Learn to Sew


Stephanie Otis – SO The Sewing Studio
2 – Session Workshop
November 7 & 8 // 6:00 – 9:00

This workshop is ideal for those who have never used a sewing machine or those in need of a refresher in basic sewing techniques and machine operation.

Over two-sessions, students will complete a set of decorative throw pillows using their choice of fabric. Throughout the workshop you will be guided step-by-step through the basic skills needed to operate a sewing machine and serger, trace a pattern and cut fabric as you create your throw pillows. By the end of the workshop you will be able to confidently operate your sewing machine to work on your basic home projects.

You will learn how to:
• Set-up your machine for your project
• Thread & trouble shoot a domestic sewing machine
• Create a bobbin
• Change stitches & adjust tension

Basic theory & technique practiced:
• Reading basic sewing patterns
• Sewing in straight & curved lines
• Making a button hole
• Preparing, pinning, cutting & marking fabric before construction

// Materials and equipment not included

Students are encouraged to bring and learn using their own machines and sewing tools. Bungalow 968 has a limited number of machines that can be reserved prior to the workshop. Some additional tools will be on hand for use during the workshop, however we recommend investing in your own equipment for your future sewing projects. Homework may be assigned between sessions.

Required Equipment:
• Domestic sewing machine in working order
• Straight stitch foot
• Buttonhole foot
• Fabric shears OR rotary cutter + mat
• Seam ripper
• Sewing machine needle + spare needle (Universal needle, size 90/14 or 80/12)
• Straight pins, 15+
• Fabric marker, chalk or pencil to trace on fabric

Required Material:
• Thread, 1 spool
• Bobbins, 1
• Pillow 1 Fabric, ½ metre
• Pillow 2 Fabric, ¾ metre
• 16” x 16” Stuff pillow
• Pillow stuffing, such as Poly-fil or Fiberloft, 1 bag
• Buttons 1.5” diameter, 5

Fabric and notions can be brought from your stash at home. We may recommend an alternative if needed.


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