Sewing Classes Chicago

Apply Filters

Common Time Filters

Weeknights
Weekends

Days of the Week

Class Time

Class Start Date

Skill Level

Duration

Age

Searching

36 classes have spots left

Sewing 101 Basics

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Whether you’re wanting to sew a pattern, upcycle or alter your wardrobe, make your own home decor, or make your own collection, this is the place to start! In this beginner sewing class, you’ll learn to use a sewing machine, basic stitches, and fundamental sewing techniques and finishes used in. Whether you’re wanting to sew a pattern, upcycle or alter your wardrobe, make your own home decor, or make your own collection, this is the place...

Monday Oct 30th, 6–9pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$355

6 sessions

Beginning Sewing

Linda Z's Sewing Center @ 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, IL 60005

Get a general overview of sewing with hands-on demonstrations of the basic tools, techniques & patterns. The classes are geared to new sewing customers. Class size is small so you’ll be able to work closely with your instructor. And you don’t even need to own a sewing machine! Have fun, learn to sew, and in the process, create two fun projects! NOTE: This is NOT a basic machine training (BMT) class to learn the functions of a machine you...

Monday Oct 9th, 2:30–4:30pm Central Time

 (3 sessions)

$69

3 sessions

Swimwear Sewing 101

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Ladies only - Join us sewing swimsuits galore! Sewing swimwear is so much fun, and sew satisfying because they’re quick, cute, useful projects. Learn construction techniques for multiple types of bottoms, tops & 1 piece swim suits. You’ll get familiar with the fit, fabrics (oooh spandex), and different sorts of elastics like picot & knit and even underwires. Make them in the size and shape you want and have fun embellishing them! That...

Saturday Jan 20th, 2–5pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$385

6 sessions

Streetwear Sewing

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Streetwear is a style of casual clothing. Casual, comfortable pieces such as jeans, t-shirts, hoodies and other loose comfortable fitting pieces. Streetwear has become so popular that it is now on the runway! It is not just for skaters, surfers, hip hoppers and punks anymore. The new hybrid is called Athleisure. Where sportswear meets streetwear. In this class we will sew up all of the classic streetwear/athleisure pieces. We will...

Wednesday Jan 17th, 6–9pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$425

6 sessions

Sewing 102 Garment Sewing

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Sewing 102 is the perfect next step after Sewing 101. Learn to sew full garments with multiple pieces using techniques you learned in Sewing 101 and new techniques to advance your skills. In this 6 week class, you’ll cut and sew a new garment in your size each week. And new this session, if you get through quickly, you can do the extra credit - a bonus technique you can learn and use to level up your clothes. Gadzooks! Great Garments! Shirt/blouse...

Wednesday Oct 25th, 6–9pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$355

6 sessions

Discover Classes. Earn Rewards.

Sewing Classes Gift Card

Thousands of classes. No expiration. You choose the $ amount. Select a category or let the recipient pick.

Buy a Gift Card

T-Shirt & Stuff Sewing

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Have you noticed nearly everything people are wearing is made of stretchy fabric? From leggings to joggers to t-shirts and sweatshirts to your socks and underthings, they've all got some stretch to them which that means you need to sew them in a very specific way. Did you know you can't sew stretchy fabrics with a straight stitch!? Learn to make your favorite t-shirt and more in this class! Learn to sew and work with fabrics that stretch! All...

Wednesday Jan 17th, 6–9pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$355

6 sessions

Open Studio À la Carte: Sewing for All Levels

Sew Design Studio @ 2608 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201

Can’t commit to a full 4-week Open Studio? Welcome to our new Open Studio À La Carte! You can select from the 2-hour sessions below, bring your project and materials and get a little help that goes a long way. Whether you have one particular procedure that just has you stumped, or you know you can get it done with the help and support of others, Open Studio A La Carte connects you with our community of like-minded people, sharing the...

Tuesday Sep 26th, 6–8pm Central Time

3 Hour Sewing Open Studio Starts Every Sunday

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Tired of cutting out on the dining table or the floor? Are seams not lining up and zippers are just scary? Is reading a sewing pattern like a foreign language? Are you looking for friends to sew with? Overcome your sewing woes and become a sewing QUEEN at Sew Anastasia. Duration - 6 weeks Start - You can start on any Sunday 2:30 - 5:30pm Cost - $215 2 hours or $322 3 hours - THIS IS 3 HOUR SIGN UP Bring your basic supplies: Pattern/Project...

Sunday Sep 24th, 3–6pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$332

6 sessions

3 Hour Sewing Open Studio Starts Every Wednesday Night

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

During your 6 weeks of open studio sewing classes you make your projects come to life. We have sewing machines, sergers, embroidery machines, dress forms and a huge cutting table! Everything you could need for your project. The open-studio structure makes it less like a class. Instead, you’re in charge of your projects and your pace. These sessions are a chance to practice sewing in the presence of an expert who is always ready to answer questions,...

Wednesday Sep 27th, 6–9pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$332

6 sessions

3 Hour Sewing Open Studio Starts Every Monday Night

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Tired of cutting out on the dining table or the floor? Are seams not lining up and zippers are just scary? Is reading a sewing pattern like a foreign language? Are you looking for friends to sew with? I offer 6-week open studio sessions on Sunday afternoon, Monday night or Thursday night in my Chicago studio. In open studio, you can work on any project you want. It is open to all skill levels. You get access to everything you need to create what...

Monday Sep 25th, 6–9pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$332

6 sessions

3 Hour Sewing Open Studio Starts Every Thursday Night

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Tired of cutting out on the dining table or the floor? Are seams not lining up and zippers are just scary? Is reading a sewing pattern like a foreign language? Are you looking for friends to sew with? Overcome your sewing woes and become a sewing QUEEN at Sew Anastasia. Duration - 6 weeks Start - You can start on any Thursday 6-9pm Cost - $215 2 hours or $322 3 hours - THIS IS 3 HOUR SIGN UP Bring your basic supplies: Pattern/Project...

Thursday Sep 28th, 6–9pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$332

6 sessions

Dress Making 101

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Have you been searching for the perfect dress pattern but cant find it? In this class we design a dress, make a sample, fit it then sew it out of final fabrics. This class is suitable for anyone who has taken sewing 101 or has equivalent skills. Maybe you want a simple dress to wear everyday or a cocktail dress for special events that will turn heads. Whatever your dress dreams are we will bring them to life in this class. ...

Thursday Oct 26th, 6–9pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$355

6 sessions

Lingerie Making 101

Sew Anastasia @ 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Ladies only - Join us sewing undergarments galore! Sewing lingerie is so much fun, and sew satisfying because they’re quick, cute, useful projects. Learn construction techniques for multiple types of bras and panties. You’ll get familiar with the fit, fabrics (oooh stretch lace), and different sorts of elastics (like picot - the stuff with decorative edges ), and even underwires. Make them in the size and shape you want and have fun embellishing...

Saturday Jan 20th, 2–5pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

$385

6 sessions

How to Copy READY TO WEAR Workshop

Sew Design Studio @ 2608 Green Bay Rd, Evanston, IL 60201

Have you ever had a favorite garment that you wish you had ten of? Then this workshop is for you! Come and learn the basic principles of copying ready-to-wear using a basic T-Shirt. Just show up with your Favorite Basic T-Shirt! Prerequisite: Basic sewing experience

Monday Sep 25th, 5:30–8:30pm Central Time

Pajama Pants in Knit on a Serger

Linda Z's Sewing Center @ 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, IL 60005

Learning to sew pajama pants is a terrific progression on your beginning sewing journey. Choose from our soft, knit fabric to create sleepwear as comfortable as your favorite tee. Then, you’ll use a SERGER to make quick and easy work of them. Comfortable & quick to make - soon you’ll be making pairs for everyone! Easy! Suitable for all sewing levels! Child's, Teens' and Adults' lounge pants and shorts in two lengths with...

Thursday Oct 12th, 10:30am–12:30pm Central Time

 (3 sessions)

$59

3 sessions

Reset all filters.

No results found

Try removing some filters.

Discover the Best Sewing Classes in Chicago

Sewing is a popular craft that can be done by hand or with a sewing machine. When sewing, you use a sewing needle and thread to fasten fabric or objects together. Sewing dates to the Paleolithic period, when people were stitching together animal hides to use as clothing or for shelter. As time passed, more sophisticated sewing methods developed. Sewing also became a means of repairing damaged or frayed clothing. 

With the Industrial Revolution came the invention of the sewing machine. No longer did people have to sew by hand. These machines became more affordable during the 20th century, and the demand for sewing patterns grew. However, as ready-made clothing became widely available, sewing in Western countries was relegated to a hobby or cottage industry. 

Those who live in Chicago might be familiar with the exhibitions in the city that have used sewing as a form of activism. If you’re interested in the connection between quilting and activism or would like to create another type of sewing project that speaks to social issues, there are resources within the city that can help you get started. 

Why You Should Learn Sewing in Chicago

There are several benefits to learning how to sew, from mental to physical. Sewing for fun is a great stress reliever. When you’re sewing, you must pay close attention to the work your hands are doing. This allows you to focus solely on sewing, blocking out other distractions and thoughts that might be on your mind. Sewing also encourages creative thinking and productivity. Planning a sewing project requires you to think about how it should look as well as any necessary measurements. 

Mingling with other sewers provides a way to meet new people and socialize. There are sewing clubs and organizations in the Chicago area that you can join. Sewing clubs and organizations will typically hold workshops and events that new and experienced sewers can join. 

Sewing also improves your attention to detail and hand-eye coordination. Sewing requires constant movement of the hands and fingers, which your eyes and brain will need to keep track of. These constant movements also improve the nimbleness of your fingers and can loosen the joints in them. This is especially beneficial to people who suffer from arthritis in their hands. 

In-Person Sewing Classes & Schools in Chicago

There are in-person sewing classes offered in the Chicago area that can teach you the basics of sewing as well as more advanced sewing techniques. In-person classes can provide you with hands-on instruction by an expert instructor. Taking an in-person class also allows you to meet and socialize with others interested in learning how to sew. 

Sewing requires a few basic materials like sewing needles, thread, and scissors. Machine sewing requires that you have and can operate a sewing machine. While some sewing classes will provide the necessary materials, others will ask that you bring your own. Several sewing classes in the Chicago area are available on CourseHorse.

Sew Anastasia, a studio located in West Town, offers sewing classes for a range of skill levels. In their Sewing 101: Basics class, you’ll learn how to use a sewing machine, basic stitches, and fundamental sewing techniques. This beginner-level class is led by an instructor who’ll walk you through techniques step-by-step in a small group, before letting you work independently at your sewing station. You’ll be able to ask your instructor for advice as you work on your sample binder of seam and technique samples. 

Advanced students are welcome to take Sew Anastasia’s Sewing 102: Garment Sewing class. Over the course of this six-week class, you’ll cut and sew a garment in your size. Your instructor will go over grain lines with you and how to prepare fabric for cutting and sewing. At the end of the six weeks, you’ll walk away with a wearable project. Sew Anastasia also offers classes that focus on how to create specific garments, like t-shirts and dresses

Linda Z’s Sewing Studio, located in Arlington Heights, offers a beginner-level sewing class that will provide you with an overview of sewing. Your instructor will demonstrate how to use sewing tools and give you hands-on demonstrations of sewing techniques and patterns. You’ll be responsible for bringing supplies to this class, so feel free to reach out beforehand to ask about what supplies you’ll need for the first session. 

Anyone working on a sewing project that needs some guidance can stop by Sew Design Studio’s (North Side) open studio hours. A professional can help you work out how to get past roadblocks in your project and teach you new sewing skills. 

Virtual Sewing Classes & Schools

If you can’t make it to a sewing class in Chicago but would still like to learn how to sew, consider taking a virtual sewing class. Virtual sewing classes eliminate the need to commute because they’re remote. This means that you can take them from the comfort of your own home or office. If you sign up for a virtual sewing class, be sure to check out the supply list provided by the instructor. In-person classes may provide you with some or all necessary materials, but online classes will typically require you to procure all supplies.

The New York Sewing Center hosts a Sewing 101: Basics class that will walk you through all the fundamentals of sewing. You’ll learn about terminology and equipment, how to read a commercial pattern, and how to choose the right fabric. If you’re especially interested in pattern making, they also offer beginner and intermediate-level classes that will teach you how to make patterns for different types of garments. 

Santa Monica College hosts a virtual sewing boot camp. Over the course of the boot camp, you’ll work on a series of project-based exercises to help you learn how to use a sewing machine. You must own a sewing machine to take this class. 

Crocheting and knitting are other crafts that you may find similar to sewing. Crocheting uses a hook to interlock yarn, thread, or other materials. Knitting involves creating stitches by interlacing loops of yarn. If you’re interested in learning these crafts, the 92nd Street Y offers Crochet for Beginners and Knitting for Beginners.

Private Group Sewing Classes in Chicago

Are you interested in booking a sewing class for your organization as a fun team-building event? CourseHorse has private group sewing classes for groups in Chicago that they can deliver to you. 

Reach out to CourseHorse through the contact form on their website to find out about what sewing classes they offer that will fit your group’s needs and goals. You’ll be able to find out about the group sizes that they accommodate in their sewing classes. If you’d like to book a class but don’t have a finalized headcount, CourseHorse will allow you to book your class with the minimum group size and update them with a finalized count before the class takes place. They can also offer you a 20-minute demo of a class for a fee of $100. This will let you figure out if the class is the right fit for your group before booking. 

CourseHorse does not charge booking fees and allows free cancellations up to two weeks before your class is scheduled. If you need to reschedule your class less than 48 hours before it will take place, you’ll be charged a $150 rescheduling fee. CourseHorse classes may be taken using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, or WebEx, although Zoom is the recommended platform. 


CourseHorse has other private group craft classes that may interest you. Macramé is the art of knotting together fabric and other textiles. If this interests your group, you may be interested in CourseHorse’s virtual Macramé workshop.