classes. Now, you are on the hunt for some fashion sewing you can really sink your needle into. Look no further - the Fundamentals of Fashion, tailored for youth, ages 10 to 16, is just for you.

Cost: $ 169.00
Ready, Set, Sew! Level 2 provides the perfect opportunity for youth to further their sewing skills. For returning students, this camp is devoted to those who have participated in at least two A La Carte classes, or one of our camps and who are comfortable and ready to move ahead.

Cost: $ 299.00
The sewing camps at Sewing Arts are perennial favorites among our youth (AND their parents!) Unleash your child's sewing potential with our Ready, Set, Sew! 4-day sewing camps. Open to all children ages 9-16. Maximum enrollment: 8.

Cost: $ 299.00
Become well-acquainted with your new computerized sewing machine in this first course of our Machine Mastery series.

Cost: $ FREE
Make the most of your new sewing machine investment with this class designed to instruct you on its basic operation.

Cost: $ FREE
This course will instruct you on how to use the automatic embroidery features of your new embroidery machine.

Cost: $ FREE
This class is just the ticket to unlocking the potential of your new serger (aka an overlock). From threading to tension adjustment, to the whys, what fors and where nots, make the most of your investment in your sewing expression.

Cost: $ FREE
Seen on virtually every commercially finished stretch garment, cover stitch completes a pristine and professional finish. This class will teach you how to set up your cover stitch machine for perfect results.

Admit it - you have often wondered what exactly is it that an overlock does? Why does it have so many threads? How do you thread the thing? Well, you have come to the right place!

Cost: $ 99.00
It isn't every day you get to try your hand at the fun-filled world of puppetry. Look no further than our new one-day Monster Puppet Workshop!

Cost: $ 139.00
As important as good fit is to fashion, a poorly executed hemline can wreak havoc to a garment. From maintaining the original hem on a pair of jeans to blind-hemming a pair of slacks, to learning how to appropriately finish the hem on a dress, you'll learn the fundamentals of finishing finely tailored hems from a true master of the art.

Cost: $ 149.00
Learn how to re-cut and alter slacks so they FIT. In this course, you will learn how to take in the waist, seat and thigh, how to modify the rise, and how to measure and sew the hems.

Cost: $ 199.00
The curriculum for this class will take you start to finish through the fine art and detail of deconstructing and reconstructing a suit jacket, tailoring it for fabulous fit.

Cost: $ 249.00


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Sewing Arts Center
3330 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California
90405

Ph: (310) 450-4300




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Friday through Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

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