Are Sewing Classes Worth It?

Thinking about taking a sewing class and left wondering “are sewing classes are worth it?”

In this article, we’ll break down whether a sewing class is right for you, how to find the right sewing class and discuss the price you could expect to pay for a class based on the different factors involved.

You Don’t Need To Go To A Sewing Class To Learn How To Sew

There are plenty of free resources online that explain the basics of how to sew. These include how to sew in general as well as how to sew using a specific machine.

Sewing as a hobby can be very expensive at the start as you look to buy specialist equipment which is essential to your learning experience; fabric scissors, fabric, a sewing machine, thread, a needle. 

Adding the cost of a sewing class onto that price is simply not feasible for everyone. 

However, if you have the financial backing to do so or have a time limit in which you need to get to a certain sewing ability then a sewing class can certainly fast-track your sewing success and turn you from a beginner seamstress into an intermediate real fast!

Specialist Sewing Classes Are A Great Way To Expand Your Sewing Knowledge

Of course, sewing classes aren’t just limited to beginners. There are plenty of specialist sewing courses designed to teach you about a particular machine or machine brand, a particular sewing style or walk you through a specialist project. 

These sewing courses are ideal for someone who is looking to expand their sewing knowledge and reach. They’ve no doubt already got the majority of the basic sewing materials so the cost of going on such a course is more feasible and the basic sewing knowledge works as a great base or building block in which to work from. 

Connecting With Like-Mind Individuals Who Share The Same Hobby As You Is Priceless!

Finally, there’s the social aspect of going on a sewing class which simply can not be underestimated. While ultimately, everyone is at a sewing class to learn, you’re in a room with a bunch of like-minded individuals which provides you with a great chance to build friendships.

From there you can hopefully continue to network and learn from each other beyond the sewing class learning about upcoming materials, products and sewing events. 

Whether Sewing Classes Are Worth It Ultimately Comes Down To You

Whether investing in a sewing class is worth it is ultimately down to you. It depends on your financial situation, your sewing experience, what you’d like to learn or gain from a sewing class and how much time you have to invest in learning such a skill.

As always, I’d love to hear about any sewing courses or classes you’ve been on. Let me know down in the comments what you’ve found makes a great sewing class and whether or not you’d go to another sewing class again in the future.