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Learn To Sew Boot Camp 

scissors , thread, and measuring tape


Experience sewing with a personal trainer.  Gain energy from a team of new sewists.  Choose the boot camp module(s) at your personal fitness level and build muscle in a new hobby. Please bring your machine in good working order (some machines available for rent, reserve at registration) and materials listed below.

Instructor: Judy C.
Location: CARD Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Age: 16+
Fee : Individual modules​​ are $35 each, or $150 for all 5 modules. Please contact the CARD office at (530)895-4711 x0 to register for all 5 modules.

Learn to Sew Boot Camp Materials List 

Module One

Identify sewing machine parts and functions, learn common sewing terms, thread a machine, wind and insert a bobbin, build a list of recommended tools, practice steering. 

Workout Project: Mini Pin Cushion. No materials needed – instructor will supply. 

Course #10602
Th | 3/23 | 6:30 - 9:00 PM Register Online

Module Two 

Improve your sewing workout by constructing a lined bag with boxed corners and strong handles. 

Workout Project: Market Tote Bag

Course #10603
Th | 4/6 | 6:30 - 9:00 PM Register Online 

Module Three 

Exercise your sewing skill and rid your vehicle of excess weight by sewing a storage sack.  Form and apply seam binding, make straps and attach buckles. 

Workout project: Seatback Storage Sack

Course #10604 
Th | 4/20 | 6:30-9:00 PM Register Online

Module Four 

Move on to basic pattern reading, attaching pockets and creating a reversible garment, powerful enough to withstand kitchen workouts. 

Workout project: Apron

Course #10605
Th | 5/4 | 6:30 - 9:00 PM Register Online 

Module 5

Activate your sewing power with deeper pattern reading skills and basic fitting elements.

Workout Project: Skirt

Course #10606
Th | 5/18 | 6:30 - 9:00 PM Register Online