The Beginning Garment Sewing Class is designed for those who have never sewn, have returned to sewing after a long period of time, or who have sewn craft or quilt projects but would like to learn to sew clothing. The focus will be on garment sewing techniques.
If you do not know how to operate your machine please consider taking the class, "The Basics of Machine Sewing" prior to taking this class.
If you do not have a sewing machine let me know and I may be able to arrange for one for your student to use in class.
They will progress faster if they have a machine they can use and home. Of course, they will need some supervision in the beginning.
If you, or another adult, whoever will be helping the student with their sewing skills, could come for about 10 minutes at the end of hte first class to learn to thread the machine and wind a bobbin, that would be great. OF course you do not need to come if you already know how to use a sewing machine.
This class is designed to teach you the basics of how to use a sewing machine.
Parts of the machine
Basic straight stitch and zigzag stitch
Sewing machine feet
Seam allowance guides
Basic fabric types
Advanced Beginner Classes
Blouse / Shirt Fitting & Construction -- Now that you have learned some basics of sewing facings in the Apron class, you will be ready to sew Pajama top to go with the PJ pants you made in the Beginning Garment Sewing Class. Or you can make a button front blouse/shirt. The sample is a boy’s camp shirt, but you can make a ladies shirt, kid’s shirt or a man’s shirt. This shirt will have a convertible collar and a front facing with buttons and buttonholes.
This class is broken into 1 session for fitting the pattern & 2 additional sessions for garment construction.
Chore Girl Apron -- Make this cut apron with ruffles for a child or an adult. It is one-sized to fit all, with plenty of wrap around room on the sides, so you’ll keep the cookie dough off your clothes.
This class consists of 2 sessions. If you need help cutting out the fabric, you can attend the open sewing session prior to this class. Be sure to sign up for both classes.
Prerequisite: Beginning Garment Sewing or prior garment sewing experience.
Open Sewing Lab
The Open Sewing Lab is designed so that you can work on your own choice of project. Becky will be there to assist you as needed. The class time will be shared with other participants. Please let Becky know in advance what project you will be working on so she can bring appropriate materials and information to be able to assist you. The class fee is $25 per session payable in cash or check.
Private lessons are available if you would prefer individual instruction or help with a specific sewing project.
Private lessons are available at Plano Sewing Center, in Frisco, or another possible location to be determined.
Private lessons are $25 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours per session.
Classes offered for Lapped Zippers, Fly-Front Zippers & Invisible Zippers.
You will create a notebook with a sewn sample for each step of inserting the zipper.
Classes are 3 hours and the $50 fee includes all zippers and materials for samples.
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