Learn the basics of sewing on a home machine, and working with different types of fabric! In this class you’ll get to know your sewing machine and be introduced to a wide range of simple machine sewing techniques, tools and materials.
Working with both stretch and woven fabric, we'll start from the basics and learn essential skills like threading and troubleshooting your machine, choosing fabric, sewing seams, finishing edges, attaching zippers and buttons, and using gathering and elastic. I’ll also recommend some simple beginner projects that will help you practice your skills.
Sewing isn't an activity that should be confined to one gender or profession, it's just an awesome skill that let's you create all kinds of great projects no matter who you are! By the end of this class, your sewing machine won't seem so intimidating, and you'll have the skills you need make sewing part of your creative practice.
Enter an Instructables Contest!
If you're part of a makerspace or a community of awesome makers, consider getting a group together and entering the Makerspace Contest to win amazing tools that will push your creativity forward. The skills you learn in this class could help you win!
Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!