Anytime Classroom Curriculum

MODULE 1 –   Basics for Beginners   it is and always will be FREE


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

Introduction     Meet your Teacher

Chapter 1       The Sewing Machine Environment

Chapter 2       A Few Important Machine Parts

Chapter 3       Sewing the “Emperor’s Clothes” - Thread less Exercises                              
                                  About Presser Feet
                                  The Sewing Exercise explained
                                  PDF - Print your Stitch Exercise Page
                                  Machine Settings
                                  Reinforcing, Precision Stitching and Turning
Chapter 4       Sewing Machine Threading                              
                                  Fill the Bobbin with Thread
                                  Thread the Needle
                                  Install the Bobbin
                                Always Test Stitch First
                                  Oh boohoo … WHAT WENT WRONG !?!
                                  Let’s Play …
Chapter 5       Basic Fabric Construction                              
                                  The Industrial Loom
                                  Plain Weave … and so much more
                                  Industrial Knitting Machines
                                  Plain Knit
                                  Interesting Facts about Felt
                                  Uses and Characteristics of Felt
Chapter 6       Finishing Raw Edges without an Overlocker                              
                                  Introduction and Preparation
                                  One Standard Seam
                                  Picking Stitches
                                  Edge Stitch
                                  Bias Enclosed Seam
                                  French Seam
                                  The Flat-Fell or Felled Seam
Chapter 7      The Overlocker   C O M I N G   S O O N                              
                                  A Look at the 4 Main moving parts
                                  Oh Wait… There’s an especially important 5th
                                  Re-threading Tip
Chapter 8       Hand Stitching Fundamentals - It is Important   C O M I N G   S O O N                       
                                  Construct and Decorate a Felt Pincushion
                                  Visualising and Planning
                                  Reading and Cutting a Basic Paper Pattern
                                  Pinning, Cutting and Marking the Felt Fabric
                                  What is Tacking?
                                  Working with Embroidery Floss
                                  Start and End Correctly while Top Stitching
                                  Stuff your Pincushion
                                  Decorate your Pincushion

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All the most used Sewing Techniques and Advanced Skills

 will be covered in the New Pay Chanel to be Launched in 

November 2020!

Module 2  

Module 2 offers all the Sewing Techniques you may need for everyday sewing.

All in one place:  your Anytime Classroom and with Extra WhatsApp Support

 (or similar)  when you need it. 

More details at Launch Date.

  • All materials needed to complete the entire project is packed and sent to you in Kit form when you sign up for Module 2. (Coming November 2020)
  • You will be able to alter the list of supplies when you sign up. Details Soon.
  • You will need a sewing machine with the capability to make a One Step Automatic Buttonhole.
  • 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 as you construct many articles…
  • 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 attached 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 equipment and possibilities.

The Reverse Side of the Project

  • The Invisible Zip is inserted into the back panels 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.