Learn the parts of a sewing machine and how they work, then learn to use one as we first practice on paper. Advance to fabric samples then we will make a pillowcase to learn about hems and seams. We will move on to quilted soft shapes (choose a heart or a star), and a simple tote bag. Build skills and confidence as each item is sewn. Cotton fabrics will be easiest to work with but a slightly heavier fabric will work for the tote bag.
Sewing machine with one extra bobbin and two extra needles (size 80/12)
Pins with large heads
Good seam ripper
Pillowcase?one yard fabric, thread to match
Tote Bag?1/2 yard fabric, 7/8 yard webbing for handles (optional?we can make them
from the bag fabric), 8? x 12? piece of fabric for pocket (optional), thread to match
Soft Shape?two 9? squares of fabric for background, one 9? square of contrasting