The Learn How to Sew Program

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The Learn How to Sew Program

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Do you have a sewing machine just sitting in the closet, maybe even still in the box, because you don’t know how to use it? Lets change that now! This course is for the absolute beginner ready to learn how to sew and make the art of sewing a part of their life.

Introducing The Learn How to Sew Program: A six week course designed to teach you how to operate and control your sewing machine, working through varieties of sewing techniques, learning coordination, accuracy, and common sewing skill sets. By the end of this class: 

  • you will know how to use your machine and sew basic projects.
  • you will be able to tackle common mistakes and problems with your machine. 
  • you will be able to sew simple projects.
  • you will learn about the mechanics and use of most sewing machines. 
  • you will be set up with a practice plan to help you grow and practice sewing on your own. 

My Learn How to Sew Program is a step by step mixture of video online course and in person teaching designed to teach the absolute beginner how to use a sewing machine and how to practice sewing at home on your own. Over the past 4 years of teaching beginners, what I’ve learned is a barrier to continuing what you learn in class is not having the tools and lessons to take home with you. I want sewing to become a life skill for you. With my video learning tools you will be able to practice and repeat the steps we learn together, at your own pace, and as often as you need to watch them to practice what you’ve learned. 

This course is 6 weeks, however, its designed to accommodate busy summer schedules. The program officially begins June 29th and the advantage is that a lot of the work for the course is completed through weekly video lessons and homework that you can complete before our in person class on July 20th. Please see below for the class syllabus and outline to see the schedule and confirm your availability. 

To participate in this course, you will need to be able to access a computer and internet to watch the video modules. You also have to have a sewing machine and 1.5 yards of cotton fabric. I will supply you with a pattern for the live class. 

Please see my video below for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. I can't wait to help you get started sewing your own clothing. 

You can register below - Please note, registration for this course closes on Monday, June 19th with no exceptions.

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In this course, we will start with the machine, and then tackle sewing exercises to develop your skill constructing seams. And then we will do a project together- a versatile bag that will teach you not only the skills to accomplish basic crafts, but also the beginnings of garment construction should you desire to eventually start making your own clothing.

You will learn more about fabric, its care and preparation for sewing, how to lay out a basic pattern, cutting, pinning, and learn the steps involved in a basic sewing project. And after that, our final modules are designed to set you up with next steps so that you can practice on your own before moving on to more sewing classes. I want you to know how to practice on your own, and I have a proven methodology to share with you to make sure you practice and implement the investment that you have made to learn how to sew. 

THE LEARN HOW TO SEW PROGRAM - CLASS SYLLABUS AND SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: THE DATES INDICATE THE WEEK YOU WILL HAVE TO WATCH YOUR VIDEOS AND COMPLETE HOMEWORK, EACH VIDEO IS APPROXIMATELY 2 TO 5 MINUTES, AND WEEKLY MODULES SHOULD TAKE 1 TO 2 HOURS EACH WEEK TO COMPLETE. 

WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION - KNOW YOUR MACHINE - JUNE 29 THROUGH JULY 6
              MODULE ONE: KNOW YOUR MACHINE - UNDERSTANDING THREADING, TENSION, SETTINGS, AND THE MECHANICS OF YOUR SEWING MACHINE. WATCH VIDEO LESSONS 1 THROUGH 8
               HOMEWORK: COMPLETE THE LESSON WORKSHEET FOR LESSONS 1-8
                                      SUBMIT ALL QUESTIONS TO ANDREA FOR LIVE Q&A
                                      DUE JULY 6TH

WEEK 2: SEWING SEAMS AND SEWING EXERCISES- JULY 6TH THROUGH JULY 13TH
               VIDEO MODULE 2: VIDEO LESSONS 1-3 STARTING SEAMS, BACKSTITCHING, AND SEAM ALLOWANCE
               VIDEO MODULE 3: VIDEO LESSONS 1-8 LEARN STRAIGHT SEAMS, HAND EYE COORDINATION, AND TYPES OF SEAMS SEWN ON YOUR MACHINE. 
               HOMEWORK: COMPLETE THE LESSON WORKSHEET FOR MODULES 2 AND 3 BY JULY 13TH
               LIVE VIDEO 30 MINUTE Q&A WITH ANDREA ON WEEKS 1 AND 2

WEEK 3: PREPARING YOUR PROJECT - JULY 13TH THROUGH JULY 20TH
               VIDEO LESSON : PATTERN LAYOUT
               VIDEO LESSON : PINNING YOUR PATTERN
               VIDEO LESSON : CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS
               HOMEWORK: GO BUY YOUR FABRIC, PRINT OUT YOUR PATTERN, AND CUT IT OUT FROM THE CLOTH.

WEEK 4: LIVE CLASS AT FAIR FIT STUDIO JULY 20TH 6:30 PM
               SEW OUR PROJECT START TO FINISH, STEP BY STEP, WITH HELP AND REFINEMENTS FOR BETTER SEWING.

WEEK 5: SETTING UP A SEWING PRACTICE, AND REFINING YOUR WORK- JULY 20TH - JULY 27TH
               VIDEO MODULE 6 SEWING PROJECT : WATCH LESSONS 1-9 AND REFINE YOUR BAG
               HOMEWORK: SEW ANOTHER BAG, AND CHECK PROGRESS WITH ANDREA

WEEK 6: PRACTICE PLANS FOR YOUR FUTURE SEWING - JULY 27TH -  AUGUST 3RD
               VIDEO BONUS LESSON: MACHINE TROUBLE SHOOTING
               VIDEO BONUS LESSON: ADDRESSING TANGLED SEAMS
               VIDEO BONUS LESSON: BOBBIN PROBLEMS
               FINAL MODULE:  PRACTICE PLANS AND RESOURCES