A great big welcome to my new student Julien! A wonderful boy who has enough enthusiasm to learn sewing for all of us! He is so bright and full of energy asking very intelligent questions as we were going over the Basic Terminology of Sewing paper, normally very dry but he seemed to be very engaged asking questions when something was not clear, which is exactly what a teacher wants! Julien has a natural understanding of sewing plus the very first time using his sewing machine, his stitching lines were very straight, very enthused as to how many different stitches he can do with it, and this was just on paper with no thread!
Even though it's his first class there is homework:
Homework is to hand baste piece of fabric as shown in class, pin dart provided on tissue to fabric that is on the fold, tailor tack the dart to see the shape once the paper is removed. Remove the paper, open the layers and snip the thread to end up with two separate pieces of fabric with a dart on each side. Do as many of these as you can to a max of 10, sew some of them together as shown in class. Continue experimenting with the different stitches on fabric using thread this time to see how they work.
Next class we will be starting the pin cushion using a shoulder pad as a base. Bring some favourite pieces of fabric and possibly trim to make the cushion.
Have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"