Creative Sewing Classes - Kids & Adults

Join us to connect, create, explore ideas, build confidence, learn new skills and be inspired!

"My kids loved the summer program! They love Miss Shawn!" –MH
"They were so proud of everything they made and can't wait to continue at home. Thank you! –SP
"We loved our bags and it didn't matter that we were nervous beginners. You made it fun and easy! -RM

 

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Our Creative Adults & Kids Sewing Classes provide:

     • Valuable experience and life-skills education in a relaxed, supportive and creative environment.
     • Five weeks of fun projects that inspire confidence and kickstart new ideas! 
     • All project materials (projects are suitable for girls and boys).
     • 2-3 instructors. We provide hands-on guidance at every step, individualized attention and demos.
     • A space to explore your individual style through design, product-making and mixed media.
     • Classes that are uniquely structured to offer both technical info and creative content.
     • "Insider" tricks of the trade and helpful tips!

Classes include all supplies, materials & hands-on instruction by at least 2 instructors unless noted.

> Please bring your sewing machine if you have one!*
> Min 4/Max 8-10 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 easier1

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.


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Beginner Sewing

Tuesday afternoons • Sep 26 - Oct 24 • 4:15-5:15p • Ages 7-14 • $175 • 5 weeks (may have to reschedule Oct 17 - TBA)

This level is great for those who have never sewn before or have had very little experience.

Students will learn basic machine sewing and finishing techniques. We will make a unique "stitch” journals to get comfy with your machines and using various stitches. Then you will make pillows and other simple, fun projects that include designing fabric, drawing and using mixed media! 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!

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

 
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Beginner Sewing - Level 2  

Wednesday afternoons • Sep 27 - Nov 1 • 4:15-5:15p • Ages 7-14 • $175• 5 weeks (no class Oct 18)

This level is great for those with beginner sewing experience who want to keep practicing their skills.

Students continue to practice machine sewing and 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. 

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

 
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Intermediate Sewing - Level 2  

Friday afternoons • Sep 29 - Nov 3 • 4:15-5:15p • Ages 8-14 • $185
5 weeks (no class Oct 13)

A continuation of our Intermediate Class, this camp is for those comfortable with machine sewing who want to move on to more advanced projects. 

Explore more sewing projects, learn new techniques and push your skills to the next level! In this class, we will make a skirt and other creative items. Students will learn about using design elements, mixed materials, sizing and various sewing techniques. You will have guidance at every step. * Please provide student's clothing (dress/pant) size at registration.

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

 
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Sip & Sew - Beginner Adult (GrownUp) Sewing   *NEW* 

Tuesday evenings • Sep 26 - Oct 24 • 7-8:30p • Adult • $195• 5 weeks (may have to reschedule Oct 17 - TBA)   *BYOB optional -- bring anything from water and juice to wine and cocktails!*

Thursday mornings • Sep 28 - Nov 2 • 10-11:30a • Adult • $195• 5 weeks (no class Oct 12)

This level is great for those who have never sewn before or have had very little experience.

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! You will learn machine basics, get comfy using different stitches and easy guides to sew straight lines, and play with materials to create simple projects that will provide a nice foundation and build your confidence so you can use these basic techniques on your own for any project. Projects may include pillow covers, bags, table linens, piecing and upcycling. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn, have fun & make things!

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

>> Look for more of our Beginner, Beginner-Level 3, Intermediate, and Adult Sewing Classes in the WI/SP session, along with new Parent & Me Classes! 

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.