Thank you for teaching me how to sew this year. I have learned a lot and look forward to coming back in September and learning more! Thank you! – Sara
Thanks for being such a great teacher for Sara. She has learned so much and she has really enjoyed it. She always looks forward to your class. See you in September! – Helen
“Why I Love Sewing Class
By Christina S. (age 11) (essay for school)
Have you ever used a sewing machine? If so, did you have fun? Personally, I enjoy using a sewing machine, and even take a sewing class. SewGood class is a positive and fun activity I get to do. There are three positive results of going to sewing class. The first great effect is that I have fun after school and see my friends. Instead of staying home and watching TV or YouTube, I get to sew, and use the sewing machine at sewing class. I get to see my friends who also do sewing classes. The second positive outcome, is that I am learning a new skill. By learning this skill, I can make homemade clothes, pillow cases and bags. I can even sew gifts for friends and family members. I have already sewn a bag, pj pants and pj shirt. If I keep going to sewing class, I will be able to sew lots more stuff. The last effect, is that I get to meet new people. I made some awesome friends at the sewing class. All of the five friends at the sewing class are kind, thoughtful and helpful. In conclusion, I have gotten to learn new skills, and to do fun after school activity. Those are some causes why I love going to SewGood sewing class.” – Christina S.
“My 12 year old daughter has been taking Carley’s weekly sewing class for almost a year now and she absolutely loves it! Carley’s caring and easygoing demeanour instantly made my daughter feel comfortable. The classes allow the children to work at their respective levels all the while creating fantastic garment pieces. Thank you Carley for fostering her love of sewing!” – Patricia C.
“My daughter who is now 11 and her best friend, have been attending Carley’s sewing classes for 4 years now. They really enjoy their time in these classes and have had loads of fun gaining confidence and learning how to make bags, clothes and crafts. They have created some beautiful things and developed a sense of pride that one feels in accomplishing a task on their own.
Carley is bubbly, enthusiastic and nurturing with the girls. They love being in her home and learning the art of sewing.
I would highly recommend these classes and of course Carley!”
– Leah Bettger
“My daughter loves Carley’s sewing class. The small class size and the instructor’s patience and expertise really made learning to sew a fun experience for my 11 year old. She can’t wait to return next year!” – Kris L.
“Carley, you’re a great teacher! This first lesson was fun, and I was fascinated by how you taught me so much in the course of building this simple little bag. I look forward to learning a lot more in future lessons. HEY GUYS: She’s really good at making you feel like you’re smart and a total success, even when you goof. And I know: I ran the sewing machine with the foot up (she had warned me about not doing that…) causing it to build a tiny little bird’s nest of thread right where it shouldn’t do that, and she didn’t even bat an eye or call me a single unkind name. Impressive!” – Arthur W.
“Thank you so much for your help. I couldn’t have done it without you. I have learned so much from you and people are amazed at my progress. Your assistance has been invaluable to me during this process.” – Ally
“I would like to thank you for all of the countless times you’ve gone out of your way to make time and help me with my portfolio. I really, really appreciate it. YOU ROCK MY SOCKS!” – Bianca
“Carley is an excellent teacher and such a friendly, welcoming person. In her beginner classes Carley makes sure you know the basics including how to take body measurements, how to use a commercial pattern, information about different types of fabrics and how to choose the appropriate one as well as how to lay out and cut your fabric. She also ensures that you are knowledgeable about the basics of a sewing machine and how to use certain tools. Carley is willing to answer any questions you have along the way and she is very helpful in doing so. Once you have taken a few of her classes you will have learned anything you will ever need to know about sewing, allowing you to produce your own garments at home! I sincerely recommend Carley at SewGood if you are interested in learning to sew!” – Chelsea M.
“Carley is an excellent teacher, very warm and welcoming, and definitely knows her stuff. She made learning easy for myself and for the absolute beginners in the class as well. Her work space is perfect, suited for four people (the max class size) and stocked with everything you could possibly need (including some warm tea when you’re in the mood!).” – Minna E.