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Sewing 2: Sewing from a Pattern
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EST)
Somerville, United States
If you've mastered threading a machine and changing stitches, but you still want some help moving on to the next step and figuring out how to layout and read a pattern, this is the class for you. It will be taught in an 'independent study' manner, where each student will decide on their own individual project, much of the work will be self-driven, and the instructor will be there to mentor and assist as you go. Your instructor will be in contact via email prior to the first class to discuss what kind of project you had in mind, and what kind of patterns and fabrics are appropriate. You will need to have your pattern, fabric, thread, and notions purchased prior to the first class.
Students will come out of the class with a finished garment of their choosing, and will have furthered their skills and comfort level with machine sewing.
Intro Sewing, or basic familiarity with threading a machine, winding a bobbin, changing stitches and stitch length, and sewing a straight and curved line.
You will need a pattern, fabric, thread, and any notions (such as zippers, buttons, or elastics) indicated on your pattern. Your instructor will discuss these with you, but purchasing them will be on your own prior to the first class.
Carolyn Emberley sewed her first wallet by hand with some of her mom's quilting scraps and embroidery floss in the third grade. In addition to learning that embroidery floss is not the correct thing to use as thread, she learned to use her mother's sewing machine later that year, and has been sewing things ever since. She has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst. For most of her time there, she taught a variety of classes at the Student Union Craft Center, including sewing.
Session 1: Monday, February 6, 7PM - 10PM
Session 2: Monday, February 13, 7PM - 10PM
Session 3: Monday, February 20, 7PM - 10PM
Session 4: Monday, February 27, 7PM - 10PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.