This gift/toiletries/makeup bag is a great "Intro to Sewing" project for both guys & gals to get started sewing. The project is a flat bottom drawstring bag. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you've threaded the machine you'll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We'll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful multi-use bag.
Skills you will learn
The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners and how to insert a drawstring.
Skills expected: None!
Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. Please refrain from anything stretch, slippery, or home decor weight. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your drawstring.
Minimum and max number of people for class: Min 4 / Max 6