Course Description: Learn to Sew: The Basics

Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on course. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. You will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class. Bring your own portable sewing machine. Materials are required for this course. You can view this information in the "Additional Course Information" section of the online course listing or on your email Confirmation Letter sent after registration. You can also request by email at This class is intended for beginners with no prior sewing experience.

 Course Details: (seats remaining)

Schedule: Every day, starting on 02/05/22 and ending on 02/05/22
Times: 09:00am-01:00pm
CLASS PRICE : $69.00

Additional Course Information

Beginning Sewing - The Basics Materials List:
  • Portable sewing machine (bring your machine manual in case you need to refer to it).
  • 1 1/3 yard (king size) or 1 yard (std. size) of cotton or broadcloth (pre-washed and dried/pre-shrunk and pressed) to make a pillowcase. Optional: yd. contrasting fabric for a custom look. NOTE: Keep in mind which direction an obvious design will lay on your bed; we will need to have (2) 20" x 36" minimum sized pieces of fabric to make a standard size pillow case. To do this, we usually fold a single yard of 45" wide fabric in half. Sometimes a design will end up going the wrong direction when finished, because of the way the pillow case is made.If you are uncertain, then purchase 1-1/3 yd. and you will have enough regardless of the direction of the design.
  • Additional fabric scraps or fat quarters for practice work
  • Thread (matching color and/or contrasting color for topstitching) - a polyester all-purpose thread is great for this project
  • Straight pins and pin cushion/keeper
  • Machine needles (size 11 or 12)
  • Scissors (rotary blade and mat optional)
  • Seam ripper
  • Seam gauge and/or measuring tape
  • Iron and small, table top iron board or thick towel to iron on
  • Extension cord


Name Additional Resources
Denise Hatch

Facility Detail

COCC Health Careers Center
HCC 0260
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703

Cancellation Policy

Students must cancel by contacting our office via phone: (541) 383-7270 or email: Cancellations received 5 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund. Full refunds are also issued for classes cancelled by COCC. Refunds will be issued back to your card or in the form of a check and mailed within two weeks of the cancellation date if paid by check or cash. Failure to participate in a course or program does not result in a refund. Exceptions to the general refund policy are noted in the course descriptions on our website and in the printed schedule. If you have any questions, please call us at (541) 383-7270.