This mini-course is made of two classes of two hours each. Is the course for you if you have sewn ver little or nothing at all, because iether way I will explain you the essential techniques to sew well and easily, so you will get a good base over which you can continue to learn.
On this course we will make a tote bag (similar to those on the picture). It’s something easy, with straight and easy seams, and it has no sizes, so it’s an ideal piece to start sewing. I will make the same bag and I will teach you and explain each step in depth, while you follow each step at your home.
What you’ll learn:
– most common machine seams
– how to use the pins
– how to work with your sewing machine so it all turns out well
– how to press the seams
– and some other cool tips that will make sewing much more pleasant and fun for you (and that will make everything to work when you sew).
You can use a fabric you already have, or either you can buy a new one. A medium weight cotton (like a light canvas or similar) would be ideal, or a lighter cotton will do instead. If you don’t have any, another fabric with a medium weight would also work. If you have any doubts, you can get in touch and I will gladly answer you.
You will need:
– aprox. 1 metre/1 yard fabric
– matching thread
– fabric shears and thread scissors
– tailor’s chalk (optional)
– a pencil or felt tip pen (to turn the straps inside out, we won’t use it to mark anyhting)
– your sewing machine with a medium thickness needle, 80-90
If you’d like to keep learning afterwards, you can always join the next mini-course I’ll be doing. I’m planning a variety of courses so you can choose the one you prefer.
We’ll have lots of fun, make something creative with our hands and learn a lot! Are you in? I can’t wait!
How it’ll work
Class will be live (on streaming). We will use a virtual room over Zoom: we will all enter it, I will see you and you will see me. This way, you’ll be able to ask me your questions and show me your work if needed.
You will need:
– a computer with internet conection (optic fibre is best), with a webcam
– headphones ad microphone (or you could use your computer’s speakers and microphone instead)
– you could do it over your phone instead, but I prefer you to watch the class on the bigger screen of a computer
After signing up or this class, you will receive an email with the link and password for our Zoom room. I recommend that you try to enter it upon receiving the email (even though class may be days later) because this way, in case it’s the first time you’ll use Zoom, you’ll be able to install it (it’s very quick and easy) and you will have everything ready when the class starts.
I also recommend you to write down the class on your calendar and to set up a reminder so you don’t forget. 🙂
And lastly, don’t forget to prepare all the materials you will need and leave them ready, so you don’t have to run at the last minute (you wouldn’t be the first person in history, but you can save yourself that stress). 😀
Class will be recorded and I will upload it a few days later to Google Classroom, so you can watch it again as many times as you wish.
How to book
1. Book your class by selecting it from the dropdown menu (or by clicking on “Add to you cart”) and going through checkout normally.
2. Pay for your class. You will see the first payment option is “bank trasfer”, please choose this option if your currency is euros. If you have a different currency (or is it’s difficult for you to send a bank trasfer) you can pay with Paypal instead.
Your class will not be reserved until it is paid for and you will have up to three days to do so (or until one hour before the class starts).