"This was by far the best class I have taken!" - Texas
"Very patient and knowledgeable teachers! This class exceeded my expectations. The teachers did over and above the planned projects with additional inspiration for home use. I would recommend this class to any beginning student. Excellent learning environment!" -Texas
"I felt comfortable because I had plenty of time to work at my own pace.The days were fun and were not too long. It was so much fun!" -Texas
In this three-day class you will learn the foundational skills needed for basic sewing and learn to use and care for a standard sewing machine. You will build your skills step-by-step through sewing a series of 9 projects.
You will choose from a variety of pre-cut fabrics for the first few projects so you can focus on learning to sew and developing good sewing habits. Then you will learn rotary cutting techniques and how to cut out using a scissors and a pattern.
Projects made in class:
Purse-sized Tissue Holder
Double Drawstring Bag
Topics covered include:
Getting over the "beginner's sewing jams"
Learning to operate, control and care for the sewing machine
How to develop good sewing habits
Understanding different types of fabric
How to sew straight lines and accurate seam allowances
The importance and art of pressing
Thread type, color and basic topstitching techniques
Several seam finishes and lining
Sewing casings for both drawstrings and elastic
Trimming and turning corners
Sewing and clipping curves
Constructing straps and patch pockets
The basics of rotary cutting
Introduction to cutting out with a pattern
You'll be sewing most of the time, with a few short lectures throughout the day. There will be lots of time for asking questions and one-on-one help while you sew.
You'll go home with the 9 projects you'll sew in class, our "Learn to Sew" book (with fully illustrated directions), an apron pattern and the confidence that you really can sew!
All the materials and tools and a Bernina 830 sewing machine will be provided for your use in the class.
To sign up for this class, copy and paste this link in your browser: https://www.sustainlife.org/shop/beginning-machine-sewing/