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January 24, 2015

We had a good time in class on Thursday. This was true for the kids after-school class, as well as the adult evening class. Because I will be on vacation the last 2 weeks of February and because of lack of enrollment, there is no February “Beginner’s sewing class”. Instead, Feb 5 and 12 will be “Bring it on!” sewing classes. You bring what you need help with and I will work with you on the project you need help with. Cost is $35/week. We meet from 6-8 pm and you must pay in advance to join us. That means you need to make payment before 2/1.

In order for me to make your time work to it’s greatest advantage, you need to message me about what the project is and where you are having problems, so I’m not researching and previewing your project during class time, in order to help you. If I research your project in advance, I arrive with answers, or ready to work with you. Max # of students each evening is 4. If you are one of my previous students and you’ve hit a stumbling block, this is a great time to come in

Here are pics of the work:

DSC_0001 DSC_0002 DSC_0003 DSC_0004 DSC_0007 Here,

the kids are cutting out their pajamas. We don’t generally have to work on the floor, as a matter of fact, this was the first time. But the additional tables arrived in time for the kids to sew. DSC_0008You can see that I do teach my students to trace their patterns and their markings for their first project. After the first project, of course markings get traced, but frequently students choose to cut their patterns. Tracing paper can be very faint and we had to go back over ours with tailors chalk. DSC_0010 DSC_0009 DSC_0008 DSC_0007 DSC_0006Pinning is essential to sewing. Pin placement is important also. When pinning to cut, you pin parallel to the cutting line and inside the outline of the piece to be cut. When pinning to sew, the pins are perpendicular to the sewing line and the heads of the pins should extend off the fabric. Pins should always be  removed before they are under the pressure foot.

In the adult class, we worked on zippers. DSC_0015 DSC_0014 DSC_0013 DSC_0012

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