Intro To Sewing For Adults

Learn all the basics of sewing, how to thread and operate the machine, basic technique, then make a slipcover case for a pillow! This is the first class for all newbies! This is an in-person 1 day class for 3 hours.

Pre-Requisites

Recommended Experience Level: Newbie.  No experience necessary!

Please be sure to read the adult class specifics for Covid-19 on the FAQ page.

Supplies

Be sure to stop by Firecracker Fabrics online or in-person – our beautiful and local fabric partner shop, located right inside Cut & Sew Studio and offering all the fabrics, notions, patterns and supplies needed for class!

You may now shop in person at Firecracker, see hours below –   Shop is closed Monday and Tuesday.  Please make sure to plan in advance.

  • Wednesdays-Fridays 12-6pm
  • Saturdays-Sundays 11-4pm

Firecracker Fabrics also offers online shopping for your convenience, you may select curb-side pickup and then simply ask the instructor for your supplies the day of camp.   Be sure to order AT LEAST 3 days in advance of the camp and note that the store is closed Monday and Tuesday! You will still be able to pick up supplies from your instructor on Monday at camp!  Please check Firecracker’s website or social media for any store hour updates!

 

SUPPLY LIST:

A note on fabrics: must be easy fabric for beginner sewer – non-stretch, med-weight woven fabric. No thick fleece, faux-fur, velvet, etc. Cotton quilting fabric, canvas or home decor fabric is best. Use contrast or coordinating fabrics, whatever you like together!  Pillow has 3 vertical stripes of various sizes on the front..

• 1 spool of all-purpose thread to match
• one 18″ pillow form.
• 5/8 yard Fabric A (used for largest stripe and pillow back)
• 1/8 yard Fabric B (used for middle stripe)
• 1/4 yard of Fabric C (used for end stripe)

 

Note:  You do not need to bring a sewing machine or sewing tools to class – just the supplies listed above!  If you have your own machine at home you want to use in class please check in advance.  *To help cut down on the time needed to sanitize supplies, if you have your own scissors and pins please bring with you to class!

If you are purchasing supplies from Firecracker Fabrics:

Pillow Form Found HERE

For Fabrics – although there are some other options that could work – to make it easiest – Select from the following:
Quilting Cottons HERE
Canvas HERE
Solid Quilting Cottons HERE

***Firecracker fabrics has also created special discounted kits for this class, if you find it easier, just select one of the fabric kit options HERE.  It will include everything you need!  Plus it’s discounted!  This kit is currently only available when purchasing online.  So if you feel overwhelmed with knowing what to pick, make it easy and choose from one of the premade kits!

Class Availability