Survival Sewing Series

Only open to Girl Scouts of NorCal

Upcoming sessions
Sundays November 4 & 11
1:00-5:00pm

Ages 8 to Adult (Come learn to sew with your mom!)
Brownies , Junior, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and Adults.

COST
$199 per participant - 2 class series, includes all materials.

BADGES & PATCHES
Juniors will be prepared to earn the Product Designer Badge.

Seniors will earn the Textile Artist Badge.

 All participants will receive a Camp Fashionista fun Patch!

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sew, then this is the workshop for you!

INTRODUCTION TO THE SEWING MACHINE
Safety and explanation of machine parts and their functions, threading the machine, winding the bobbin, troubleshooting techniques, what a woven fabric is,  correct pinning,  how to measure seam allowance accurately, how to sew a hem,  learn to make a casing, then create a drawstring bag using these skills.

SEWING WITH KNITS
What a knit fabric is, what kind of needles to use for sewing with knit fabric, how to change a needle, sew with 2 different stretch stitches, make a hem using the zig zag stitch, create stitch samples to keep as a reference.

 FABRIC CARE
How to wash different fabrics, shrinkage and why we wash fabric before we sew clothing, ironing and why it matters in sewing, mending holes with Stitch Witchery and hand sewing. 

HAND SEWING
How to thread the needle and tie a knot, learn 2 basic stitches; running stitch & whip stitch, how to sew on 2 kinds of buttons: shank and sew through, then make a donut or banana pincushion using these stitches.