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Free | Introduction to Sewing: Learning sewing basics and techniques

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Free | Introduction to Sewing: Learning sewing basics and techniques
Free | Introduction to Sewing: Learning sewing basics and techniques

Time & Location

Jul 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Closter, 84 Herbert Ave, Closter, NJ 07624, USA

About the event

Sewing Machine Basics - the Ultimate Intro!

  • 1 hour
  • No threading machine, just intro to how machine works
  • How needle and bobbin work together to create stitch
  • Basic stitches are straight stitches and zig-zag stitches
  • By adjusting lengths and widths of stitches, we can construct almost anything
  • Begin with fabric that has no stretch - fabrics are generally categorized as knits and wovens; we use wovens when we’re learning because of their stability, just need to control raveling
  • Use page 1 of stitch pages and practice running straight stitches - important to guide fabric/paper into machine but keep hands back and allow feed dogs to do their job
  • Give students 3 pieces of scrap fabric; first one is to try a few stitches - run a straight stitch with different lengths, and then do a zig zag that is long and wide and one that is short and narrow
  • Last, place two pieces of fabric together and sew a straight stitch ½-1” from one edge - show how this creates a seam
  • Show students the projects that are sewn in the Foundations 1 and 2 classes, and explain what progression looks like and how each course adds new skills and aims to increase student confidence as new sewist

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