Introduction to Sewing Machines and Sewing Basics

with Carolyn Chen

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What you will learn:

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Class 1:

  • About the instructor

  • Supplies

  • Home sewing machine & machine needles

  • Bobbins for your machine

  • Good Fabric scissors

  • Paper scissors

  • Straight pins

  • A spool of sewing thread

  • Paper & marker – to make practice sewing lines

  • Fabric pieces for practice.

Class 2:

  • CC’s Trunk Show

  • Customization: Reversibles

  • Customization: Blue purse, Blue hangar bag

  • Easy, square jacket

  • Altering Ready to wear

  • Pink jacket: shorten sleeves and add pockets.

  • Pleat in the back

  • Middle panel extender

  • MISTAKES

  • Too wide in waist – TUCKS

  • Forgot to narrow the pattern when cut

  • Embroidery stitches

  • Zipper application

  • Just for Fun: Jeans tote bag

Class 3:

  • Where to Buy a Sewing machine
  • How Sewing Machines Work
  • Two threads top & bottom that interlock
  • Bobbin styles & sizes.
  • Machine Power
  • Sewing
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Class 4:

  • How Fabric Moves

  • What moves the fabric

  • Presser Foot, Presser Foot lever

  • Low Shank

  • High Shank

  • Different styles – specialized tools that help with the job you have to do.

  • Zipper foot

  • Piping Foot

  • Edge Joining

  • Stitch length

  • Throat Plate / Needle Plate

  • Making a bobbin

  • Thread your machine for bobbin making

  • THREADING THE TOP THREAD

  • TENSIONING ADJUSTMENTS

  • NEEDLE SIZES

  • NEEDLE ANATOMY

Class 5:

  • BEGINNING SEWING SKILLS

  • Adjust the sewing speed

  • Sewing with a seam allowance

  • SEAM ALLOWANCE Finishes

  • Working with Fabric:

  • Wovens: Straight of grain, Selvedge , cross grain, bias

  • Knits

  • FABRIC NAP , ONE-WAY DESIGNS

  • PATTERN ENVELOPES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Yardage requirements

  • NAP, one way design. – Usually takes up more fabric.

Class 6

  • SHAPING

  • Box Corners for square corners

  • Darts, for rounded shaping

  • Pleats or Tucks (like cargo pockets)

  • Elastic casing

  • ZIPPERS (not clothing)

  • Exposed zipper

  • Covered Zipper

  • Machine Hem stitch

  • Hemming by hand

  • Hard to sew fabrics, thin, slippery, “Shows everything”

  • Machine maintenance at home

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BONUS: 
  • Hangar bag Pattern and Instructions.
  • Resource List for Replacement sewing machine parts

What others are saying

 Kellie Beckett
Very informative! Learned a LOT about machines that I never had available to me before. Carolyn, you are a Sewing MACHINE!

Nancy de
Carolyn, thank you so much for your insights and tips! Loved the class. Gets me excited to get back to sewing. And, Shahar, thank you, too, for your questions and stories. I very much appreciate

Wayne Lim
Great class! I enjoy jt so much!
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About the course

In this course, Carolyn Chen will give viewers an introduction to home Sewing Machines. Learn about essential machine parts and their functions. This is a foundation for successful sewing and a primer on what to look for if you plan to acquire a sewing machine by buying it new or used or best of all, receive it as a gift.

This is a beginning level course for people who want to learn to use a sewing machine and build confidence to start an easy sewing project. Part 1 will be an introduction to the Sewing Machine, variations of different models, and important tools. In Part 2, we will learn to operate the machine and cover Basic Sewing skills.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Introduction to Sewing Machines and Sewing Basics

Time table:
6 hours

Level:
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced. 

Target market:
Those who sew or want to sew. People looking for a new hobby, Artists, Creative folks and Fiber Artists 

Main objective:
Learn how to operate Sewing Machines and get a grasp of Sewing Basics

Prerequisite:
None

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About the instructor

Carolyn Chen

Carolyn Chen learned to sew as a 4-H member in Long Island, New York. She loves the versatility of sewing for creating unique garments and items as well as repairing things and is happy to share that skill with others. Carolyn is an engineer by day, which means she takes a very disciplined and organized approach to working with machines and instructional training. She has taught beginning sewing to children and adults.

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