Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I taught my first sewing class!

I volunteered to teach a beginner sewing class at the public library this summer.  We have class every Tuesday from 10AM to Noon for 6 weeks beginning today, June 11th.
I had 4 students today.  It was so much fun to share my love of sewing and making quilt blocks.
I told them I would teach them the very basics...
 - how to wind a bobbin
 - how to insert the bobbin
 - how to thread the machine
 -  how to sew a straight line.

I also told them that I would teach them to sew by making quilt blocks.  All you need to know is how to sew a straight line for most of the blocks out there!

They were all very enthusiastic about the lesson. We practiced sewing a straight line on some fabric. I had drawn lines for them to follow.

We did a simple "string" block.  I had some 7" square pieces of paper from an old phone book.   I cut out loads of strips of various sizes from a big container of scraps I had.
I had them select their own fabric.

Here they are with their blocks.  

I am hoping to have a few more next week.

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