Anytime Classroom Curriculum

MODULE 1 –   Basics for Beginners   FREE

NOTE: You require a Sewing Machine with Automatic Buttonhole Feature from MODULE 2

  • Chapter 1 The Sewing Machine Environment
  • Chapter 2 A Few Important Parts
  • Chapter 3 Sewing the “Emperor’s Clothes” Exercise
  • Chapter 4 Sewing Machine Threading
  • Chapter 5 Basic Fabric Construction
  • Chapter 6 What if you don’t have or want an Overlocker?
  • Chapter 7 The Overlocker
  • Chapter 8 Handstitching Fundamentals – Make and Decorate a Felt Pincushion
  • Chapter 9 Cut, Construct and learn to use Continuous Bias Binding

Future Pay Modules being developed for 2018 and Beyond

Module 2 is in development and will be
available ONLINE ONLY in the last quarter of 2018

  • All materials needed to complete the entire project is packed and sent to you in Kit form when you sign up for Module 2.
  • You will be able to alter the list when you sign up. Details Soon.
  • You will need a sewing machine with the capability to make a One Step Automatic Buttonhole. Video Soon.
  • An over-locker is not essential but fabulous to have for all future projects.
  • A Cushion Cover (the 9 Squares above) is produced with all your Sewing Techniques (below) for reference when you need them again.
  • Below is the numerical but not chronological order.

Squares 1, 3, 7 and 9

In making The Four Corner Squares you have complete creative freedom. Decorations, Beads, Invisible Thread and a Beading Needle are supplied in the Module 2 Kit. Details soon

  • This exercise develops: Visualisation, Planning & Design, Creativity and working with New Equipment.

Square 2

Gathers and a Casing are covered in this lesson.

  • Gathers can be used in many different ways: around a cushion, a frill on a skirt or sleeve, neckline and in little girl’s clothing etc.
  • A Casing is where Elastic or a Drawstring is inserted at the waistline for instance.
  • The making of one-step Automatic Buttonholes is also introduced in this Lesson.

Square 4

Students learn about dealing with the Fraying Raw Edges of woven fabrics.

  • Bias Binding is used in the first instance and
  • The Shaped Facing is attatched as it is in a Neckline or Armhole.
  • Two hand sewn Hem Stitches are also covered.

Square 5

This is a Marathon Lesson dealing with:

  • Peter Pan and Pointed Collars, Lining, Loops for Buttons, Buttonholes again, A Patch Pocket and a Snap Fastener.

Square 6

  • Five Hand Sewn Embroidery Stitches are learned.
  • Machine Quilting is undertaken.
  • Free Motion Machine Quilting is demonstrated. A specialised Presser Foot is required.

Square 8

Basic Knitting and the Crochet of a simple chain is covered to expose novices to the possibilities and equipment.

The Reverse Side of the Project

  • The Invisible Zip is inserted into the back panel of the Cushion.
  • For this lesson you will need to purchase a special Zip Presser Foot that fits your particular machine if you have not bought the Empisal EES10 Featured in the Tutorials.


  • The correct way to deal with 4 Intersecting Seams.
  • The 9 Squares are stitched together and a version of Simple Patchwork is thus visited in this exercise.
  • How to Trim and Stitch with the Overlocker is revisited.