Sewing Lessons - level 4

updated 8/09/08

Lesson plan outline:

Beginner 4 Sewing Lessons

 

 

 

Beginner level four classes will introduce you to sewing with knits. Using cotton jersey fabric, you will create a knit top with short sleeves, a round neckline.

 

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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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Book with patterns: "Easy Sewing the Kwik-Sew Way" by Kerstin Martensson

 
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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

 

e.

Cut out your pattern pieces, cut out the notches

     

2.

Class Two: Cutting Out and Marking

 

a.

Supplies:

 

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knit fabric required for the garment, laundered without fabric softener

 

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One new size 75/11 knit or jersey sewing machine needle

 

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Thread to match fabric, or one shade darker

 

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One yard fusible lightweight knit interfacing

 

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: Neck and shoulders

 

a.

interface the front shoulder seams

 

b.

stitch the shoulder seams

 

c.

prepare neck binding

 

d.

attach neck binding

 

 

 

4.

Class Four: Sleeves and finishing

 

a.

Making the "cheater" hem on sleeves

 

b.

attach sleeve head

 

c.

Underarm and side seams

 

d.

hem the garment