Learn To Sew- Foundations!

This four week course will build skills AND confidence!

About this experience

Whether you are brand new to sewing or returning after a long sabbatical, this four week course is organized to give you a strong foundation in sewing skills, while enjoying the process of making a very cool bag you can show off around town!

All our dates are conveniently listed under the "Register" button, so you can choose if you prefer evenings or weekends!

We've re-worked our seven-year old Foundations class with local environmental engineer and sewing teacher extraordinare, Jeanniene Tazzioli. We are returning to a four week timeline, and including a robust workshop pack filled with useful information to remind you of all you'll learn. 

You'll not only build skills in using a sewing machine (and troubleshooting the inevitable wonky moments!), you'll also learn the hows and whys of fabric selection, reading a simple pattern, sewing strong and tidy seams, using a zipper foot, and SEW much more. This class will prepare you to take on sewing projects at home, or ready you for any of our Beginner Plus classes (like Choose your Sewing Adventure, Intro to Sewing Garments, or Quilting for the Terrified but Eager).

We provide material and thread for the first class, but materials for your bag are not included in the class fee; you may bring your own (after learning which is best for the project) or purchase in store. You may bring your own machine or use ours, but if there are any issues with your machine that come up, you'll be asked to set it aside and use ours to keep class flowing. If you'd like a class specifically for your uniquie machine, you can book a private lesson or join a Get to Know your Sewing Machine class! 

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Foundations has alternating teachers!

Jeanniene has been teaching sewing since 2014, and loves sharing her lifelong passion! She first started offering classes in Regina, SK and she is excited to return to the classroom in the Comox Valley. She loves showing students how things are made, and helping them bring their own ideas to life!

Nicole is the owner of The Spool and has been teaching the Comox Valley to sew since 2015. Her latest interest is experimenting with shape and colour with fabric, but always loves making comfortable basics for herself and her family. Her teaching philosophy includes "Done is better than perfect", "You can make anything if you're willing to make it badly first" and "most of Sewing... isn't sewing"