Creative Sewing Classes - Kids & Adults

"Best. Camp. Ever!" (summer camp)
"They were so proud of everything they made and can't wait to continue at home! (kids sewing class)
"We loved our bags and it didn't matter that we were nervous beginners. You made it fun and easy! (adult sewing class)

With us, you do more than just make a project...
You learn new skills, connect, create, explore ideas, build confidence and be inspired!

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     • Valuable life-skills education in a relaxed, supportive and creative environment.
     • Six weeks of creative projects that inspire confidence, kickstart new ideas, and use design and mixed media! 
     • 1-on-1 expert instruction. We provide one instructor for every 2-3 students, demos and guidance!  
     • Access to supplies and fabric scraps for independent learning and practicing of sewing skills.        
     • ALL project materials and machines. Projects are suitable for gals and guys.
     • Unique structure with both technical info and creative content.
     • "Insider" tricks of the trade and helpful tips!
     • Ongoing support beyond class. Confused? Questions about your machine or project? We'll help!
     • Every student receives 10-20% discounts to our store while in class.

Classes include all supplies, materials & hands-on instruction by 2+ instructors.

> Please bring your sewing machine if you have one!*
> Min 4/Max 12 for optimal small-group instruction. 
Payment for each camp is due at registration.

*It's best if students learn on their own machines, but if needed we have extra machines to share. We are happy to store your sewing machine here throughout the class to make it easier!

Click the "Sign Up Here" button below to register you or your child online for Classes.
Or call 630-474-9359 / email Shawn at info@shawnsargent.com
to register. 

Classes take place downtown Glen Ellyn in our colorful shop at 485 Main Street inside the Banyan Tree Mall. Free parking on street & in lot behind building.


Beginner II Advanced Sewing

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Wednesday afternoons • Sep 12 - Oct 17 • 4:15-5:15p• Ages 7-14 • $210• 6 weeks• ALL supplies included

This level is great for those with beginner sewing experience who want to keep practicing their skills and move on to more involved projects.

A continuation of our Beginner class, students will learn more finishing techniques to create bags and other fun items. We will design fabrics, use embellishments (buttons, found objects, beads, etc.) and set eyelets! Each student will try their hand at ironing, cutting, piecing, sewing seams, using guides and creative stitching to create their own one-of-a-kind items. Students in this class will have a little more independent time for "playing" with their machines and different materials and projects. 

Click to register online, then select "Sewing Classes" in Shop drop down menu.

 
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Intermediate III Sewing  & Creative Design

Friday afternoons • Sep 14 - Oct 19 • 4:15-5:15p • Ages 9-14 • $210
6 weeks• ALL supplies included

A continuation of our Intermediate Class, this class is for those who are very comfortable with machine sewing and want to work on advanced projects. 

Push your skills to the next level! In this class, we will focus on more detailed construction techniques while making some cool pieces. Students will learn about using design elements, mixed materials, sizing and various sewing techniques. You will have plenty of guidance at every step. 

Click to register online, then select "Sewing Classes" in Shop drop down menu.

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Sip & Sew – Beginner Sewing for Adults  

Wednesday evenings • Sep 12 - Oct 17 • 7-8:30p• Ages 21 & Up • $210• 6 weeks• ALL supplies included

For all you grownups out there who want to learn to sew or refresh your sewing skills in a positive, fun, stress-free and creative environment, this class is for you!

Learn machine basics, get comfy using different stitches and guides, play with materials to create simple projects, build a nice foundation and confidence to use these techniques on your own at home. Projects may include pillow covers, bags, table linens, piecing and upcycling. No experience necessary. Bring your favorite beverage (optional) and your sewing machine (we'll store it) or use one of ours.

Click to register online, then select "Sewing Classes" in Shop drop down menu.

 

Sip & Sew – Beginner II Sewing for Adults  

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Friday mornings • Sep 14 - Oct 19 • 10-11:30a• Ages 21 & Up • $210• 6 weeks• ALL supplies included

This class is great for those who want to expand their machine sewing skills to make more complex projects! You will practice basics while we guide you through more involved projects including lined bags, making your own straps, working with patterns and more. You will learn more about using your machines (using different feet, stitches, guides, etc.) and play with a variety of materials to make fun, useful projects. If you have independent projects, we can provide guidance for that too! Bring your favorite beverage (optional) and your sewing machine (we'll store it) or use one of ours.

Click to register online, then select "Sewing Classes" in Shop drop down menu.

 

See below for the start of our  WI/SP 2019  class lineup

Online registration for these classes and camps will begin in October. If you'd like to register now, simply call or email and we'll be happy to get that started! 

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Winter Break Sewing CAMP

Wed, Thur, Fri mornings • Jan 2 - 4 • 10a-12p • Ages 7-14 • $155• 3-Days• ALL supplies included

A unique, fun and valuable experience great for all skill levels. Campers will make several creative and inspiring projects! They will practice basic machine sewing, finishing techniques and they will design, draw & use mixed media. Campers build confidence, make one-of-a-kind items, and receive lots of 1-on-1 instruction in a colorful setting at Shawn Sargent Designs. ALL supplies included and lots of 1-on-1 instruction. Bring your sewing machine (we'll store it) or use ours! 

 
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Beginner Sewing & Creative Design for Kids

Tuesday afternoons • Feb 5 - Mar 12 • 4:15-5:15p • Ages 7-14 • $210• 6 weeks• ALL supplies included

This level is great for those who have never sewn before or have had some basic machine sewing experience.

Students learn basic machine sewing and finishing techniques. We will make unique "stitch” journals to get comfy with your machines using various stitches. Then we move onto pillows that you design and other simple, fun and creative projects! Everyone will practice machine techniques and ironing (only if they're up for it), cutting, pinning, hand-stitching and making pockets. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!  

 
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Sip & Sew – Beginner Sewing for Adults  

Tuesday evenings • Feb 5 - Mar 12 • 7-8:30p• Ages 21 & Up • $210• 6 weeks• ALL supplies included

For all you grownups out there who want to learn to sew or refresh your sewing skills in a positive, fun, stress-free and creative environment, this class is for you!

Learn machine basics, get comfy using different stitches and guides, play with materials to create simple projects, build a nice foundation and confidence to use these techniques on your own at home. Projects may include pillow covers, bags, table linens, piecing and upcycling. No experience necessary. Bring your favorite beverage (optional) and your sewing machine (we'll store it) or use one of ours.


Class Cancellation Policy:

We know that if you or your child signs up for our classes, you're excited to be here! But we also know life can get in the way and unplanned things do happen. We want you to know that we value our commitment to our students. For this reason, we ask that if you are unable to attend a class/camp, you must notify us 7 days in advance of the scheduled class time to receive a refund or credit toward another class/camp. If you notify us within 72 hours or less in advance of the scheduled class time, you will receive up to 50% credit towards another class/camp. If you cannot attend a scheduled class, we encourage you to send someone in your place. In this case, please call ahead and notify us of the participant change.

If your child misses a day of class/camp and you provide notification ahead of scheduled class, we will try to reschedule or you will receive 50% of class day credit towards another class/camp. No refunds or credits will be issued if we are not notified in advance. If for any reason we need to cancel or reschedule a class, you will be given the option of attending the rescheduled class, credit for another class, or a full refund.