Intro to Sewing

Supply List:

Week 1: Skills, Practice and Basics

  • Straight pins 

  • Variety sizes hand sewing needles 

  • Scissors for fabric 

  • Scissors for paper 

  • Tape measure 

  • Seam ripper 

  • Ruler 

  • Sharpened pencil 

  • Thimble size to fit middle finger; any style is OK 

  • Thread for the machine and bobbin winding practice. 

  • Bring in scrap fabric for practice seams. 6 pieces approximately 6" x 12".  Preferably cotton or cotton blend.  

Week 2: Pillowcase 

  • 100 percent cotton 

  • Coordinating thread 

  • For standard size 1 ¼ yard per pillow case 

  • For king size 1 ½ yard per pillow case 

Week 3: Pajama bottom

  • 3 yards cotton flannel (washed and dried) 

  • Coordinating thread 

  • 1” wide elastic for waistband  

  • Pajama bottom pattern Butterick B5517 or B5432. 

Week 4: Cosmetic bag/zippered pouch

  • 9 inch zipper  

  • 2 fat quarters one for pouch and a coordinate for lining

  • Key ring or clip is optional

  • Extra fabric is needed if adding pockets or lining 

  • Coordinating thread