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Foundations of Sewing



It's time to learn to sew!  Sewing, or, the act of joining something with stitches, has been considered somewhat of a lost art in recent decades.  Less and less people are passing down their sewing knowledge to the next generation, as it is no longer a necessity in daily life.  However, the popularity of sewing has been making a resurgence in the past few years, as more and more people yearn to create something useful out of a piece of fabric and some thread.  If you are one of those people, then the first step is signing up for this class!

You will learn how to: wind a bobbin, thread a machine, change a machine needle, use pins, begin and end a seam, sew a straight seam using seam allowance, sew basic machine stitches, unpick a seam, finish seams, press seams, the importance of taking breaks and stretching, read a pattern, use a rotary cutter with acrylic ruler and cutting mat to cut fabric, and make a cloth napkin.

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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: For those that have never used a machine to sew.
Materials Included: 2 Fat Quarters (18'x22" cut of fabric) to make a cloth napkin
Instructor: Erin Morrison
Instructor Bio: Erin has been sewing since childhood, but it wasn't until she attended The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and graduated with a degree in Fashion Design that she really understood sewing and garment construction. Lately, Erin has been working towards a fully home sewn wardrobe and sharing her experience with the sewing community on Instagram. This year, she has started a You Tube channel with the main focus on sustainable sewing and creative refashioning, all in an effort to be a good steward of the Earth. She hopes to motivate and empower other people to make their own clothes and to accept their wonderful bodies as they are today. Instagram: @theclotheserinsews YouTube: https://youtube.com/@theclotheserinsews
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