Basic Sewing 3S20
Learn how to operate a sewing machine, read and understand patterns. Learn basic sewing terms, sewing methods and tools of the trade. Then apply your newly found skills by sewing a pillow, apron or simple drawstring pants. Completion qualifies students for intermediate classes. Limit 6 students. Completion qualifies students for Intermediate Sewing and a variety of classes.
Deborah West is a trained Sewing Educator. Owner of Dwest Designs, she has been in the sewing and fashion business for over 30 years. She has sponsored and produced fashion shows in the corporate and private sectors. In the 1980s, she co-owned Collage, Ltd., an image consulting firm whose clients included Dover-Sherborn School, Carver High School and MCI Framingham. She is former Mass. State Director of the “Make it with Wool” contest and participated as a judge in the 4-H Middlesex County Fair sewing competition.
Deborah has taught sewing at Robert Gould Shaw House, YWCA Aswalos House, for Family Services of Greater Boston's Teen Living Program and elsewhere in addition to the Eliot School.
Materials & Tools:
Please plan to use our machines. If time allows, the instructor may invite you to bring your own to the final session.
Bring to the first class:
Class 15 bobbins (plastic; please bring at least 3)
Dressmaker shears (best quality are Fiskars or Gingher)
Assorted machine sewing needles
Assorted hand sewing needles
Dressmaker’s pencil or tailor’s chalk
Tape measure 60”
Dark and light color thread for basting
Fabric will be discussed in class.
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