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One Stitch at a Time (Online Course)

Photo: Sewing supplies

Want to learn to sew or improve your sewing skills? Here's your chance!

Let sewing connoisseur Tina Sharapova guide you through the fundamentals. You'll learn about basic pattern layout (reading and interpreting) and cutting techniques. You'll also learn about what your sewing machine can and cannot do. Here's an opportunity to focus on small sewing projects 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 and brought to class.

Course details

Winter 2023

Dates/Times: Mondays, Jan. 30 to Feb. 27, 2023 (4 weeks - no class Feb. 20)
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Online
Save 15% if you register before Jan. 16, 2023
Price: $115 (+ HST)
Instructor: Tina Sharapova

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About the instructor

Tina Sharapova was born in Moscow, Russia. She grew up in a big family, where everybody did something creative — embroidery, woodcarving, 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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