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?!
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
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!
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!
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