The curriculum consists of a wide variety of clothing projects and craft projects. These projects and methods are designed and geared to the student's age and experience. Beginning students will start at the Beginning Class level and then progress to subsequent levels with more challenging and difficult techniques. As they progress they will learn fashion design techniques and methods . For example, a student may be taught how to add a ruffle to the skirt pattern, which completely changes the look of the particular pattern to a different and NEW fun design. All students will move at their own pace, so they will move through each level at a different rate.
Projects include many dozens of fun fashions including pants, shorts, capris, blouses, tops, shirts, jumpers, sweat pants, dresses, nightgowns, lounge wear, sweats.
Beginning Class Level: Students learn the sewing machine basics and safety, and how to thread and operate the sewing machine. Students will learn how to: follow written sewing terms and directions, use a paper pattern, use 1-2 pattern pieces, determine pattern size, lay the pattern on fabric, mark fabric, and cut out the pattern & fabric. They will learn to make casings, hem, make a facing, pivot stitch, back-tack, make a slit, clip around curves, work from the fold line, measure from the straight of grain, use notches, pin, measure seam allowances, topstitch, use a tape measure, use a seam gauge, and other sewing equipment, how to press using an iron, how to thread elastic and cording and how to construct and complete a wearable garment.
Beginning Class Level 2: Students learn more difficult techniques and methods such as making slits, use bias tape, insert a sleeve, use knit fabric, make a drawstring waist casing, make a button hole, double top-stitch, baste stitch, make ribbing, ruffles, gather, stretch stitch, and hand sew.
Advanced Beginning Level: Students learn even more complicated techniques such as how to sew in interfacing, add lining, make a fly front, hem circular method, insert a zipper, attach a waistband, make button holes, add ribbing, add pockets, add lace, make pocket welts, top stitch, make straps, set in straight or raglan sleeves, sew on buttons, sew on hooks & eyes, make pleats, use stretch fabric, introduces fleece fabric, hand sewing, add more pattern pieces for new design.
Advanced Beginning Level 2: Students learn to use a serger in this level, and focus on sewing stretch fabrics. All projects at this level use Lycra fabric. The projects are challenging yet fun to make.
Beginning Crafts: Students learn basic sewing skills and make an assortment of fun, exciting and unique craft projects that are easy to sew. These easy to sew projects make excellent gift items. Many of these items are make during the summer break sessions.
Do you share our passion of making quilts for our veterans and service members who have been touched by war? Then join our QOV group at The Fabric Shop for a $5 annual membership fee. The benefits are:
We have Quilts of Valor kits available for purchase at the shop. These kits meet the size and type requirements of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. We have these kits at a special price for our customers who would like to sign up to make a Quilt of Valor and participate in honoring our combat and combat-related veterans
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Springfield, TN 37172
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