Sunday, February 07, 2016

Beginning Sewing

In December two coworkers asked me if I'd be willing to teach them to sew. Of course! I enjoy helping the next generation of sewers get started. We met every two weeks and I started with the basics. This is a sewing machine, this is how it's threaded. This is a bobbin, this is how it's wound, and so on. We laughed a lot and they gradually made headway.

For their first project they made fabric gift bags, learning to sew a straight seam and stitch a narrow hem on both a free arm and flat bed machine. The second project was lined totes that would work as a book bag or grocery tote. And recently they finished quilted nine patch potholders.

Our schedules required us to take a hiatus from the lessons, but we hope to resume in the fall.

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