We begin by learning to use a sewing machine: how to thread, adjust tension, wind/change bobbins and needles. Experiment with stitches and threads while constructing a simple zipper bag to hold all of your sewing supplies that are included in the cost of the class (great for gifting too.) With the 2nd project,you will learn a bit about mixing fabric color and pattern (and quilting) while creating a '9-patch' bag. The third project is a reading pillow. We stuff it perfectly for trips in the car or plane (another great gift idea.) Fabric, Patterns and Basic sewing supplies (thread, fabric scissors, tape measure, seam ripper, pin-tin, pins, ruler, marking pencil) are included with the cost of the class. Bring a snack and a drink if desired.
Parents are strongly encouraged to participate!!!
Bring your FULL SIZE household sewing machine, user manual, accessories - if you have one. We have loaners if you need one at no extra charge. Small beginner (child size) machines are not appropriate for this class.
Basic Beginner Sewing Supplies
Full size household sewing machine, power cord, attachments, manual (or borrow one of ours.)
Ms. Bea Reid
Ms. Bea learned to sew when she was 7 years old. She loves sewing everything from doll clothes to wedding gowns. Her specialty is period clothing for museums. She especially loves sharing her skills teaching new sewists.