Sewing and Textiles

Learning How to Sew

Christina Dahl, owner of sewing4fun, will be teaching, coaching and overseeing our sewing and textile programs.

The following two workshops have been specifically designed for TWS.

Sewing Machine 101

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to see how a sewing machine works, learn how to thread the machine, wind bobbins, set tensions, and more. The possibilities of where sewing can take you are unlimited. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, a creative outlet, or a full-time career, it all starts with understanding how to use the sewing machine. Your journey starts here.

Make It and Take It

Follow-up course to “Sewing Machine 101” (must have attended Sewing Machine 101 before taking this class)

In this class, you will learn how to cut, pin, sew, and complete your first sewing project. In the process, you will get a better understanding of how to sew a straight line, backstitch, finish seams (where needed) and sew much more! You will be introduced to some of the most common tools and terminology used in sewing.

Examples of Projects:

  • Drawstring bags
  • Backpack
  • Tote bags
  • Make-up bag/ Pencil case
  • Pillowcases
  • Pillows (patchwork, applique)

Examples of Courses:

  • Create a pair of leggings/ yoga pants
  • Recreate your own T-shirt
  • Costume Creation

For more information please contact:

info@teachingworkskills.org

sewing materials for teaching class