Sewing Courses

SEWING COURSES


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

SEWING FOR BEGINNERS
Do you want to learn how to sew? Our introductory course will familiarize you with the sewing machine and what it does, interfacing, patterns, taking measurements, doing alterations, fabric layout, hemming and selecting fabric. Each student will create a simple project of their own choice. Please bring a tape measure, pencil and paper. Additional supplies will be discussed during the first class. No previous sewing experience is necessary.

SEWING – INTERMEDIATE
Have fun and learn intermediate techniques by making a shirt. Techniques learned are assembling a collar, cuffs, sleeves, placket, buttonholes, button attachment, hemming using pressing equipment, fitting and alterations. A pattern and a bobbin are included in the course fee. Additional supplies will be discussed in the first class. To register for this class, students must have completed the course Sewing for Beginners or have equivalent basic sewing skills.

SEWING WITH A SERGER
This course is an introduction to the serger, a machine that is used in addition to a traditional sewing machine. The first class will discuss the basics of the serger, threading, tensions, and operation of the machine. In the remaining classes, each student will make a simple t-shirt. Students must bring their own serger in good working order to each class; this class is open to all makes and models of sergers. Don’t forget to bring the power cord and the manual and all accessories that came with the serger. Bring 4 different colours of cone thread for sergers. No previous sewing experience is necessary.

SEWING WORKSHOP
This workshop offers the opportunity to work independently on a project of your choice, or to finish a project with guidance from the instructor. The class size is limited to 10 students for personal attention. Please bring your pattern, fabric (pre-washed) or project and all necessary sewing notions to the first class. Please ensure the class is confirmed before purchasing materials. To register for this class, students must have completed the course Sewing for Beginners or have equivalent basic sewing skills.

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604-296-6901

Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
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Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Tue | Thu 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays.

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.