I had my first sewing class today. We’re starting really basic; we hand stitched. I learned the cross stitch and the slip stitch. I prefer the slip, but there are reasons to use the cross. We also did hidden cross.
I learned how to pull the fabric to create a straight edge.
I learned to sew with only one thread instead of doubling it.
We did double hems and sewed a button with a shank on.
We went over equipment and uses for things.
Most people in the class are around my age group.
The teacher is fun. She said she won’t give us homework because she knows we have lives haha.
So I need a few more tools for next week. I’m to bring my machine, it’s book, and a sewing book (my book may be more ancient than the teacher’s). I’m glad I got a wheeled case for my machine.
She asked what experience we have with sewing and I guess I’ve tried more than others in the class between attempts at quilting and costumes, but I explained that I can’t make petite shirts that allow for my arm muscles or bust.
A few of us are there, in part, to make costumes for Comiccon and Hallowe’en.
It was a two hour class, but it didn’t feel like it. Two hours to sew two small hems and a button.
I’m glad I decided to finally take sewing classes.
Here is a picture of my cross stitches:
Here are slip stitches and a button:
There are 9 days of class in total and I’ll probably sign up for the costume workshop too.
She thought my slip stitches were great and my cross stitches were like some kind of messed up Celtic knot pattern haha.
I usually sleep in more on Saturday, so I might need a nap before baking brownies, doing coursework, and writing.