What You Will Learn in Sewing Basics and Beyond

This virtual on-demand class will give you the foundations to master the amazing world of sewing! Starting with the basics, we will cover essential sewing tools and how to operate a sewing machine. Once you have made friends with your machine, we will end with 3 step-by-step projects to build your confidence in sewing!

Topics Discussed

  • Essential Sewing Tools
  • Using your Sewing Machine
  • Threading a Machine and Bobbin
  • Fabric Types
  • Troubleshooting Issues
  • 3 step-by-step class projects to practice your skills!

What Is Included

  • Hours of video content.
  • 3 class projects with PDF's to make your own sewing projects.
  • Unlimited access to your course content!

A photo of Christina behind a sewing machine

Meet your Instructor

Christina Patzman comes from a long line of seamstresses and jokes that she learned how to sew in her mother's womb. Her grandmother was a dressmaker for 40 years and taught Christina clothing design and sewing with a hands-on and practical approach. Christina started making clothing while in junior high and continued designing and sewing throughout high school. She studied apparel design in college – receiving a BA in Apparel Design in 1991. Christina has had several lines of clothing that have sold both locally and nationally. She has been teaching sewing classes at Fancy Tiger Crafts since 2008, and especially loves helping students with garment design and construction.

Class Projects

A photo of a pillowcase

Our first project together is a pillowcase. Put what you have learned to practice by threading the machine and bobbin, using different stitch settings, and adjusting tensions and stitch lengths.

A photo of a tote bag being held out to the camera
Tote Bag

During the tote bag project, we will build on your foundations and practice new skills including how to mark and cut fabric, apply interfacing, box corners, and using a seam gauge.

Christina is holding the zipper pouch out to the camera
Zipper Pouch

Our final project is a zipper pouch. Combine all your skills and learn how to add a zipper; it is not as hard as it may "seam!"

Purchase Sewing Basics and Beyond