Truly personalize your space and learn to make custom throw pillow covers.

Do you have plans to spruce up your home decor? Making custom throw pillow covers are an inexpensive way to make a large impact in any room! This fun class will teach you how to sew custom throw pillow covers in just a few easy steps!

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What You'll Learn

  • Reading a pattern for the pillow cover
  • Installing a zipper (for the experienced beginner)

Prerequisites

This class is for anyone who already knows how to sew, or the confident beginner who knows how to use a sewing machine and basic sewing techniques.

If you're new to sewing or want a refresher to get you ready for this class, check out the Beginner Basics class or the in-depth Intro to Sewing Course.

Tools & Supplies

You will need:

  • Machine feet - straight and zipper
  • 1/2 yard of cotton fabric
  • 16" x 16" pillow form/insert
  • Zipper
  • All-purpose thread
  • Sewing kit: pins, scissors, snips, seam ripper, thread, extra needles, fabric markers or chalk, etc. Find links to these common sewing kit items in the shop.
  • Sewing machine - Please review the tools & supplies list carefully for any machine hardware requirements or contact us with any questions.

Remember to pre-wash and dry your fabric before class.

Price


ON-DEMAND CLASS

Schedule as a private class at a time that is best for you.

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$64/person

Duration

2 hours
One, 2-hour session
Discounts
On-Demand Group Classes

Discounts are available when you sign-up multiple people for on-demand classes so get friends or family members together too. Select the number of students above to see the discounted price per person.

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About the Instructor

Vanessa has over 18 years of experience teaching adults and children. In addition to offering sewing classes and lessons she is an instructor in the Fashion Design Program at Austin Community College. Previously, Vanessa was an instructor at The Stitch Lab where she taught intro and specialty sewing classes, gave private lessons, hosted parties, and ran summer camps. Beyond sewing she has taught art, yoga and English to children as young as two through high school-aged kids. She has taught adults and kids of all ages and enjoys seeing how everyone applies their newfound sewing skills to express themselves.

Vanessa is a full-time designer and seamstress working with clients on a wide variety of custom, small-scale manufacturing and consulting projects that keep her current with the latest sewing trends and technologies. She is also a machine service technician and has expert knowledge on a wide range of sewing machines that she shares with students on how to properly use and maintain their sewing machine.

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Private sewing lesson scheduled when you want.

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Online Sewing Classes

Live, interactive sewing lessons over video chat to learn to sew from the comfort of your home.
Not sure if online lessons are right for you?

We've developed an online learning experience to make it as close as possible to being in person. I make the same project along with you so you can see actions from multiple camera perspectives as I guide you step by step. Learn more or contact me about setting up a demo.

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