Sewing’s so easy, for students and adults, with fall classes at the Community Centre by Palmer Pletch-certified sewing instructor Sylvia Dutch.
Learn to Sew classes are designed for youth in Grade 4 and up. Level 1 classes will teach sewing machine basics, hemming, mending, basic alterations, reading patterns and taking basic measurements. Fabric savvy information and a binder of stitches and techniques will be part of the course. Sewing projects include making pajamas and a cosmetics bag. Students will choose the fabric and notions. Sewing machines, instruction and patterns are provided.
Level 2 classes are for youth who have taken programs before or completed Level 1. Bring your own pattern and fabric, and learn how to sew it all together. Students will also complete samples that are important for garment construction, including darts, seam allowances and hand-sewn stitches for hems.
Classes are held on Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. Level 1 starts September 19, with Level 2 continuing on November 7. The cost of each five-week session is $110.
Sewing Basics beginner and advanced classes for teen and adults will be held Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting September 18, with advanced classes following on Oct. 30. The cost of each six-week session is $126.
For animal lovers, they are offering a special Doggie Jacket sewing program Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. from Oct. 1 to 22. The cost of the four-week session is $76 for adults, $72 for teens and 50-plus members.
For more information regarding sewing classes, call the Community Centre, 250-286-1161, or Sportsplex, 250-923-7911.