The Sewing Beginner Project is your opportunity to learn sewing basics in a fun and welcoming environment. You’ll learn how to use a sewing machine, how to select and read a pattern and how to measure fabrics and fine tune the fit.

Once you’ve learned the basics, you’ll get to design and construct your own clothes!

In this project, you’ll learn:

  • The many functions of modern sewing machines
  • How to choose the right fabric
  • How to mark, measure and cut different fabrics
  • Stitch techniques and how to apply badges, buttons and zippers

Leader’s Guide

Participant Guide


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