Saturday, 2 April 2016

Let's Learn to Sew

Over the last few weeks I have been working towards my goal to teach sewing. It is a good feeling to get to the point where you reach your goal and you can start to take in students. Last weekend was spent constructing tables and putting them into position. 
I now have 4 machines placed nicely in front of a window so they get good light.

I managed to get a table that I could join onto my original standing table and it will be perfect for cutting out garments on. 

I spent sometime this week reading the manual for the Juki domestic machines and I enjoyed learning how this machine works. I was surprised as this little machine even has feed dogs that drop down so you can free motion quilt!

Over the last few weeks I have been putting together items that would be perfect for a beginner to start sewing. When you have been sewing for many years its about taking yourself right back to the beginning and Shea Henderson's book School of Sewing helped me a lot. The sewing library is slowly building and so far it has a pillow case, a lined drawstring bag, a lined tote bag and an easy fit skirt, which is A line and has an elastic waist. 

I have now added in what I called the Scrubs P.J's. They are elastic waisted shorts and a no-sleeve top, which could also be made into a fashion garment. I have other garments that I am now looking forward to working on for the library.

The class schedule is on the sewing classes page. 

Have a great week.


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  1. Hi,
    Well organised and ready for students! Hope it takes off with a bang

  2. Fabulous, Heather! So wonderful that you are teaching more people how to sew! We need the next generation to love it as much as we do. I think I'd like to make some of your scrub pjs for myself.

  3. The class room looks great Heather, so bright and spacious. No doubt your classes will be a big hit.


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