Sewing Academy - Beginner Level Basic Sewing Class

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What You Get When You Join The Sewing Academy: The Sewing Academy is our video-based training program that gives you in-depth information on the tools, techniques, and tips you need to begin sewing quickly and easily. As a student, you receive access to all the videos immediately and you can learn at your own pace.   


About The Curriculum: Delivered through instructional video packed with in-depth information. You can choose to stream the videos through our site or download them to save to your home computer or tablet. Video teaching will show hands-on instruction for each part of the sewing process. We will give you the skills and know-how to turn on the machine and begin using it successfully. The course is designed for the beginning sewist of any age! It will be clear, concise, and easy to follow. It will provide teaching and practical application for the different techniques taught.

Part of the class uses a simple pillow project to show/practice the techniques taught in point 5: Seams. We've also included a variety of tutorial projects that give you the opportunity to practice the skills learned. These are available as PDF downloads.

The videos are broken down into the following sections:

1. Before you begin

  • Introduction

  • Sewing tools and supplies

  • Fabric defined

2. Know your machine
  • Anatomy of a sewing machine

  • Threading a sewing machine and machine needles

  • Loading and inserting a bobbin

3. Sewing Patterns & Cutting Fabric

  • Understanding your pattern and markings

  • Basic pinning & cutting

4. Stitching Basics

  • Throat plate and presser foot

  • Straight stitch

  • Backstitch

  • Zig-zag stitch

  • Basting/ Gathering

5. Seams

  • Sewing and pressing a seam

  • Seam finishes

  • Sewing corners

  • Sewing Curves

  • Clipping & Notching

6. Hand-sewing

  • Threading a needle

  • Securing a thread

  • Types of stitches

  • Sewing a button

7. Trims&EdgeFinishes
  • Working with trims (in the seam and on the edge)
  • Bias Tape (in place of hem or to cover a raw edge)
  • Hem (single and double turned)
    8. Elastic&Casings
    • Working with elastic
    • Sewing a casing
      9. Simple Closures
      • Examples of Closures
      • Hook & eye, Snaps, and hook and loop tape
      • Button Hole Foot
        10. Final Wrap Up Video 

        Cost: The program cost is just $19! 

        Prerequisite: This doesn't have any pre-requisites. It is open to all students of any age.

        Money Back Guarantee: We know you’ll love the program, but if you’re unhappy with it for any reason, we are happy to provide a 100% money back refund – no questions asked. So there is absolutely no reason not to try the program.

        Pixie Points: Be sure to enroll in our Pixie Perks program to receive Pixie Points on these purchases. Points earned for every dollar you spend can be redeemed for a variety of offers on a future purchase

        Questions: We know you might have questions - we encourage you to read through the following FAQs and testimonials.

        Q: Would this be appropriate for homeschool curriculum?
        A: Yes, as long as the student has a sewing machine. It is broken down into 3 sections and includes 11 videos, so you could easily break it down into weekly or daily lessons.

        Q: Do you need to purchase additional patterns to get started with?
        A: No. The curriculum uses the free patterns and tutorials available from Pixie Faire.

        Q: Do I need any additional tools or resources?
        A: In addition to having a sewing machine you'll need to have a basic sewing kit which includes a needle, thread, scissors, seam ripper, and pins. 

        Q. What happens after I buy?

        A. You will receive the download links instantly to download or stream your videos. The files are large - about 900MB each. It is recommended that you download and save the files for watching offline. Streaming the videos may not work well if you have a poor/slower internet connection or data limits.

        More Questions? If you have any questions feel free to email us at


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