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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
My sewing curriculum is designed so that first time learners will feel motivated to keep on sewing. The first three projects are usually completed within the first 3-4 lessons. After learning how to operate the student's machine, together we will make a draw string bag, a skirt (for a doll, for a student or someone else) and a stuffed animal. These first three projects lay an important foundation; students learn basic and useful skills they will use over and over again as they begin to choose their own projects that we work on together.
I believe that if the student- whether a child or an adult- enjoys sewing and sees what they are capable of from the start, they will be more eager to learn more and take on new challenges.
Currently developing sewing worksheets for children.
Personalized sewing lessons!!!
- Making clothes
- Reading pattern
-Basic pattern making & draping
- Hand sewing & hand embroidery
- Bags & accessories ... etc.
Openings for new students.
Lessons are offered in my studio.
Fun and friendly learning environment.
Look forward to guiding you on your educational journey!
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.
I can teach a brand new beginner to thread and take care of his /her machine. I am proficient in using patterns, pinning and cutting out any and all types of clothing. For my intermediate students I can teach them to create their own patterns and make clothing from a picture they love. I can teach them to install any kind of zippers. Advance students I can teach major alterations and also how to make difficult clothing like wedding dresses and suits!
I love to cater my lessons for each of my students, so if you want to learn some hand sewing to complete those plush baby toys, adjust commercial patterns to fit your body, or learn how to make period correct Elizabethan costuming, I'm your gal.
I can give you the fundamentals of basic hand or machine sewing, and as your skill set grows, we can advance you to following simple patterns; and then pattern making or pattern adjustment. We can sew whatever you can imagine!
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