Learn To Sew Series

Do you have a child wanting to learn to sew? Join us for the “Learn To Sew Series“. Students will attend class once a week for one hour sessions. Students will complete a total of six classes focused on sewing basics. Upon completion students are ready to enter one of our ongoing weekly classes such as Fashion Kids + Teens, Sewing Is Art, or Quilting Fun. (This class is not required but highly suggested for all new students. It gives students the confidence and ease of successfully operating a sewing machine when entering one of our weekly classes.)

What is covered in the Learn To Sew Series at Thimble Bee’s?

Week 1: Learn about sewing safety and how to keep yourself safe while using a sewing machine. Learn how to thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin. We also cover how to change a needle and what thread to use.

Week 2: Fabric prep talk. We discuss what fabrics you should be working with as a beginner, how to lay out patterns onto your fabric, and proper cutting techniques. We also discuss how to mark your fabric for best results.

Week 3: Jumping back to the sewing machine! We will be looking at a standard stitch and zigzag stitch, achieving a correct seam allowance, increasing the stitch length and reviewing how to thread our sewing machines successfully.

Week 4: We will focus on sewing accuracy – how to sew curves and corners, matching seams, and how to press our seams correctly. Introduction to reading a simple pattern and basic sewing terms.

Week 5: Put your knowledge to action. Cutout and begin sewing a simple bag.

Week 6: Continue practicing sewing basics by completing your first simple sewing project. Students will be awarded a Learn To Sew completion certificate.

Winter Sessions Available:

Wednesday, February 17 – Wednesday, March 24 @ 5:45pm-6:45pm

Saturday, February 20 – Saturday, March 27@ 9:30am-10:30am

Spring Sessions Available:

Wednesday, April 14 – Wednesday, May 19 @ 5:45pm – 6:45pm

Saturday, April 17 – Saturday, May 22 @ 9:30am-10:30am

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