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Service Learning Project: Sewing Bee

Course Overview

There are so many functional things you can sew! Spend a weekend helping us with a few projects around North House; from canvas covers that will adorn the Hjordis dock and protect her hull, to seat cushions and curtains to spruce up classrooms, you'll get to make a mark on campus. Learn a few essential skills: from patterning and pinning to threading and operating various domestic and industrial sewing machines. In addition, try your hand setting a variety of grommets in a range of fabric types and weights. You'll leave with a new appreciation for the range of home sewing applications and likely a few ideas for your own hive. This class will cater to both beginner and intermediate sewers and is a great way to reaccquaint yourself with your sewing machine. Lunch will be provided both days. This course is part of the Volunteer & Service Learning Weekend.


Sat, Apr 22nd, 2017  –  Sun, Apr 23rd, 2017

Course Details

Length: 1 1/2 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 9am-5pm, Day 2: 9am-Noon
Intergenerational age: na
Registration Cost: $50.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: included


You will need the following tools for this class:

Students are encouraged to bring their own domestic sewing machine. There are a limited number of sewing machines available, so please let us know if you would like to borrow one for the course by calling 218.387.9762.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

This course is full.

Fill out the form below if you would like to be placed on a waiting list and notified if an opening becomes available.