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Intermediate Sewing 2W20

Adjust a pattern for your size; choose and cut fabric expertly. Go beyond basics with zippers and get started with a garment of your choice. Take this class as many times as you like to solidify your essential sewing skills and complete a series of projects. Prerequisite: Basic Sewing or equivalent skills.

Limit 6 students

Carol Price

Carol Price

Carol Price has been sewing since childhood, following the tradition set by her father, a tailor. She designs and sells her own line of women’s apparel, pillows, drapes, backpacks, handbags and dolls. Over the years, Carol has taught hundreds of people of all ages to sew at the Eliot School.

Materials & Tools:

Recommended sewing kit:

1 pair 3”–4” sharp scissors (embroidery type, for cutting threads)

1 pair 9” cutting shears (Fiskar, Weiss and Gingher are good brands)

common pins (in pin cushion or small box) Note: magnetic pin containers may damage computer discs

tape measure (not pull-out)

6” metal sewing gauge, for measuring (Dritz or other brand)

assortment of hand sewing needles, sizes 5–10

needle threader

seam ripper

marking pencils: 1 dark, 1 light color. Use chalk or wax, not quilters’ pencils.

thread for marking and basting. 1 white and 1 black are good choices

size 66 plastic bobbins (please bring at least 3 to start)

At first class, we will discuss:


amount and types of fabric you will need

notions listed on patterns: zipper, interfacing, etc.

Find out where to buy supplies.