Adults 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.
What will we make?!
Saturday, May 1st, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Picking up from the 101 series we will start to make more advanced projects! Beginning with a drawstring bag, big enough to fit a pair of shoes for travel!
Materials needed: 2x
Saturday, May 8th, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Embroidery 101 – Basic Stitches – homework will be a simple design that we will make into a zipper pouch the following week!
Learning the basic embroidery stitches like the backstitch, split stitch, french knot, or satin stitch. Then you will choose an embroidery design 3 colors and start stitching. Homework will be finishing your stitches so we can use them in the next week’s project!
Saturday, May 15th, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Embroidered zipper pouch
We will use the previous week’s project lesson to create a lined boxed bottom zipper pouch. Learning how to insert a basic zipper!
Saturday, May 22nd, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Reverse Appliqued Envelope Pillow
In the final class of the workshop, students will learn how to construct a reversed applique envelope pillowcase. Using wool felt and fabric to construct this fun last project of the series!
Prerequisites: Basic sewing skills, filling a bobbin, threading machine, seam allowance, cutting fabric.
What you will learn:
Hand embroidery stitches such as back-stitch, french knot, split stitch, satin stitch.
Transferring embroidery design to fabric and color choice.
Sewing using the zipper foot
Using fusible interfacing
Cutting out a pattern
Max Students: 5
***(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
4x Thread (small spool for each project – I sell thread for 2.00 at the studio)
1 Pack of Microtex Needles
2 fat quarters (different patterns/prints) (zipper pouch)
One 9″ YKK zipper (zipper pouch)
1/2 Yard of Fusible Interfacing (zipper pouch)
1/2 Yard Cotton Print (multi-directional prints work best – envelope pillow)
1/2 Yard Cotton (drawstring bag)
1/2 Yard Solid Cotton (drawstring Bag lining)
2 yards of 1inch grosgrain ribbon
Supplies provided by the instructor:
Sewing machine for those that need to borrow one
Felt for Reverse Applique Pillow
Embroidery floss, hoop, and needles to use for class
Fabric for embroidery sampler to practice stitches
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