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  Inspired Machine Sewing

Inspired Machine Sewing

~~You'll learn the basics of sewing on your machine, how to make several different seams, seam finishes and hems (including a few hand stitches), identify fabrics and learn the proper machine settings needed for those fabric types and how to read, lay out and cut a pattern. Various projects will be part of the course.
*Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities, interests and pace of the students in course.

We will also be working on a service project as part of our sewing expedition.


~~Must have a working sewing machine with straight stitch and zigzag stitch that you can thread yourself (including the bobbin). It is great if you know basic stitches and how your machine’s tension works. Please note: all project supplies will be the responsibility of the student. These may include but not limited to: thread, needles, scissors, pattern, fabric, elastic, etc. I will be working with each student individually on project selection, working through budgets for materials, etc.  Reminder: we will be having fun and laughing lots as we learn. Expect great things!



  Instructor: Oestreich, Debbie
  Instructor Bio:
  Debbie brings a wealth of sewing knowledge to Palaestra. She has taught machine basics and has created many sewing courses throughout the years. In 2015, she won 2nd Place in Runway Repurposed – Advanced, which benefited the Howell Opera House. Inspiration can come in many forms and she is always finding new ways to incorporate that inspiration into her family’s lives. Debbie has been married to Bob for 26 years and their daughters Olivia and Ariela are the light of their lives. Their dog Paizley, a shih tzu, is 5.
  Fee: $150
  Material Fee: $0
  Minimum Age: 11
  Maximum Age: 18
Day:FridayTime:1:30 pmLength:2 Hours
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