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Basic Sewing Series: Facings, Collars and Sleeves in Longmont

This basic sewing series consists of 4 three-hour sessions and will be held at the Longmont location.  It includes topics of interest to new sewists looking to master basic garment sewing skills.  Each session is a standalone class and must be enrolled in individually.  Pick and choose the sessions you wish to attend or enroll for the entire series.

This session will focus on facings, collars and sleeves.  Through simulations, demonstration and class discussion, students will learn:

  • The purpose and use of interfacing
  • How to select appropriate interfacing and how to apply it
  • The purpose of staystitching, how and when to use it
  • How to prepare and apply a facing
  • How to prepare and apply a variety of different collars
  • How to create and sew gathers
  • How to set in a gathered sleeve
Students will be provided with sample fabrics to practice covered techniques.  Please bring the following items to class with you:
  • Sewing machine, sewing machine manual (if available), foot control, accessory feet and power cord 
  • Thread, machine needles, bobbins
  • Basic sewing supplies such as thread snips, seam ripper, marking pencils, straight pins, seam gauge, tape measure, etc.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Andi Bechberger
Instructor Bio: Andi holds a BA in Home Economics from Adrian College, Adrian Michigan and a Master Degree in Educational Technology from George Washington University, Washington, DC. She has been sewing since se was a teenager. "If I wanted a new dress, my mom bought the pattern and material, and I made it." Additionally, she brings 27 years of classroom experience as a Career and Technology Education Educator; 17 as a middle school Family and Consumer Science (Home Economics) teacher. She is excited to share this experience with students in Maggie's Sewing Classroom

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.