Quick & Dirty Sewing: Machine Crash Course Free class

Miranda Harper, Seamstress/Costumer

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6 Videos (25m)
    • Welcome to Machine Crash Course

      0:43
    • Machine Tour

      7:08
    • Threading

      3:55
    • Basic Stitches

      9:18
    • BONUS- Blind hem

      2:51
    • Class Project

      0:58

About This Class

Are you mystified by your sewing machine? Bad at bobbins? A numbskull about needles? Do you fear the presser foot? Swear at stitches?

Well fear no more! This class is designed especially for those who have never used a sewing machine! Or maybe you have once or twice but got frustrated and relegated your precious machine to a hidden closet somewhere.

This class takes you through a guided tour of a standard sewing machine. Every machine's basic functions are the same. No matter what kind of machine you have, you'll be able to use this information. You'll learn all the parts of the machine plus basic stitches to get you started sewing your heart out.

Materials Needed:

-Sewing machine

-Remnant of medium weight woven fabric, preferably 12x12 (could be a piece of old bed sheet or pillow case, but no tshirts)

-Thread (does not have to match fabric)

Skills covered:

-Threading the machine and winding a bobbin

-Using stitch settings

-Sewing a straight stitch and basic seam

-Sewing a zig zag seam finish

-Sewing a buttonhole

-Sewing a basting and gathering stitch

-Bonus: Sewing a blind hem

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Miranda Harper

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Well hey there! My name is Miranda and I teach sewing classes here on Skillshare. I've been sewing for almost 20 years, have degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising and been a freelance seamstress/designer/tailor for almost 8 years making everything from prom dresses to swim wear to cowboy vests. I also have a day job as a graphic designer and I love to paint, cook, watch comic book TV shows and hang out with my dog.

I think sewing is an incredible skill that everyone should have even if all you do is replace buttons and hem pants. Those things are important. When you take my classes, you'll learn basic skills to transfer to other sewing projects and I'll throw in a few industry tips to make your sewing life easier. Enjoy!