Only classes I ever had in sewing were the good ole' Home Ec class in high school
started sewing about age 7 under my mothers direction and have not stopped yet and I am 65, Tried about every kind of sewing there is from drapes and upholstey right on up to formal wear and bridle wear and wedding dresses.
now I mostly just quilt. I started quilting in the mid 80's
I learn from books and my favorite education tools are the wonderful DVD's that are available. it sure is easier to learn now then when I started on my own.