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Life Skills

Sew Basic: Understanding Sewing Patterns (for Ages 10-13)

In this one time class, we will decipher how to read and understand a commercial sewing pattern.
Joy McFadden
30 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 12 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Students will learn how to understand the fundamental parts of a pattern such as sizing, fabric types and amounts, and the most common terms and symbols found on commercial sewing patterns. 
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a focus on costuming and performance and a Master’s of Library and Information Science.  I have over 30 years of experience in sewing and embroidery and have taught hand sewing and machine sewing in both one on one and group settings. 
No homework will be assigned but students will be provided with a measurement sheet and a vocabulary list to help them when looking for patterns. 
Students are welcome to attend class with a sewing pattern they may have questions about or wish to reference (optional). Otherwise no other materials are needed for class. For after class: A downloadable measurement chart and vocabulary list will be provided for reference. Students will also need a flexible tailor’s style measuring tape for measurement taking if they plan to sew items of clothing.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be discussing how to take accurate measurements for clothing sizing during this class. Please be aware of this if your learner is sensitive to this subject. 
We will look at portions of sewing patterns for both clothing and non-clothing items. 


Joy McFadden
Lives in the United States
Sewing, embroidery, costuming, and fashion history!
30 total reviews
28 completed classes

About Me

Please note that for the time being I will not be teaching classes due to personal schedule conflicts. 

Welcome!  My name is Joy and I have been sewing and embroidering for over 30 years.  I believe that sewing is a fundamental skill that... 
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