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Sew Wut!? Creative Machine Sewing for the Absolute Beginner (FLEX 14-18)

This beginner sewing course takes the creative beginner step by step through proper sewing machine set up and safe machine operation and then efficiently walks them through creating and sewing a fun, creative, and lined, keepsake bag!
Lisa O.
105 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 10 learners
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No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

This absolute beginner will learn machine usage and several foundational techniques and ends with them making a customized, keepsake tote, for their supplies, with all of their baby steps displayed right on it! 
From age 12-55 I've been sewing and have sewed everything from my own clothes, to all of my bridesmaids dresses, to upholstering furniture and making custom costumes.  

I'll be focused on coaching your learner during this course, that's if I can see them working.  
There are class and prep work videos in this course.  All will be listed in the classroom. 
A detailed master supply list with photos in a PDF file will be attached to the learner's welcome email here on the Outschool student portal. Learners need a basic sewing machine and its accessories (button hole maker foot, zipper foot etc.) to complete this course. They must have access to their machine manual or they will be terribly frustrated with this entire course. I have many parents ask me for machine suggestions. Here's my opinion for what it's worth. I definitely wouldn't purchase one of the tiny ones that only does a straight stitch even though yes you can sew on them, since my class is crash a course about machine sewing and I promise that your learner will love sewing by the time they finish my course! I always suggest that you purchase a name brand machine (like Brother or Singer) just in case your learner doesn't enjoy sewing and you can always offload a name brand easier. Ask around, you may be able to borrow one too for this course. Learners need a basic sewing machine that has these features to be able to complete this course. 🧵 Zigzag foot 🧵 Buttonhole foot 🧵 Straight and zig zag stitches 🧵 Preferably several decorative stitches. 🧵 A manual (digital or printed)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
They are more than welcome to show me their work along the way. 
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents may need to help your learner, with several different things, during this course.  There is a lot to this course so you’ll just have to be mindful of what your learner can and cannot handle, such as ironing and operating the machine.   

Parents, I've also built this course for you to use to be able to assess how well your learner is able to function independently and emotionally through a large course and project.  

This course will be available for 3 months after the ending date.  I know life gets in the way sometimes so just know that that's fine so have your learner go at their own pace until they finish.  I'm always happy to see bags after the end date! 


Lisa O.Learn to Love to Learn!
105 total reviews
220 completed classes

About Me

Over my life, as a curious and hard working "multipotentialite", I've definitely not been afraid to push myself constantly, at every age, to learn new and exciting things.

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