Teen Sewing Series
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 they make?!
Sept 8th – Sewing Machine Basics
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.
Sept 15th – Pillows Applique Felt Pillows 10×10
Each student creates a pillow using felt, and they will choose pieces to construct their design on the pillow front, then learning about applique they will sew on their plan. Students will learn the proper order to build a decorative pillow. They will learn about design, applique, and basic pillow construction.
Sept 22th – French Seam Pillowcases!
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.
Sept 29th – Lined Zipper Pouch
In the final class of the workshop, students will make a hand-stamped lined zipper pencil case!
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
Two pcs of 10×10 fabric for Applique Pillow
1/4 Yard Cotton Solid (Pillowcase project)
3/4 Yard Cotton Print (multi-directional prints work best – Pillowcase Project)
Two fat quarters – contrasting
9″ YKK zipper
1-yard high loft fusible fleece interfacing
1/2 Yard Solid Cotton (Tote Bag Main Fabric)
1/2 Yard Solid Cotton (Tote Bag lining)
Supplies provided by the instructor:
Sewing machine for those that need to borrow one (please note at checkout)
Felt for Applique Pillow
Scrap Fabric for Pincushion on 1st Day