Sewing Lesson Plan: By Natalie Santini (hungry hippie)
Thank you for your interest in sewing! I currently offer two lesson types: Beginner Course ($80 total), and Advanced Course ($80 total). For each of these settings, here is an outline of what I provide my students:
Beginner Course: 2 Private Lessons (at least 1.5 hours per lesson), scheduled at your own pace and level of comfort.
Lesson 1: Explains the basics of sewing. You will be taught how to operate a sewing machine, to include: threading your machine, sewing speed / tension, and sewing in ‘straight’ lines. Practice material will be provided to gauge stitch tension, practice sewing stitches available, and learn about seam allowance. Other areas of interest will be prepping a project to sew, and a basic introduction to fabric, thread, and general sewing tools.
Lesson 2: Based on the information provided in the first lesson, bring your own fabric to learn: how to prep your project to sew (ironing, pinning, cutting), how to follow a basic sewing pattern (project TBD), and how to finish a project.
Advanced Coures: 2 Private Lessons (at least 1.5 hours per lesson), scheduled at your own pace and level of comfort.
Lesson 1: Explains more advanced techniques in sewing, like: double seams, button holes, biased tape projects, edging, quilting techniques, and seam allowance. An advanced level project will be provided (based on a list of options, TBD) and this course will concentrate on prepping your project to sew properly.
Lesson 2: Following your sewing pattern to learn how to complete your project in the right steps, advanced finishing techniques, and making a durable, quality product.
Materials: I will provide the following, so that you may successfully learn machine sewing, such as:
- Practice fabric
- General sewing tools
- Resources: I will provide a detailed synopsis at the conclusion of each lesson so that you may reflect and practice with confidence. I will also provide you with key resources so that you may become a successful and independent seamstress - to help you continue and grow on your own.
*You may be asked to purchase sewing patterns, based on your interests, and you will be asked to provide your own fabric to complete your ‘take home’ projects for your second lessons.
Machine sewing is a skill that is only acquired by repetitive practice. As a student, please prepare yourself by practicing diligently after each lesson - your success ultimately depends on the amount of time you are willing to practice after each lesson. I suggest practicing at least 30 minutes per day once your lessons begin to assure you properly learn the material I provide, so be sure you can commit to this brilliant new hobby!
Please contact me if you have any questions about what I offer, or would like to schedule your first lesson. Thank you for your support, I look forward to hearing from you again shortly!
mobile phone case
(not limited to- these are simply examples)
starter quilt top
patchwork pencil case
pillow case dress or pinafore
reversible apron/ retro apron/ruffled apron
sew a zipper in
Use different sewing machine feet