- running stitch
- baste stitch
- back stitch
- overcast/whip stitch
- blanket stitch
- stem stitch
- catch stitch
- French knot
For our first project we are creating a stitch sampler to learn and practice basic hand sewing stitches. There are wonderful videos and tutorials online to help get you started. These are the stitches we are practicing:
This term students in "Beginners Sewing" will be working on two main projects: hand-sewn felt creature and a cotton carry-all bag.
If you are looking to simplify the patchwork pillow back, removing the zipper and creating an envelope back is super simple! Follow the instructions from this tutorial, using your patchwork pillow front with an envelope back opening.
Looking for some sewing inspiration? Check out my Quilting & Sewing Pinterest Board. Pinterest is a great starting point for sewing inspirtation and has links to so many great tutorials and websites!
The first project for term 2 sewing enrichment is a zipper pouch. The original pattern is from The Sewing Chick. To simplify the pattern we are using a solid piece of fabric for the outer layers.
Congrats to the sewing students for completing their projects!
Here are the instructions for the drawstring bag:
Station 2 - Backstitch
The back stitch is usually sewn with a single thread and creates a strong, secure seam. The front of the stitch should lie in a neat row, and the back will look like longer overlapping stitches.
Station 3 - Overstitch
Often used on a raw edge of a fabric that tends to fray.
Station 4 - Fell Stitch
This stitch is used as an applique stitch to join one layer of fabric to another.
Station 5 - Blanket Stitch
This stitch is simple and easy, yet a beauty. It is called balnket stitch as traditionally, it is used to stitch the edges of blankets.
Welcome to my new group! I look forward to the next 10 weeks together. We have a range of skills from beginners to advanced sewers. We will start with sewing basics: parts of a machine, threading a machine, winding and threading a bobbin, and practice stitching.
Project #1 - Hand-Sewing Felt Needle Book
***Reminder that the $10 course fee is due ASAP, in order to buy the materials for the next 2 projects.