Sewing Essentials - Collingswood
Sewing Essentials - Collingswood

Learn beginner sewing skills including operating a sewing machine, garment construction, and taking home your very own projects! This class is best suited for all beginning sewers ages 13 and up.


Limited number of sewing machines will be avialable to students. Students are welcome to bring their own if they would like to.


Supply List:

All-purpose thread (Bring for the first class)  

Fabric scissors (Bring for the first class)

Pins (Bring for the first class)

Seam ripper (Bring for the first class)

Tape measure (Bring for the first class)

Zipper (9 inches. Used for zippered pouch. Bring by the 3rd class)




  • 1 yard canvas fabric (for the tote bag exterior. Bring by the 2nd class)
  • ½ yard of cotton fabric (for the tote bag handles. Bring by the 2nd class)
  • 1 yard of bias trim (for interior tote bag seams. Bring by the 2nd class)
  • ½ yard Cotton fabric (for the interior of the zippered pouch. Bring by the 3rd class)
  • ½ yard cotton fabric (for the exterior of the zippered pouch. Bring by the 3rd class)


(Optional: Bring by the 5th class) Beginner pattern of choice, and fabric which pattern calls for (I'll bring a variety of garment + accessory patterns for use, too! The personal project will be toward the end of class so I can help with choosing fabric.) 

About the artist:

Emily Henry gained knowledge and skills about fashion design and the industry through fashion design school, Made Institute, in Philadelphia, PA. With her education, work experience, and her love of sewing, art, and sustainability, she was inspired to spread the joys and importance of eco-consciousness through her art and fashion. Currently, Emily makes and sells sustainable fashion and accessories. She also loves to crochet, embroider, and experiment with textile art. Alongside her creative projects, Emily works in the fashion industry as Community Organizer for the global organization Remake, Community Coordinator for Made Institute, and stitcher for local brands.



This class is offered as part of Perkins Folklife Center programming. Special pricing for these classes and workshops is made possible with support from NJ State Council on the Arts.

Monday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM ( Jan 16, 2023 - Mar 20, 2023 )
Instructor: Emily Henry
Members: $ 275.00; Non-Members $ 300.00
Location: Collingswood, CW Loft Studio

Full, Waitlist Available

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