1 Day Workshop: Hand Sewing

Starts: October 28, 2017 1:00 pm

Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm

Meets on: October 28

Instructor: Kate Herron Gendreau

Level: Absolute Beginner
No sewing experience required

Cost: $45
Registered students get 10% off supplies purchased at JP Knit & Stitch

Curious about sewing by hand but not sure where to start? This one-day workshop is for you! Whether you know how to thread a needle or not, come learn the most fundamental hand stitches that you can use for simple garment repairs or to get you started on the path towards all kinds of handwork. Together we will create a pleasing and useful sampler that you can refer back to whenever you like. We’ll cover knots and anchoring as well as the basic running stitch, back, overcast/whipped, and a slipped hem stitch. All students will receive a PDF resource guide with stitch diagrams and helpful links to continue inspiring your stitching.

  • 1/4 yard muslin or solid colored quilting cotton (your color of choice)
  • 1 spool all purpose thread in a high contrast color
  • Hand sewing needles (embroidery needles will have a larger opening and can be useful for practicing with if you are a beginner)
  • Small sewing/embroidery scissors
  • Pen/pencil/chalk fabric marking tool of your choice
  • Sewing gauge
  • Needle threading tool (optional)