Real questions you're asking yourself:
How do I make this machine work?
Why does it always seem like I’m seam-ripping more than I’m sewing?
Why are sewing patterns so hard to understand?
What if you could finally start stitching up a storm, turning out projects like bags and garments? What if you could build up a sewing skill set that would set the foundation for you to conquer bigger projects that you've only imagined you could make?
You'll finally just be able to:
tell people, “I made that!” when they notice your awesome sewing projects.
- wean yourself off of buying stuff that you don’t love because you’ll finally have the skills you need to make them yourself.
Peek inside the class...
4 Easy, Repeatable, Skill Building Projects
Encore Lace Bracelet
Matcha Latte Apron
Awesome bonuses you'll get
Is this class going to be worth it?
If everything inside of Self-Reliant Sewing was sold separately:
- Sewing Basics + Practice: $49 value
- Encore Lace Bracelet class: $49 value
- Prelude Bag class: $49 value
- Matcha Latte Apron class: $49 value
- Overture Skirt class: $49 value
- Getting to Know Fabrics Masterclass: $69 value
- Sewing Help Toolbox: $49 value
- 3 Sew and Sip Zoom Calls: $40 each value
- 103 pages of printable cheat sheets, patterns and guides: $29 value
- Exclusive Self-Reliant Sewing Club: one year membership: $229 value
- Fabric Fact Cards: $19 value
Get $790 worth of sewing tools inside the Self-Reliant Sewing bundle for only $79
What does a Self-Reliant Sewist look like?
Self-Reliant Sewists are a different lot. Different good. This could be you:
Self-Reliant Sewing is part joy, humor, encouragement and
clear step by step instructions
My Mom quit sewing because she had a home ec teacher who made fun of her in front of her class over a plaid skirt. Many more teachers have killed the joy of sewing for people by insisting that there’s only one way to do anything.
You won't find any of that here.
My teaching philosophy combines:
My hope is that Self-Reliant Sewing will help you gain so much confidence in your new-found sewing skills that you’ll want to keep going and eventually tackle tougher projects.
At the end of this class, you’ll be well on the road to being able to sew what you want. I just bet you’ll be walking up to random people telling them about how much you love sewing.
Meet your teacher
What’s up! I’m Elizabeth, and learning to sew took a lot of grit and determination from me, but I will never regret any stitch I’ve had to unpick to become someone who can sew anything I want. Fabric is truly my love language.
I hang my hat at elizabethmadethis.com where it’s my mission to help you sew something creative. My work has been featured in Seamwork, Altered Couture and I developed a line of upcycled clothing for the boutique SEWN in Denver. I’ve also been a featured teacher at Rebecca Page’s Sewing Summit and Jennifer Maker’s Holiday Maker Fest.
I’m a Mom to 4, part time violin teacher and wife to one awesome guy. We live in Colorado in view of the majestic Rockies. We love geeky strategic board games and all things baseball.
What smart sewists are asking...
You'll learn exactly what you need to look for as you go, plus lots of troubleshooting along the way that'll help you avoid all the frustrating pitfalls that cause people to give up on sewing. The added Self-Reliant Sewing Club and Sew and Sip Zoom calls will give you added support and a place to Show and Tell about your work in the class.
Some specialty low cost tools are in the supply lists. Any functioning machine with a straight stitch, buttonhole, and zigzag stitch will do for this class.
Upon purchase you'll get an email from Thinkific, the place where my courses are hosted. Inside that email, you'll get your login details. Click on the link, type in your login info, and you're all set. Inside the course, you'll see each section of of the class and projects laid out for you along with video lessons, printable PDFs with written instructions and helpful info you can follow along as you work your way through the class.
You'll have lifetime access to this content. Whether you're a slow sewist or you love to binge sew, you're free to work through this class at your own pace. Watch out for emails from me letting you know about any course updates.
Self-Reliant Sewing is a video-based class paired up with printable PDFs filled with the patterns, supply lists, and everything else you need to help you get to know your sewing machine and sewing up your first projects.
I like happy customers, but if you're unhappy with your purchase of Self-Reliant Sewing we will give you a full refund if you meet both of the following requirements:
-1. You are asking for a refund within 30 days of purchase.
-2. You have not progressed in the class (clicked) past the Sewing Basics module.
If you meet both of the above criteria, please email email@example.com and we will issue you a full refund.
If you have questions about the course refund policy or need help accessing your class materials, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop letting a hunk of metal intimidate you. Finally learn how to turn your sewing machine into your creative best friend.
Where will Self-Reliant Sewing take you?
If you’re still here, you know that that sewing machine isn’t going to fire itself up.
Self-Reliant sewing will make sure you go from having a machine collecting dust because you’re dreading the beginner learning curve to confidently stitching up your first projects without a lick of fear.