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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 provides students the confidence and ease of successfully operating a sewing machine when entering into 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.

Sessions Available:

Thursday, September 23 – Thursday, November 4 @ 12:15pm-1:15pm (total of six weeks instruction/no class 10/14

Saturday, September 25 – Saturday, November 6 @ 9:30am-10:30am (total of six weeks instruction/no class 10/16)

Saturday, November 13 – Saturday, January 8 @ 9:30am – 10:30am (total of six weeks instruction/no class 11/27, 12/25, 1/1)