Do you want to learn to sew?

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Take the first steps to creating your own beautiful clothes. Unsure where to start? Need an easy to follow sequence? Start here :)

Learn the basics to start your sewing journey off right. Learn easily with this easy to follow sequence and be sewing by tonight!

This is our Intro to Sewing class at Future Fashion Designers. Everything you need to get started in sewing! With added bonuses to get you going successfully.

If you have been lost as where to start or keep having trouble with your machine then this is the class you need!

*We go over the tools, how to use them and how to use the main tool, your sewing machine.

*Importance of using the right threads and the right needles for the fabric you are using.

What is and how to sew seam allowances and how to sew seams straight.

Build your foundation skills the right way and you're off to sewing success!

*Also, included is a half off coupon code for our signature Fashion Sewing 6 module class if you want to take your skills even further.

Let's get your machine out of the box and start sewing by tonight!

Your Instructor

Shawnelle Cherry
Shawnelle Cherry

Hello, I am Shawnelle.

I have been a costume designer based out of Los Angeles for the past 20 years, designing feature films, specializing in comedies!

Before costume designing I was a fashion designer creating gowns for the Hollywood crowd in my Pacific Palisades, CA studio. My whole career has been around fashion and sewing.

About 10 years ago I moved to the east coast to be closer to the migrating film productions. I landed in a beautiful lake town - Mooresville, NC. A few months in, I started a school called Future Fashion Designers. A school designed for kids, to teach sewing and all about fashion design. My plan was to do this for a year or two but it ended up being so much fun working with kids that we are still here and growing everyday.

I then found that just as many teens and adults wanted to learn to sew and study fashion :) Teaching all different age groups has been so eye opening and rewarding. It has been over 10 years now and I must have taught 1000's of people to sew! Teaching has been a great way to improve my skills as well :)

I also have a YouTube channel where I do some up-cycling projects. It's called "Sew Shawnelle." under the Future Fashion Designers channel. And check out the "SewBit's section for quick lessons in sewing techniques.

I hope you enjoy my mix of classes and would love to hear from you!

Stay tuned for more classes that are in the works!

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My daughter has learned all about sewing and has made so many things in class. She started with summer camps at the age of 9 and has gone on to make dresses, tops and even a raincoat. Shawnelle takes the students from the very beginning and guides them to learn new steps until it all makes sense! She not only is an awesome instructor, but also so much fun! My daughter loves her!

Karin B, Mooresville NC

I have taken several sewing classes at Future Fashion Designers and appreciated the fact that Shawnelle was able to give the personalized attention that each student needed to complete the various projects - and the class attendees ranged in age from pre-teen to adult, so no easy task! She is very knowledgeable, and very patient with beginners, helping everyone to learn (or re-learn) the basics before learning more advanced sewing techniques.

Angela R, Mooresville, NC

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

If you would like to take your skills to the next level, take our Learning to Sew Fashion, 15 minutes a day. In this class we have mini projects to teach you new skills. We go over patterns and how to know what size to buy and how much fabric to get. We also talk about fabric types and grainlines - the most important thing to know for garment success. Then we sew your very first garment! A basic skirt that will teach you things like elastic casings and hems. All the patterns are included as well as written and video instructions. The class is sectioned out in 15 minute ish segments so you can easily fit the lessons in to your day. This class will teach you the foundation skills you need for your sewing success!

Get started now!