Sewing 101



Sewing 101


Come learn how to sew, and start making your own projects! Join us in the spacious and inspiring new Riyoko Work/Shop and learn the fundamental beginner skills to get on your way to exploring and creating! In this class, students will learn their way around the machine through various projects and gain the foundational sewing skills to translate into future projects for themselves. Students will learn how to read patterns, and how to choose fabrics and patterns right for the projects they are making. They will 

make a reversible, lined gift bag, pyjama pants, and learn how to hem pants, and sew zippers. The skills of sewing can seem daunting, but with the right instruction, it can be fun and sew much easier than you think! 

This course is three 3-hour sessions. The next sessions is:

Monday, February 28 & March 7, 14 - 6 pm to 9 pm


Monday, April 11, 25 & May 2 - 6 pm to 9 pm

*No prior sewing skills are needed for this class. This class is for Adults, if you have a teen that is interested, please let us know, and we will let you know when a teen class will be available. 

*Class fees include all supplies except fabric scissors, and due to Covid, students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines. Don't have a sewing machine? No problem! Just let us know and we can have one ready for you. Sewing machine rentals are $10/ per class


We are dedicated to providing a safe, spacious and clean environment for the students to work in. We sanitize high touch surfaces, and fog the class before each session. Students will be situated 2m/ 6 ft apart in their work spaces to keep everyone comfortable and safe. We ask that all students wear masks in class. Thank you for your understanding in advance. To our collective well being in the days ahead. 

Riyoko Studio, 1721 29 Ave SW, Suite 445

Instructor: Jean Strandberg

Jean began teaching sewing in  Calgary in 1996.
"I have had a love of sewing since I was a teenager. My mom taught me how to sew and I have continued to learn through courses, in person and online, and through video and personal experience. I have been teaching sewing in my home based studio for over 20 years. I look forward to sharing my love and passion for sewing and creativity.  Come and join me to learn a new skill or to take your sewing to the next level."