Beginning & advanced sewing
Teacher: Ruth Hernandez
First semester beginning sewing students learn about the sewing machine, its parts, and how to use it. They learn proper sewing techniques and about all of the important sewing supplies. They learn to pin, lay out, and cut out projects as they construct simple, fun, practical items: a pillow case, book cover, laundry bag, and tote bag.
Intermediate students make a small quilt, apron, pot holder, skirt, and pajamas. More advanced students select patterns of their own choice, learning more advanced techniques such as zippers, gathering, buttons and buttonholes, facings, sleeves, specialty fabrics, collars, sleeves, etc.
Textbook: “Stitches and Pins” by JoAnn Gagnon,
Students will also need to bring to class a sewing machine, sewing machine needles, bobbins, extension cord, 3-prong pocket folder, thread, hand sewing needles, ruler, tracing wheel, tracing paper, tape measure, seam gauge, pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, dressmaker shears (sewing scissors), water-soluble marking pens/pencils, and materials for each current project.