Do you own a machine and want to learn, or do you want to learn on one of ours before you purchase your own? Come gain the knowledge you need to start your journey to sewing.
Learn the machine - parts and accessories
Threading the machine - winding the bobbin and inserting, change needle.
Choosing stitch pattern - stitch width and length and sewing straight
General information - removing/attaching accessory box and shank
Basic troubleshooting and causes and corrections.
You will be applying all your newfound knowledge into creating your very own bag.
This is a 4 week beginner course.
Instructor: Constance Croom
Meeting Time: Mondays 11-12 noon or Sunday's 3-4 pm other times may be arranged with Constance. Start dates will vary based on enrollment.
Cost: (for all 4 classes)
$125 for group lessons (minimum of 3 maximum of 4) - make a friends experience and bring at least 2 friends along.
$160 for private lessons.
Hi, I am Constance Croom. I always say, I really don’t ever remember not knowing how to sew because my aunt, mother and grandmother were sewing something all the time.
I have a certificate in custom alteration tailoring from Szalay’s European Custom Tailoring, who is a master tailor. I learned a lot from him and he helped to advance my skills. I knew how to sew and had the right concepts but the wrong method.
Owning a business is something I’ve always wanted and for many years from home. In July of 2016, I was given an opportunity to open a custom alterations shop downtown Grand Rapids in an incubator space for two years.
I have taught; learn your sewing machine basics, how to use your included accessories, reading your pattern envelope/instruction sheet, sewing and embroidering classes and tailoring techniques. What I focus most on is skill building because my goal is for you not to need me.