Intro to Sewing a Garment and Pillow Case

Class Dates:

October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 2019

Class Times:

6:30pm - 9:00pm 

*Prerequisite: Basic sewing Techniques or similar experience

The project for this class is a drawstring/elastic pajama style pant and a pillow case. These projects have proven to be great starter projects to learn the basics of garment construction and to achieve success by completing your project. Learn and understand the commercial sewing pattern envelope information and how to determine the proper size for success. It is not the same as ready-to-wear sizing. Learn the language of sewing, build sewing skills and the operation of your sewing machine. We will address correct cutting, marking, pressing, and seam finishing techniques as well as simple pattern adjustments. Learn to follow the pattern instruction sheet, plus some techniques that are not provided in the instructions but give your project a more professional look. You will be guided through the terminology of ease, fabric grain and notches while teaching you how much fun and rewarding sewing can be. Sewing machines and pressing equipment are all provided for you in a bright fully equipped sewing room. In the first class come in suitable clothing such as camisole or t-shirt and leggings or a thin pant for taking your measurements and bring some paper and a pen. Fabric requirements for your pillow case will be included in the first class also.

*Prerequisite: Basic sewing Techniques or similar experience

Before signing up for classes, please check your schedule and read our class policies carefully. To be fair to our teachers and other students we must remain firm in our registration and cancellation policies.


  • Full Payment of class fees due at time of registration. This guarantees a place in the class.
  • Phone registration is available with Visa or MasterCard. Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to class start. A store credit will be issued provided your cancellation does not reduce class participation below minimum number required. Minimum number of students is four, maximums vary by class. When applicable the teacher will be glad to leave class notes. Sawyers reserves the right to cancel 48 hours prior to any class if participation level is below minimum. Sawyers will issue a full refund for any class we cancel.
  • Please pick up or download a supply list at time of registration. Purchase supplies prior to arriving for class.
  • Those registered for a class receive a 15% discount on class supplies.
  • Please mark all tools and supplies. Sawyers is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Please refrain from wearing perfumes in consideration of fellow classmates with allergies.
6 - 2 1/2 Hour Sessions $110 plus Gst ($115.50)

Instructor Nancy Williams

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