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Basic Machine Sewing




4 two-hour sessions

About the Course

Learn the basics of your sewing machine in 4 two-hour sessions.

Supplies Needed: - Supplies are NOT included in the course, these are the minimum required -

  • Sewing machine - Bring your own machine to the studio so that you can familiarize yourself with YOUR machine

  • Fabric - 1 yard WOVEN cotton muslin

                  1 plain cotton canvas drop cloth

  • 1 spool Cotton or polyester thread (we recommend Coats &Clark Dual Duty)

  • Sewing pins

Session 1 -

  • Learn the parts of your machine

  • Threading your machine and adjusting tension

  • Winding the bobbin

  • Stitch selection

  • Basic joining and how to sew mitred corners

Session 2 -

  • Simple project - Tote Bag

  • Making a basic pattern

  • finishing seams

  • adding a pocket

  • making and attaching straps

Session 3 -

  • Finishing techniques (tote bag)

  • Choosing a new project (pillow case or hat)

  • Using up-cycled fabrics

  • altering a pattern for size

Session 4 -

  • Finish outstanding projects.

  • Adding extras - zippers, buttons, embelishments.

Your Instructor

Caroline Baker

Caroline Baker

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