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Ready, Set, Sew! Beginners Sewing Workshop for Ages 7 to 15
July 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 23, 2021
July 20-23, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ages 7-15 | $160
This four-day workshop will set you up for successful sewing. You will learn the following:
-Machine basics: threading and bobbin winding: body ergonomics and hand placement
-Patterns: How to prepare, read and use commercial patterns (pattern to be provided)
-Measuring: How to ensure an accurate fit
-Fabric Knowledge: How to select and differentiate between woven, knit, and non-woven fabrics. Learn about grainlines and how to straighten the fabric.
-Seam Finishes: how to finish seams for a professional look
-Hand Sewing: basic hand-sewing stitches
We will be using Simplicity pattern 1722, which will be provided. Please consult the pattern to purchase your fabric. We will start with making the pants and if time permits the short top. You WILL need the notions suggested, the elastic, and a matching polyester or cotton-poly blend thread. Please prewash your fabric.
You are welcome to use your own machine provided that it is running in peak condition. We do have machines available.
This class will be taught by Leslie Guglielmo, who has been sewing for over 40 years and is a certified instructor for whom sewing has been a lifelong joy. She delights in setting young sewists up for success and seeing them light up when they complete their own projects.