Let's travel back in time and learn hand sewing with Mary P. Frances and the Thimble People! We will read parts of the story and complete several of the lessons from this turn-of-the-century book written to teach children how to sew by hand.
We will learn our stitches, make a stitch sampler, a sewing pouch and use a pattern to make a nightgown for a doll.
Along the way students will be exposed to many stitches used in embroidery - like needlepoint, cross stitch and open work. They will also learn techniques for finishing off garments that are used by couture sewers - like French seams, hand-sewn button-holes and how to properly sew on lace.
Students progress at their own pace through the projects. This class can be repeated as often as you like.