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Intro to Sewing

Supply List:

Week 1: Skills, Practice and Basics

  • Straight pins
  • Variety sizes hand sewing needles
  • Scissors for fabric
  • Scissors for paper
  • Tape measure
  • Seam ripper
  • Ruler
  • Sharpened pencil
  • Thimble size to fit middle finger; any style is OK
  • Thread for the machine and bobbin winding practice.
  • Bring in scrap fabric for practice seams. 6 pieces approximately 6" x 12".  Preferably cotton or cotton blend.

Week 2: Pillowcase

  • 100 percent cotton
  • Coordinating thread
  • For standard size 1 ¼ yard per pillow case
  • For king size 1 ½ yard per pillow case

Week 3: Pajama bottom

  • 3 yards cotton flannel (washed and dried)
  • Coordinating thread
  • 1” wide elastic for waistband
  • Pajama bottom pattern Butterick B5517 or B5432.

Week 4: Cosmetic bag/zippered pouch

  • 9 inch zipper
  • 2 fat quarters one for pouch and a coordinate for lining
  • Key ring or clip is optional
  • Extra fabric is needed if adding pockets or lining
  • Coordinating thread