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