101 – Adult – Learn to Sew – 4 Week Workshop – Saturdays
Learn to Sew
4-week workshop – Learn the basic techniques that will help inspire creations to come! Each week we will learn a new technique or skill to help build confidence. Projects will be straight stitch projects to help master the basics of keeping a straight line, seam allowance, and clean stitching.
Due to COVID19, and the restrictions, I can only have those taking the class present in the studio. I am unable to have you waiting in the studio during the lesson. Only those participating will be allowed to stay.
Please arrive no more than 5 min prior to class.
ALL that enter the studio will be required to wear a mask, if you are unable due to breathing issues, please let me know, we can possibly work out a virtual class for you to attend.
All students will have their temp taken at the time of entry if your temp is over 100 degrees you will not be able to participate in the class. Please stay home if you are not feeling good and or have been exposed. Please contact me to work out what the options are.
Make sure you have all of your supplies needed.
You will have to bring a sewing kit with you as I will unable to share my supplies due to cleaning and sanitizing.
The cleaners will make my metal items corrode.
WHAT WILL BE MADE?!
Week One – Sewing Machine Basics – Sept 12th, 10-12:15
Learn all about using the sewing machine from bobbin filling, threading, necessary cleaning, changing a needle, about needles and more! Then we will practice our stitches on sewing sheets getting us prepped to make a square pincushion! After students make a pincushion, fabric and polyfill are provided to complete the project.
Week 2 – Pillows Applique Felt Pillows 10×10 – Sept 19th, 10-12:15
Each student creates a pillow with their first initial. Using felt and they will choose pieces to construct their design on the pillow front, then learning about applique they will sew on their design. Students will learn the proper order to build a decorative pillow. They will learn about design, applique and basic pillow construction.
Week 3 – French Seam Pillowcases! – Sept 26th, 10-12:15
Then we will tackle French seams! A fantastic finishing that makes a project go from homemade to handmade! Students will learn about pivoting and turning, french seams, and the burrito roll.
Week 4 – Tote bag – Oct. 3rd, 10-12:15
In the final class of the workshop, students will learn how to construct a lined library tote bag with inside pockets.
What you will learn:
Working with Felt
Flipping and Turning
Threading the Machine and SO MUCH MORE!
Max Students: 4
***(please advise in the notes section when registering if you have a machine or need to use one)
Sewing Machine (please note at registration if you need a machine)
Small Sewing Kit
Thread (matching spool of thread for each project)
1 Pack of Microtex Needles
1/4 Yard Cotton Solid (Pillowcase project)
3/4 Yard Cotton Print (multi-directional prints work best – Pillowcase Project)
1/2 Yard Solid Cotton (Tote Bag Main Fabric)
1/2 Yard Solid Cotton (Tote Bag lining)
16 oz bag of Polyfill for pillow and pincushion
2 – Fat quartersfor applique pillow(solid colors are best or very small print)
Supplies provided by the instructor:
Sewing machine for those that need to borrow one
Felt for Applique Pillow
Scrap Fabric for pincushion
Check out this great tutorial on cleaning your machine!
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- Sep 26 2020
- 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM