Level 3+ or Private Lessons

When there is enough demand for a level 3+ session community centre class, it works like the following.

This is also how I tend to approach my private lessons, adjusting in both situations as needed…

Implementing the techniques learned in levels 1, 2 and 3, students will start exploring their own projects with Tracey’s guidance. Having attended all previous levels is not a prerequisite, but some basic knowledge is a must and access to a working sewing machine is important.

Each student should have and bring to each class:


  •  chosen project{s}
  • 1m muslin for general practicing. Cost should be $3/m  Fabricland, Eco-Equitable at 420 McArthur sells fabrics, or use old cotton sheets, t-shirts, jeans.
  • note taking system { pen and paper/ ipod/ whatever}
  • basic sewing book – everyone should have one similar to these:
  1. Vogue®/Butterick Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing Techniques
  2. Readers Digest:The New Complete Guide to Sewing
  3. Singer Complete photo guide to sewing – possibly available for kobo through Chapters.

Sewing kit which should contain:

  • GOOD fabric scissors
  • pins
  • hand sewing needles
  • thread for both basting and matching their project fabric
  • ruler/straight edge – at least 12 inches long
  • marking pencils or tailor’s chalk {yes, soap works too}
  • Measuring tape {plus measurement sheet from level 2- will be provided for new folk}

Working sewing machine, if possible. For those who cannot bring their machine to class, one is provided for use in class.

Day 1: Bring all of the Basic Supplies.

Lessons based on the specific theme will take place at the beginning of class, and then students are given open time to continue practicing skills taught or work on their own projects.

Homework: will be different for each person, but some practice should be done at home in preparation for the next class.

Day 2 and Day 3:Bring all of the Basic Supplies.

Continuation of  Lessons at the beginning of class and then independent work with guidance as needed.

This course will have a fluid nature, feel free to bring in your questions of all sorts, and we’ll cover as much as we can each class and be prepared to do some work at home each week  to progress!