Which sewing machine is recommended to purchase?
If you own a working sewing machine, there is no need to purchase a new one for this course. If you do not own a machine it is preferable to purchase a computerized one. They include a needle up/down feature that’s very useful and speed control which is very helpful for beginner's. The price ranges between $140 - $399. Email Tzirel Leah at email@example.com for the current recommended model numbers and where to buy them.
How does international shipping work?
Shipping within USA is free. The fees for international are: Canada - $15 shipping fee. Israel and the UK - $35 shipping fee. Please email us for rates to other locations. International shipping is send via UPS. Any customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer. This should be minimal if at all charged. The shipping fee is paid via PayPal, separate from the regular course checkout. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions before placing your order.
Do I need to be a perfectionist to sew well?
Absolutely not! Seams can look perfect on the outside despite being sewn imperfectly. There is no need to cut or sew with what's known as "machine precision." Believe it or not, sewing is still done manually in factories. There are actual people at machines who sewed the clothes you own! And they were not made perfectly either - but you would never know it.
What is the recommended age level for these courses?
The courses currently being offered online are for teens and adults. In our studio we offer preteen classes, too, but those are not yet online.
We’re 3 sisters. Can we do a course together?
Purchasing the course is only for the one person signing up. Each family member requires their own sign-in account. Contact us for special group offers.
How do I know if sewing is for me?
Sewing is a skill. No one is born knowing how to operate a sewing machine. If you can learn to ride a bike or drive, you can definitely learn to sew! It does take some initial patience as a skill can only be acquired through practice. There is no specific talent needed to be able to sew.
I see a sewing machine is needed for this course. Does it include hand sewing, too?
We learn to sew blind hems, buttons, and snaps by hand. (A blind hem is taught by machine, too.) Everything else in the course is by machine. Sewing machines are fun and easy to use, and the stitches they sew are stronger than hand stitches. They also save hours and hours of time that hand sewing would take.
I have been using a sewing machine for a few years; I’m not a total beginner. I can use guidance on alterations. Can I benefit from either of these beginners courses?
Hundreds of students with prior machine experience have come for both beginner course options in our studio. And every single one benefited. The courses are geared to beginners so there will be some review for you.If you’re not fully comfortable with all alterations, or with patterns, you are choosing from the correct courses here.
Will I need to purchase anything for the course?
You will receive a Sew Pro Sewing Box with quality sewing notions. If you do not own a sewing machine or iron, you will need to purchase those. Everything else is provided. The supplies will last for all your sewing needs in the future. As you sew more, you’ll see specific thread colors and fabrics you’ll want to buy. For the course itself, you’ll be provided with everything. Please note: At this time the Sew Pro Box is available for US residents only. Located outside the US? Contact us at email@example.com BEFORE purchasing the course. We will guide you to purchase your own fabric and supplies.
I see 1 class each week will be available to view. How does this work?
As with all skills, practice is essential. Each week you will find 1 new class in your dashboard. Each class has multiple lessons to watch and learn. The previous weeks' classes will be there, too. Once all classes were added, they will remain available to watch and rewatch through your access months.