Mitsy Kit Hand Sewing and quilting Class

Class name, Mitsy Kit Hand Sewing and quilting Class

Craft type, sewing

Instructor, Tammy R

Class format, zoom/email combo

Class date, the class Schedule will be determined by the instructor as class progresses and students will be notified during class and on the class list and KK listserv.

Class time, the class time will be determined by the instructor as class progresses and students will be notified during class and on the class list and KK listserv.

Sign up deadline, none, sign up anytime!

 

Class description:

In the first class in the series, 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.
Future classes will build on these skills and students will move on to creating coasters, hot pads, pillows, wall hangings, blankets and quilts.

Skills needed:

  • 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

Supply list:

  • The following is a description of the basic 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.:
  • In future classes, kits for projects will be available for purchase from the Mitsy Kit website.
  • 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 multipurpose thread
    – Small box or container to hold your spool of thread in
    – Safety pin or small Goody snap open hair clip
    – 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.
    https://www.mitsykit.org/product/crewel-needles-bow-threader-pack/
    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.
    https://www.mitsykit.org/product/plastic-sewing-box-with-sewing-tools/

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