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Sewing for Beginners
Making Awesome, Tallahassee's Makerspace
Tallahassee, FL
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Sewing for Beginners
This four evening (2 hours per evening) class covers the basics of sewing.  The class is being taught by a talented designer and seamstress.  Students will learn the basics of sewing, how to use a sewing machine, and will complete a project involving layout, cutting, following a pattern, sewing hems, corners and seams.

The class will take place at Making Awesome, Tallahassee's arts and technology makerspace.  There will be four sessions; Tuesday, June 7 th , Thursday, June 9 th , Tuesday, June 14 th and Thursday, June 16.  Each class will run from  6 PM- 8PM.  Students are encouraged to bring and learn on their own sewing machine, but for those who don't have one, machines will be available at the space.

Class 1- Super Basic Introduction to Sewing and Sewing Machines - Laying out fabric for cutting, preparing to sew, intro to machine sewing.

Class 2- Sewing on a Machine - Intro to sewing machine, threading a bobbin & machine, practicing sewing, hems and seams.

Class 3- Project!! - 2 hours of guided work on Class sewing Project.

Class 4- Finishing - Complete sewing project, Finishing in sewing, take questions/feedback.

This class is limited to students 16 or older.  Future classes are being planned for younger people.

About the instructor

A left coast transplant to the Big Bend, Rachel Gross has been making things her entire life. After a childhood spent learning to sew, quilt, embroider, and tat, she studied oil painting and illustration at Flagler College, and Fashion Design and Merchandising at the Chicago Art Institute.

Her love of textiles and traditional handicrafts can be seen in much of her body of work, and she fills her spare time with more projects than are possible to complete. Areas of specialty in sewing include: patternmaking, draping, costume design, apparel design, menswear and accessory design. Rachels favorite thing to do is draw, and she loves the math associated with pattern design.


Making Awesome, Tallahassee's Makerspace (View)
1009 Commercial Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
United States


Arts > Fashion
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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