When I taught my first sewing class, I had no idea how deeply it could transform people, and how completely it could offer you the ability to see yourself in a new light. Having the skills to create what you see in your head and then hold it in your hands is really unparalleled in its ability to open up new horizons for you–in small ways and in big ones. I love, love, love to sew, and struggle to imagine what my life would be like without that. Watching the same passion come to life over and over for students is one of my very favorite things to do–won’t you join us?
Essential Sewing is your right-now, online opportunity to do just that. The entire e-course is designed for what I call “new and returning” sewers: those of us who either are brand-new at the sewing machine and need some guidance to get off on the right foot, or those who have been self-taught or took lessons so long ago that we need some hand-holding to know that we’re doing it right. The class covers foundational sewing skills in a logical manner, tackling new skills through making projects so that as you complete each project you not only have new tools in our belt but a fantastic finished project to show off! Over the last almost-ten years of teaching sewing to adults, I have found over and over again that having that instant gratification gives a huge motivation to continue to learn, and your skills will snowball as you progress, taking you further than even you thought they would!
Beginning with the basics of threading the machine and winding the bobbin, and progressing through concrete tasks like sewing in a straight line and identifying all those mysterious stitch options on the machine, Essential Sewing is a really complete sewing class that you take on your own time. The class is organized based on skills, using the projects in Stitch by Stitch as a guide–you’ll follow along with the projects from the book using video and audio guides plus PDFs to print and bonus material that didn’t make the original text. It’s the next best thing to having an expert guide you through the book one-on-one! You’re invited to work at your own pace as we proceed through the class–any time of day, anywhere in the world! With loads of video, audio, PDF downloads and original projects, Essential Sewing is designed to take you from non-stitcher to confident using the more than twenty lessons included in the course! Even folks who have been sewing for a while benefit from the advanced skills we cover, like buttonholes and zippers, piping and ruffles, linings and stabilizers–there is so much content here that it wouldn’t even all fit into the book! How awesome is that?
For a list of the projects and lessons included in this course, scroll down. For images of projects and more details on the class, see the product description.