Sewing for Teens – Level I

Students in Teens Level I Sewing (ages 13-17*) practice machine & hand sewing skills while creating several fun and useful projects. Lessons will include sewing machine anatomy & safe operation, essential hand stitches, fabric properties, marking and cutting fabric, basic measuring and drafting of shapes, machine sewn button holes, basic sewing repairs and garment alterations. Small class sizes ensure personal attention from the Sewing Teacher and focus on supporting individual skill and knowledge building.


Each session throughout the academic year has a different theme, so students will have fresh experiences and build upon their skills each time they enroll. Student Artworks will be selected and on display for Studio Exhibitions throughout the academic year.


Students will be able to choose from a variety of Level I projects to make after sewing-as-a-group with the first class project.


  • tools apron
  • tote bag
  • small accessories
  • straight seam garment
  • basic sewing repairs
  • jeans hemming


Session: Fall II

Tuesdays 4:30pm – 6:00 pm

November 17 to December 15

Fee:  $225.00 (+ sewing kit)



Students new to the Studio’s Sewing classes will need to purchase a basic sewing kit on the first day of class.

Each new Level I student will need to purchase a basic sewing kit assembled by Monroe Street Studio. The kits will remain in the Studio for the duration of the session and then may be taken home on the last day of the session. Continuing students should remember to bring their basic sewing kit, otherwise they will need to purchase a new kit for use in the class.


*Students age 12 can attend the Teens class if they’ve had prior sewing experience.

Did you miss the beginning of the session but still want to enroll? Want to do a trial class to see if it is a good fit for your student?  Opportunities are available – please contact for details.

Attendance policy: Due to the nature and continuous presentation and refinement of new skills and techniques covered in these program, we ask that students do their very best to attend all classes within a session. At the end of the session, there will be a Saturday morning 10:00-11:30 am makeup opportunity for anyone who has missed a class for whatever reason within that session. Students who have successfully attended all classes within a session may pay a drop-in fee and attend the makeup class to complete any unfinished pieces. We will no longer be issuing credits or refunds when two or more classes are missed due to student schedule conflicts or illness. Students who are aware that they might miss two or more classes should discuss the situation with the Studio prior to registering for the class.