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Beginner Sewing Lessons

For creative enthusiasts ages 9 and up.

If you’re nine years old (or older) you can make fun crafts and learn how to use your sewing machine at the same time with Aunt Monica.

We’ll work at your pace and skill level to create items you can use to decorate your room or even give as gifts. 

In these lessons, you will learn the basics of sewing with your machine. Each class will build your sewing skills and confidence. You will gain confidence as a sewist making samples and craft projects. Each project will help you develop a new skill and practice the ones you already built.

Skill Building

In your personal sewing lessons, you will:

  • Learn how to thread and take care of your sewing machine.

  • Learn how to sew accurate seams.

  • Learn the importance of ironing (everyone love to iron, right?)

  • Learn how to cut and mark fabric.

  • Work on projects from start to completion.

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Do I have to bring my own sewing machine?

If you have a portable sewing machine we recommend you bring and use it. 

Part of being a great sewist is “making friends” with your machine. Each one has its own little quirks and settings and it’s important to become comfortable with them.

If you don't have a sewing machine, you're welcome to use one of ours for these lessons.

What do I need to bring to the lessons?

Besides your sewing machine, you need to bring:

  • One 1 or 2 inch binder

  • Pen

  • Pencil

  • Highlighter

  • 5-10 blank sheets of copy paper or looseleaf

  • Project supplies are included in these lessons.


You will be able to borrow our tools for your lessons. However, if you have your own tools, please bring them. Everyone is more comfortable using their own stuff.

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What kind of things will be made?

In your beginner sewing lessons, we will help you make a variety of items to build your skills. The projects chosen will depend upon your previous sewing experience, interest and seasons. The projects are craft-based (as opposed to garment sewing) and may include bean-bags, scrunchies, draw-string bags, and pencil cases.

How many students are in the class?

One! These are private lessons and you are the only student. This allows us to work slower or faster depending on previous skills and interests.

We accept students 9 years old and older. Students need to be able to work independently as the instructor may not be with them every moment of the class.

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When are the lessons?

We’ll work with you to find a time that suits your schedule and ours.

Each weekly session is 2½ hours long (for six consecutive weeks).

All lessons take place at Aunt Monica’s Attic, 111-A Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg MB (downtown Transcona).

How do I register?

The easiest way to register to simply to visit us in person at Aunt Monica’s Attic in downtown Transcona. 111 Regent Ave West, Winnipeg. 

You can also register by phone at (204) 615-5270.

Class Fee

$240 plus GST for six 2½ hour weekly lessons.

Project supplies are included.


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Now accepting students!
Register today!

Sunday: Spots available

Monday: Booked

Tuesday: Spots available

Wednesday: Booked

Thursday: Available May 25

Friday: Spots available

Saturday: Spots available

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