Beginner Sewing Class
Sew Fun's Beginner Sewing Class offers a conducive setting to pick up basic sewing skills (SkillsFuture credit approved). Designed to progressively equip students with the skills required for sewing basic bags and pouches, the Beginner Sewing Class enables students to gain confidence in using a sewing machine to make their own projects.
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Each class consists of 10 lessons, during which students will make 8-9 projects (e.g. tote bags and sling bags, drawstring pouches and zip pouches, and basic household items). The topics that are covered in the class include: Understanding the domestic sewing machine; Sewing straight and curved lines; Hand stitching and hemming; Sewing cushions; Constructing different corners; Constructing pockets; Creating reversible bags; Using fusible interfacing; Magnet, button, and drawstring closures; Attaching zips, straps, and eyelets; Sewing a gusset; Piping.
PRICE: $620 for 10 lessons (includes all tools and materials).
REGISTRATION: To confirm your place in the class, please register and pay a deposit of $100 per student via online purchase. Following that, we will email you with the options available for you to transfer the remaining course fee. Click here to view our registration, confirmation, and refund policy.
SKILLSFUTURE FUNDING: SkillsFuture credit can be used to pay for our Beginner Sewing Class.
STUDENT DISCOUNT: If you are a full-time student below 25 years old, you are entitled to a $70 student discount for our Beginner Sewing Class. Once you register for the class, we will email you with instructions on how to claim your $70 student discount.
We have two class formats:
- Regular classes: 3 hours x 10 sessions, held once a week over 10 weeks or twice a week over 5 weeks.
- Express classes: 7.5 hours x 4 sessions, held twice a week over 2 weeks or once a week over 4 weeks.
The next class dates are:
Sundays, 10am-1pm, starting on 21 Jan 2018 and ending on 25 Mar 2018 (Sold out!)
Sundays, 2pm-5pm, starting on 21 Jan 2018 and ending on 25 Mar 2018 (Sold out!)
Mondays, 7pm-10pm, starting on 22 Jan 2018 and ending on 26 Mar 2018 (Sold out!)
Express: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9.30am-6pm, starting on 23 Jan 2018 and ending on 31 Jan 2018 (Limited Vacancies!)
Express: Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am-6pm, starting on 13 Mar 2018 and ending on 16 Mar 2018
April-June 2018 NEW!
Sundays, 10am-1pm, starting on 15 April 2018 and ending on 17 June 2018
Sundays, 2pm-5pm, starting on 15 April 2018 and ending on 17 June 2018
Mondays, 7pm-10pm, starting on 16 April 2018 and ending on 18 June 2018
Express: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9.30am-6pm, starting on 17 April 2018 and ending on 25 April 2018
Express: Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am-6pm, starting on 5 June 2018 and ending on 8 June 2018
Express: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9.30am-6pm, starting on 12 June 2018 and ending on 20 June 2018
To view photographs of our previous Beginner Sewing Classes, head over to our Facebook page!
How many teachers and students are there in each class?
There are 1-2 instructors for each class, and each class has a maximum of 10 students.
Do we need to bring anything for class?
We provide all tools, sewing machines and materials. This includes a basic sewing kit (snips, seam ripper, chalk pencil, air erasable marker) which you will receive in the first class. You just have to turn up!
What if we miss a class? Do you offer makeup lessons?
For our beginner sewing class, most of our sessions are not built upon one another; for example, if you miss lesson 2, you can continue with lesson 3. To accommodate our students' schedules, we allow students to attend one makeup lesson if they need to miss a lesson. The makeup lesson must be attended within 6 months from the starting date of their beginner sewing class. Kindly inform our instructors beforehand if you need to arrange for a makeup lesson.
However, do note that lesson 1 is compulsory because it is a prerequisite for lessons 2-10. Students who register for a class must be able to attend the first lesson.
What are the payment modes?
When you register for the class via our online platform, you will need to pay a $100 deposit via PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer. After your registration is complete, we will email you with information on the options available for you to transfer the remaining course fee.
Can I use my SkillsFuture credit to pay for this class?
For Singaporean citizens above 25 years old, you can use your SkillsFuture credit to pay for our Beginner Sewing Class. First, you should register for your preferred class on our website. Next, we will issue you an invoice and you can proceed to claim your SkillsFuture credit on the SkillsFuture Credit Portal 0-60 days before your course start date. More information on how to submit a claim on the SkillsFuture Credit Portal can be found here.
What are SkillsFuture credits?
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their S$500 SkillsFuture Credit from the Government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.
Do you have student discounts?
Full-time students below 25 years old are entitled to a $70 discount for our Beginner Sewing Class. When you register for our class, we will email you with instructions on how to claim your student discount.
We have no experience with sewing. Is this class suitable for us?
Yes, this class is catered for you. The instructors will take time to explain the basics and answer your queries to the best of their ability. We are heartened to say that our 'graduates' have overcome their fear of sewing, and some have gone on to attempt more difficult sewing projects or even start their own businesses.
We have some sewing experience. Is this class suitable for us?
If you are still unfamiliar with the intricacies of sewing zips and changing presser feet, or find that you repeatedly run into roadblocks when attempting your own sewing projects, or would like to attend a refresher course that covers the basics, you are welcome to join our beginner sewing class. If you have a good mastery of sewing skills but want to make more complex bags, the intermediate sewing class is more suitable for you.
We would like to attend this class but the timing does not suit us. Can we arrange to take the class at a different time?
We can consider requests for customised classes on a case-by-case basis. We can customise express classes where the beginner sewing session syllabus is taught over a few days (rather than 10 weeks). We need at least 4 students to start a class though, so it is best to ask your friends to join the class too. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in customised classes.
Does this course cover dressmaking/clothes-making?
Our Beginner Sewing Class covers general sewing skills (e.g. sewing, using paper patterns) that are applied to make bags, pouches, and household items. If you are interested in sewing clothes, you can take a look at our basic apparel class.
Do you sell sewing machines?
We work with a local Janome distributor, Guan Lee Long Sewing Machine, to sell some of the sewing machine models that we use in our class. They have kindly agreed to supply selected models to our students at a discounted rate.
Do you sell fabric?
Yes, we have fabric that is available for sale. We have regular shipments of fabrics from other countries (e.g. Japan, China), and we also use deadstock fabric and vintage materials for our classes and products. Most of our fabrics are not available locally. You can purchase the fabric when you attend classes in our Midview City studio.
Who can I contact if I have other questions?
Feel free to email us at email@example.com.