Sewing 101-103 – Beginning Machine Sewing (3-day)

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3 day class

In this three-day class you will learn the foundational skills needed for basic sewing and learn to use and care for a standard sewing machine. You will build your skills step-by-step through sewing a series of 12 projects. You will choose from a variety of pre-cut fabrics for the first 11 projects so you can focus on learning to sew and developing good sewing habits. Then you will learn to cut out using a pattern on the last project.

Projects made in class:

  • Purse-sized Tissue Holder
  • Shoe Bag
  • Gift Bag
  • Double Drawstring Bag
  • Bag Caddie
  • Bread Cloth
  • Basic Pillowcase
  • Lined Drawstring Bag
  • Contrast Band Pillowcase
  • Flange Pillow
  • Tote Bag
  • Apron

Topics covered include:

  • Learning to operate, control and care for the sewing machine
  • How to develop good sewing habits
  • Understanding different types of fabric
  • How to sew straight lines and accurate seam allowances
  • The importance and art of pressing
  • Thread type, color and basic topstitching techniques
  • Several seam finishes and lining
  • Sewing casings for both drawstrings and elastic
  • Trimming and turning corners
  • Accent trim
  • Sewing and clipping curves
  • Constructing straps and patch pockets
  • The basics of rotary cutting
  • Introduction to cutting out with a pattern

You’ll be sewing most of the time, with a few short lectures throughout the day. There will be lots of time for asking questions and one-on-one help while you sew.

You’ll go home with the 12 projects you’ll sew in class, our new Learn to Sew book (with fully illustrated directions) and the knowledge that you really can sew!

Some comments by our students:

“This was by far the best class I have taken!” —Texas”Very patient and knowledgeable teachers! This class exceeded my expectations. The teachers did over and above the planned projects with additional inspiration for home use. I would recommend this class to any beginning student. Excellent learning environment!”
—Texas

“I felt comfortable because I had plenty of time to work at my own pace.The days were fun and were not too long. It was so much fun!”—Texas

This class is from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Note: Since our workshops are specifically designed for adults, an individual must be 18 years old to enroll in a class. All students should wear practical work clothes and shoes. For your safety, we ask that you do not wear shorts or sandals to a class you are attending.

All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there's a class that closed early that you'd like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.

Product Description

In this three-day class you will learn the foundational skills needed for basic sewing and learn to use and care for a standard sewing machine. You will build your skills step-by-step through sewing a series of 12 projects. You will choose from a variety of pre-cut fabrics for the first 11 projects so you can focus on learning to sew and developing good sewing habits. Then you will learn to cut out using a pattern on the last project.

Projects made in class:

  • Purse-sized Tissue Holder
  • Shoe Bag
  • Gift Bag
  • Double Drawstring Bag
  • Bag Caddie
  • Bread Cloth
  • Basic Pillowcase
  • Lined Drawstring Bag
  • Contrast Band Pillowcase
  • Flange Pillow
  • Tote Bag
  • Apron

Topics covered include:

  • Learning to operate, control and care for the sewing machine
  • How to develop good sewing habits
  • Understanding different types of fabric
  • How to sew straight lines and accurate seam allowances
  • The importance and art of pressing
  • Thread type, color and basic topstitching techniques
  • Several seam finishes and lining
  • Sewing casings for both drawstrings and elastic
  • Trimming and turning corners
  • Accent trim
  • Sewing and clipping curves
  • Constructing straps and patch pockets
  • The basics of rotary cutting
  • Introduction to cutting out with a pattern

You’ll be sewing most of the time, with a few short lectures throughout the day. There will be lots of time for asking questions and one-on-one help while you sew.

You’ll go home with the 12 projects you’ll sew in class, our new Learn to Sew book (with fully illustrated directions) and the knowledge that you really can sew!

Some comments by our students:

“This was by far the best class I have taken!” —Texas”Very patient and knowledgeable teachers! This class exceeded my expectations. The teachers did over and above the planned projects with additional inspiration for home use. I would recommend this class to any beginning student. Excellent learning environment!”
—Texas

“I felt comfortable because I had plenty of time to work at my own pace.The days were fun and were not too long. It was so much fun!”—Texas

This class is from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, the materials fee for our classes is included in the registration cost.
2018
June
21
Thu
Jun. 21st - Jun. 23rd
Total Registration Cost: $490
Status: Open
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Class Date

2018-01-25, 2018-06-21