Beginning Sewing

 This class is for those who have never sewed before and beginners who want to improve their skills. You will learn to push the limits, constructing a dual garment such as a street length skirt that can also be used as a top, or a floor length skirt that can be used as a dress. Many more ideas as time allows. Sewing machines and a serger will be available for class work. You are also encouraged to bring your own sewing machine or serger.

Instructor: Baben Patricelli
Enrollment: 4
Dates: Not Offered
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $85.00
Location: Edwin Duncan Hall room 313

Registration will begin on the following dates, and remain open until this class start date, or until this class reaches capacity:

  • FALL SESSION: August 1 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Baben Patricelli has a BS in Home Economics Education from Barry University and an MFA in Fashion Design and Interior Design from Florida State. She has taught on the Junior High, High School, Community and Junior College, and Adult Education levels, along with writing and illustrating magazine and newspaper articles and textbooks on fashion and good grooming.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Teri Reddick at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Kathy Copley,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,, 828-262-6360

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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