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Skill Level: Beginner

Learn the essentials of sewing with a domestic sewing machine while making five useful projects! Learn sewing terms, how to wind a bobbin and thread your machine, sew basic stitches, cut out, pin and sew a pattern and much more.

Nancy McNally
Learn to Sew
Nancy McNally, Instructor
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Knowing how to use a sewing machine will open up a wonderful world of making both practical and decorative projects from home and holiday accessories to simple garments. Join sewing and quilting expert Nancy McNally as she shares her passion for sewing and years of experience with you! You'll learn all the basic sewing skills and terms to get started on lifelong enjoyment and sewing satisfaction.

In this class you'll learn how to:
  • Understand sewing terms used in all commercial patterns.
  • Use essential sewing tools and notions.
  • Choose and coordinate fabrics.
  • Place, cut out and pin a pattern to fabric.
  • Wind a bobbin, thread the machine, and insert a needle.
  • Sew basic stitches including running, zigzag and basting stitches.
  • Make stitches longer or shorter.
  • Press seams to reduce bulk.
  • Turn long skinny sewn pieces inside out.
  • Gather and hem projects.
  • Layer projects with batting and backing.
  • Attach handles, hook-and-loop tape and yo-yos.
Class includes complete instructions for making five exclusive projects: Cinnamon Roll Pincushion, Floral Fiesta Table Runner, Posies & Pocket Apron, Yo-Yo Baby Bib and Baking Dish Carrier.

Learn to Sew streaming online class and DVD include full video and written instructions to make the Handy Baking Dish Carrier and Posies & Pocket Apron. If you purchase Handy Baking Dish Carrier and/or Posies & Pocket Apron single-project online workshop(s) and later purchase Learn to Sew, you can receive credit for the single-project workshop(s) by emailing or calling 1-800-282-6643.

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FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Essential Sewing Tools
Sewing Notions
Understanding Fabric
Sewing Machine Basics
Machine Stitches & Tension
Cutting Out a Pattern
Cinnamon Roll Pincushion
Floral Fiesta Table Runner
Posies & Pocket Apron
Yo-Yo Baby Bib
Baking Dish Carrier
Machine Maintenance Tips & ...
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Customer Reviews for Learn to Sew:

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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 18 customers.)

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December 28, 2020
Arlene F
Awesome class. Very informative. I used to sew 40 years ago and needed a refresher course so this was great!
September 12, 2019
Diane B
Nancy, did not realize you were from Rock Hill. I'm in Lancaster, SC, not too far from Rock Hill!

I have a Bernina 801 passed own from my mom. It was serviced for upkeep and still runs great! I've sewed before but it has been a lifetime ago.

Thank you again for you class. I really needed this. It's superfantabulous! I would recommend this class to all the beginners. Pay no mind to the negative Nellies. This class is truly worth the cost.
February 10, 2019
Gretchen V
Instructor give to much irrelevant information. Class was not well explained and as simple as the project may seem for some one looking to learn this was more confusing to me than enjoyable. I was able to learn more out of a YouTube videos for free.
August 29, 2018
Migdalia C
I am so happy I purchased this beginners class! I do know many other crafts but I had shyed away from the sewing machine for a long time. I've purchased sewing books but nothing beats having a video where a person talks you through the class projects. I've learned alot of tricks and skills to become more proficient with my sewing machine.
July 18, 2018
Yvonne R
Brilliant class for beginners, I am a beginner and I did learn a lot in this class. Lots and lots of handy hints and tips also great sewing techniques. I would recommend this class to all beginners out there and Nancy is an excellent tutor. I really enjoyed this class. Thank you!!

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