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College of Extended Learning

One Stitch at a Time

Photo: Sewing supplies

CCOM 1098

Always wanted to sew or improve your sewing skills? Here's your chance. Let sewing connoisseur Tina Sharapova guide you through the fundamentals. You'll learn everything from basic layout and cutting techniques to reading and interpreting commercial patterns to practicing skills that will help you to complete clothing or home décor items. You'll also learn about what your sewing machine can and cannot do. Whatever your skill level, here's an opportunity to focus on a sewing project and gain more confidence!


  • Portable sewing machine (foot control, extension cord, bobbins, manual)
  • Thread
  • Fabric to practice on
  • Basic sewing supplies (shears, pins, seam ripper, tape measure, etc.)

Other supplies will be discussed in the first class.

Course details

Dates: Mondays, Jan. 28 - Feb. 25, 2019 (4 weeks, no class Feb. 18)
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
9 Bailey Drive, Memorial Hall, Room 05
Course fee: $100 (+ HST) + $5 Cash Materials Fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Tina Sharapova

Register for Jan. 28 - Feb. 25, 2019

About the instructor

Tina Sharapova was born in Moscow, Russia. She grew up in a big family, where everybody did something creative — embroidery, wood craving, knitting or sewing. Tina has experience with a variety of handicrafts. Her formal art training took place at the Moscow College of Arts and Crafts, with majors in carpet and tapestry making. After graduating, she worked for several years as a designer in a carpet company, then she took part in organizing a small tapestry studio, making unique designs for handmade tapestries.

Then in 2006, she moved to China with her family and after a period of searching for a new vision, she tried doll-making, paper clay, patchwork, and finally felt-making, which had similarities to her work with carpets for its soft texture and many usages. She also ran classes for children and adults. In 2016, she moved to Fredericton to continue her education at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and to work on a diploma in Textile Design. She is a member of New Brunswick Crafts Council.

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