Sewing Classes

Youth / Adult Advanced

Sewing machines are available but students are encouraged to bring their own machines for practice and familiarity. Pre-requisite: Intermediate experience with machine sewing including utility stitches and bobbin winding, ability to independently follow cutting and sewing instructions from commercial sewing patterns. Projects are flexible according to student interests.

SKILLS: Sewing machine refresher
Buttonholing, blind hemming, stretch stitches
SKILLS: Cutting and ironing basics and safety refresher
SKILLS: Pattern format refresher
SKILLS: Hand stitch basics – slipstitch, hemstitch, swing tacks, etc.
PROJECT: Appliquéd t shirt
PROJECT: Purse with embellishment detail
Embellishment experimentation/surface technique
Quilting, appliqué, embroidery, tucking, texture, patching
Embellishment incorporated into purse design
Interfacing, hardware, lining
PROJECT: Casual pants (pre selected pattern recommendation)
Fly with zipper, waistband, self-selected pockets
Fitting
PROJECT: Dress jacket
Lining, collar, shoulder pads
PROJECT: Holiday gifts, decorations

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