Frequently Asked Questions
Do all of the kids make the same things in your kid's classes?
No. Beginners work from a project list that I've created to teach basic skills. Kids must do a set number of these curated projects before moving on to commercial sewing patterns, but I try to give them as much freedom as I can.
Which sewing machine do you use for classes, and do you recommend a certain sewing machine?
I use the Janome 2212 for my classes. It is a basic, mechanical sewing machine that will suit the needs of most beginner to intermediate sewists. I like Janome and Brother machines, but there are many fine brands and models to choose from. Going to a dealer to try out machines is a good way to test drive them and get a feel for what you might like. Online reviews can be daunting, but very helpful.
Just don't go too cheap. Many of the lowest end models do not come with useful features like variable zigzag width or stitch length. I also don't recommend buying a "kids" machine. In my experience they are not made to last. My Janome 2212's were all under $200 each and some are 7 years old and still going strong. December is a great month for sewing machine sales.
Why don't you offer monthly, or series classes for adults?
I have had better luck with "a la carte" style classes for adults. It's hard to find synergy between schedules and my business is too small to offer makeup dates. I would love to offer more adult classes though!
What are your payment and refund policies?
All payments are due on or before the first day of class unless otherwise stated.
Notifications of withdrawal should be made in writing. A full refund will be granted if a class or camp participant cancels within 48 hours of the start of the camp or class. There are no refunds for missed class days due to illness or vacation. In cases of unavoidable missed class we will do our best to offer a makeup option or offer to credit your account.
There are no refunds for suspension from the program. Easy Going Sewing has the right to suspend services due to lack of payment or failure to wear a proper mask in class, although masks are currently optional.