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Tentative Sewing Curriculum...

Sunday, May 09, 2021

The internet is full of sewing class descriptions.... some are free, and some charge for lessons... but there are a LOT of suggestions for what beginner sew-ers should begin with...

I will, of course, ask my friends who want me to teach them how to sew, WHAT they are interested in learning, but right now I think I want them to learn:
How to sew a straight seam
How to sew a curved seam
How to thread the sewing machine (including bobbins)
How to do simple alterations (repair a loose button, take up a hem)

That doesn’t seem too daunting, does it?

The projects I’m leaning toward are:
A simple pillowcase...

a zipper pouch,

a zipper pouch that can stand up by itself

maybe a zipper pouch that is an atypical shape

Some kind of apron..... either very, very simple

Or gathered onto a waistband ...

These can be embellished for more skills, but entirely useful.... I hear aprons are making a Comeback!

By then my students should be totally sick of me!

What do you think?

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