I have had several brand new sewers recently and wanted to share our latest project. Maria is modeling her newly created apron. An apron is a great gift project, especially if you are making a holiday apron.
Maria learned how to use the sewing machine basics, how to sew a standard seam using a seam guide, how to sew a 1/4″ seam and how important a steam iron is to you when sewing. The first project was a pin cushion, second was a zipper change purse and then she learned to read the pattern and lay out the fabric. In the second class she cut the apron, marked the pocket placement, made pockets and straps.
We started a second project which was a knit dress. Maria found out how hard it is to cut a jersey knit. We finish the cutting but I learned I needed a new pair of SERRATED KNIFE-EDGE bent handled scissors for the next knit project. Scissors really make a big difference.
I hope you will join me in class during the holiday and in 2018.
Recently Lilly took my beginning sewing class in Salisbury, MD. Sewers start with learning to thread the machine, sew seams and pivot at corners. Lilly learned the 5/8″ seam and the quarter inch seam and how the back tack. She made a pin cushion and a zipper pouch to keep her small sewing equipment in. In the next lesson I showed her how to read the pattern and cut out an apron that had a lot of sewing technique. Lilly learned marking, pressing, trimming, clipping, controlled gathers, sewing on a patch pocket, making a narrow top stitched hem, a facing and a casing. I sewed an apron along with Lilly and made it for my mom. Here are the pictures. Come and learn to sew, follow the link to enroll.
If you are planning to learn to sew in 2017, Jenny’s Sewing Studio can help you out. I offer local sewing, quilting, serging and home decor lessons for most sewer needs. Sewing lessons do not have to be shipped and also make a great gift. Learn to use a sewing machine, serger or embroidery machine today! Classes are “One on One” so you get personal attention. Click here to see the class choices!
Learn to Sew! Recently I had the pleasure of teaching several young students how to sew. They were naturals at the craft and now have the basic skills to continue on. I think they were both thinking about making clothing for themselves and their families. With Halloween and Christmas approaching Both are ready to tackle gifts and costumes,
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It’s Hot outside, a perfect time to sew inside in the air conditioning. I invite you to take a sewing class with me at Jenny’s Sewing Studio. Learn to Sew or Learn to Sew Better. Classes held “one on one” at my home studio. Here is the enrollment link to my classes. Questions? Email me at email@example.com
Take advantage of discounts sales and closeouts this summer at Jenny’s. I have accessories and feet for Juki, Janome, Baby Lock, Brother and Singer.
One of a kind items I have on closeout Summer sale are at this link! Purchase Designer Handbags, Handbags 2, Serge and Merge, Pretty Little Patchwork, and 12″ demo fabric bolts, stencil cutter, Fabric Glide and much more. Most items are 1/2 price. Most are new and unused. I also have items have have listed in a sewing room closeout. Since I moved into my own studio I need more space some you get to benefit.
Here is a great beginner sewing project using polar fleece. If you have some scraps you might want to download it and try the owls for fun.
Finally, it is the political season so I am sharing my free embroidery with you. I have learned to stay clear of expressing any views during this period so I will enjoy the designs with you in silence.
Stay cool! Jenny
Since it is raining outside this fine Memorial Day I am using some of my free time to watch sewing videos. With sewing for summer being the theme I found this shift dress video. Brings back memories of ” sew today and wear tonight projects. I had plenty of shifts. They are great beginner projects and great for medium weight knits and wovens. The instructor even offers a pattern download.
Learn to Sew at Jenny’s Sewing Studio in Salisbury, MD and you too can make the instant shift dress to wear tonight.
Getting ready to sew is very important. Take time to consider your sewing room and the equipment you are going to use. One of the things I cover with beginner sewers are some of the essential sewing equipment like a small hand seam gauge, tape measure, scissors, markers, pins, needles and a seam magnetic gauge.
Learn to sew at Jenny’s Sewing Studio. Here is a link to the class I offer. Learn to thread your machine, use the straight stitch to make a 5/8″ and 1/4″ seam. Next make a pin cushion, make a zipper bag and then take time to measure so you pick the right size pattern. We will send the rest of the class making an apron. When you finish you should know how to layout a pattern, cut out your pattern and mark to, sew pockets, facings, make straps, learn to gather and more.
Singer has made several video to help you discover the basics. Enjoy the You Tube video!