Children's Corner Academy

Nashville Classes

Signing Up for Classes

To register for a class, call us at 615-292-1746.

Class size is limited to 8 and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class fee does not include the cost of supplies, unless otherwise stated.

Classes may be cancelled if minimum number of students is not reached. In which case, you will receive a full refund. Make-ups are not available. We have a 48hr cancellation policy.

Preparing for Your Class

Our classroom is equipped with sewing machines or you are welcome to bring your own which may help you learn new techniques on your machine. Please call ahead to reserve one of our machines.

We ask that you purchase your fabric & supplies at the Children’s Corner Store before your class. If you need to shop the day of your class, you are welcome to arrive at 9:30am to shop before class begins.

Serger Know How

You will learn how to thread your serger machine, make any adjustments for a beautiful over-lock stitch and how to stitch a rolled hem and gather fabric with your serger. You will complete an a nightgown or PJ set by the end of this two-day class.

Preparing for Class:

  • Bring 5 spools of different colors of thread (doesn't have to be serger thread), your serger and manual.
  • Purchase Ella pattern.
  • Purchase and prewash flannel or knit for garment.

Next Class Offering:

April 11-12
10am-3pm with Bonnie, $85

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Picture Smocking

Your teacher will demonstrate the techniques for picture smocking. Smocking starter kit and a pleated insert are included in class fee. Must have a knowledge of basic smocking.

Preparing for Class:

  • Choose your picture smocking plate from this collection.
  • Purchase necessary DMC floss.

Next Class Offering:

April 25-26
10am-12:30pm with Melissa, $60

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Basic Construction

This class is for beginners or anyone who feels they need a refresher. In this class, you will learn how to sew a well-made lined garment. You will learn about fabric, how to cut out a pattern, and how to follow the pattern directions.

Preparing for Class:

  • Choose between the Lucy or Johnny pattern.
  • Purchase pattern, fabric and notions before the first class.

Next Class Offering:

Next Semester, $75

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Beginning Smocking

You will be learning traditional English smocking stitches and begin a smocked garment. Class fee includes a starter kit to help you get started. This class meets for three consecutive weeks.

Preparing for Class:

We will use the starter kit for the first class. You will need to choose your fabric before or during the first class so we can pleat it for the 2nd class.

  • Fabric
  • Pleating (Save 20% off your first pleating, price ranges from $8-$45).
  • Smocking Plate
  • Floss

Next Class Offering:

Next Semester
10am-12:30pm with Melissa, $80

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Bishop Construction

Maybe you remember how to smock, or just completed beginning smocking, this class is perfect for you as you learn how to construct the timeless Bishop dress.

Preparing for Class:

  • Purchase or bring your Bishop pattern.
  • Bring a Bishop that is pleated with at least the first row of smocking complete. You may either bring your Bishop from beginning smocking, or call us to plan and purchase a new cut, sew pleat.

Next Class Offering:

Next Semester
10am-3pm with Melissa, $75

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Stitching Corner

Bring your project and get help from our experts as you spend the day sewing with fellow sewers. Basic sewing knowledge is required for this class. Sign-ups are per class session.

Preparing for Class:

  • When you sign up, let us know what you are working on so we can best assist you.
  • It is encouraged you bring your own machine but let us know if you need to use one of ours.

2 Fridays a Month:

10am-3pm, $25 per session

See calendar below for full schedule.

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Our Talented Teachers

Melissa Sansom

Bonnie Myszka

Susan Whitman

Claudia Sullivan

Nashville Classes are a part of the Children's Corner Academy.

Children's Corner Academy offers a wide variety of classes, from traditional heirloom sewing and smocking to new and updated techniques and patterns.

Classes are offered in-person at our Nashville store during the spring and the fall.

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