About the Sewing Program

 

Learning to sew requires time and patience, but it is fun and rewarding! Weekly classes at Room to Sew allow students the opportunity to learn at their own pace, while small class sizes (4 students per weekly class or 5 per biweekly class) give ample time for instruction. Projects are based upon skill level and student interest, maintaining a positive and encouraging experience while advancing skills. Sewing machines and basic  tools are provided. Fabric, thread, and other notions will be provided by the student based on the project being worked on.

 

Examples of  beginning skills taught include:

  • parts of a sewing machine

  • sewing tools and equipment

  • fabric selection

  • pattern placement and cutting fabric

  • pinning

  • using notches

  • measuring seam allowances

  • casings

  • hemming

  • top stitching

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More advanced level skills include:

  • using bias tape

  • insetting a sleeve

  • gathering for ruffles

  • handstitching

  • buttons and buttonholes

  • inserting a zipper

  • making pleats

  • sewing with knit materials

  • preparation for use of commercial patterns

  • and more!

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