You will learn all the basics of sewing in just a few super fun weeks.
Students will learn basic sewing skills, pattern reading and basic fashion design techniques used in creating wearable projects (clothing and accessories). Students will learn how to use a sewing machine proficiently and troubleshoot & diagnose tension and stitch problems; proper quilting technique; sewing straight stitches and curved edges; create a 3D project; read a commercial pattern and learn pertinent sewing terminology and tools of the trade.
NOTE: Projects may change without notice but will still exercise all the basic skills covered for each camp.
What you get for $299
1. Small, personalized classes with patient, experienced instruction (reg. $35/hr; valued at $630)
2. Unlimited Open Studio time (reg. @ $10/hr; valued up to as much as $360)
3. All patterns used for projects (up to $20 retail each = $80)
4. Use of all studio machines, measuring and cutting tools, and supplies (up to $200 retail)
5. TOTAL RETAIL VALUE: $1270\
NOTE: Fabric is NOT included in the price of your camp.
This is a sewing course is designed for the beginning sewist with very little or no sewing experience. The course is 15 hours in total divided up between 6 weekly classes. Each class is project-oriented and each student will take home 4-5 different sewing projects as they complete them in class.
How many projects you complete will depend on, but is not limited to:
The pace at which you work
Attending all classes
How much experience you have
How much you work during open studio and at home on your own
PROJECTS: (subject to change without notice):
#1 : Soft Toy: Taggie toy. Basic beginner sewing techniques. Learning how to use your sewing machines. Proper pinning and cutting techniques. Sewing straight seam. Right side vs. Wrong side of fabrics.
#2: Baby Accessories: Burp Cloth and Bib. Review of sewing machine use. Tension lesson. Sewing curves. Sewing fasteners. Seam allowance review.
#3: Baby Dress or Romper: Reading a commercial pattern. Basic garment construction. Sewing buttons and button holes.
#4 and #5: Memory Bear. Following written instructions. Working with a 3-dimensional project. Sewing small pieces. Working with polyfil and recycled materials.
#6: Small baby quilt. Introduction to quilting and quilting basics. Sashing, sandwiching and binding your quilt. Learn different quilting techniques.
*Free Open Studio for three days, bookending your class dates
*Flexible dates and times; can't make the second class? Take it the next time we offer it!
*A progressive class, and we sew right along with you so you see all the steps.
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