Whether you live in an area without live sewing classes, or you simply like the convenience of learning in your own time and space (OK, perhaps in your jammies!), take a look at some online sewing classes. More and more companies are offering lessons online, some taught by notable names in the industry…it’s as if the teacher is right there in your sewing room, but you don’t even have to clean up the place for the visit. Several new classes will start around the first of the new year, so check them out now and sign yourself up.
Perhaps Santa brought you an embroidery machine this year, or even last year and it’s still in the box. Embroidery.com offers several classes on projects and embroidery techniques and some are even specific to a machine brand taught by the company educators.
Pattern Review offers a wide variety of classes on topics like serging (for something other than finishing seams, which most people only do with their machines), working with laces, handling sheer fabrics and several beginning classes. If you’re not a beginner, but you know someone who has asked you for help or resources, direct them to this site. You can even download a sample sewing lesson for free.
Many people request help with fitting, and Patterns That Fit You offers classes in fit and alterations, and even classes specifically for men.
If quilting is your thing, check out the online offerings at Quilt University. You can learn to piece at your leisure from one or more of the 120 course offerings, many taught by notable artists who have exhibited and taught internationally.
So, if winter weather has you hesitant to sign up for a class in your area, online classes are the perfect option to keep learning something new about sewing, quilting or embroidery. For more resources, simply type “online sewing classes” in a search engine and pick your pleasure.