Sewing Courses

Here at Center Stage Stitchers I offer a wide range of classes. For those who are new to sewing, knitting and crocheting and all the way through helping advanced stitchers perfect their skills. If you would like help choosing which course is right for you please contact me.

For anyone who has never sewn before, I help you learn through demonstrations. While observing, the student may notice technique that is not always clearly explained in books, like holding and guiding fabric in the machine, making stitch adjustments, the importance of your posture, and many other details. These techniques are learned from experience, observation, and verbal explanation. 

I incorporate many styles of teaching and learning so everyone has a better chance of understanding more with each class. Practicing and doing projects are very important. I also teach the importance of trying and learning different types of sewing machines. This creates comfort and knowledge, which builds confidence. That goes along with learning what tools are needed to get started and learning how to use them correctly.

It’s best to start with fun and easy projects and let the student decide when they're ready to move on to more advanced sewing skills.

“I’ve been a professional seamstress for many years, but was lacking in pattern making skills. Tracy taught me some basic principles that really helped me expand my practice. She also taught me to crochet my first hat! Her warm and open personality made a lesson fun.”

– Julie Barner, San Diego Opera

“Tracy is an amazing sewing teacher because she makes you feel comfortable and confident with your new sewing skills and how to keep your sewing machine oiled, cleaned and how to deal with the tension. I used to have to take my machine into the shop which costs at least $200 to clean and fix the tension but now I can do it myself. It was fun to learn with Tracy – she makes sewing more fun.”

– Shelly Densley, Center Stage Stitchers Student