Class name, Hand Sewing Class 101 With Adaptive Tools
Craft type, sewing
Instructor, Tammy R
Class format, zoom
Class date, April 22
Class time, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Sign up deadline, April 12
In this class we will learn how to thread a hand sewing needle with a wire diamond needle threader using our sense of touch and some adaptive techniques. We will also go over how to double thread your needle, tie a knot in the end of the thread, how to perform a running and back stitch, and how to tie off your sewing when you are needing to re-thread or end your project.
- Ability to feel and distinguish between the blunt end and pointed end of a hand sewing needle
– Finger dexterity to manipulate a small threader and hand sewing needle as guided by instructions
– Ability to feel thread when wrapped around a finger
– Ability to use scissors to cut thread
- The following is a description of supplies needed, you can either provide your own, or at the bottom of the supplies list I provide three links to our website where you can purchase supplies if desired.:
– Hand sewing needle. We recommend size 3 Crewel needles because they are small enough to hand sew with but have a bit of a larger eye than many hand sewing needles making it a little easier to thread.
– Pin cushion that you can put your needles and pins into. If you do not have a pin cushion a Scotch Brite Sponge with abrasive top can work – or you could even use a bar of soap.
– About 12 round headed pins
– Small craft scissors suitable for cutting thread.
– Wire diamond needle threader. We recommend the Bow Style threaders because they are a bit larger and more durable than the average wire diamond needle threaders.
– Small spool of multi purpose thread
– Small box or container to hold your spool of thread in
– Safety pin or small Goody snap open hair clip
– Cotton fabric you don’t mind practicing stitches on with a small hem – like a pillow case, sheet, or fabric napkin
– Plastic clips can be helpful but not mandatory
– If you have a magnetic needle holder, and a magnetic wand to find needles this can be helpful but not mandatory.(Mitsy Kit Website Links to Purchase Supplies if desired:
The following link is for our mini hand sewing toolkit which has all you need except craft scissors, container for thread, and fabric. Cost is $8.00 plus shipping.
The following link is for our plastic hand sewing toolbox kit which has all you need except for fabric. Cost is $15.00 plus shipping.
The following link is for our coaster kit which comes with enough fabric to make two coasters and has our patented tactile borders which serve as a guide to sew a straight seam allowance. This is a good entry level project to practice the hand stitching. Cost is $4.00 plus shipping.
Note: For the work area preparation I would recommend to have an area at a table and a lipped tray to work in so that it will be easier to find small needles, pins, and threaders if dropped.