The Sewing Essentials 1 Course was created and honed over time to facilitate a quick accumulation of skills--you will be propelled into a fairly advanced sewing level within just four projects! You will learn: -Basic sewing machine operations and troubleshooting -How to make a hem -How to finish raw edges to prevent fraying -How to make your seams and corners look sharp and professional -How to topstitch for a professional finish -2 different ways to install a zipper -How to make a french seam -How to use interfacing -How to make boxed corners -How to install a magnetic snap -And MORE! You’ll have access to the 4 project videos, as well as ALL of our short skill and troubleshooting videos. Marja has taught these projects to hundreds of beginner sewists; now she has created videos for all the most common mistakes and issues, so you’ll know what to do when it happens to you! Each video contains clear instructions for every single step of each project, as well as common mistakes and problems that you may encounter.
Learn to make these 4 projects: Project 1: Envelope-Style Cushion Cover: Brighten any room with this easy to make first project! With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to whip these up quickly to change your decor with the seasons! Project 2: Burrito Pillow Case: This pillow case is made with three fabrics plus a little magic. You’ll make this over and over to give as gifts! Project 3: Travel Bag: This cosmetic bag/shaving kit/pencil case is so versatile, it’s always everyone’s favourite! Another one you’ll make more than twice...plus you’ll get good at zippers! Project 4: The Ultimate Library Bag: This stylish and super practical bag is one you’ll take everywhere, not just the library! It is fully lined, and features a statement-making metal zipper pocket on the front, an inside slip pocket, a magnetic snap flap with a gorgeous accent button, and an adjustable, cross-body strap!
The price of the course includes ALL fabric, thread and notions! After placing your order for this course, you’ll get an email with detailed instructions for choosing the appropriate fabrics for each project! You'll choose from our amazing selection of superior-quality fabrics and supplies, making your first few projects satisfying and successful!
These items are necessary to be able to complete the projects: A sewing machine, good sewing scissors, straight pins, a sewing marker (or tailor’s chalk) a measuring tape or ruler, and a seam ripper.
The following items are very helpful and nice to have, but not absolutely necessary to complete the projects: A cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting ruler, wonder tape, Wonder Clips, fabric glue, tailor’s awl (aka stiletto or pointy thing) See our suggested products below!