You can start sewing — and your kids can too! Designer Sara Alm walks you through the basics (with the help of her wacky alter ego, Sarah) in this kid-friendly beginner’s class. From threading to stitching, learn how to use a sewing machine the right way.
Meet Sara and her wacky alter ego, Sarah with an "h." Then learn about the tools you'll need for your sewing adventure as well as the importance of safety, using the help of an adult.
After warming up with her extra-excited counterpart, Sara shows you how to work a sewing machine. Practice using it (without the thread) on a piece of paper. Then get familiar with some of the different controls, seeing how different lengths of stitches look on paper.
Sarah gets creative filming with the help of a pogo stick, while Sara-without-an-h teaches you how to wind the bobbin and thread the sewing machine. Sara also shares some important safety tips.
It's finally time to sew! And Sara has a fun project that will help you make the first stitch on your machine. Using a printable, one-page maze design, learn how to control fabric as you go.
There are a few things to cover before you start your pillow project. Find out how to work with a pattern, use an iron, transfer pattern markings, safely cut layers of fabric and prepare fabric for sewing by pinning it.
Now that the prep work is done, you're ready to sew the pillow together! Learn how to insert the pillow form and hand-sew the pillow cover shut. Then, Sara shows a few variations. Not to be outdone, Sarah shares the behind-the-scenes video she's been making throughout class.