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July summer sewing class

July 15, 2014

We are having fun in the July summer sewing camp. Here are pics: DSC_0034I’m a stickler for technique. Starting from the beginning, the students learn that they will get the best results by always pressing those seams. DSC_0033One student is making a blouse with shaping darts in the body of the shirt and the bust. DSC_0032Two are making pajama pants as a first project. DSC_0029Everyone learns that pinning is essential. DSC_0028I do teach them to trace their patterns, so they can be re-used. DSC_0026 It’s not work, it IS funDSC_0025Careful cutting is important for a good final result. Good scissors are a big part of that. DSC_0024 Read that pattern twice before taking a step.DSC_0023 Fabric selection is very individual. DSC_0020Day one, everyone traces DSC_0018 DSC_0016 I highly recommend books from the Singer Sewing Reference Library, especially “Sewing Essentials”.DSC_0015 Homework!DSC_0013 Tomorrow, we will cut these out.DSC_0008 Working on a collar.DSC_0006Threading the machine is repeated over and over, so when these folks get home, they’ve got it down. DSC_0005We are having a great week. These students will make pj pants, a pencil skirt, a sleeveless tunic, a zippered pillow, doll clothes and a clutch. Not everyone will make everything, but Everyone learns a lot, gains a lot of confidence and leaves having had a fun week. 

Our next session is Aug 11-15. There is a class at the Chesterfield Hobby Lobby from 9 am – noon and at the Short Pump Hobby Lobby from 3-6 pm. Hope you will join us, there are openings. All you need to  do is email me for a registration form.


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