Friday, January 11

Begin Sewing at the Brandon Library!

Learn the basics of sewing with us!

Do you want to use our sewing machines acquired with the So, Sew! grant? Just let us know! For more information, call the Brandon Library at (601) 825-2672.

January 12: Apron
January 19: Fold-Up Shopping Bag
January 26: Thumb-Finger Potholder

Please preregister.

Supply List:

Class #1 - Apron

  • Fabric - 1 yard 45 inch wide for the main color
  • 1/2 yd for the second color
  • 1/2 yd fusible interfacing
  • thread to match 
  • usual sewing notions (if you're bringing your own machine)

Class #2 - The fold-up shopping bag
  • 1 yard 45 inch wide fabric
  • thread to match. 
  • Usual sewing notions (if you're bringing your own machine)

Class #3 - Thumb-Finger Pot Holder
  • We will use the scraps from the first two projects or two fabric pieces approximately 8 x 10 inches 
  • 1 piece each of Insul-bright and quilt batting - 8 x 10 inches
  • thread to match.
  • Usual sewing notions (if you're bringing your own machine)

****Usual Sewing Notions (if you're bringing your own machine)
This is a list of the basic items needed for beginning sewing. Please put your name on all your supplies.
  • Scissors – please be sure these will easily cut fabric.
  • Seam ripper 
  • Tape measure - 60 inches at least 
  • Seam gauge 
  • Water soluble disappearing ink pen FOR FABRIC or other marker for fabric 
  • Pins and pin cushion 
  • Hand sewing needles - sharps size 10 or an assortment of sizes
  • Thimble 
  • Large safety pin 
  • Box or container for supplies 
  • Needle threader - can be helpful if you have difficulty threading needles 
  • Small sack for scraps/trash - bring this when attending a class 

Some stores sell preassembled kits containing many of these supplies. It is best not to purchase these as the scissors do not cut well and the needles and pins are not sharp enough to use without marring the fabric. Most all of these supplies should be available at fabric stores or Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc.

If you are bringing your own sewing machine, please bring sewing machine needles - several sizes are very useful. Also, bring the instruction manual for the machine.

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