The last time I took a formal sewing class was in 11th grade. I learned how to insert elastic (I made a pair of boxer shorts), how to use double-fold bias tape (I made and finished a bag) and various hand sewing techniques. Since then, I’ve stitched some here and there (I’ve made a lot of bags), and even more so in the last few months working for Sew News magazine! But I feel like there’s still so much to learn. (Experts and amateurs alike can always learn a thing or two more about their craft.)
To help me get caught up, I’ll be taking the Sewing 101 class at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. It’s a two and half hour-long session that teaches basic sewing techniques. Some of it will be review for me, but I’m hoping to take away a lot from the class. Working with Beth and Ellen inspires me to learn more about the creative and technical sides of sewing. With this job, it helps to have a background in writing and editing, but I know it will help even more to have a strong knowledge of the sewing lingo.
I booked my spot in the class and I’m waiting by the mailbox for my supply list. We have to bring our own sewing machine to the class as well.
I’ll keep you updated with all I learn at my first sewing class!