Earlier today, I stopped by the studio for a visit with the first session of the Daytime DIY: Sewing classes that Cal Patch is teaching on Monday afternoons this fall. In today’s session, students were making drawstring bags while learning the basics of machine sewing.
Students learned to pin their fabric, to thread their machines and bobbins, to use back-stitching, to consider seam allowances, to make casings, and to finish seam edges.
Though most of the students had very little machine sewing experience, with Cal’s encouragement and guidance, they were sewing away on their machines with increasing confidence. It was inspiring to see them busily finishing their first projects.
If you want to get in on the fun and learn more skills and techniques of machine sewing, Cal is teaching 4 more sessions of Daytime DIY: Sewing on Mondays from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Each of the coming four sessions focus on another set of skills and techniques that you’ll learn while making a project Cal designed to emphasize those skills.
You can sign up for individual sessions to learn about adding a lining and pockets to a bag, how to put in zippers, how to make buttonholes, and the hand-sewing techniques essential to a great finish on your sewn projects. Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org to register or to ask questions.
So, pull out your calendar and check out the coming classes. In few weeks from now, you could be friends with your sewing machine too!