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Sewing 101- New & Improved

Learn to sew three basic projects- a drawstring bag, a skirt, and a stuffed animal, to set the foundation for all future sewing projects!
Melissa Quijano M. Ed.
499 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 121 learners
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No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
9-14
year olds
3-18
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course 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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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn how to thread their sewing machine. 
Students will learn how to use a sewing machine.
Students will learn how to back stitch, pivot, and hand stitch.
Students will learn how to insert elastic into a casing.
Students will learn how to make a dart. 
I have been teaching sewing to students one on one and in groups for over 5 years, and I've been sewing for 21 years! I love teaching sewing because of the confidence it brings to students, plus it lays the foundation for future design and STEM skills. 
Just sew! 
I have created an Amazon List of materials to purchase. Please note that you may be able to get these materials cheaper at a local store such as JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels, or other local sewing/craft store. Feel free to purchase the entire Amazon list or just use it as a guide. http://a.co/cMPINnT For each individual project, you will need; Bag: 1/4-1/2 yard of cotton or cotton-blend fabric, ribbon Skirt: 1 yard of cotton or cotton-blend fabric, elastic Stuffed animal: 1/2 yard of cotton or cotton-blend fabric, safety eyes, stuffing, pattern (Simplicity 2613) **I am not able to provide a .pdf of this pattern you will need to purchase it** For all projects you will need straight pins, and scissors that are only used for sewing. Paper dulls the blade of scissors so they don't cut fabric well.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
A sewing machine is a power tool. Some pre-teen and young teen students are mature enough to use a sewing machine on their own, others are not. Please sit with your child while they sew at least until you see that they can use it comfortably, and always keep their eyes on the fabric while the needle is in motion. 

Teacher

Melissa Quijano M. Ed.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Social studies with a twist
499 total reviews
351 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Melissa Quijano (she/her) and I teach classes focused on history and fashion. Whether my classes are focused on the contemporary or the past, I want students to come away with a greater understanding of their culture and themselves.... 
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