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Beginning Sewing

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Beginning Sewing kit

Always wanted to learn how to sew? Come learn at Athens Makerspace in this friendly 3-hour class!

This class is suitable for those who have never sewn anything, but when you leave, you will have the skills to take on more advanced projects [stay tuned for Intermediate Sewing to be scheduled very soon!]

Students can expect the following as curricula:

Introduction to common Sewing Materials and Tools

Introduction to Hand Sewing: threading the needle (knots), Basic hand sewing stitches (baste, backstitch, running, whipstitch, slipstitch, blanket stitch), sewing a button/snap/hook and eye/bar

Introduction to Machine Sewing: threading machine, basic stitches (straight, zig zag, back stitch) stitching in a line, curve, angle

After these topics are covered, students will make their very own Needle Book to take home [pictured above], upcycled from scrap fabrics and buttons.

Students are encouraged to share any personal sewing interests and goals with the instructor to focus their class experience. I.e., a greater emphasis can be put on learning techniques in which the student is most interested and likely to use.

Class Fee: $40
Instructor: Megan Rogers

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About our instructor:

Megan Rogers recently graduated from Ohio University with a Master of Fine Arts in costume technology. She has worked with the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Tantrum Theater, and interned with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Megan is Captain of the Athens steampunk group Airship Athena. She also works freelance creating costumes and special occasion clothing.


November 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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