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About Our Classes
What do you want to sew?
All classes at WSSS are individualized instruction for intermediate beginners to advanced students; each person in class works at their own level and speed, making whatever they want, whether home dec. or clothing projects.
Students are welcome to design their own curriculum; we have no agenda other than to teach people what they want to know.
If you have never sewn before, we ask that you first take a Learn to Sew class with our colleague, Barbara Hendricks. See more info below under Other Services
Students must choose a project and bring whatever pattern, fabric, and notions are required. We are not a store; we do not sell materials or notions.
We teach adults.
We do not offer classes for children. However, a colleague, Barbara Hendricks of Master the Art of Sewing, offers classes for kids in our studio on an as-needed basis. Contact her at: email@example.com
How are classes structured?
CLASS LENGTH: Sessions are scheduled by the calendar month for the sake of organization. Each class is 2 1/2 hrs long & meets once a week. However, students are welcome to customize their attendance. When space has allowed, we have had people do all 4 classes in a single week.
CLASS SIZE: Classes are kept very small (3-4) so each person gets the attention they need.
WAITLIST: If a class you want to join is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the waitlist.
What equipment will you need?
STUDIO MACHINES: We have Elna sewing machines (3230), a 3 thread Husquavarna serger, and a 4 thread Baby Lock air thread serger as well as an Elna coverstitch machine for student use.
Students are always welcome to bring their own machines; this is especially encouraged if they want help learning to use their machine.
STUDIO TOOLS: the studio is fully equipped with all the tools ( irons, scissors, pins, gauges, tailor chalk, rotary cutters, rulers, etc.) needed to sew. Students are welcome to use all studio tools while in class if they don't have their own.
How much does it cost?
A single 2.5-hour class: $40.00.
Single classes are available when we have a cancellation or an open space in a class.
We give a discount for a full session paid upfront
A 2.5 hr class in a full month session is $35.00 x the number of weeks in the month:
a 3 week month = $105.00
a 4 week month = $140.00
Preferred forms of payment:
check / West Side Sewing Studio
We do not accept Venmo or PayPal.
We offer makeup classes with a minimum of 24 hrs' notice.
To schedule a single or extra class, students need to check the homepage on this site to see when we have openings and then contact me in person or by email (email@example.com) to reserve their space.
Conditions under which we cancel classes:
OPEN SEW sessions will be available as the schedule permits. Use the studio - cutting tables, sewing machines, etc. to work independently; no instruction. The fee is $10.00 hr calculated on the quarter hour.
PRIVATE LESSONS: On an as-needed basis, we offer private lessons for $60.00 an hour for a single person or $100.00 for two people. Please email to arrange a mutually convenient time.