Three Little Birds Sewing Co.
VIRTUAL Learn to Sew Series for Adults
In this five week VIRTUAL series, you’ll learn the very basics of how to use a sewing machine while continuing to expand your skills each week. Throughout the course, you’ll finish four projects and gain confidence in using a sewing machine, understanding sewing terminology, and learn how to read a sewing pattern.
Each class meets for approximately 2 hours. With the exception of the first class, you will receive a video lesson to watch prior to each class. We will then use the live Zoom sessions for demos and to address any questions you might have.
**If you do not have a sewing machine and are interested in renting one for this class, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org**
Thursdays at 6:30pm (October 15th, 22nd, 29th, Nov 5th, and 12th)
Week 1: Intro to Machine Sewing -- How to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, machine settings, and basic terminology. Project: Lavender Eye Pillow
Week 2: Basic Sewing Construction -- expansion of skills learned in week one, use of interfacings, and how to insert a magnetic snap. Project: Essential Tote
Week 3: Quilting Basics -- How to use a rotary cutter & mat, simple piecing, and basic quilting skills. Project: Quilted Placemats
Week 4 & Week 5: Intro to Garment Sewing -- how to take measurements, making simple pattern adjustments, how to read a pattern, and garment construction. Project: T-Shirt with Knit fabric
All supplies are available for purchase through our website. Students receive 10% off their order with the code VirtualClass. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at email@example.com.Week 1:
- Week 1: 1 Fat Quarter
- ¼ yard of muslin
- 1 cup of rice + any desired filling (such as lavender)
- ½ yard of each exterior and lining fabric.
- ½ yard of medium weight fusible interfacing
- 1 ½ yards of webbing for straps
Supplies are to make one placemat. If time allows, you can make more than one or may want to purchase supplies to make additional ones on your own.
- 3-4 Fat Quarters or assorted scraps
- ½ yard of fabric for backing
- ½ yard of fabric for binding
- ½ yard of cotton batting
Week 4 & 5:
- T-Shirt Pattern of your choice (we will discuss options prior to this class)
- Tracing Paper (Optional but recommended)
- 1.5-2 yards of knit fabric
- 2 yards of drawstring
For all projects, you will need coordinating thread.
Please read our class policy here.