Develop essential skills as you create exciting projects, and start sewing with confidence! Instructor Nicole Vasbinder will teach how to sew for beginners, so your first steps into stitches are nothing but successful. During class, you'll create two cute styles of bag: a timeless foldover tote with customizable pockets, and a tasteful zippered clutch. Both are approachable projects perfect for honing your new skills! Nicole will show you how to confidently work your machine, from threading to changing the bobbin, presser foot and needle. You'll also get tips for fuss-free troubleshooting and learn how to sew accurate seams, backstitch and pivot. Plus, get comfortable working with or without a pattern, adding fusible interfacing and installing zippers with ease!
Meet expert sewist Nicole Vasbinder, and preview the skills and projects covered in the class. Discover how fun -- and simple -- sewing can be as Nicole explains the fundamentals of using any sewing machine. Learn how to wind a bobbin and thread your machine. Then, find out how to adjust stitch settings to customize your projects.
Once you're comfortable with your machine, it's time to start sewing! Nicole shares tips and tricks for achieving perfectly straight seams. See how to choose the right kind of thread and pin fabrics in place. Plus, learn Nicole's techniques for backstitching and making pivot turns.
Begin working on the first class project: a stylish foldover tote bag. Gain insight into how to select the fabric for your tote. In addition, learn the best technique for getting smooth cuts with your scissors. Then follow along as Nicole demonstrates how to measure and cut the pieces for your bag.
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