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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
20+ years experience. Includes: pattern drafting, pattern adjustment, sizing difficulties, tailoring, alterations, ornamentation, etc. Past experience has included custom corsetry and theatrical costuming.
Beginning students will learn the parts of the sewing machine, understand the basics of hand sewing, general techniques, and create simple, fun projects for themselves. The focus will always be upon clean, solid finishing and the student will form good sewing habits.
Intermediate students will learn more specific techniques, such as inserting grommets, working with trims, and pattern alterations. The strong habits built up from beginning sewing will continue to bear fruit as we learn more complex material.
Advanced students will explore pattern drafting and more specific techniques such as when to use cartridge pleating over box pleating and couture finishing techniques.
Have you ever wanted to know how to sew clothes or just make curtains or even toys? Well I will teach you how to sew using your machine (some exceptions).
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!
Its time to think about HALLOWEEN COSTUMES! Sassy, Scary or Sweet, I have made all types. Let me help you create something SPECIAL!!
René learned to sew, knit and crochet in childhood. She is eager to share the fun of crafting your own fashions and home decorations with others.
20+ years of experience, including theatrical costuming.
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