Pins and Needles

$215.00Member Price: $185.00

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Intro to Sewing ~ Pins and Needles  

In this 6-week class students will learn how to use a sewing machine, read a pattern, and create a simple article of clothing. You will also learn to identify the sewing machine parts, use an iron, and think about exploring designing in order to make your own clothing.

Whether you are a seasoned pro, or just want to learn how to sew a button, Pins & Needles classes can help you learn a variety of sewing techniques from basic to advanced.

 Students will learn how to:

  • Thread a sewing machine.
  • Read the back of a pattern.
  • Measure to determine sizes
  • ​Lay out a pattern on fabric.
  • Read and interpret the instructions of a pattern.

The projects are: a tote bag and shorts or skirt.

          (Patterns: S1520, M6994, M6970)

2024 Dates:

Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

  • January 2 – February 6
  • February 20 – March 26
  • April 9 – May 14
  • May 28 – July 2
  • July 16 – August 20
  • September 3 – October 8
  • October 22 – November 26


Class Breakdown

Week one: Introduction to the sewing machine   

Introduction to the sewing machine segment and basic stitches along with a completed project that makes students feel proud and accomplished.

  •      Getting to know the ins and outs out your sewing machine. 
  •      Sewing on note book paper (lines)
  •      Learning the different stitch patterns (straight line, zigzag, overlock, etc.) 

Week 2 & 3:  sewing project (Tote Bags)

Learning about different types of fabrics (cotton, polyester, silks, etc.)

  •      How to cut fabric
  •      Sewing from a template
  •      Reading a template
  •      Pinning your fabric

Week 4 ,5 & 6:  sewing project (short making/short sleeves button-down)

Learning about different types of fabrics (cotton, polyester, silks, etc.)

  •      How to cut fabric
  •      Sewing from a template
  •      Reading a template
  •      Pinning your fabric

The class is located in the Martha Brooks McKee Education Annex: Building #3






Beginner and Intermediate


Nester Taylor


Martha Brooks McKee Education Annex: Building #3


  • Sewing Machines are provided and basic supplies are provided.

Cancellation Policy

Students will receive a refund of tuition minus 10% if the student contacts us no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the class will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 48 hours before the start of the class, or after the class has begun will not be refunded. In the case of an emergency, the student may be able to transfer their payment towards another class based on availability.

If you need to move your enrollment to another session you must contact us at least 7 days prior to the start of the class. You cannot move enrollment forward after a class has already begun.

Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, FCAC is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. We strive to provide the highest quality art classes and we value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at