Pins and Needles

$200.00Member Price: $180.00

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Intro to Sewing ~ Pins and Needles  

 In this 6 week class students will learn how to use a sewing machine, read a pattern, and create a simple article of clothing. You will also learn to identify the sewing machine parts, use an iron, and think about exploring designing in order to make your own clothing.

Whether you are a seasoned pro, or just want to learn how to sew a button, Pins & Needles classes can help you learn a variety of sewing techniques from basic to advanced.

 Students will learn how to:

  • Thread a sewing machine.
  • Read the back of a pattern.
  • Measure to determine sizes
  • ​Lay out a pattern on fabric.
  • Read and interpret the instructions of a pattern.

The projects are: a tote bag and shorts or skirt.

          (Patterns: S1520, M6994, M6970)

Upcoming Dates: Tuesdays 5:30-7:30

  • January 5th-February 9th
  • February 23rd- March 30th
  • April 13th-May 18th

Class Breakdown

Week one: Introduction to the sewing machine   

Introduction to the sewing machine segment and basic stitches along with a completed project that makes students feel proud and accomplished.

  •      Getting to know the ins and outs out your sewing machine. 
  •      Sewing on note book paper (lines)
  •      Learning the different stitch patterns (straight line, zigzag, overlock, etc.) 

Week 2 & 3:  sewing project (Tote Bags)

Learning about different types of fabrics (cotton, polyester, silks, etc.)

  •      How to cut fabric
  •      Sewing from a template
  •      Reading a template
  •      Pinning your fabric

Week 4 ,5 & 6:  sewing project (short making/short sleeves button-down)

Learning about different types of fabrics (cotton, polyester, silks, etc.)

  •      How to cut fabric
  •      Sewing from a template
  •      Reading a template
  •      Pinning your fabric

Details

Age

16+

Difficulty

Beginner and Intermediate

Instructor

Nester Taylor

Notes

  • Sewing Machines are provided and basic supplies are provided.
  • Classes are 5:30pm till 7:30pm

Cancellation Policy

Students will receive a refund of tuition minus 10% if the student contacts us no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the class will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 48 hours before the start of the class, or after the class has begun will not be refunded. In the case of an emergency, the student may be able to transfer their payment towards another class based on availability.

Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, FCAC is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. We strive to provide the highest quality art classes and we value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at create@firstcityart.org.

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