One of my favorite things to do when it comes to the wonderful world of sewing is to teach beginning sewing classes. Those who have never sewn or who have little to no experience have the mind of a sponge just ready to soak up everything. They are open to new ideas and willing to try new things. The excitement that fills the room is like no other. I’m not sure who is more excited about class, me or the students 🙂
Wide eyes, anxious stares, nervous looks, wringing of hands and intimidated looks at sewing machines……..All this was going on among the beginner seamstresses in our most recent class. But two hours later there were smiles, laughter and lots and lots of relief.
After introductions which included stories of taking sewing in home ec in high school, buying a machine on craigslist, being a crafty person, made a new years resolution and always been interested we began talking about the parts of the sewing machine and how it operates. Some actually feared they wouldn’t be able to sew a straight line others were just unsure of making the decision to even pick up a sewing machine. As class went on and we went step by step the more we worked away the anxieties. Each student learned to thread their sewing machine and the bobbin.
Afterwards the class received step by step instructions on how to sew the flat seam, flat seam with zig zag edges and a flat felled seamed
The students then went back to their seats and worked on some samples.
In our class students receive one on one instruction and ask questions about their machines and other sewing projects they are interested in working on
Thanks to my two teachers aides: Ann P and Xtine H
The Basic Sewing Class of Silver Spring Sewing Society showing off their samples
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See you in class. Happy Sewing!