Sewing Lessons - level 3

updated 8/09/08

This is listed as a five-session class because sessions 3 and 4 tend to take up more than one time slot each.

Lesson plan outline:

Beginner 3 Sewing Lessons

 

 

 

Beginner level three classes will introduce you to sleeves, darts, and zippers. Using woven cotton fabric, you will create a top or dress with darts, short sleeves, and a zipper.

 

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Don't bring your sewing machine for the first class (except Saturday class).

 

 

 

1.

Class One: Measuring, Pattern Selection, Planning, Pattern Tracing

 

a.

Supplies:

 
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A suitable pattern (see instructor notes below)

 

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pattern adjustment chart from level 2 class

 
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Scissors and 5/8-inch wide Tape measure in good condition

 

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Instructor provides: 2 yards Pattern Ease, fine-line markers, clear plastic ruler

 

b.

Measuring each other

 

c.

Track and plan for pattern adjustments

 

d.

Pattern Tracing and pattern markings; round neck, short sleeves

 

e.

Cut out your pattern pieces, cut out the notches

     

2.

Class Two: Cutting Out and Marking

 

a.

Supplies:

 

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woven cotton fabric; yardage per pattern envelope; zigzag cut edges and wash (no fabric softener)

 

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1/2 yard lightweight fusible interfacing

 

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One spool of good thread slightly darker than fabric color

 

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One 9-inch zipper slightly darker than fabric color

 

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Bobbin for this color

 

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Size 70/10 universal sewing machine needle

 

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Zipper foot for your sewing machine

 

b.

Finding lengthwise grain, selvedges, and cross-grain

 

c.

Laying out the fabric and pattern pieces

 

d.

Cutting the fabric

 

e.

Marking the notches and other landmarks

     

3.

Class Three: Darts, zipper, and facings

 

a.

darts

 

b.

neck facing

 

c.

center slot zipper application

 

d.

finishing zipper and neckline

 

 

 

4.

Class Four: Sleeves and finishing

 

a.

Making the "cheater" hem on sleeves

 

b.

Ease-Plus sleeve head

 

c.

Underarm and side seams

 

d.

hem the garment

Teacher Notes:

 

Suitable patterns might be:

 

a.

K2675 view b

 

b.

K2833 view c

 

c.

K2864 dress view c larger sizes

 

d.

K2627 view b/c