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Intro to Sewing 1S22

Age Group: 
Teens, Adults

If you need to learn how to use a sewing machine for the first time, Intro to Sewing is for you. 

In three sessions, you'll learn how to operate a a sewing machine & the meaning of basic sewing terms, as well as basic sewing techniques and tools of the trades.  You'll establish basic skills to utilize in future projects.

Choose and cut patterns, and learn the basics of reading them. Then apply your newly found skills by sewing a pillow, or set your sites on a basic apron or simple drawstring pants.

We will review where to buy supplies in class.

Limit 6 students

Deborah West

Deborah West

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.

Specialty: 
Sewing
Materials to bring to class:

Please plan to use our sewing machines. If time allows, the instructor may invite you to bring your own to the final session.

Supplies needed by 2nd class:

Class 66 bobbins (plastic; please bring at least 3)

Dressmaker shears (best quality are Fiskars or Gingher)

Paper scissors

Assorted machine sewing needles

Assorted hand sewing needles

Common pins

Pin cushion

Seam ripper

Dressmaker’s pencil or tailor’s chalk

Tape measure 60”

Ruler

Dark and light color thread for basting

Thimble

Needle threader

Sewing gauge

Tracing Paper

Fabric will be discussed in class.