Sewing Classes in Michigan

Do you want to learn to sew? 
My sewing studio
Where I am teaching these days:  
Haberman Fabrics - Sandy's Make it Sew

Sewing is a fun and useful life skill. Knowing how to sew can save you money, has many practical applications, and is a great way to express ones creativity and individuality.

Like any other art or craft, sewing requires patience and the diligence to build a set of fundamental skills that will prepare you to tackle any new project. The best part - once you learn the basics, you learn them forever and they are the foundation from which more skills and techniques can be learned.

For readers who reside in the metropolitan Detroit marketplace, I am offering private sewing lessons in my sewing studio. Whether you are new to the craft or simply wish to hone your skills, private sewing lessons can be tailored to fit your specific needs and allow you to learn at your own pace.  I teach professional sewing skills and techniques that will provide you the jump start you need to enjoy this rewarding craft. 

Unsure where to start? 
I have created a list of possible classes you can consider geared to the beginner sewer, as well as those who want to advance their skills. These are just suggestions, because as private lessons, all sessions can be tailored to fit your needs.

If you would like to learn to sew with me, please provide your own sewing machine - with instruction manual.  The classes are designed as private, one-on-one sessions, but my studio can accommodate up to 3 students if you would like to learn with a friend or two.

If you are interested in private lessons, please email me at:  We can discuss your specific needs and determine both the number of sessions required and the cost. 

Suggested sewing classes – all tailored to suit you

Intro to Sewing       1 sessions, 2 1/2 hours 
This class is designed for the complete beginner. The lessons will start with sewing machine basics, understanding basic settings and how to sew perfectly straight seams. Learn how to read the bolt ends of fabrics and properly select fabric when using a commercial pattern. You will learn how to read and use a commercial pattern. As part of the session you will construct a darling jewelry pouch. 

Basic hemming workshop       1 session, 2 1/2 hours  
Why pay for alterations you can do yourself. Learn to hem jeans (so easy!), dress pants and skirts with or without a sewing machine.  Don't want to hand sew? Learn to sew a blind stitch hem with your sewing machine. 

Ready to dive in!   # of sessions based on project (3-4 typical)
Already comfortable with your sewing machine, but are intimidated by tackling a project on your own? You pick the pattern and project, (with guidance from me) and we’ll structure the sessions accordingly.  This class assumes you understand basic sewing skills, but don’t worry, whatever skills you don’t have, I will bring you up to speed. The process will include pattern fitting and the complete construction of your project, from start to finish. 

Simple alterations    1 session, 3 hours
Why pay for alterations you can do yourself. Learn basic alterations like hemming jeans, pants or skirts, shortening sleeves, and taking in (or out) side seams - and go save yourself some money!  

Fun with Pillows   # of sessions based on types of pillows.
Pillows are the fastest way to dress up or change a room’s look. They are also a good way to learn to sew and are an easy project for the real beginner sewer. Pillows can be made simply, but for true professional looking pillows, learn how to insert a zipper closure, cording and perhaps some embellishment techniques.

Fleece is fun & easy    # of sessions based on project.
Working with fleece is so easy and great fun, once you understand how to work with this special fabric.  It’s fantastic for making kids clothes, but there are plenty of other applications for adults as well. 

The Sexy Pencil Skirt   4 sessions, 3 hours each
Pencil skirts are so trendy, but why pay over $100 for a garment that requires generally less than a yard of fabric.   Learn how to construct a stylish pencil style skirt properly fitted to you, with a waistband, invisible zipper and lining. Once you make the first skirt the second one can be made in flash.

The Zipper Workshop   - 1 session, 3 hours
Intimidated by the thought of installing a zipper? Phish Posh they are easy to do once you master the simple techniques. Learn how to install all three types of zippers – railroad, invisible, exposed. 

Sewing for Teens   4 sessions, 3 hours each
For young teens 12-16 years old. This is a great age to learn to sew.  Begin with a simple pajama pant or short, a fun messenger bag or a simple top or flirty skirt.  Learn all the basics – sewing machine basics, pattern use, fabric prep/layout/ pinning/cutting. Plus, complete garment construction. Have twice the fun by adding a friend to join the sessions.

Stylish Shift Dress    4 sessions, 3 hours each
Who isn’t wearing the sleeveless shift dress these days? Whether for work, play or a special occasion, this is a popular garment that can be modified to create many different looks. The class will teach how to make a simple shift style dress with the added option of many variations of neckline treatments to suit your preference.

Mother-Daughter Sewing Together   # of sessions based on project selected.
Whether you want to tackle a skirt, dress, top, pillow, or handbag, or just learn the basics, a series of sessions can be created where Mom and daughter learn together -- so much fun!! 

All classes can be modified to address your specific needs.  The number of sessions and cost will be based on your skill level, the projects selected, and the techniques taught.  

Get those creative juices going!  Let's talk about what you want to learn. E-mail me at: to discuss the next steps to learning how to sew.


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  3. Hello.

    I have attempted emailing twice within the last week and a half. I have not received a response. How do you suggest I contact you about signing up for classes?
    Thank you!
    - Jeannette

    1. I would like to enroll my 10 year old granddaughter in your beginning sewing class as soon as possible. At your earliest convenience, please contact me via email (, or by cell at (248) 460-6188. Thank you.

      Gwen Boston

  4. I haven't sewn since my son was a baby and would have to start all over. Please help

  5. How much are your classes

  6. How much are your classes

  7. Good day, where is your pricing for beginners?

  8. Good day, where is your pricing for beginners?

  9. Do you still do lessons, if so how can I contact you?

  10. I would like to enroll my 10 year old granddaughter in your beginning sewing class as soon as possible. At your earliest convenience, please contact me via email (, or by cell at (248) 460-6188. Thank you.

    Gwen Boston

  11. Hello -- I am currently looking to learn to sew. I bought a sewing machine two years ago and I just took it out the box. :) i would love to be contacted for learn to sew opportunities.