Sewing Machines 101: Basic Skills

Class Length

2 hours

Class Size

1-4 students

Class Fee

$20 fee + materials

Prerequisites

None

A quilt under the foot of a sewing machine

Photo by Jeff Wade on Unsplash

This is a prerequisite for any other sewing or quilting course.

There are two types of Sewing Machines 101 workshops.

  • Mom and Me for students ages 9-12
  • Teens and Adults for students 13 and up.

Projects will be similar but not exactly the same in both workshops depending on the ages and abilities of the students.

Mom and Me Basic Skills – 1-2 students

Elementary students ages 9-12 will make a baby doll quilt to learn sewing skills such as sewing a straight line, turning a corner, right sides together, using a steam iron, the use of a rotary cutter and cutting mat. You may bring two fat quarters of fabric (Walmart, Hobby Lobby) or purchase two from my stash for an additional fee above the workshop fee.

There is a $20 workshop fee per child. A separate workshop fee will be charged if Mom makes her own project.

Children under 9 are not allowed in the workshop. There are hot irons, sharp scissors, razor blades and machines in the room.

Mom is expected to work with her students.

Teens and Adults Basic Skills – 3-4 students using machines in the workshop. Portable machines are welcome.

Teens and adults will make two pillowcases in their basic skills workshop. We will look at the way the machines work and learn sewing skills such as sewing a straight line, right sides together, using a steam iron, and the use of a rotary cutter and cutting mat.