Once again I had the pleasure of teaching a group of novice seamstresses for a basic sewing class. Most of the students participated in our Beginning class two weeks ago and this week we took things a step further.
We began with a review of parts of the sewing machine. Then moved into instruction on flat seams and french seams.
The class went back to their seats to begin working on the flat seam
We then moved to the sewing machine where we had a quick lesson in pressing and the importance of pressing seams properly.
Xtine, our teachers aide, shown here assisting a student with her sewing machine
The next part of class focused on how to properly take your measurements
After Xtine and I gave the instructions they tried it on their own. Needless to say the “taking measurement class” always brings about funny comments and memorable expressions
The last part of our class covered the pattern envelope and how to read the envelope and select the right size.
Silver Spring Sewing Society is the place you want to be if you are interested in learning the basics of sewing and have a great time doing it. Hope you can join us in two weeks at our new location for another tote bag making class.
In the meantime