I. Introduction: The ins and outs of your sewing machine
A. Threading the needle
B. Meet the bobbin
C. Meet the foot and the pedal
F. Stitch length â€“ standard, basting, zig-zag
II. The basics of Sewing
A. The seam: right sides together, securing the seam, and pressing it out
B. Additional frequently encountered stitches â€“ machine hem, gathering, etc.
C. Fabric basics â€“ Choosing your fabric: Woven vs. Knit, straight of grain and bias, direction of the nap; fabric width. Preparing your fabric for sewing.
III. Patterns & Construction
A. Pattern basics â€“ how to choose a pattern; sizing & difficulty. Know what you are getting into and what you need before you get to work. When to do a mock-up first.
B. Laying out the pattern pieces, notching, pinning and cutting out your fabric
C. Prepare to sew! Pinning pieces together.
A. Step-by-step letâ€™s put our garment together
B. Finishing touches â€“ buttons, hand sewing, etc.
D. How does it look & fit. Making adjustments.
V. Extras Demo (time permitting) â€“ because youâ€™ll need themâ€¦.
A. Demystifying the zipper
B. Demystifying the dart
C. Button hole
D. Hemming by hand