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Adult Learn to Sew Beginners Workshop Series

  • Center Studio 518 1941 S. 42nd Street Suite 518 Omaha, NE USA (map)


During this 4-day Learn to Sew Series Workshop participants learn basic machine sewing skills on their way to making a beret hat.

This workshop is for adults 19+

Sewing machines are provided, however participants are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine as to get familiar with using it.  

Students should bring their own fabric shears (one for fabric and one for paper), a new tape measure, pins, and any supplies/tools that come with their personal sewing machine. All other materials are supplied.  Each session is 3 hours.  

Nitty Gritty 1:  The Sewing Machine 

During this workshop participants will learn about the basic components of the sewing machine, including  examining their own machine. Participants will also learn how to thread their machine and wind the bobbin, including talking about tension, troubleshooting and care. 

Nitty Gritty 2: The Sewing Pattern

Sewing from a pattern need not be intimidating.  This workshop teaches participants how to read commercial sewing patterns.  

Nitty Gritty Session 3:  Selecting and Buying Fabric

During this workshop participants will learn how to select, measure and cut fabric-in addition to learning about grain and bias.  We'll also look at some online fabric sources. 

Nitty Gritty Session 4:  Get stitching

Building upon the other sessions participants will make a simple beret.

Adult: Nitty Gritty

Adult learn to sew series: Nitty Gritty. All supplies included. Bring your own machine. If you don’t have one-please contact me. Thanks!

Earlier Event: July 1
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