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sewing classes

Testimonials

Jo has been a fantastic sewing instructor to my 13 year old daughter! She is able to translate her extensive experience in a way that is not too overwhelming for a beginner (or a beginner’s mom). She makes suggestions on material, but allows my daughter to select projects that really interest her. She is an excellent listener and makes an effort to work in different named sewing techniques into each project. She encourages and supports my daughter’s goal to design her own clothing one day. Every kid needs a teacher like Jo who tells them they can do it in a way that makes them believe it!  

-Jean, North Andover

I can attest to Jo's phenomenally supportive and knowledgeable teaching of sewing.  I arrived as an older adult, not having sewn since I was super young, with barely any skills whatsoever, but lots of ideas and queries.  I could not have hoped for a better teacher....I have signed up three times for more lessons.  I feel Jo is as enthused as I am to see ideas come to fruition, and is ever-curious, open to alternative  approaches to problem solving, all while grounded in her immense experience and capabilities. I feel really lucky to have chanced upon such a patient and kind teacher who has such a storied and long expertise in so many aspects of her trade.More importantly, she is just a very good teacher, in that she can explain and show techniques and skills in absorbable and practical ways.  A rare thing, indeed.  

-Eileen, Georgetown

***NEW SEWING CLASSES FOR FALL 2023***

NOTE: This Applies To All Sewing Classes

To ensure that class time is not wasted on maintenance, all sewing machines must be preapproved by Jo prior to class time. Machines that are designed for and marketed towards children are not acceptable for sewing classes at The Village Studio. If you do not have an appropriate working machine you may use one of ours. If you would like information about purchasing a machine please check with Jo prior to class.

Most classes run continuosly but you must sign up/pay for the class in advance using the sign-up link that Jo will provide you. If you sign up for a class but can't make it, it's important that you let us know so that we can fill your spot with someone from the wait list.

Group Sewing Classes for Intermediate Sewers - Mondays 4:00 - 7:00pm

This class launches on Monday, 9/11, and runs every Monday with breaks for holidays and bad weather. This class is designed for sewers with prior sewing experience who can work with minimal supervision, but Jo is there to help and answer your questions as needed.

 

The cost per class is $25.00. You do not have to commit to every Monday, it's an open class and you only pay for the classes you attend. To save time we suggest you discuss your project with Jo prior to the first class so that she can help you to be better prepared.

 

Please contact Jo at sewjohanna1955@yahoo.com with questions and to obtain the sign-up link.
 

Group Sewing Classes for Advanced Beginner Sewers - Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm
This class launches on Wednesday, 9/13, and runs every Wednesday with breaks for holidays and bad weather. This class is a small group for advanced beginner students who are comfortable threading and using a sewing machine, have experience sewing simple projects but would like to expand their skills.

The cost per class is $35. You do not have to commit to every Wednesday, it's an open class and you only pay for the classes you attend. To save time we suggest you discuss your project with Jo prior to the first class so that she can help you to be better prepared.

Please contact Jo at sewjohanna1955@yahoo.com with questions and to obtain the sign-up link.

Private Sewing Lessons

Private lessons for beginner and intermediate sewers are available during the day. A sewing machine is not necessary, you may use one of ours during class and Jo can advise you on what to look for when you are ready to buy one for yourself. The cost for private lessons is $40./class and are scheduled weekly.

Please contact Jo at sewjohanna1955@yahoo.com with questions and to schedule your lesson.

Semi-Private Sewing Lessons - Thursdays 3:45-5:15pm

This class launches the week of 9/11 and will continue weekly with breaks for holidays and bad weather. Semi-private lessons are for any age or skill level and the start/stop times can be altered slightly to accommodate students. This class is ideal for students who want to come with a friend but feel free to sign up by yourself and maybe meet a new friend. A sewing machine is not necessary, you may use one of ours during class and Jo can advise you on what to look for when you are ready to buy one for yourself.

 

The cost per class is $35. You do not have to commit to every week, it's an open class and you only pay for the classes you attend. To save time we suggest you discuss your project with Jo prior to the first class so that she can help you to be better prepared. To save time we suggest you discuss your project with Jo prior to the first class so that she can help you to be better prepared.

 

Please contact Jo at sewjohanna1955@yahoo.com with questions and to obtain the sign-up link.
 

Sewing Refresher (1class)

The cost for this 1-hour class is $40 and we will focus on the skills you are most interested in brushing up on.

 

Please contact Jo at sewjohanna1955@yahoo.com with questions or to schedule a time.

About The Teacher

Jo Myers is one of the owners of The Village Studio and has been sewing since she was 5 years old. Check out her full bio here

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