Learn How to Sew

One of the best ways to save money on clothes for you and your family, is to learn how to make them yourself.



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Sewing really isn’t that difficult!  I mean, if you can drive a car, then you can operate a sewing machine – it’s far less complicated. And bonus – no parallel parking is involved!


Sunday, March 19, 2017     Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

I will be teaching this class at EcoWorks in New Haven, CT.  Class will be from 1 – 3PM.

Bring your sewing machine and owner’s manual to class to learn how to thread the machine and wind a bobbin. We will also go over the different presser feet and their uses, how to change a needle, cleaning the machine and basic troubleshooting.

Registration and payment is through EcoWorks

Sunday, May 7, 2017     Make a Throw Pillow Cover

I will be teaching this class at EcoWorks in New Haven, CT.  Class will be from 1 – 3PM.

The perfect sewing class for a beginner! You’ll learn to make a simple envelope style, removable throw pillow cover. Techniques learned: measuring & cutting fabric, sewing straight seams and simple finishing. Students must bring their sewing machine & owner’s manual to class, although NO sewing experience is required. List of materials & supplies will be emailed to students after registration.

Registration and payment is through EcoWorks

Thursdays 1-7pm and Saturdays 10-4pm, plus special events

If you aren’t from Connecticut, or can’t make it to an evening class, would you be interested in online classes?

Let me know in the comments below, shoot me an email at donna[dot]berlanda[at]gmail[dot]com, or message me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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4 thoughts on “Learn How to Sew

  • Sarah

    Hi Donna: Milford is too far for us, but my 11 year old is always interested in taking hands on courses, such as sewing. Not sure she would be able to benefit from an online course, but we d be willing to try it.

    • Donna Post author

      Thanks so much for the feedback! The Adult Ed program has pretty strict rules about the ages of participants, and your daughter is about 7 years too young to take the class anyway. An online course would probably be easier for her (and you), as she can take it slow if need be. It’s great that she wants to learn how to sew! I was 11 years old myself when I started making my own clothes. 🙂

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