SEAMS SO EASY – SEWING CLASSES IN CALGARY
Passionate creators who revel in the tradition of design are invited to share in the joy of Sandy Stewart’s sewing classes. Sandy offers individualized instruction for students with all levels of experience. She empowers you to express your creativity at her fully-equipped and bespoke studio in northwest Calgary. Whether you are a beginner or interested in fashion design and pattern drafting, Sandy’s wealth of experience and love for sewing is unparalleled. She has travelled the world – from Paris to Portland to New York City – honing her craft and developing world-class quality garments and projects. Eager to share her knowledge, Sandy is generous with her time and attention and is able to relate to students of all ages and levels of experience. Unleash your creativity with Seams So Easy!
KIDS & TEENS SEWING CLASSES
One of the most popular sewing classes is for the budding fashionista. Kids and teens start learning to sew by making an introductory project and then progress to sewing whatever they choose. The courses are less structured than school fashion studies programs, as students enjoy having the freedom to sew projects of their own choosing. Each year, there is a fashion show (similar to recitals for dance or music classes). The year-end fashion show is a fun event where students model their creations on a fashion runway. Students are treated to professional hair and make-up services, and runway coaching, to ensure the event is special and memorable. Popular projects for students are:
- Sleepover kits: PJ bottoms, tote bag, pillowcase
- Bean bag chairs
- Throw pillows
- Quillows (blankets that fold into pillows)
- Laptop and iPhone/ iPad cases
- Scarves, hats
ADULT SEWING CLASSES
It’s never too late to try something new or join a group of like-minded individuals. At Sandy’s sewing lounge (adult classes), you can challenge yourself and become inspired by the work of others. Completing a project is very rewarding, and great motivation to start on the next one. Just imagine what you will accomplish! A few popular project ideas are:
- Dresses, skirts
- Laptop bags, iPhone/ iPad cases
- Evening gowns
- Travel accessories (makeup and jewellery bags, Passport case)
- Tablecloths, placemats, napkins
- Bags and purses
- Scarves, hats
KIDS & TEENS LEARN TO SEW
Kids and teens can first start learning to sew by making one of the beginner projects (a tote bag, a pillowcase or pyjama pants) which are designed to teach basic skills or to refresh existing ones.
Once students have shown they are comfortable with the basics, they may choose any project to work on in class and work at their own pace.
Students will meet new friends and become inspired in a comfortable and supportive environment.
Registration is ongoing. Sewing machines, tools and expert instruction are provided by Sandy Stewart. Kids and teens only have to supply the fabric they want to use for each project.
Class size is limited to four students per class, and classes are held weekly. You will come to your sewing class for one hour each week, at the same class time. Classes start in September and run through the end of May. Register today to secure your preferred class time and day of the week.
ADULTS LEARN TO SEW
Adult Sewing Classes are popular and students range from high-school and university-age through to seniors. In these classes, you will learn basic sewing fundamentals, including various stitch types on sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers, as well as sewing by hand. In addition, you will learn tips and tricks for layout, cutting and marking patterns properly. Moving through to more advanced techniques like pattern drafting is possible, and you will choose projects that suit your skillset or challenge you to learn a new one.
Registration is ongoing. Sewing machines, tools and expert instruction are provided by Sandy Stewart. Bring you patterns, thread, and accessories to create your beautiful projects.
Class size is limited to four students per class, and classes are held weekly. You will come to your sewing class for two hours each week, at the same class time. Classes start in September and run through the end of May. Register today to secure your preferred class time and day of the week. Choose your own pattern and fabric and let’s get started.
SEAMS SO EASY SEWING CLASS SCHEDULE
Classes start Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, and run until Friday, May 31, 2019, but registration is ongoing throughout the year.
Sign up today as class sizes are limited to four students.
Kids & Teens Sewing Classes
|6 p.m. – 7 p.m.||5 p.m. – 6 p.m.||5 p.m. – 6 p.m.|
|7 p.m. – 8 p.m.||6 p.m. – 7 p.m.||6 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|8 p.m. – 9 p.m.||7 p.m. – 8 p.m.||7 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
Adult Sewing Classes
|10 a.m. – 12 p.m.||10 a.m. – 12 p.m.||10 a.m. – 12 p.m.|
|6 p.m. – 8 p.m.||12 p.m. – 2 p.m.|
Sandy began her career by studying with a well known Calgary designer Mithe de Fontenay, learning pattern drafting and couture sewing classes with Susan Khalje a respected author and bridal couture in Portland. Sandy has completed Sit & Sew classes in New York with Kenneth King (author and instructor at the Fashion Institute in New York). Sandy is passionate about sewing, teaching people how to sew, design and fashion and continues to develop her expertise.
A recent trip to Paris visiting Vermont (an embroidery house); Tassinari et Chatel (a textile firm that has woven fabrics for every King, Queen andEmperor since the 1600’s) and Legeron (where hand made flowers are made for every famous fashion designer) was an inspiring and educational experience.
Over the years, her sewing students have gone from learning to operate a sewing machine, to developing designs of their own and ultimately realizing their fashion vision.
FROM TAEA, PAULA & LEANNE ~
Taea has enjoyed her time sewing with you so much over the past five years! Thank you for being such a great teacher — she has become very skilled with your guidance and expertise, and is so excited to be sewing her own Grad dress this year!
We’ll always remember your kindness, and also your fun fashion shows! With Taea heading to university next year, this is our farewell message to you too — we will miss you very much.
Love Taea, Paula, and Leanne
FROM MOLLY ~
“My name is Molly and I have been in sewing classes with Sandy for 3 years. My experience has been always fun and entertaining. When I first arrived at sewing, I was terrified of the thought of using a pattern; now I can follow any pattern easily! I first heard about it from my sister’s friend and I joined a year after my sister. Probably one of the most exciting parts of the entire year is the annual fashion show where we get to model all the thingswe made throughout the year. We also make crafts on holidays. One of the best feelings is when you are almost done a project and you can finally see how much it will look like the picture in front of the pattern. I am so happy I decided to try sewing, it is so much fun and Sandy is an awesome teacher.”