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Beginning Sewing for Youth (ages 8-11)

Young students learn how to thread and use a sewing machine. Students are welcome to bring their own machine or borrow one of our machines that are perfect for beginning sewers. 

Class 1: Become familiar with a sewing machine, practice sewing straight lines and threading the machine. Students will learn to cut, sew, stuff a pillow and slipstitch. (Material is provided. However, if your child would like to chose his/her own fabric, he/she will need 1/2 yard of cotton material.) 

Class 2: Make a tote to carry something special. Students will learn to pivot while sewing, make a pocket, box corners and sew through multiple layers of fabric. Supplies needed: 1/2 yard of cotton material* for the outer bag and handles, 1/2 yard of coordinating cotton material for the lining and pocket*, 1/2 yard of fusible fleece* (used for other projects), one spool of thread to match*. (This can be used for other projects as well.)

Class 3: Create a zipper pouch for school supplies. Students will learn to use the iron, insert a zipper, quilt material and box corners. Materials needed: 1/4 yard of cotton fabric for the outer pouch* and 1/4 yard of cotton fabric for the lining*, 10" nylon zipper*. (We can use the fusible fleece from the previous project.) Optional: Coordinating thread.

Class 4: Make a pair of pajama pants (or shorts) out of your favorite material. Students will learn to read a pattern, make a casing for elastic and hem pants. Materials needed: one yard of cotton material (not knit)*, 3/4" elastic*, thread to match.*

* Denotes materials that can be purchased in our store. All items purchased for class receive a 10% discount.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No experience needed.
Requirements: Purchase thread to match. Material for Classes 1-3 are provided, however, students may purchase their own material to compliment their style. Material for the the pajama pants (Classes 3-4) should be purchased and washed beforehand. Amount will be determined in class. All purchases made in store receive a 10% discount.
Instructor: Michelle
This includes instruction, patterns, fabric and supplies for some projects. Material for PJ pants will need to purchased separately.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.