Classes

Learn & Grow to be a better you.

ABLE By Amanda Campbell believes in helping others. We want to give back and share the power of sewing with everyone. We offer a variety of classes, workshops and private lessons on sewing and fashion design where you learn directly from our head designer, Amanda Campbell.

We provide a range of options for the beginner to advanced sewist or designer to fit your skill-level and needs. Browse our offering below to find the best fit for you.

Together we can change the world; one stich at a time.

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center Classes:

ABLE By Amanda Campbell has partnered with Downing- Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News, VA to offer classes for beginning sewing and fashion design. Find our classes below and register directly through the Downing- Gross Cultural Arts Center website.

Introduction to Machine Sewing:

Learn the basics of machine sewing in this five (5) part class series. Pick and choose the classes that best fit your needs or register for all of the classes for a full introduction to sewing.

Classes include:
Class 1: The Basics of Sewing and Tools of the Trade – January 11
Class 2: Seams and Hems – January 18
Class 3: Finishing Edges – January 25
Class 4: Gathers and Pleats – February 1
Class 5: Sewing a Zipper – February 8

Learn the basics of machine sewing in this five (5) part class series. Pick and choose the classes that best fit your needs or register for all of the classes for a full introduction to sewing.

Classes include:

Class 1: The Basics of Sewing and Tools of the Trade – January 11
Class 2: Seams and Hems – January 18
Class 3: Finishing Edges – January 25
Class 4: Gathers and Pleats – February 1
Class 5: Sewing a Zipper – February 8

Select Saturdays from Jan 11, 2020- February 8, 2020 from 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Downing- Gross Cultural Arts Center.

Each class is available individually for $15. Purchase a three-class package to get any combination of three classes for only $35 or purchase the full five-class session for only $50

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Reclaim Your Closet - Garment Alterations Class

Reunite with your lost closet favorites by learning how to alter seams, hems, and edges in this one-time class. Do you have a favorite jacket that you still wear even though it has a little hole in it?

Some pants that fit perfectly but are just a little too long? Well, conquer the New Year with this special class.

Friday, January 31, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Downing- Gross Cultural Arts Center.

This class will be $15.

Fashion Design Boot Camp

Bring your fashion ideas to life in just a few short weeks, creating runway-ready pieces that you’ve designed. Learn the basics of sewing and fashion design in this intensive class where you’ll leave with a full outfit and fashion sketch. Design, draft, sew and model an altered t-shirt paired with a skirt or pants outfit in this engaging and fast-paced fashion crash course. For ages 13 and up.

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Classes include:
Class #1: Introduction to Course and Sewing Skills 101 – Friday, February 14 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Class #2: Sewing Skills Practice and Intro to Fashion Drawing – Saturday, February 15 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Class #3: Fashion Drawing Cont’d. and Intro to Fashion Design – Friday, February 21 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Class #4: Production of Design Begins (Pattern and Cut) – Saturday February 22 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Class #5: Production Cont’d. (Sewing and embellishment) – Friday, February 28 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Class #6: Production Cont’d – Saturday, February 29 at 10:30 am – 12:30pm

Class #7: Final Touches and Fashion Show Prep – Friday, March 6 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Class #8: Wrap up and Fashion Show – Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Classes include:
Class #1: Introduction to Course and Sewing Skills 101 – Friday, February 14 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Class #2: Sewing Skills Practice and Intro to Fashion Drawing – Saturday, February 15 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Class #3: Fashion Drawing Cont’d. and Intro to Fashion Design – Friday, February 21 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Class #4: Production of Design Begins (Pattern and Cut) – Saturday February 22 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Class #5: Production Cont’d. (Sewing and embellishment) – Friday, February 28 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Class #6: Production Cont’d – Saturday, February 29 at 10:30 am – 12:30pm

Class #7: Final Touches and Fashion Show Prep – Friday, March 6 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Class #8: Wrap up and Fashion Show – Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Friday, February 14 – Saturday, March 7
Friday’s from 6pm – 8pm, Saturday’s from 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

Class Package is $80

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Private Sewing Lessons at Downing-Gross

ABLE By Amanda Campbell has partnered with Downing- Gross Cultural Art Center in Newport News, VA to offer private sewing lessons for all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginning sewer wanting to learn the basics or an advanced maker looking to expand your knowledge, we offer one-on-one class instruction to fit your needs.

Register for a private one-hour sewing lesson hosted at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center directly through their website.

DUE TO COVID-19 AND CURRENT VIRGINIA “STAY AT HOME” LAWS, THIS CLASS IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE.

Private At-Home Sewing Lessons:

ABLE By Amanda Campbell will come to your home to teach you all your sewing and design dreams. We offer one-hour lessons in the privacy and convince of your own home where you can learn at your own pace. Whether you want to learn the basics, work on a specific project, or just enhance your sewing and design knowledge, we will cater our lesson plans to fit your needs and skill level.
If you do not have your own sewing machine one can be provided upon request. Sewing material lists will be provided after registration. ABLE By Amanda Campbell will contact you directly to discuss further details, materials and supplies needed in order to make your lesson fun, exciting and educational after registration. You must live within 40 miles of Newport News, VA in order to register.

DUE TO COVID-19 AND CURRENT VIRGINIA “STAY AT HOME” LAWS, THIS CLASS IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE.

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Virtual At-Home Sewing Lessons:

ABLE By Amanda Campbell will virtually help you learn to sew, make, mend and design your next project! We offer one-hour lessons via Zoom where we can walk you through making your sewing and design dreams a reality.

Topics covered but aren’t limited to:
• Learning machine basics
• How to alter or mend your garments
• Sewing guidance on your project
• Step-by-step instruction through your project
• Simple 1-hour no-sew crafts for you or the kids
• Fashion illustration instruction
• Whatever fun project you can think up!

After registration, ABLE By Amanda Campbell will reach out to you via e-mail to schedule your Zoom session and to discuss further details and materials and supplies needed in order to make your lesson fun, exciting, and educational.

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Individual one-hour at-home sewing class:
$25

Three one-hour at-home sewing lesson bundle:
$65

Individual one-hour at-home sewing class:
$45

Four one-hour at-home sewing lesson bundle:
$150

 

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO REGISTER

VIRTUAL At-Home Sewing Registration

ABLE By Amanda Campbell will contact you directly after scheduling your lesson to discuss further instructions prior to your lesson so you are best prepared to learn.