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Beginners have learned how to:
-Thread sewing machine properly
-Wind thread on a bobbin
-Sew a straight, curved and pivot corners for squares or zigzags
-Sew a French seam
-Attach a zipper and button on the machine
-Read a store bought pattern
-Create a simple basic pillow or article of clothing
Each student must be prepared for lessons with the following:
-Sewing machine with a zipper and button foot
-Sewing machine bobbins
-Thread (all purpose)
-Needles (Universal 90/14, 80/12, 70/10, 65/11)
-Fabric pins and pin cushion or magnet
I focus on Machine sewing. I don't like hand sewing so i avoid it; however, i do know several stitches and when they are preferable. I really enjoy creating the projects that we will make together step by step; however, if you find a pattern you like, i can walk you through how to do it!
I learned to sew as a child and have made many items; from skirts and pajama pants, and stuffed animals to quilted Christmas stalkings!
I tend to work in cotton materials, but have some tips and pointers for other fabrics as well!
I've been sewing since I was 8 years old. I love all kinds of projects and have worked with clothing, costumes, drapes, decorative pillows, upholstery and quilting. I believe any student can master the art of sewing.
I can't wait to work with you!
I have been sewing for over 30 years and teaching for over 12 years. I am a Fashion Design graduate (FIDM) and can teach sewing, sewing machine care and basics, fabric cutting, using a pattern, pattern alteration or drafting, and draping.
I can customize the class to your needs and interests. I can teach you the making of garments, costumes or home decoration items, it's up to you! I can't wait to teach you how to be proficient with your machine and hand sewing.
Sewing safety and how to use a machine, the sewing tools you'll need, how to read, cut out, layout, and follow pattern instructions, how to sew different stitches and using the correct length, pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems, sew a zipper or an elastic waistband.
~We will be working towards sewing a basic pattern (i.e. tote, PJ bottoms, etc) or whichever project the student brings in
Intermediate students must know all of the above and can bring in their own project. I also offer overlock/serger lessons if interested.
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