Local Sewing Classes
Registration is open for Fall and Winter classes in Corvallis!
New Beginning Sewing Class for adults (space is limited) click here to sign-up
New All About Zippers sewing class for kids and adults click here to sign-up
Please note: When registering for classes, only the tuition fees are paid at that time. All material and rental fees are paid to the instructor on the first day of class.
New! Hand Sewing for Kids, ages 6 and up
Learn to sew by hand and make a fun wool felt project. $35 Materials fee includes everything your child needs to sew his or her project.
Beginning Sewing, ages 8 and up
Learn to sew with a sewing machine, like how to thread your machine, wind a bobbin, sew with a seam allowance, and make a simple project. Students will complete a Seams and Samples Work Book that will teach them basic sewing skills needed to sew many beginning projects. We will complete at least 3 simple sewing projects together.
Oct 21, 2017 to Nov 11, 2017, (4) Saturdays 9am to 12:30pm (Click to Register)
Jan 13, 2018 to Feb 3, 2018 (4) Saturdays 9am to 12:30pm (click here to register)
*additional materials fee applies
Sewing Club, ages 8 and up
Prerequisite:Beginning Sewing Class. Students taking this class have just completed the Beginning Program and Student Workbook, and are ready to learn more.
Sewing Levels: Confident Beginner to Intermediate
Continuing students can join the Sewing Club. This class is designed for students who want to continue to develop their sewing skills. Students choose their sewing projects during class from wide range of projects.
Students who have already learned the basics and want to continue sewing can join this class. Students can choose from many beginning projects. More advanced students can choose from level 2 projects or bring in a store bought pattern. To make sure we get sewing right away at the first class, kids need to either choose a project or a project kit will be provided to the student at the first class (and materials fee will be charged).
There are lots of projects: a journal cover, patchwork owl pillow, patchwork drawstring bag, pillowcase, zippered cross-body bag, coin purse, or a regular drawstring backpack. AveryLaneDesigns@comcast.net
Projects will be based on the student interests and skill levels. We usually have 2 or 3 projects being sewn during each class. Kids who have been in sewing club for several sessions may bring in pattern and supplies of their choice. Be sure to email me with any questions.
Dec 2, 2017 to Dec 9, 2017 (2) Saturdays 9am to 2:30pm (great for gift sewing-or to give parents a day of shopping sans kids) (click to register)
Mar 3, 2018 to Mar 17, 2018 (3) Saturdays 9am to 2:30pm (click to register)
New Class: Beginning Sewing for Adults, ages 16 and up
Inspired by the DIY movement, but unsure of how to use your sewing machine? Learn everything you need to get started sewing in this 2-session class. Unwind the mystery of your sewing machine by learning about its parts- learn to thread and wind a bobbin, and sew a cute project in the process. We will cover many essential sewing supplies to get started and how to troubleshoot problems when they happen.
Oct 21-27, (2) Saturdays 1:30-5:30pm (click to register)
New Class: All About Zippers, ages 11 and up
Prerequisite: Students should have a good working knowledge of basic sewing skills, know how to thread and operate your sewing machine, and how to accurately cut fabric with a pattern. We will only be focused on learning the zipper techniques.
Zippers are not difficult and can make your handmade projects look very impressive. Join this class and learn 3 different zipper techniques: (1) exposed zipper opening for a bag with gussets, (2) exposed exterior zipper pocket (also called welt opening), and slot zipper (also called centered zipper, which is) while sewing 3 projects that will help stretch your sewing skills.
Jan 13 to Jan 27, 2018 (3) Saturdays 1:30pm to 6pm (click to register)
Sew for your Doll Class, ages 8 and up
Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing class. Students taking this class must know how to thread their machine, wind a bobbin, know how to operate a sewing machine, and have sewn a simple project on their machine, such as a tote bag, pillowcase, or drawstring bag.
Sewing Levels: Confident Beginner to Intermediate
Come and sew for your 18″ dolls using the patterns from my book, Sew in Style-Make Your Own Doll Clothes (Signed copies available here ) and Avery Lane Patterns. Intermediate and advanced students will have the choice of sewing from my new book, Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18 inch Dolls
Mini Quilt Camp
Come join our Quilting Class. We’ll spend several afternoons sewing a small quilt as you learn the basic quilting skills, or improve your quilting skills. These small quilts make perfect doll quilts, mug rugs, snack place mats, or wall hanging /room decor. They also make great gifts!
Enrolled students will contact me and choose the design that they would like to sew. Pictures of quilts can be seen on the sewing club project page (scroll to the bottom). Quilt kits are available.
Students must have basic sewing skills to enroll.
Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing class. Students taking this class must know how to thread their machine, wind a bobbin, know how to operate a sewing machine, and have sewn a simple projects on their machine, such as a tote bag, pillowcase, or drawstring bag.
Please note: no flannel, please.
*Machines are available for students to rent, for use during camps and group classes. The cost is $10-15 per session.
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
$35 per hour
$22.50 per hour, per student
3 or more Students:
$15 per hour, per student
Machines are available for students to rent during class time, $15 per class (or session).