Friday, December 2, 2011

Sewing club does it again = zippers!!

Our little sewing club is moving right along! This week we finished our aprons by making a pocket and sewing it on by topstitching around the three sides, leaving the top open.
Then they got to go crazy picking out two 7"x10" rectangles from a collection of brights I have in my stash.
They sewed a zipper into the top seam - and everyone got it right - the first time !!! Yay! They're 11, they've only had 3 lessons and they've conquered the zipper! So folks, the bar has been set. Anyone who's been sewing for longer than they, has no excuse to avoid zippers now. ha ha.
Once the zips were in, the folded the fabric in half and sewed the side and bottom seams. After clipping half the seam allowance, then they zigzagged that raw edge.
To box off the bottom, they cut 1 1/2" squares out of the bottom two corners and then refolded that corner and sewed across it. Everyone got it !! Woohoo!
The rest of our time was spent going over sewing machine maintenance. Each one learned how to open up the bobbin area and clean out the lint. The machines all had a good collection of lint so they really got to see what a difference cleaning your machine makes. Good idea to make them take the responsibility for cleaning their own machine right from the start.
And now, the big reveal. BTW Miss C, someday your face might freeze that way lol .

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