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Beginner’s Sewing (Age 12+)

September 3, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

September 3 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm

Learn to sew! This fun class teaches you the basics of sewing with techniques you’ll be able to use for years to come. We’ll be making a pillowcase that you may want to give as a gift (or perhaps keep for yourself)! At the end of class, you’ll take your pillowcase and the pattern home. Pillowcases make great gifts for the holiday season. Supply list located at Please enter through the 5th Street door.


Teaching Artist: Tracy McKenzie

Tracy McKenzie has taught various subjects for more than a decade and she is passionate about sharing her love of quilting with the community. Tracy’s beautiful quilts demonstrate her strong skills in the foundations of quilting, and she continues to learn new skills all the time. She enjoys sharing warmth and love with her students.


Cost: ​​$30 Member / $36 Non-Member

(Youth Scholarships Available)



Fabric and Thread:

  • Body: 3/4 yard
  • Cuff: 1/3 yard
  • Trim (optional): 2” – 2.5 ” x WOF (Width of Fabric)
  • Sewing thread to match your project: I recommend Aurifil if you need thread
  • Sewing needles for your machine (80/13 Topstitch or 80/13 Microtex needles)
  • Alternatively, Pillow Case Kits can be purchased at

Sewing Items:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Power cord and foot pedal for your machine
  • Owner’s manual (downloaded or printed)
  • 1/4” Sewing foot: makes it easier if you have one for your machine
  • Bobbin for your machine
  • Sewing pins
  • Seam ripper
  • Willingness to learn and have fun!
  • Rotary cutter
  • Point turner

If you are 18 and under, and have not already filled out a youth release form, CLICK HERE to fill one out!


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September 3, 2022
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Art Center East


Art Center East
1006 Penn Ave
La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation. Face coverings will be required in accordance with statewide regulations current at the time.