Add Event   |   Find Events   |   Log In   |   New User   |   Support

Brenham Community Education- Sewing Classes for Beginners

In this 6 week course, you will learn to demonstrate and understand the foundation of the use and basics of the sewing machine. You will also learn to cut a pattern, piece together various types of fabrics to create a complete project that serves a purpose. At the end of the 6 week course, you will leave with your very own BRAND NEW SEWING MACHINE! (participants must complete each class to be eligible to receive the sewing machine). Please review the syllabus so that you are prepared for each class. 

Instructor: Samantha Marks

Date(s): T,hursdays, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Location: BCE

Course Fee: $30.00 per 2 hour class

Age: 6th grade- adult

Materials — Sewing machine will be provided. In addition, rotary cutters and cutting board will be available when required during class.

Requirements for students to bring to class: scissors, various fabrics according to project (as listed below) and a ripper for removing stitches easily.

Classes will be as follows:

1st Class 11/7 - Introductions. Meeting your sewing machine, learning the basics on threading, filling a bobbin, practicing on the speed using the foot pedal and practicing the different stitches the sewing machine offers.

2 nd Class 11/14 — Simple pillowcase with a French Seam

Materials needed for this class:

I yard of cotton fabric

1/3 of a yard (13 inch piece) of coordinating fabric 1/6 of a yard (6 inch piece) of coordinating fabric 3 rd Class 11/21 — Apron day (half apron/waist apron) with pockets

Materials needed for this class:

I yard of cotton fabric (16x36)

I yard of contrasting cotton fabric for pockets (12x2) and waistband (5x54)

Sewing thread to coordinate with fabric choices

Iron

4th Class 12/5 - Throw Pillow with piping

Materials needed for this class:

I yard cotton fabric with a print

I package bias tape (choose a coordinating color)

I bag of Poly fill (160z)

Sewing thread to coordinate with color choices

We will seam together a pillowcase, add piping and add fill to pillow. We will then learn how to seal the open end when filling is completed. We will use our ZIPPER FOOT for this project!

5 th Class 12/12 - "Quillow" (quilt in a pillow) Materials needed for this class:

2 yards cotton material (your choice solid or print)

2 yards flannel (coordinate your colors) h yard cotton coordinating fabric

1 1/2 yards cotton fabric for trim

Thread that will coordinate with your project

Iron

6th Class 12/19 - Tote Bag Materials needed for this class:

I yard solid fabric

I yard printed coordinating fabric

Kam-Snaps (this will be provided)

Sewing thread that will coordinate with your choice of fabric



Please feel free to contact our office at (979) 277-3895 ext. 2171 for additional information or registration assistance.

Venue
Brenham Community Education
1301 South Market St.
Brenham,TX 77833
View Map