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Sewing Essentials Class: Closing the Gap



LAST DAY TO SIGN UP IS DECEMBER 7TH!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Zippers, buttonholes; for some these words instill fear, but they shouldn’t. 

 From invisible to rhinestone, lace to separating, I love using interesting zippers that make a fashion statement.  As for their installation, it does not have to be hard or complicated.

 Buttons, I just love buttons, and they can be more than just functional.  Consider what the right buttons can do for a plain dress, from blah to spectacular with a few well-placed discs.  And don’t get me started on the huge assortment of children’s buttons!   

 In this class we will be going over how to install an invisible zipper (this will include techniques on what to do if your garment has a facing or lining), and exposed zippers (you see them all over these days, and this will include separating zippers).  We will also spend some time learning how to sew buttonholes (and which is the best type to use if your machine can do various types).  Since each machine will be a bit different, don’t forget your manual. Also, bring a few non-shank buttons with you if you want to learn how to sew them on using your machine.

YOUR SUPPLY LIST (WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING):

Machine in good working order

 

All accessories and feet that came with your machine (especially the zipper foot and buttonhole foot)

 

Invisible zipper foot if you have one - can get a generic one if you do not have one made for your brand of machine 

 

Sewing machine manual

 

Invisible zipper -we have a few at Berger’s, any length is fine

 

Regular inexpensive zipper, or separating if you want

 

Thread and bobbins

 

Extra machine needles

 

Scissors (small and sharp)

 

Seam ripper

 

Pins

 

Seam gauge or small ruler

 

Marking tool-since this is practice, a regular pen or pencil is fine

 

Scrap WOVEN fabric to sew zippers and buttonholes onto

 

Buttons-optional, but good to bring so you know how to measure

 

Scrap interfacing (for the buttonholes)

 

Buttonhole cutting tool-optional

 

Any other sewing notion you love to use

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP IS DECEMBER 7TH!



 

 

 


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Gail Reinke
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