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The Art of Sewing Academy
3407 70th Street
Urbandale, IA. 50322

(515) 779-9347 (Jenny)


Jenny 515-779-9347

New Class Times & Studio Time:

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Adults 17+

In order to meet the needs of our sewing clients, we are making class more available with a new format.
You can read how things will work....but feel free to call Jenny if you need further clarification.  515-779-9347 

Adult - Beginner Sewing Lessons

Monday Mornings:  9am-noon 

Thursday Evenings: 5:30pm-8:30pm  
If you need a different time...NO WORRIES...let us know and we will schedule a time during studio hours.


Sewing machines and all project tools and materials are included.   

Here's how it works.....

Purchase a punch card for $130 - this gives you 6 hours of instruction time to use either during an open studio time (see above) or by appointment.   (You will have 45 days to use them.)

You can use studio time in 1.5 hr; or 3 hour increments.


What you can expect to learn for the 6 hours of lessons:

First 1.5 hr Session

  • How to use a sewing machine (function, upkeep, safety, troubleshooting)

  • Begin 1st sewing project (chosen by instructor)

2nd 1.5 hr Session

  • Complete 1st project (if needed) 

  • Begin 2nd project (chosen by instructor)


3rd 1.5 hr Session

  • Complete 2nd project (if needed)

  • Begin 3rd and more challenging project (includes review of a store-bought pattern, planning choice of fabric and embellishments; how to cut out pattern and begin following pattern’s directions) - this is chosen by the instructor and YOU! 

4th 1.5 hr Session

  • Complete (with pride) 3rd project. 

Drop Ins welcome: $30/hr

Sewing helps you develop fine motor skills, improves your focus and concentration and teaches the importance of patience and self control.  Knowing personal boundaries, increasing skill, achieving tangible goals while working outside your comfort zone all support the development of confidence and self-esteem.

Children 8-17 years

Projects are decided based on the student's level of confidence and willingness to be challenged.  We strive to ensure confidence and encourage students to challenge themselves.  


Jenny Condon
I am loving the opportunities in life to do whatever I want to do.  I am a wife, mother and grandmother and I have always expressed a creative spirit wherever God has led me.  I went to college at the same time as my children, completing a certificate in ministry, bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in education.  I learned to sew in 7th grade home economics and spent every babysitting dollar earned on patterns and fabrics, making most of my own clothing.  Everything in my life has led me toward this dream.  I teach along side my high school bestie, Donna, and we are having so much fun together.  We are having so much fun together and we are truly blessed and honored to be a part of your child's creative development

Donna Moothart
I am newly retired from a 30+ year accounting profession and I am a proud mama of 2 daughters and   It was my love for babysitting gigs as a teen that led me to teaching kids' church, Sunday School and VBS over the years.  My affection for sewing comes from my own mom, who was a home economics major and a master-seamstress and quilter.  Full disclosure - I did not inherit her mastery!  But I was fortunate to learn from her, the basics of sewing, how to mend a favorite blouse, and enjoy fun projects such as curtains and costumes.  Now, today, her passion for sewing lives within my heart as I work towards a hobby making quilts as well teaching the next generation The Art of Sewing.  Retirement is glorious!

Sewing Studio

Beginner 1 Classes - Student has never sewn or is slightly familiar with how to sew and you have the desire to learn to use a sewing machine, read patterns, and how to do simple hand sewing techniques.

Students move up into more challenging projects with every additional class taken.

3407 70th Street

Urbandale, IA. 50322

515-779-9347 (Jenny)

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