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Basics of Sewing


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Age Range:
13 - 14 years
Estimated Course Length:
10 - 12 hours
8th - 9th grade
Materials Included:
Course Study Guide, Study Booklet, and Examination.

Product Description

In this basic course, the student learns the parts of a sewing machine, how to operate and thread the machine, how to put in a standard seam, and how to do machine and pin basting.

The course explains how to fix puckered seams or skipped stitches through the use of a chart that shows the correct thread and needle sizes for many common fabrics. Included is information on buying fabric and how to use the bias of a fabric to get best results.

The student gets to sew his own laundry bag, and learns how to do various kinds of repair sewing.

Materials You Need to Supply: Iron, ironing board, sewing machine, sewing machine needles, bobbins, small screwdriver for machine adjustments, scrap material, thread, pins, pin cushion, package of "iron-on" patch material, bent-handled shears, hand sewing needles (packaged assortment of "sharps").