Sewing Fundamentals 101 - May 7th OR June 4th
Instructor: Tasa Gleason
If you have always wanted to learn to sew but never had the time or opportunity this is the class for you!
Learn your way around your sewing machine by making a tote bag! This bag can be used for anything from carrying your lunch, to toting your sewing supplies to and from your next class.
You will learn:
+ Basic sewing machine safety
+ How to identify different weights of fabric
+ How to identify proper grainline and why it is important
+ How to prepare fabric for sewing
+ How to layout pattern pieces and cut fabric
+ Proper pinning technique
+ How to understand seam allowance
+ How to sew a straight seam
+ Proper use and care of sewing tools
+ Proper pressing technique
+ Tips for future projects!
Required skills: None! Just an interest in sewing.
What to bring to class:
+ Sewing machine*
+ 1/2 yard of medium weight 100% cotton fabric for body of bag
+ 1 1/2 yard of webbing or twill tape for bag straps
+ Coordinating cotton thread
+ Fabric scissors
+ Glass or metal (no plastic!) head pins
+ Seam ripper
* If you need to rent a sewing machine for use during class, please add Sewing Machine Rental to your cart along with your class. Call the shop with any questions 510-595-8372.
15% off materials purchased for class
1 session / 3.5 hours
Limit 6 students
Class Size: 6 students max.
Date: Sunday, May 7th, 11-2:30 pm
Date: Sunday, June 4th, 11-2:30 pm
Tasa holds a certificate in Apparel Design and Merchandising and has been working as a professional costume and apparel designer for over 15 years. She is the technical designer and pattern drafter for Verb’s line of sewing patterns and teaches sewing classes at Verb. Tasa makes over 50% of her own, and her family’s, wardrobe and hopes that her classes inspire others to create and work with textiles in whatever way fits their lifestyle.