I took the beginner level class at Studio Opal this summer and highly recommend it to any one who would like to learn to sew.
This class was a very educational and fun experience. Jo-Anneís approach is very thorough, she teaches you so much such as how to properly operate and care for your sewing machine, working with different textiles, basic pattern alteration, and many sewing techniques. The studio is a very creatively stimulating place to be.
When I took the course we worked on two projects; leggings and a hooded tank both in knit fabric. I believe that now the intro class works on a reversible messenger bag, but because the classes are so focused on technique and not just working through a project I think that it really doesnít matter what you work on!
By taking this class I discovered a love of sewing and Iíve been inspired to keep learning. I am definitely planning on taking the next levels in the future.